Saturday, May 30, 2009

Terminator is back, so do the haze!





" I will be back" famous quote by Arnold in Terminator Film. However, the haze from Sumatra is also back. In conjunction of the released of the Terminator " I will be back!" Salvation. According to The Star The reading of Air Pollution Index (API) in Kuala Selangor is highest in the country at 74 as at 11am Saturday due to open burning in Sumatra, Indonesia.

A spokesman from Department of Environment (DOE) said based on a report received from Indonesia on Friday evening, there were more than 30 hotspots detected.

Kota Tinggi in Johor was second after Kuala Selangor with its API reading at 66, followed by Port Klang and Muar at 65.

Seri Manjung in Perak was next with API reading at 62.

...Spooky coincidence, but true!

PS* ppl in Sumatra. Watch out, when the wind direction reversed, we will revenge by smoking cigarettes and eat more char kuey tiaw( Fried noodle which famous for its smoke during its preparation ). Maybe can go Tokong also.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Angels & Demons (film)


I really don't expected much from this film as I was disappoint with the previous Da Vinci Code, but turn out that this film really isn't disappointing at all. The storyline is a little different from the book to make the film understandable and keep the film within their runtime, as you can see Angels & Demons is really thick. These are some of the differences of the storyline compare to the book :-

1)The Camerlengo in the movie is Irish, not Italian.
2)The first murder does not take place in the man's apartment in the movie.
3)Robert Langdon saves the life of the 4th Cardinal in the movie.
4)The story of the parentage of the Camerlengo does not come out in the movie.
5)Many of the scenes in the movie have many police around, but in the book Robert and Victoria are alone.
6)In the book a BBC reporter and videographer play a major role. They are not in the movie.
7)The head of CERN plays no role in the movie.
8)Vittoria doesn't wear shorts in the movie.
9)The assassin is not shot in the foot.
10)The assassin is not nearly as large as described in the book.
11)The assassin does not kidnap Vittoria in the movie.
12)Robert is not nearly drowned by the assassin.
13)Robert is not trapped under a marble casket in the movie.
14)Robert does not go up into the helicopter with the Camerlengo in the movie.
15)Robert doesn't jump out of the helicopter in the movie.
16)The name of many characters differ from the book.

The film also act as a sequel to Da Vinci Code not prequel. I would rate this film 4/5 points.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Pocong mystery turns out to be teen prank

Compiled by YENG AI CHUN, TAN SIN CHOW and A.RAMAN

THE mystery behind the appearance of a pocong, a corpse-like ghost which has been haunting road users near Kampung Padang Temu in Malacca, was solved after one of the victims caught the “phantom”, reported Harian Metro.

The pocong, which has caused much fear, turned out to be a prank by a group of mischievous teenagers.

The pranksters were exposed when a victim, Abdul Rahim Abdul Majid, 51, caught the “wraith” when he was returning from work at around 1.30am.

Abdul Rahim had a shock when he reached the turning near a surau on his motorcycle and saw a white object floating from a huge tree.

“I had an uneasy feeling and thought for a while whether the object was really a pocong or not. So, I turned back and went towards the object.

“I found that it was only a telekung (prayer attire) that had been hung from the tree using a string,” he said.

Abdul Rahman said when he pulled down the telekung, he found that a pair of eyes had been drawn on the “head” with red paint and a polystyrene float was found inside it.

He took the telekung to the village council for action to be taken.

Meanwhile, the council met up with a group of teenagers who they suspected were behind the act and advised them not to repeat it.

Source : thestar.com.my

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Expedition Robinson Scandal In Malaysia





They should air this thing live in Malaysia's TV channel, It is just simply funny. Just wonder does Denmark allow to air nude shooting publicly? And what kind of survivor is this? I thought survivor is all about skill and knowledge to survive in the nature. Maybe they are looking for survivor of embarrassment, where ppl win for not embarrassed?


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Published: Friday May 15, 2009 MYT 8:29:00 PM
Expedition Robinson producers apologise to M’sians
By YUEN MEIKENG

PETALING JAYA: The producers of reality television show Expedition Robinson (Survivor) have apologised to all Malaysians for the scene depicting a naked race on an island around Mersing, Johor on May 3.

Strix Television, which produces the Danish version of the popular Survivor series, explained that the scene was not pre-meditated and was not part of the actual shooting.

