Thursday, August 30, 2007

Malaysia One Golden Celebration

I would like to wish all Malaysians a Happy 50th Merdeka Celebration.

To those who are driving off for a holiday or balik kampung, have a safe trip.

To those who are planning to shop til they drop, have a break-in between with an i-Squeeze or u-Squeeze.

To those who are planning to party from tonite until sunday nite... i wish you a great Monday after that.

And to all the rest who are going to sleep the entire included.. bye bye to eye bags... at least for now.

Enjoy this vid from YouTube. Lovely piece by Juwita Suwito.

One Golden Celebration
Sang by : Juwita Suwito

Music by: Kieran Kuek
Lyrics by: Paul Lingan & Kieran Kuek


There’s a place not far away
Different faces yet all the same
With a million dreams
In one golden celebration


It’s the place for us to be
It’s the time to feel so free
With a million smiles
In one golden celebration


Come and spread your wings
There’s so much to see
There’s a million colours
Right before your eyes
It’s one golden celebration

Come and spread your wings
There’s so much to see
There’s a million colours
Right before your eyes

It’s time to celebrate
It’s one golden celebration

Mari Adik Adik
Mari Abang Abang
Mari Ramai Ramai
Mari Bergembira

Mari Adik Adik
Mari Abang Abang
Mari Ramai Ramai
Mari Bergembira

Feel the magic in the air
Every moment and everywhere
With a million thrills
In one golden celebration


A million colours, a million dreams
A million smiles and a million thrills
For you and me
In one golden celebration


Spread your wings
And take your flight
One celebration
One delight
It’s the time for us to be
One golden moment for you and me

A million colours , a million dreams
A million smiles, a million thrills
It’s the time for us to be
One golden moment for you and me

Come and spread your wings
There’s so much to see
There’s a million colours
Right before your eyes
It’s one golden celebration

Come and spread your wings
There’s so much to see
There’s a million colours
Right before your eyes

It’s time to celebrate
One golden celebration
It’s time to celebrate
It’s one golden celebration

Mari Adik Adik
Mari Abang Abang
Mari Ramai Ramai
Mari Bergembira


Mari Adik Adik
Mari Abang Abang
Mari Ramai Ramai
Mari Bergembira

Malaysia truly Asia

I've got the mp3s but I don't know how to attach music files (blush...). If someone can teach me how, then I can post them.

Bread for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

I absolutely love the smell of fresh bread and I could easily settle with a bread basket and the dessert fare without the main course anytime. I have been thinking every day of a bread machine every since the topic was raised by my friend during a lunch outing.

I have tried checking out the bread machines at Harvey Norman, Best Denki and a few other places. Either they don't carry bread machines or the price is no less than RM450 for their cheaper models .. wow. Why so expensive wor?

Surfed around on the net and found a few brands of Bread Machines. Some would probably cost a lot more than others and I believe that some may not even be available here.

Breadman - Salton

Cuisinart Convection Breadmaker

Panasonic Yeast Pro Automatic Breadmaker

Breadman TR-4000

After going through them, I decided that I should check through the Rewards Redemption from my Credit Cards and guess what..... Eureka.... I found one that offers the Princess Breakmaker. Without second thoughts, I called up the Credit Card Centre and redeemed every last point I had. I am now counting the days until my dream machine arrives.

Princess Breadmaker 1935 600W 230V, fully automatic bread maker 700 1000g capacity (Picture borrowed from shw.fotopages as the Princess Website seems to be down.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Batu Ajaib answered my question...

Notice the Poll added to the left bar of the page. Well, I was a little bit dry on ideas last week. So I decided to seek advice from Batu Ajaib. Wrote in last week and forgot about it after my break away from the office.

Today, after having cleared up the bulk of the back log in my work, decided to check out all those RSS feeds I've subscribed to and found that Batu Ajaib replied...

This was my question....

Q: How do I come up with new stuff to blog about every day? Some days I am as dry as trying to squeeze water out of a batu :(

The Batu Ajaib:

You can come up with new stuff to blog about everyday by knowing your audience. For instance, if your audience is mainly horny Ah Bengs, then write about things that will interest horny Ah Bengs. Keep updated with Ah Beng culture by reading Ah Beng blogs and websites. Speak with Ah Bengs to get their views.

So, this explains the poll I have decided to insert into my blog. So....please help by completing the poll ya.

By the way, if you want to seek advice from Batu Ajaib (Magic Rock), write to The Batu Ajaib Speaks.

Young people dying from heart attacks?

