Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A millionaire is born!

Congratulations to Low Sook Yee or better know to us as Suki for being the very first One In A Million winner. She sang her way to the one million dollars last night, beating fellow finalists Faizal and Alif. What can I say? She's cute, bubbly and just down right attractive. Vocal-wise she's just ok. Well, the other contestants weren't very good either. I'll say that that I supported Suki very much more on looks than singing ability :P

All in all, Jaclyn Victor, the very first winner of Malaysian Idol is still my favourite. You're still the best. You're still a super singer to me :)

Sunday, September 17, 2006

When the dead get up and walk....

Tobe Hooper's Mortuary is simply gruesome. It is not only horrifying it is disgusting. Generally the feeling of puking surfaces when you watch it. Look at that picture and imagine watching it in really lifelike colours magnified a hundred times on the big screen. Then imagine not one but lot's more of them. Yeargh!
One thing for sure is the plot is really silly. The ending is shit too. It's all about some fungus thing growing beneath a cemetery that can infect and kill people. If that isn't enough the people then get up and walk about as zombies. Not for the faint of heart and for those who don't wanna waste their money.
Caution: Don't watch the movie with a full stomach.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A stain on a noble profession!

A friend of mine had her handphone stolen a few weeks back. All I can say that the incident disgusts me thoroughly. To have someone from a premier university thieving, and a medic student nontheless makes it more of a shameful thing. He's obviously intelligent but is he intelligent enough to know what's right and what's wrong. The basic moral values that most of us adhere to seem to elude him I guess. Imagine, he steals a handphone now, what would he steal later in life when he's a doctor? Steal organs when a patient's in surgery? To make matters worst the security isn't doing much to track him down and to call him into account. Excuses after excuses are thrown to my poor friend saying it is hard to track him down. Now they say that the cctv capture is deleted because they do so to old captures every three days. What the hell? When somethig serious as this happens aren't they suppose to keep the recording until the case is resolved? I don't know whether they do this to all cases or just because he's a medic student. Makes you wonder doesn't it? Sorry to all my medic friends but this is really something to take note of. You know the malay proverb about 'nilai' and 'susu'. Well does it apply here? I would like to end it by saying that I am appalled!

These are all what's left after the video got deleted. Just two screen shots. I masked his face because until he is caught and declared guilty he is still innocent.I am no judge and he still has his rights.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Memories from Sabah

It has been a week since I got back from Sabah but only now I have the time to put these pictures up. It was a pretty uneventful trip and I guess I had a nice time there. Didn't have much time to visit various places in Sabah though.

On the first day we arrived, my sis rushed off to her convocation briefing and then we had a photo session at the studio to take her graduation pics at night. The following morning we arrived at UMS main chancellor hall for her convocation session at 7.30am and the whole thing ended at about 12pm. Yeah, can you imagine it. Almost 5 hours stucked there while my sister moment of glory only lasted less than a minute. There were hundred of people graduating during the session and I actually had to sit there watching all of them. :S
The worst were the awards given to some professors or something and they were actually reading out their life story to us before presenting the awards. To make matters worst these people weretthen asked to make a speech and they of course gave such boring ones. The icing of the cake was when a phd was presented to someone that is gone for 10 whole years. Yeah, the person passed away 10 years ago and he's receiving a phd now....

After that long morning, my sis brought us to the Philippines market in KK. Was stuffy, crowded and overpriced :) Well, I didn't buy anything there. Then headed back to the hotel for rest and at night went for dinner with my sister's bf family. And man let me tell you, it's so damn akward. I hate this little dinners where I have nothing much to say but have to sit there, all nice and smily. Bah! One consolation is of course the great food. Haha.

The next day was a Sunday and we went to the tamu which is just nearby our hotel. That is seriously a great place. So many things to see and so many things to buy. I bought some bracelets and corals. I know know. I participated in the destruction of mother nature but I can't help it. It is just so beautiful. Now I guess I have to go plant some trees to make up for my acts or something. After that we went to the Tuaran crocodile farm. Nice place with lots to do. We watched the crocodile feeding, croc show and a cultural show. The thing I loved most there? The neurotic otter that is simply nuts for wires. They hung long strands of wires for it as playthings and he just attacked it with such viciousness. Cute isn't it?

Then at night is another dinner with relatives staying in Sabah. They took us to a seafood place with live cultural stage shows. Again I had to be pleasant and gracious and totally have nothing to say. Food was good though :)

The next day was of course the day I flew back to KL. With heavier bags and and maybe a heavier heart? Probably not. Still prefer KL anyday over. :P

Sunday, September 10, 2006

A book review: King of Ayodhya

This is sixth and the last book in the Ramayana series by Ashok K. Banker. Frankly it is a very big letdown. I personally feel that as the books go by, the quality goes down in a way. After the the tale culminates after five books, the climax in this book is just disappointing.
In this book, Rama the main character reaches the isle of Lanka where his nemesis, the demon Ravana has held his wife, Sita Devi captive. There, Rama do battle with Ravana's demon hordes with his own army of magical monkeys and bears. The battle is fierce and magic is used on both sides to ensure victory. What I'm not pleased about is the ending battle between Ravana and Rama. I expected it to be intense, drawn out and simply epic in proportions. Plus there are a few questions in the book that is left unanswered. As the tale of the Ramayana is completed I don't think there will be another book and thus the questions are left buried in our hearts. Sadly it is a big big letdown. What were you thinking Ashok?

Total pawnage :)

Had a barbeque to celebrate my friend birthday which is in a few days time. It was of course wonderful to be back among my hometown friends. After stuffing ourselves we proceeded to do some gaming. The result? Our group got pawned like a bunch of noobies by another group. Well, still had fun though. Cheers.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Tribute to Steve Irwin

The great crocodile hunter is dead apparently. I don't know how true this may be but it is in The Star papers. Actually I already heard alot of rumours since last year saying he's dead in many incidents and all, but all those turned out to be untrue. Could this be for real? Anyway, just to give him special mention on my blog for being a great host of the show I loved. He always seemed a tad reckless anway so I think maybe his luck just ran out somehow this time. It's reported that the cause of his death is a stringray. Maybe the crocodile hunter should have stick to hunting crocs. G'day mate!