In a statement Friday, it also gave its full assurance to the relevant government authorities and Malaysians that the scene would not air.

“This was an inexcusable incident, a huge error of judgment and a devastating blow to the good relationship between the Danish production and the people of Malaysia,” said the company’s executive producer for Denmark Jacob Juhl.

He added that the company had also explained the situation to the Central Agency For The Application For Filming And Performance By Foreign Artistes (Puspal).

Juhl said the director responsible for the incident was immediately terminated and described the latter’s decision as insensitive and insulting.

“The call was made outside the chain of command and has affected the integrity of our organisation,” he said.

Strix Television senior executive producer Frida Aberg said the company wanted to continue to work with Malaysia and boost its tourism industry.

During the episode which was filmed in Malaysia, 16 out of the 22 contestants ran in the nude while five others who refused to bare it all were forced to eat caterpillars to decide who should be sent back to Denmark.

A female participant who opted out of the race was sent back immediately.

Source : thestar.com.my

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Cute Puppies








Saturday, May 16, 2009

Save our Earth!


Dear friends,

Lets do something for the earth by practising recycle and friendly environment activities. Nothing in this world last forever, including earth but that does not mean that we people have the right to kill the earth and all the animal in it. Every day, every hour, every minutes we are polluting the environment; air pollution, water pollution and etc. Please everybody, the below is the list of ideas you can do to help the earth.

1) TURN OFF THE LIGHTS.
This will help you to reduce your bill and the earth will thanks you for that. Wonder why turns off light will help? It is simple ; the electric is generated by fossil fuels, such as fuels. So when you use electric it will boost up the usage of fuels. Which means more burnings!

2) SEPARATE YOUR GARBAGE.
Think before you throw!

3) USE LESS WATER.
Its time to use a cup of water to brush you teeth! not a waterfall tap.

4) DRIVE SLOWER.
Means low fuels burnings means low emission!

5) SHOP WITH A RE-USABLE SHOPPING BAG.
Stop using plastic bag!

6) CARPOOL.
Means you share your call with someone else, even if you don't like the person. Use public transport if possible.

7) DONATE OLD CLOTHING.
Donate away your unwanted cloth!

8) PRACTISE PAPERLESS CULTURE
Means more Email, scan file and store in computer, use hanker chief instead of tissue and anything else would prevent you from using paper!

9) SHARE THIS MESSAGE.
Or you can ask them to view this blog! Hope it is helpful

Save The Blue-Green Planet Now!

Malaysia confirms first case of A(H1N1) flu




Seems like Malaysian have to take precaution and extra care when they have the common symptom of Influenza A(H1N1) Flu. Please do a body check up and wear a protection mask to avoid the virus contact to your friends & public. Please practise hygiene everybody.


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Source : thestar.com.my


By FOONG PEK YEE and DHARMENDER SINGH


KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia on Friday confirmed its first case of the A(H1N1) flu in a 21-year-old student who returned from the United States on Wednesday morning.

All the 192 passengers on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH091 from Newark on Wednesday are urged to contact the Health Ministry by calling 03-88810200 or 03-88810300

Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the case made Malaysia the 36th country to be affected by the virus.

“Malaysia is now on high alert,” said Liow, who is in London now, enroute to Geneva, for a World Health Organisation meeting. He added he would return earlier than his scheduled return next Friday.

Meanwhile, A statement by the Health Ministry's director-general, Dr. Ismail Merican, said the young man was hospitalised on Thursday for fever, sore throat and body aches.

Tests confirmed that he was infected with the A(H1N1) virus, the statement said. He is receiving anti-viral treatment and was in stable condition, it said.

Ismail said the ministry had contacted members of his family but they have not been placed under quarantine.

Ismail said his department was taking steps to protect public health and that there was no reason to panic.

Meanwhile, in Putrajaya, acting Health Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said later Friday that the fact that Malaysia’s first A(H1N1) patient managed to pass through the scanners at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) undetected was in no way indicative of scanners’ failure.

Kong said the scanners installed since the start of the global alert on the disease traced elevated body temperature levels in travellers coming into the country and did not pick out the 21-year-old student flying in from the United States as the symptoms were not showing yet.

He said the virus had a two to three day incubation period during which none of the symptoms linked to the disease were visible and that was why he passed undetected by the scanner after his flight landed at 7.15am on Wednesday.

He said the Health Ministry would continue to use the scanners at entry points and continue with all the precautionary measures it had taken since the global alert was first issued and there were no plans to tighten measures further.

