Thursday, December 28, 2006

Happy New Year


I will be *off* from tomorrow onwards, will see you in 2007!!! Happy New Year.....

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

2nd wish down....

Hey!! Hey!! got my second wish - the Wilson Triad 145 Squash Racquet at half price from the Jusco Mid Valley..had to rush there today as there were limited units left (thanks to info from Gene and Dan) and the queue!! wahliao damn long...Mega sale mah....
I think I'll stop spending here...too much investment already.. ;-)

Festive jeer....

No festive cheers.....we lost again...2-0 to Sunderland....a very big *SIGH*

United: Warner, Foxe, Ehiogu (Kilgallon 72), Heath, Lewis, Richardson, Douglas, Derry (Healy 72), Westlake, Beckford (Moore 72), Kandol. Subs: Sullivan, Howson.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

One Wish down....

Got one of my wishes...the iPod Nano 2GB...3 more wishes to go? check out My Christmas Wish

RIP Mr Brown

James Brown (3rd May 1933) *Godfather of soul*, dies at 73

1933-2006

Rest in Peace....

I FEEL GOOD

Saturday, December 23, 2006

A disappointing draw....

What a disappointing draw at home....0-0 with Hull City...*sigh*...relegation to Division 1? I sure hope NOT

United:
Warner, Richardson, Ehiogu, Heath, Lewis, Douglas, Derry, Howson, Westlake, Blake (Healy 71), Kandol. Subs: Sullivan, Carole, Moore, Kilgallon.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Office Christmas Graffitti



Merry Christmas everybody!!!!

We wish you a merry Christmas;

We wish you a merry Christmas;

We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year;

Good Tiddings we bring to you and your kin;

Good Tiddings for Christmas and a Happy New Year

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding;

Oh, bring us a figgy pudding and a cup of good cheer

We won't go until we get some;

We won't go until we get some;

We won't go until we get some, so bring some out here

We wish you a merry Christmas;

We wish you a merry Christmas;

We wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year;

The Christmas Tree @ the office

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Luxurious Loo....

Malaysia is spending RM400k per toilet!!!! There will be 23 of them, *strategically* placed around KL in conjunction with Visit Malayisa Year 2007. The toilets are very *canggih*, fully automated, they can self clean and to use them, RM1.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

yes...its very true!!

its very true...we're really obsessed with *EST* (it's true... & We're obsessed.....), another proof to this is Genting's First World Hotel. Its the largest hotel in the world and Guinness World Records is confirming this under "Feats of Engineering for Big Buildings". A total of 6,118 rooms, more by 1000 rooms compared to the previous *champion* MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Vegas - 5,005 rooms.

In fact the whole of Genting has more than 10,000 rooms (total of 6 hotels)
www.genting.com.my

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

My Christmas wish...part 2

I have upped my Christmas wish...instead of a Nokia N73...it's now the N95...a totally awesome, all in one phone...its way pricey but hey!!...check out the features on GSMarena

Another bites the dust...

there goes another...En Rasedi has left the building...it was nice working with you, all the best in your future undertakings and do keep in touch!!!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Aren't you worried?

of course you're not....but I am!...still no news...then again...its the holiday season...

....miracle can happen?

Not only we need Mr Wise's magic (which I've not seen so far...), we need a Christmas Miracle to turn Leeds around after another 0-1 lost to Ipswich....

LEEDS UNITED: Stack, Douglas, Westlake, Lewis (Horsfield 88), Richardson, Nicholls, Heath, Foxe, Derry (Carole 62), Moore (Healy 75), Kandol. Subs: Kilgallon, Warner.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Doha Double Delight

2 Asian Games gold from squash...Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee, Congratulations!!!

World Number 1, Nicol downed defending Champion Rebecca Chiu of Hong Kong, 9-0, 9-3, 9-3 in 34 minutes. Nicol lost out to Rebecca 4 years ago and now has a sweet revenge.

And defending Champion, Beng Hee downed compatriot, Azlan Iskandar, 5-9, 9-1, 10-9, 9-5 which lasted 73 minutes.

"There is no thought of revenge. It is more about wanting to win that medal. She is a hard player to play and I had to keep her out of her comfort zone.
"It was a good match and I feel really ecstatic. It was the last day of the last tournament of the year and there was so much pressure on both girls leading into the game. It has been a great year and a great way to finish off by winning here."



