Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve

Here we are standing at the verge of 2006. One tiny step forward and we will be basking in 2007's sunshine. How quick time flies... For me, I find 2006 quite peaceful year for me. I must say that without this blog, I would not have remembered half the events which happened during this year. But let's not dwell on the past and look to the future.

Just wanna let you guys know that I have a new addition to my family. It's a 2-month-old Shih Tzu + Silky Terrier = Silky Shih Tzu Terrier. Decided to call him "Schumi", after the legendary Formula 1 driver Michael Schumacher (Note: Me and my dad are huge fans of M.Schumacher). My dad bought it from a pet shop at Ang Cheng Ho area. Mind you that this pup is a male pup, so it will tend to mark its territory pretty often.

My dear Schumi

Playing with its elephant "friend"


Sphinx of Egypt

I am shy...

First taste of shower

Handsome little guy

Will keep you guys posted on my little furry friend. ^^

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry X'mas

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Harry Potter 7

The title of Harry Potter 7 has been revealed by J.K.Rowling herself. The final book of this Harry Potter collection will be called "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". This very much anticipated fiction novel is expected to be sold in bookstores on 07/07/07 (and ironically this is the 7th book of the mega series). Me as a Harry Potter fan is looking forward to this last episode of the boy-now-teen-wizard's challenges to destroy his nemesis Tom Riddle or better known as Lord Voldemort. Also just can't wait to watch "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" which is scheduled to be in cinemas on 13/07/07.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Sushi Buffet

I went to have Crowne Plaza Hotel to have Sushi Buffet a couple of weeks back. Never really had a sushi buffet before. Gobbled down a handsome sum of sushi and many more Japanese delicacies... what to do? It's eat-all-you-can-mah...



prawn and sotong

sashimi...fresh and raw

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Dragon fruit flower

Some of you might be scratching your head "what on earth is dragon fruit?". I'll let wikipedia shed some light to everyone.

"The pitaya (also known as pitahaya, dragon fruit, huǒ lóng guǒ (火龍果/龙果), strawberry pear, nanettikafruit, or thanh long) is the fruit of several cactus species, especially of the genus Hylocereus. Native to Mexico and Central and South America, these vine-like epiphytic cacti are also cultivated in Southeast Asian countries such as Vietnam and Malaysia. They are also found in Taiwan, Israel, and southern China. The pitaya only flowers at night, they are large white flowers that are often called Moonflower or Queen of the Night."

defined by wikipedia

2 nights ago, the dragon fruit plant gave a full display of its flowers. It started to blossom at around 7pm and by 12 midnight it reached its full blossom. In case you do not know, the flower will only last for about 12~16 hours. It was indeed a magnificent sight looking at the pure white flower blossoming in the middle of the night. My dad was especially excited as this was the very first flower which came out of his "precioussssss" dragon fruit plant.

Erected *_*


my personal favourite shot


tadda...12 midnight

more more more...

so pure...


morning after...


good things never last (that's why we need to savour every wonderful moment of our lives)

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Own a puppy - ABORTED

I have aborted my plans on keeping a puppy due to strong objections from my parents.


Sunday, November 26, 2006

Car show at Damai Lagoon carpark

My friend called me up this morning and asked me if I wanted to joined to see a car show. So after going to church that morning, I met up with him and took a ride in his kewl BMW 5 series to Damai Lagoon.
On our way to Damai, we saw a few Evos and Stis heading in the opposite direction. We were like "Shyt... the car show must have ended!" But what the heck, we continued our journey...
And this is what we saw when reached Damai Lagoon carpark...

Jewel of the car show... stock Subaru WRX with full PRODRIVE bodykit

Huge and bad rear spoiler

18" rims wrapped around in Yokohama high performance tires

Lean, mean and devilish engine... even the car plate number spells "DEVIL"

sweet "6-star" badge

Huge air scoop that can eat up anything

camouflaged - cheetah in snake skin

interior is just as "hidden" as the exterior

these woofers can pump out quite a handsome bass

be scared, be really scared of these spiders

Apart from these two jewels, the rest were protons and kancils which are not worth mentioning here. Hope that there will be more car shows which exhibit more pimped rides in the near future.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

TMNUT sucks

You and I have heard many times that the broadband users in Malaysia complain about the sercive by our most dominant local ISP "TMNUT Screamyx". Well I came across the following ads while surfing the net today:

Malaysia's broadband sucks -

And a few days back I came across this link while surfing a local forum website. It's the whole process where an extremely frustrated and short-fused guy (Mr. Chua) called up TMNUT's service line 1-300-88-9515 to complain bout his inability to connect to the internet. Here, Mr. Chua simply demonstrates how fierce and unethical a small handful of Malaysians can be. He barked vulgarities at the poor Operator-who-could-only-say-OK-OK-and-frustrated-Mr.Chua. TMNUT has really gotta give the shift supervisor Mr. Kumaran a payrise. Not only did he kept his composure while facing with the hot-tempered Mr.Chua, he also managed to save some face for TMNUT. Kudos Kumaran!

Hope you all will enjoy the shouting and barking!