“The ministry has taken all the possible precautionary measures to control and contain the disease after the WHO (World Health Organisation) issued a level five alert so we are calling on the public not to panic as the situation is under control.

“I also want to assure the people that we will make public any information related to the disease that we have just as we did with our first case confirmed today,” he said.

Meanwhile, Bernama reported that a man from Bukit Mertajam held under observation at the isolation ward of the Penang Hospital has been declared free of Influenza A (H1N1).

"We just got a report that the blood test on the 26-year-old man was negative," State Health, Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said when contacted by Bernama Friday.

A test on a sample of his blood had been sent to Kuala Lumpur.

The man was kept for observation Thursday after he was found to have fever and symptoms similar to those of Influenza A (H1N1) on his return from the United States.

Two weeks ago, a New Zealand tourist was admitted to the isolation ward of the hospital for suspected Influenza A (H1N1) but a blood test also showed up negative.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Petrol price - RON97 to cost 20sen more in Malaysia


So what do you guys think? a burden or a relief? as new oil RON95 will be selling at RM1.75 which is cheaper by 5 cent compare to the current RON97. How good is the quality of RON95 compare to RON97? I wont dare to try 1st. Well, I think we will know soon enough when ppl start filling in the new fuel.






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Source: thestar.com.my

PUTRAJAYA: The RON97 petrol will be sold at RM2 per liter effective Sept 1, which is 20 sen more than its current selling price once RON95 is available nationwide.

The RON97 will be sold as a premium petrol product while RON92, the cheapest petrol currently available, will be removed from the market.

The RON95 - to be sold at RM1.75 - would be available to consumers in stages effective Wednesday and all petrol stations nationwide would sell the product by Sept 1, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

“By Sept 1, RON97 will be the alternative petrol and a premium product.

Instead, the RON95 petrol will be the choice petrol for consumers and be rest assured, the product is of high quality and is good enough to be filled into even luxury and high-powered cars,” he said.

Ismail Sabri was speaking to reporters after the soft-launch of RON95 petrol here yesterday.

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to launch the nationwide sale of the petrol in September.

Ismail Sabri said the decision to phase out the RM1.70 per liter RON92 would not affect consumers as statistics show that only 5% to 10% of vehicle owners use the petrol, adding by paying only 5 sen a liter more, consumers would get to enjoy better quality petrol.

“I am pleased that petrol companies and the automotive industry players are supportive of the idea of having RON95 in the market.

What we provide for our consumers is much better than what is being enjoyed by others including those the United States, Japan and Europe,” he added.

He said at RM1.75 per litre, the government has to fork out 3 sen in subsidy for RON95 while a subsidy of 6 sen is paid for every liter of RON97, adding it could not be determined yet if there would be revenue for the government when RON97 be sold at RM2 as it all depend of the global petrol price.

“If it (petrol price) remains low, we can enjoy a bit of revenue but if it goes up higher, we have to subsidise more because the government has already pre-determined the selling price,” he said.

Ismail Sabri said the government, through his ministry has implemented various programmes to help the rakyat cushion the effect of an inrease in cost of living, including allocating RM812 million to kick off projects such as distribution of essential goods such as rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour and liquified petroleum gas (LPG).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

My Very Own Mini Zen Garden Version 2.01








Just a simple water feature for small home like mine... will update pic from time to time, hope you like it

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Technologies Good or Bad?


Well, how can one not agree that technologies has bring humans closer. We have internet, telephone, mobile phone, email and blog too.
The reason I am writing this article is because I am now sitting in a cafe and I saw a guy sitting on a table beside me act weirdly, his fingers and hand move all around his head. I watched his movement for few minutes then only I noticed that actually he is using 3G on his mobile phone to chat with his friend as he is deaf ( coz he is wearing a hearing aid ).
Well, you surely can't use the conventional mobile phone/phone to chat in that way. All good things come with bad things, as we can see the world today is suffering from polution, global warming, trees being cut down. All this happen is because of the technology we have! How sad :(
Hopefully future technologies will will be innovative enough to benefit both the humans and nature together. Cause I really can't stand the heat of the global warming right now (sweating) ! :)..