The toll rates are out!!!

Do you believe it?! An increase of 30 sens to RM1. And at LDP, the rates are up by 60 sens and KESAS up 70 sens..thank god, I don't use the highway frequent!!

Toll rates graphic courtesy of the The Sun

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Interesting Map


Interesting map....thanks to Carol....

NKOTB's Merry, Merry Christmas Album

I'm looking for NKOTB's Merry, Merry Christmas Album, anybody has got a copy, to sell or loan (then i can rip them to MP3s). Originally released in 1989.

Colleagues or friends?

Caught an episode of *House* last night on AXN, it was about a lesbian pair, one of them wanted to break up and was ill that she couldn't sleep for 10 days....however that part did not catch my attention!! it was more on Cameron and Foreman *side* story...Cameron accused Foreman of stealing her report on some research...she put the report on House's table 3 months earlier and Foreman got his on his table just 2 weeks ago and got sign off or something by House...a twist in the situation led Cameron thinking and approach Foreman at the end (of the episode) to make up and said they should apologize to each other blah blah blah....and here comes the best part...Foreman's reply -

10 years from now, when meet up at a church or at a convention (a long this line lah...can't remember exactly!!) we're just gonna shake hands, give a hug thats all...we're just colleagues not friends!!!

So what are you, a colleague? or a friend?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

heart attack

I'm getting a heart attack...yet another lost at home to Derby 0-1...while they are flying high second in the championship, we're lying in the relegation zone...and Mr Wise is confident that we'll dig out of this!!! I sure hope he's right...

UNITED: Stack, Foxe, Ehiogu, Heath, Crainey, Blake, Douglas, Derry, Lewis Carole 89), Healy (Moore 67}, Kandol. Subs: Warner, Richardson, Howson.

Friday, December 08, 2006

It's true...

It's true, we're really *obsessed* with *est* (see we're obsessed.....), and i can verify this again...this time we want to build an even LONGER forest canopy walk in the world!! we've already got the LONGEST one in Pahang, at the National Park. The new one which is near Kenyir Lake, Terengganu will be 400 meters longer than the National Park one. And it costs RM5 million to build. Its cofirmed! We're an obsessed lot....

Thursday, December 07, 2006

My Christmas Wish

All I want for christmas is my two front tee..... naw!! I have my teeth intact....what i need is

A new squash racquet.....haven't figured out the brand and model yet (any suggestions?)...but must be around 110-130grams..muahahahahahah!!!

IPod Nano 2GB?!

Oakley XX Sunglasses

Nokia N70 or N73 Cellphone

D-Day?!

D-Day 31st January 2007?! I sure hope NOT !!!

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH ME

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My Fav plane...the Voight F4U Corsair...

The Voight F4U Corsair is a classic plane designed with an outsized propeller and "bent" wings that makes it AWESOME. With the huge 2,804 cubic inch (46 liter) Double Wasp air-cooled radial engine developing 1,850 hp (1,380.6 kW), the only way to convert that kind of horsepower efficiently into thrust was with a huge Hamilton Standard Hydromatic, 3 blade prop which measured 13 feet 4 inches (4.06 meters) in diameter. It was first launched in 1st May 1940.

And how was I introduced to this plane..a classic television series back in the 70's called Baa Baa Black Sheep starring Robert Conrad as Major Greg "Pappy" Boyington and his World War II Black Sheep Squadron.

Monday, December 04, 2006

a home draw....

Leeds drew at home...a 2-2 Yorkshire derby with Barnsley. According to Mr Wise, we could have won but couldn't convert those chances...and who saved the day? The loan duo Kandol and Ehiogu. Well Mr Wise seems optimistic towards the coming games...we'll have to see...

United: Stack, Douglas, Ehiogu, Heath, Crainey, Kandol, Derry (Richardson 64), Westlake, Lewis, Blake (Healy 80), Moore (Carole 88).
Subs Not Used: Warner, Beckford.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Really like Genting....

I swear it looks and feel like in Genting Highlands again...it was misty/foggy..and in Shah Alam it looked like Genting Highland after a downpour...very misty, dark and no sunlight thru at all



Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Some news on the toll rates

Some analyst are suggesting motorists to be prepared for an increase of between 10 sen and RM1 on toll charges on the earlier mention highways.