Monday, November 20, 2006

Doggie in the house

I am really excited to tell you all that I am finally gonna get my own dog. I have always wanted to own a dog, but due to various reasons (limited space before I moved, expensive dog food, time constraint, parents not so keen....) my plan has to be put on hold for many many times. But I am glad to say that this time, it's gonna be real. Yay!

I went to the pet shop which was located at Muara Tabuan to do my scouting one day, and guess what I found. These cute little Labrador puppies!

6 siblings

One particular white female pup caught my eye and my heart.

Hands up!

But to my dismay, the taukeh-nio taold me that all the 6 puppies available at the shop have already been reserved by someone else. Dang! Why does it have to happen to me? Sigh~~ But after the taukeh-nio left the shop, the shop assistant asked me to come back the next day to check on the availability of the puppies.

How can you resist me?

So the next day, after my hair-do, I went to the pet shop again. This time the taukeh-nio told me that 3 of the 6 pups are up for grabs. Wasting no time, I went to the cage to see if the one I liked is still there. And greeting me was indeed the very little white Labrador puppy which I have fallen in love with... After bargaining with the taukeh-nio, I paid the deposit and bid goodbye to my pup.


According to the taukeh-nio, I can collect my pup in one-week time, which is this Sunday!!! Can't wait, can't wait, can't wait *rubbing my palms and smiling gleefully*

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Palm Beach Resort, Sematan

Hi all... for those of you who have been reading my blog (although no updates) for the past 3 months, I really need to apologize for my lack of inspiration in updating this blog. I guess it's never to late to start writing and posting again.

During this year's Hari Raya eve, few of my friends drove up to Lundu and Sematan just to take a break from our busy working life. Stop over at the famous kolo mee stall at the old Batu Kawa market to fill our tummies before we embark on this momentous journey. The kolo mee was indeed yummylicious but the highlight was the meatballs that were served together with the noodles. Omigosh... once you sink your teeth into these meatballs, you can feel the juices squirt out. It's better than any peanut butter sandwich (peanut butter's my favourite).

After an hours drive, we arrived at Sematan bazaar. Nothing much to see here except for 2 rows of old wooden shops. There is a jetty here where people/tourist can hop onto sampans to go to the little no-man islands.

Departing boat

After that we continued our journey to Palm Beach Resort. The resort at first sight was indeed serene and welcoming. It's not the normal 5-star resort where there are 300 rooms and 40 chalets to choose from. It's just a simple yet colourful resort, where they provide some recreational activities like kayaking, cycling, walla climbing, and even diving and snorklling (but i reckon that you can see anything underwater as the water here is not crystal clear).

There are 4 room types here. Detached chalet (4 pax) will set you back RM330 during peak season. Quadruplex Chalet and Terrace Twin both for 2 pax will cost you RM180 per night each. While Terrace Family for 6 pax is the most expensive with RM390.

2 kayaks, a palm tree and the sea

Green green grass

Orange chalet

Pink chalet

I just could not resist putting up this photo because of the colour fusion

Sandwich during tea break....mmm....

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


Some of you might me wondering where have I been for the past one week or so, well... I went to Miri from 28/Jul till 2/Jul. This is my first visit to the Oil Town.

Was working on the night prior to my flight. So once I got home from work (which was already 10am ++), I started packing for my luggage. Went to bed at around 11am and woke up at around 1pm cuz my flight was at 305pm.

Kuching International Airport (mini KLIA)

At the check in counter, the attendant told me that my flight would be delayed for 10 mins. So, I started my journey at 315pm and reached Miri Airport at 415pm. And guess what got my attention immediately...

A Manchester United AirAsia Airbus A300

Went to all the shopping malls in Miri, i.e Imperial Mall, Bintang Plaza and Boulevard Shopping Mall.

Herbie in Miri

And surprise surprise... I did not buy anything from Miri. But I managed to catch two of the biggest blockbuster movies in Miri, The Pirates of the carribean: Dead Man's Chest and 龙虎门 (Dragon Tiger Gate). The highlight of watching the movies were not the movies themselves but one experience which I think not many of you would experience throughout your lifetime. I actually saw the movie "burnt" when I was watching 龙虎门. Halfway thru the movie, the scene suddenly paused, and amazingly none of the 30+ people in the cineplex did not boo or make a big fuss out of it. Most of them treat it as a toilet break or some even went to get popcorn! Then suddenly, the unthinkable happened. We could actually see the top right corner on the screen started to burn a hole through the film. Hah... liddat also can! I couldn't help but laughed my heart out. Hahahaa.... Overall, the two movies were not bad and I would give it a rating of 7.5/10. And yeah, I had to mention that Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow was absolutely brilliant. He was wacky and witty... true to the spirit of a pirate.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

The iriver has landed

Yeah, finally got my iriver this morning. The parcel was sent on Monday using Poslaju and arrived within 2 days.

Everything in a box

Iriver T30 MP3 Player •iriver earphones •USB 2.0 interface cable •Printed manual •Installation CD •Neck Strap

Lying motionless

Coming to live (nice shade of blue ^^)

Top view

iriver -- standing tall

iriver and my T630 (i know it's an old phone dy)

Quite small eh?

I have downloaded a few MP3 into my brand new iriver and I have to mention that the quality is as good as any Sony Discman.