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Bourne ( Film )


This is one of my favorite movie of all times as the storyline is very realistic. I am wondering whether are they going to make fourth installment for this film. Hopefully there will be more installment.

wikipedia.org :Future
George Nolfi, who co-wrote The Bourne Ultimatum, will be writing the script of a fourth film, which will not be based on any of the novels by Robert Ludlum. Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass have been attached to the project, as well as Julia Stiles and Joan Allen.The release date was expected to be sometime in summer 2010, but the script is not complete and no actors have yet signed to the project.

Predictions that missed the mark

In 1894, the president of the Royal Society, William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, predicted that radio had no future. The first radio factory was opened five years later. Today, there are more than one billion radio sets in the world, tuned to more than 33 000 radio stations around the world. He also predicted that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible. The Wright Brother's first flight covered a distance equal to only half the length of the wingspan of a Boeing 747. He also said, "X-rays will prove to be a hoax."

In the 6th century BC Greek mathematician Pythagoras said that earth is round - but few agreed with him. Greek astronomer Aristarchos said in the 3rd century BC that earth revolves around the sun - but the idea was not accepted. In the 2nd century BC Greek astronomer Erastosthenes accurately measured the distance around the earth at about 40,000 km (24,860 miles) - but nobody believed him. In the 2nd century AD Greek astronomer Ptolemy stated that earth was the centre of the universe - most people believed him for the next 1,400 years.

In the early 20th century a world market for only 4 million automobiles was made because "the world would run out of chauffeurs." Shortly after the end of World War II (1945), the whole of Volkswagen, factory and patents, was offered free to Henry Ford II. He dismissed the Volkswagen Beetle as a bad design. Today, more than 70 million motorcars are produced every year. The Beetle became one of the best-selling vehicles of all time.

The telephone was not widely appreciated for the first 15 years because people did not see a use for it. In fact, in the British parliament it was mentioned there was no need for telephones because "we have enough messengers here." Western Union believed that it could never replace the telegraph. In 1876, an internal memo read: "This telephone has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication." Even Mark Twain, upon being invited by Alexander Graham Bell to invest $5 000 in the new invention, could not see a future in the telephone.

Irish scientist, Dr. Dionysius Lardner (1793 - 1859) didn't believe that trains could contribute much in speedy transport. He wrote: "Rail travel at high speed is not possible, because passengers ' would die of asphyxia' [suffocation]." Today, trains reach speeds of 500 km/h.

In 1927, H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, asked, "Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" In 1936, Radio Times editor Rex Lambert thought "Television won't matter in your lifetime or mine."

In 1943, Thomas Watson, the chairman of IBM forecast a world market for "maybe only five computers." Years before IBM launched the personal computer in 1981, Xerox had already successfully designed and used PCs internally... but decided to concentrate on the production of photocopiers. Even Ken Olson, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, said in 1977, "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."

After the invention of the transistor in 1947, several US electronics companies rejected the idea of a portable radio. Apparently it was thought nobody would want to carry a radio around. When Bell put the transistor on the market in 1952 they had few takers apart from a small japanese start-up called Sony. They introduced the transistor radio in 1954.

In 1894, A.A. Michelson, who with E.W. Morley seven years earlier experimentally demonstrated the constancy of the speed of light, said that the future of science would consist of "adding a few decimal places to the results already obtained."

In 1954, a concert manager fired Elvis Presley, saying, "You ought to go back to driving a truck." In 1962, Decca Records rejected the Beatles, "We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out."

In 1966, Time Magazine predicted, "By 2000, the machines will be producing so much that everyone in the U.S. will, in effect, be independently wealthy." In that year too CoCo Chanel said about miniskirts: "It's a bad joke that won't last. Not with winter coming."

Sometimes a few decimal places make a massive difference. Library House explains that investment banks rely on computer models to direct trading activity; in August 2007, Goldman Sachs’ hedge funds and other quant funds were left exposed by a series of market swings, each of which their software predicted would occur only once every 100,000 years. Goldman Sachs required a $3 billion (€1.9 billion) bailout, with other banks joining the hand-out queue.

Perhaps the guy who got it wrong most was the commissioner of the US Office of Patents: in 1899, Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, assured President McKinley that "everything that can be invented has been invented."

To prophesy is extremely difficult - especially with regard to the future. - Chinese proverb

Redang Island - 2 months to go!