Another young one bits the dust. I find that it is rather worrying that more and more young people are dying from heart attacks. In the papers today, it was reported that Antonio Puerta, a 22 years young footballer collapsed and died after suffering a cardiac arrest during Saturday’s Primera Liga game.

It is no longer the case where only the elderly are at risk of suffering cardiac arrests. And I would understand it if the young person is a smoker, or is a person suffering from diabetes or high blood pressure. But it is rather difficult to accept death when the person is a super athlete and is very young.

Checked around the web to find out if such cases of young athletes suffering from such attacks were uncommon. Came across an article by the Daily Mail, dated all the way back to 16th February 1999. The article read…

“The nine young people pictured here all died of a mysterious disease known as sudden adult death. Every week it claims the lives of an average of four people – making young heart attack almost as deadly as meningitis.

The victims, normally fit and healthy young men and women, usually die suddenly when their heart stops for no apparent reason. Some collapse and die while playing sport, whole others pass away in their sleep, all leaving their families devastated and bewildered.

A simple test can detect the illness, also known as Sudden Death Syndrome.

Sudden Death Syndrome is an umbrella term used for the many different causes of heart attacks in young people which can sometimes cause a sudden death.

There are 11 major causes of unexpected cardiac death in the young. These conditions include thickening of the heart muscle and irregularities of the electrical impulses, which upset the rhythm of the heart.”

To read more…

Apparently adolescence is the most vulnerable time as sporty youngsters tend to stress their heart most. It is not the sport that kills; it is due to an underlying condition of the heart.

Some of the symptoms include breathlessness, palpitations, dizziness and fainting spells. The simplest way to diagnose cardiac abnormalities is by having the ECG (electrocardiogram) test which records the electric impulses of the heart. The other test is the echocardiogram, which is normally recommended by Gregory House (MD), my favorite doctor.

In terms of statistics, the death toll is not alarming but it is just worrying nevertheless. Just something to keep in mind when we have young friends who are exercise freaks or physical activity nuts.

Am I Dumb?

I have not exactly been called dumb dumb (unlike a friend of mine) but have never been called clever either. So, when I saw this test, I jumped at the chance of testing myself.

How smart are you? - Are you dumb?

Hee Hee.. not so dumb after all eh?

Going for Frogs but waylaid by W(B)itches!

Last nite I went out to treat myself to a Frogway musical. A little damper at the first half of the nite and it had nothing to do with the musical. It was caused by 2 very rude girls who took our seats.

The slowpoke (well known for his consistent tardiness) was having the tickets (since he is one of those BC judges) and because of this, two of our seats were taken by two girls. As we were late, we had no choice but to scoot to the far end of the row and since it was a packed nite, we ended up seated on normal chairs instead of the theatre style seats. I didn't enjoy the first part of the act as I was fuming mad and coupled with the fact that I could not really see well past the side stage props.

After intermission, I virtually ran in to take my seat and sure enough, the 2 girls came in and accussed me of sitting at one of their seats. She was trying not to let me see her seat number but I saw it. It clearly showed F35 whilst mine was F29. I told her that she should go back to her allotted seat. But she was rather insistent by saying that she was seated at F29 during first act. Luckily 3 girls (strangers seated next to me F30, 31 and 32) came in and told these 2 to shut up and just return to their own seats. I think they helped me coz those 2 were about to sit on their seats. No choice, they had to move back to their seats but looking rather pissed. Too bad. So I sat down and tried to enjoy the 2nd part of the show but was a bit difficult. Still annoyed coz I could only see half the show in comfort after having paid RM70 (luckily discounted).

Nevertheless, my friends enjoyed the musical. Vince (Eddy the Frog) was fantastic, with his good voice and his natural acting ability. I personally loved the voice of Helen (Ina Fabregas) the Fish.. the love interest of Eddy the Frog. The storyline is highly simplistic but entertaining. There was nothing to bring the house down.

Took this storyline from their website.

"Eddy, a singing frog, is rejected by his pond community because frogs aren't supposed to sing! He leaves the pond, and the love of his life, to seek his fame and fortune downriver at the Swamp. Here Eddy's singing talent propels him to stardom with the help of two cunning agents, a Snake and a Stork. He reaches the top of the entertainment world when he gets to perform on 'Frogway'.

But fame, fortune and riotous living take their toll on our star. Blinded by pride and rejection, he turns to the dark side and dumps his best friend Freddy the Toad. To his horror, Eddy stumbles upon a dastardly plot by his agents to rob him of his fortune before killing and EATING him.