The analysts, who spoke on condition of anonymity, agreed that the increase was no surprise, having been stated on the concession agreements.

an away lost...

A 10-man Leeds lost to Burnley 0-1...Foxe got sent off for a second yellow card (hand ball)...a consolation goal from Healy what can i say...

United: Stack, Foxe (Sent-off 53), Heath, Ehiogu, Crainey, Douglas, Westlake, Derry, Lewis (Healy 72), Moore (Horsfield 72), Blake (Kandol 53). Subs: Carole, Warner.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Toll rates up come 01/01/2007

Yup, toll rates are up...luckily for the following concessionaires only...touch wood

- Guthrie Corridor Expressway
- Karak Highway
- Grand Saga Cheras-Kajang Highway
- Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong (LDP)
- Kesas Shah Alam Highway


how much? dunno...not mentioned...

We're obsessed.....

Its true....Malaysian are obsessed with the longest, tallest, biggest, fastest....anything *est* at the back we want it....if not in the world, in Asia will do too. We'll want it to be the Guiness records...some of the *est*

- Tallest tower (at one time) - Petronas Twin tower
- Longest *yee sang*
- strongest man and woman - pulling an airplane with the hair
- first woman to the south pole
- 1st sailor round the world
- etc.....

and now..
- the world longest undersea cable from Sarawak to Peninsular Malaysia
- the world biggest palm oil company in the world with the merger of Guthrie, Golden Hope and Sime Darby

Monday, November 27, 2006

Nicol is still the champ...

The longest women's final on record, and one of the classics as well...and Nicol only led in the fifth game...phew...and she has now extended her winning streak to 33 matches...the result Nicol-Natalie 1-9, 9-7, 3-9, 9-5, 9-2.
"I'm so glad that match is over!

"In the first I was just waiting to see if she was going to try to do something from the back corners, but she just kept it going, which made me want to do things and I made a few errors.

"She was giving nothing away, and at times I was wondering what I could do.

"I had to reassess my game and play safe for a long time. I was having doubts about my shots as she was getting them all back, so I just had to not give anything away.

"There were rallies and rallies, crazy rallies all the time - I was forced to wait as she was giving me nothing to attack."

"Then, in the end, she gave me a few opportunities. In the fifth I had to make sure I got a lead, and I had just enough left to take it on from there.

"I'm so pleased with the way I played, it took so much to be patient, not to go for shots just for the sake of it.

"I didn't realise how much pressure I was under until the last shot, then it all just hit me. At the end my head just went, the sudden relief hit me.

"It was my first time as number one and world champion, and I knew everyone was expecting me to win, so at the end I just let it all out."

A BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Crucial away win....

It was a crucial away win... a 2-1 win @ Plymouth, goals from Blakey and Lewis...now we're out of the relegation zone....yipee!!! please keep it up....


UNITED: Stack, Foxe, Heath, Kilgallon, Crainey, Douglas, Derry, Westlake, Lewis, Moore (Carole 80), Blake (Kandol 68). Subs: Healy, Horsfield, Warner.

Friday, November 24, 2006

in comes Ugo, out goes Sully....

Mr Wise has brought in Ugo Ehiogu from Boro on loan until January to biff up the defense which has been *leaky* lately, he has also brought in a six-footer striker Tresor Kandol on loan too

Monday, November 20, 2006

looks and feels like Genting.....

Nope it's not haze, i can assure you that...it's cool, it's smells ok....just like Genting...aahhh

Doomed to stay in the Championship for another season....

It looks like we're doomed to stay in the Championship for another season...or worst drop to the 1st Division. Another loss, to Southampton this time 3-0...

United: Stack, Foxe, Heath, Kilgallon, Crainey, Blake, Derry, Douglas, Lewis (Beckford 70), Horsfield (Moore 55), Healy. Subs Not Used: Warner, Westlake, Johnson.

Friday, November 17, 2006

There's definitely a new hope for me....

May the Force be with me.....