Blonde Pole Dancer ( 18SX )




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Friday, May 1, 2009

X-Men Origins : Wolverine


Cast
Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine: The mutant and future X-Men member. Jackman, who played Wolverine in the previous films, has also become producer of the film via his company Seed Productions, and earned $20 million for the film. Jackman underwent a high intensity weight training regimen to bulk up for his role. He changed the program to shock the body into change and also performed cardiovascular workouts. Jackman noted no digital touches were applied to his physique in a shot of him rising from the tank within which Wolverine has his bones coated in adamantium.
Troye Sivan as James Howlett: Casting directors cast Sivan as the young Wolverine after seeing him sing at the Channel Seven Perth Telethon, and he was accepted after sending in an audition tape.Kodi Smit-McPhee was originally cast in the role, when filming was originally beginning in December 2007, but he opted out to film The Road.

Liev Schreiber as Victor Creed / Sabretooth: Logan's brother and fellow soldier. Jackman and Hood compared Wolverine and Sabretooth's relationship to the Borg-McEnroe rivalry in the world of tennis: Sabretooth hates him because he loved and needed his brother, inspired by Dog Logan, Wolverine's sibling in Origin, but is too proud to admit he needs him back. Tyler Mane, who played him in X-Men, had hoped to reprise the role.Jackman worked with Schreiber before, and described him as having a competitive streak necessary to portray Sabretooth. They "egged" each other on set to perform more and more stunts. Schreiber put on 40 lb (18 kg) of muscle for the part,and described Sabretooth as the most monstrous role he ever played. As a child, he loved the Wolverine comics because of their unique "urban sensibility". Schreiber had studied to be a fight choreographer and wanted to be a dancer like Jackman, so he enjoyed working out their fight scenes.

Michael-James Olsen as Young Victor Creed: James's half-brother.

Peter O'Brien as John Howlett: Victor's father and James's adoptive father.

Alice Parkinson as Elizabeth Howlett: James's mother.

Aaron Jeffery as Thomas Logan: James's real father.

Danny Huston as William Stryker: Schreiber was originally in negotiations for the part, while Brian Cox, who played the character in X2, wanted to reprise the role. He believed computer-generated imagery, similar to the program applied to Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen in the opening flashback of X-Men: The Last Stand, would allow him to appear as the younger Stryker. Huston liked the complex Stryker, who "both loves and hates mutants because his son was a mutant and [drove] his wife [to suicide]. So he understands what they're going through, but despises their [destructive] force." He compared the character to a racehorse breeder, who rears his mutant experiments like children but abandons them when something goes wrong.

Lynn Collins as Kayla Silverfox: Wolverine's love interest and later captive of Stryker. Michelle Monaghan turned down the role because of scheduling conflicts, despite her enthusiasm to work with Jackman.

Taylor Kitsch as Remy LeBeau / Gambit: A Cajun thief who has the ability to charge any object he touches with potential energy, forcing it to explode. The size of the object determines the magnitude of the resulting explosion. He is also skilled in the use of a bo staff.

Daniel Henney as David North / Agent Zero: A member of the Weapon X program and an expert tracker with lethal marksman skills.

will.i.am as John Wraith: A teleporting mutant. It is Will.i.am's major film debut. Although he initially did not get on with the casting director, he got the role because he wanted to play a mutant with the same power as Nightcrawler. He enrolled in boot camp to get into shape for the part. When filming a fight, he scarred his knuckles after accidentally punching and breaking the camera.

Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson / Deadpool: A wisecracking mercenary who can heal like Wolverine. Reynolds had been interested in playing the character in his own film since 2003. Originally, Reynolds was only going to cameo as Wilson but the role grew after he was cast.

Kevin Durand as Frederick J. Dukes / Blob: A mutant with an indestructible layer of skin. In the film's early sequences, he is skinny, but years later, he has gained an enormous amount of weight.

Dominic Monaghan as Chris Bradley / Bolt: A mutant who can manipulate electricity.
Tahyna Tozzi as Emma Frost: A mutant with the powers of telepathy and turning her skin into diamond.X2 writer Dan Harris said that Sigourney Weaver would have played Emma Frost in X-Men: The Last Stand if Bryan Singer had stayed on to direct.

Scott Adkins as Weapon XI: Weapon XI has powers "pooled" from many other mutants killed or kidnapped in the film, including Wolverine's healing factor, Cyclops' optic blasts, Deadpool's martial arts ability and Wraith's teleportation ability. He also has retractable blades from his arm capable of killing Wolverine. He's the final antagonist of the film, having been genetically altered to be the ultimate mutant killer.