Will melon seeds save the day? Will Eddy be reunited with the love of his life? Find out this August, in FROGWAY!"

Looking forward to a better time with "Tunku the Musical" this Friday and the one holding the tickets had better not be late or growl....

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Vintage Viagra

The book was entitled "Put What Where?" It was a book that a friend got very recently amongst a whole heap of very interesting reads which he picked up from BookXcess.

The book promises many things, amongst one which gives one insights on Vintage Viagra forms.

The first one listed was by Rantimanjari of Jeyadeva (A Posy of Love - India, c. 16th Century). It reads "A woman wets immediately if she is sprinkled with powder made from the two teeth of a king, mixed with the two wings of a bee, powdered, and a petal blown by the wind from a funeral wreath".

The Mawangdui medicial manuscripts (200-300ac) talked about drinking wasps. Dr Leonardo Fioravanti La Cirugia (Venice 1570) mentioned chestnuts and pistachios as really perk-ups that helps.

The weirdest was the one by Smarakridalaksana (The Art of Love Play - Bali, 19th century). This is how it goes...

"Obtain the penis of a wild boar, then roast it until it's done.

Eat it with galangal, garlic, seven black pepper corns and sea salt.

Then chant this mantra:

Om, I become the God of love, with a penis like the penis of a boar.

My penis is vigorous, entering the pure hole of a virgin woman.

If the boar's penis is defeated by earth, my penis will be sexually defeated by her vagina in sex.

If the boar's penis is not defeated by earth, my penis will not be defeated by her vagina.

It is untiring, it is untiring, it is untiring.

Then, after eating the roast boar's penis, drink aged rice wine until you are drunk".

There is even one for the pleasure of ladies by Giovanni Marinello, Medicine Pertinent to the Infirmities of Woman (Italy, 1563). It suggests..."Find 90 of the little grubs that live in plants that give off milk, such as the thistle. Throw them in a litre of old olive oil. Leave in the sun for seven days. Rub it on your loins and between your backside and penis.

This will give her a great experience which she will greatly appreicate".

Woah.. what a book... of course I know some of people will say "WTF... only an idiot will waste time reading such nonsense". Me.. I am just that idiot who likes all things unconventional and unorthodox... I am going to borrow this book from my friend the minute he is done with it...Can't wait.

Friday, August 24, 2007

It's Raining Men... Helleluyah...

RandomThoughts came into my work place this morning to check out the window. Muttered something about parachutes but I was busy doing something for the Boss. So, did not really put too much thought into it.

About an hour or so after that, I heard sirens blaring and out of sheer KPC-ness (curiousity) decided to have a look out of the window.

Helleluyah.. It's Raining Men..

They were all at the ledge, awaiting for the moment to take off

The take off

I think they must be the base jumpers. This must be the Kuala Lumpur Tower International Jump 2007 Merdeka circuit thingy. I read that there is a total of 19 BASE jumpers who would be involved in the jump.

The siren was caused by the fire truck. One of the jumpers landed up a tree and if not for the fire truck, I would have happily gone home to bring my ladder to save the ... what's the opposite of damsel?? .. in distress (smirk!)

Male Belly Dancers

Wow... girls and guys ...turn to page M45 of The Star daily and you will see an eye candy in the form of a male belly dancer. He is hot and he is sexy. You can only view the picture on the "hardcopy" version of the paper and not on the net version since he was just the act the restaurant hired for their opening. Tried to surf the web to find an equivalent version of that great looking dancer but sigh.. tough luck. Nothing comes close. Can anybody tell me who that hunk is?

(double sigh...) Could not even find a decent picture of a male belly dancer to publish. So, wondering how successful male belly dancing is? Upon checking at Wiki, I found that it there was much debate on male belly dancers. Apparently lots of people believed that men have no place in that art form... haha.. so, there is sexual inequality towards the male gender in certain art forms eh?

However, dancers such as Morocco (Carolina Varga-Dinicu), Tariq Sultan, and Jasmin Jahal have produced ample evidence to the contrary.

Women belly dancing costumes are normally made up of a coin decorated bra, face veil, and beaded hip belt over skirt.

How about the male? The male belly dancer in the Star was dressed in a shinny silver coins decorated speedo and some arm band also made of silver coins. And that was it. Maybe that was not the standard costume coz I could not find a similar costumed male belly dancer on the net. They were mostly attired in short vests and harem pants... mmm..nothing as fetching as the speedo costumer.

There were plenty of male belly dancer vids on YouTube and I quite like this one.