Thursday, November 16, 2006

MS ZUNE review


MS ZUNE review....check it out...from Computerworld

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

PS3 and Zune

Anyone bought the PS3? heard it doesn't play older games...but still, its selling like hot cakes in Japan...it was sold out before lunch time at most stores on the first day 11/11/2006...a total of 88,400 units....interestingly it comes in 2 models - 60GB and 20GB HDD

and Microsoft is launching the Zune today...Price at USD249.99, just in time for Christmas...comes in black, brown and white, 30GB and wifi....

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Force

a new hope is drawing nearer...may the force be with me

Monday, November 13, 2006

Massive win!!

Blakey's the man...he's double inspired Leeds to a comfortable victory over Colchester. Creswell scored the other...Leeds 3, Colchester 0. Don't be too carried away, we're still in the relegation zone.

United:
Stack, Foxe, Heath, Kilgallon, Crainey, Douglas, Derry, Lewis (Westlake 76), Blake, Cresswell (Beckford 90), Horsfield (Moore 63). Subs: Warner, Johnson.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My cellphone history...


My First Cellphone the Nokia 2146E back in 1996...y
ou could use it to eat crabs :-)

It was too bulky later, the ericssons were much smaller and lighter but I was still a Nokia guy, found this cost effective, small and lighter model the 5130

Soon the phone died, upgraded to the 3310. it was one of the first few phones with melodies you can download (by SMS that is!!) or compose yourself. Btw this phone is durable, dropped it couple of times, infact dropped it into the drain, took it up, dried it with a hair dryer and walah it still works!! then later it got really wet in the rain and *kapooted* :-P

Took me 2 weeks to decide what phone to buy (it was paradise...no phone calls) after 3310 *kapoot*, finally decided on the 6150, this was even smaller than all my previous phones, had problems locating it a couple of times and all the while it was in my shirt pocket :-D. It was a cool phone, my first wap and GPRS feature phone...was browsing all the time, even when on the go.

The 6150 lasted very long, it was a cool phone but soon it died, the firmware was beginning to give problems, and the peer pressure was it had no COLOR screen and no camera. Opt for the new 6101 at that time, it got released a week earlier...it was cool, it had a simple VGA camera, EDGE, clampshell and it had COLOR.

Wife's Samsung died and wanted a phone, liked my 6101, says Nokia always better...she took mine and had to find a replacement quick...without hesitation, took the company phone subsidy and got the BenQ-Siemens S88...what i can say...ok lar...wished it was a Nokia...

Btw, I'm still using my same Digi number since 1997 at that time they were known as Mutiara Swisscom providing Digi 1800. Other players were Celcom 011 & 019, Emartel 013 (then to TM and now Celcom), Binariang 012 (now Maxis), Sapura's Adam 017 (then to Time and now Maxis) and Mobikom's Mobifon 018 (it died...). Why i chose Digi, i dunno, maybe it was always a smarter choice :-D

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Habit...

The habits back...we're letting in goals at the last few minutes...sigh...a lost 3-2 to Barnsley...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

we lost...what can i say...

Dennis says he's not happy...I'm certainly not happy...is Ken Bates happy? a lost to Preston 4-1..this used to be our hunting ground....sigh...


UNITED:
Stack, Kelly, Butler, Kilgallon, Lewis, Moore (Blake 49), Derry, Westlake, Johnson (Horsfield 49), Healy, Cresswell. Subs: Richardson, Foxe, Warner.

Monday, October 30, 2006

we won?

We won?! We won?! YES!!!! we won! we won! we finally did win... a 2-0 win over Southend...lets hope we keep this momentum Mr Wise....a goal from Moore 6 minutes before half time and Leeds wrapped it up when Blake curled home a fine 20-yard free-kick at the 88th minute.

UNITED: Stack, Kelly, Butler, Kilgallon, Lewis (Booked ), Moore (Richardson 60), Douglas (Booked), Derry (Booked), Johnson (Westlake 86), Cresswell, Healy (Blake 80). Subs: Warner, Foxe.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Cook with Jamie

The Wise man has spoken....

Leeds United's new manager Dennis Wise has told the players to show their nasty side in their bid to arrest their dismal Championship run.

"They're down on confidence and I told them I wanted them to be the Leeds of old," said the 39-year-old.

"I want nastiness and togetherness and I've explained that to them. The fans get behind them and they're fantastic."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

clear skies once again

clear skies once again, 26/10/2006 13:20, CP Tower