If that was not enough, have another go at this one...

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Did You Know??

When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn't understand German.

St. John was the only one of the 12 Apostles to die a natural death.

Gabriel, Michael and Lucifer (more commonly known as Satan) are the only 3 angels to be named in the bible. According to Genesis all demons are angels who were cast out of heaven after Lucifer tried to take God's throne and several of the other angels bowed down and worshiped him.

A South African monkey was once awarded a medal and promoted to the rank of corporal during World War I.

An American aircraft in Vietnam shot itself down with one of its own missiles.

The Nobel Prize resulted form a late change in the will of Alfred Nobel, who did not want to be remembered after his death as a propagator of violence - he invented dynamite.

In 1647 the English Parliament abolished Christmas.

Coffee is the second largest item of international commerce in the world. The largest is petrol.

In Ancient Peru, when a woman found an 'ugly' potato, it was the custom for her to push it into the face of the nearest man.

Richard II died aged 33 in 1400. A hole was left in the side of his tomb so people could touch his royal head, but 376 years later some took advantage of this and stole his jawbone.

The magic word "Abracadabra" was originally intended for the specific purpose of curing hay fever.

Only 1 child in 20 are born on the day predicted by the doctor.

In the 1970's, the Rhode Island Legislature in the US entertained a proposal that there be a $2 tax on every act of sexual intercourse in the State.

Native American Indians used to name their children after the first thing they saw as they left their tepees subsequent to the birth. Hence such strange names as Sitting Bull and Running Water.

Julius Caesar wore a laurel wreath to cover the onset of baldness.

Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, never phoned his wife or his mother, they were both deaf.

Peter the Great had the head of his wife's lover cut off and put into a jar of preserving alcohol, which he then ordered to be placed by her bed.

The warriors tribes of Ethiopia used to hang the testicles of those they killed in battle on the ends of their spears.

The Ecuadorian poet, José Olmedo, has a statue in his honour in his home country. But, unable to commission a sculptor, due to limited funds, the government brought a second-hand statue .. Of the English poet Lord Byron.

The active ingredient in Chinese Bird's nest soup is saliva.

The study of stupidity is called 'monology'.

Hindu men believe(d) it to be unluckily to marry a third time. They could avoid misfortune by marring a tree first. The tree ( his third wife ) was then burnt, freeing him to marry again.

Lady Astor once told Winston Churchill 'if you were my husband, I would poison your coffee'. His reply …' if you were my wife, I would drink it ! '.

A parthenophobic has a fear of virgins.

And I personally liked this one the most........

In parts of Malaya, the women keep harems of men.

Yulan Festival - Ghosts Festival

Hi Hi.. I am back after a few days away from the office. It was tiring but great to be able to do my own things. Actually, I did do quite a lot, just within KL and PJ. But firstly, I just want to share the Yulan Festival celebration which I happened to come across at Bangsar Lucky Garden last nite.

Tai Su Yeah (King of Hades) in his full regalia

A friend told me that he is also the wrathful emanation of Chenrezig (Kuan Ying)

The Ghost Festival is a festival celebrated by Chinese during the seventh lunar month of the year. The highpoint will be the 14th night when it is the real ball for the ghosties and spirits, including those deceased ancestors. In fact, the entire 7th lunar month is really "their" month to come out from the lower world to visit earth. There will be ritualistic offering of food, and burning of hell money and bags containing cloth (paper) to please the visiting ghosts and spirits of the ancestors, as well as other deities.

His entourage

Other activities include, burying and releasing miniature paper boats and lanterns on water, which signifies "giving directions to the lost ghosts and spirits of the ancestors and other deities." A very solemn festival of ancestor worshiping, the festival nevertheless represents a connection between the ancestors and the descendants, the living and the dead, earth and heaven, as well as body and soul.

Invited deities from the nearby temple

Some of the goodies and offerings

In addition, there will be also performances held to entertain everybody but I am not to sure if it was the living who were really enjoying it more. It was the performance that drew my attention actually as in the middle of my meal, I heard the woman's voice singing in Hokkien. Immediately, I thought of the newspaper article recently about prohibiting performers of such events to refrain from wearing bikini tops. Hot pants were apparently allowed. So, quickly finishing my dinner, I quickly ran over to have a look but shucks.. it was the man's turn to sing with a few of his backups. It was drizzling slightly but surprisingly, people were really bearing with the weather for free entertainment. As the rain got a bit more dense, I had not choice but to leave. Not scantily clad performance for me this time but there'll be a few more days before the end of the 7th lunar month. Maybe I can still chance upon another performance in another housing area.

One of the performances for the nite

Friday, August 17, 2007

Face Reading (1) - Judge Not a Book by its Cover

The truth is that we do judge people by their appearances all the time.

Wow, she is so she must be an easy lay

My Boss looks ugly and mean.. has to be a witch and a bitch.

He looks shady… better not trust him and what he is selling

My Chinese Metaphysics Master tells me “Do not read a person’s face just so that you may judge him. Do it to understand him.”

My Guru/Lama tells me “Do not practice dualistic views. Do not look at a person’s face and label him.”

I am trying, really. So I have this mantra which I utter “I shall read a person’s face to understand him and not to have dualistic views about him.”

I also know that both of them are as likely to read this blog as it is for pigs to, I shall dare have a bit of fun with my face reading studies and research here. By sharing, I know I will remember more and understand better.

Face reading is a form of physiognomy which is included in the Chinese 5 Arts. But I have also known that Hippocrates and Aristotle have also written about this under their collections of scientific researches. One can read a person’s characteristics, destiny, fortune and luck from a human’s face. The study is very interesting and fun but it is really just an indication. Never get fixated about facial readings. Some cultures believe that facial appearances are initiated from the “heart” and changes with the “heart”. Heart here refers to our mind and our thought processes. Hence, a person’s thoughts will be reflected in his characteristics, behavior, actions and face. It is obvious that when a person is happy, everything about his face is bright and happy and vice versa.

For me, face reading is mostly about having fun and having something to talk about at gatherings with friends. But since I am also a student of Chinese Destiny Analysis, I mostly use it to reinforce my analysis.

When we study faces, we look at scars, moles, marks, bumps and dents on the face plus the ears as well. A person’s face tells the entire story of his life and I think to share this will take many moons to come. But like I say, I would like to share it here and for those who would like to have fun… do keep checking in…but just do it for a laugh, to pick up guys or girls or both whatever … but don’t do it to judge and do not be so fixated with it that you want to severe all relationships with people whom you think are no longer trustworthy… remember.. the heart changes the face which sometimes plastic surgery cannot.

Fun Tips

1) A person who has potential relationship problems
Dark patches on his temples, near the corners of his temples, sunken temples and a bump on the bridge of his nose.

2) A person who is not able to keep secrets
Horse-like smile where lots of gums are shown when he smiles. Worse if he has large eyes.

3) A person who is flirtatious
Watery eyes with fish tails/laughter lines forming at the end corner of the eyes. Has thicker lower lip than upper lip

Plenty more where that came from …. :P

Friday's Back ~~~~

It's Friday and how about a fun but totally useless post just to kick-start the really good feeling that I have on a Friday plus that I'd be on leave next week.yayayaya..I borrowed these from DailySugar, The SUN and Hello Magazine just for me.

Madonna Shoots Up on Plane

Madonna shocked passengers on a recent transatlantic flight after witnesses claim she whipped out a needle and started injecting herself with vitamins, reports. Apparently this is the very IN thing to do. Other celebrities who are rumoured to use the energy boosting shots include rehabbers Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears.

Nicole Ritchie is oh soooo Pregnant

Photo speaks for itself...congrats Nicole.

Britney did it again.. this time topless in a pool with a complete stranger
BRITNEY SPEARS romped in a pool with a complete stranger just hours after her music video meltdown.

The pictures in today's Sun Newspaper show the crazed singer pawing at student Mike Encinias soon after sobbing uncontrollably at the shoot for her new single.

Action hero Matt says he's no longer 'Bourne' to be wild

The 36-year-old actor - who was in London this week for the premiere of The Bourne Ultimatum with wife Luciana - says he's feeling his age. "I've got more grey hairs than Brad Pitt," said Matt, 36, as he attended the big screen adventure's London premiere with wife Luciana Barroso. "We're not as young as we used to be."

The actor, who has a one-year-old daughter, Isabella, also added: "Fatherhood has changed us. No more late nights and hanging around Ronnie Scott's listening to jazz like we used to."

First goal for captain Becks as LA Galaxy storm to victory

Rapturous applause reverberated around the LA Galaxy ground in minute 28 of David Beckham's first full game at his new club, as the 'Riot Squad' - as the fans are called - and his jubilant family got the moment they'd all been waiting for.

Putting behind him the frustration of the previous weeks, the football hero - who'd been out of action suffering an ankle injury - curled the ball into the back of the net, scoring with one of his trademark free kicks.