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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Cameron Highlands, 24th October 2006

It was the first day of Hari Raya.











Since my parents were in KL, we decided to go to Cameron Highlands for a one day trip as all the hotels were fully booked.
Altho I know it'll be a very tiring trip, I've got no complains due to the fact that my parents are aging and they very seldom come to KL for holidays. I knew I can never repay them enough for the sacrifices they have made while bringing me up.

We started our journey at 6.00am. Reached Tapah @ 7.15am. We were halfway up the hill when we and many others had to stop due to a fallen tree trunk in the middle of the road. Thanks to the Orang Asli's who cut the tree trunks, we managed to continue our long, winding journey. It took us one hour to reach Ringlet and then Tanah Rata. On the way to Brinchang, we stopped at Cameron Valley Tea House. We took a very nice photo overseeing the hills.


We continued our journey to BOH Tea Plantation at Sg Palas. Everyone was dizzy when we arrived. I regretted for not stopping more frequently, as my parents are not young anymore, and couldn't stand the long, winding journey. Anyway, we had breakfast and tried the variety of teas there namely: Gunung Chantik, Bukit Cheding, Palas Supreme and other flavoured and scented teas.



Very soon, we were on our way down. We stopped at EQ Farm to pluck our own strawberries but to our dismay, their workers were on holidays and we were not allowed to pluck the strawberries ourselves. Then at Kea Farm, we had hoped to stop at the morning market, but to my surprise, there were too many people. We finally stopped at a souvenir shop along the way. We proceeded to have lunch at Brinchang. Then moved on to Cactus Valley. It's a nice place to visit. Entrance fee is RM4 per person. Here we took many photos of the cactus, flowers and sceneries.

It was already 3.00 pm when we finished touring the Cactus Valley. My dad decided that we leave as not to get caught up in the terrible jam. We bought some corns and veges, and left. At Tapah, we detoured to Kampar and met up with May's parents for dinner. Pretty soon, we were on our way back to KL. We arrived at 10.00pm and I remember on that particular day, Man Utd hammered Liverpool 2-0. Sigh.....
Cracks @ The Curve B1 Carpark




I was at The Curve last Saturday 28/10/06. As I walk to B1 to collect my car, I noticed these cracks on the wall. I guess it's not structural crack, so guys....don't worry.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Motorola V3X




I've been using a Nokia 8310 for 4 years now. It's high time for me to change to a new phone. Taking 3G into consideration with budget constraint, I've finally shortlisted 2 phones, Nokia 6280 and Motorola V3X. Finally, I bought a V3X.


Basically, the specs are:

- UMTS(3G) 384 kbps

- Weight 125g (quite heavy tho')

- Dimension ( 99 x 55 x 20mm), 89 cc

- Display TFT 256K colours, 240 x 320 pixels

- External display 65K colours, 96 x 80 pixels

- Ringtones: polyphonic 24 channels, MP3

- Phonebook 1000 x 20 fields

- Cardslot microSD up to 512MB

- Internal memory 64MB

- GPRS Class 10 (32-48 kbps)

- Bluetooth v1.2

- Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML

- Camera 2.0 MP, 1600 x 1200 pixels

- Video, flash

This V3X seems to be user friendly. I like the 3G function very much, altho' there are not many friends of mine who are using 3G. Currently Maxis is having a promotion. 7am-7pm normal call rates, 7pm-7am FOC. I've been 3G-ing with Chrissaro very frequent nowadays....and it's great to be having this kind of technology.

For those of you who are wondering how fun 3G is, wait till u try it yourself....

Monday, October 09, 2006

Ping Pong Table @ Teluk Intan ~ October 2006



Life in Teluk Intan is pretty bored. Each day after work, we will be wondering what to do. After rounds of snooker, mahjong, cho dai di, blah, blah, blah.....we decided to get a ping pong table. The table costs us RM360...shared by 4 person. So, it's a worthwhile sports activity 'in the house'...

Saturday, September 02, 2006

TELUK INTAN, 2nd Sept 2006

I've started with my new job in Teluk Intan.
It's a new development of 202 shop/houses at Taman Impiana 2.
It's kinda challenging, new tasks, different type of management and lots of planning needed. Well, hopefully everything goes well....

Teluk Intan is quite a small town, but it's quite comfortable here.
Population here consists of majority Chinese, with Malays and Indians completing a harmonious multi racial community.

Not much could be done here, especially after working hours.
Night spots are dull, with merely less than 5 customers on weekday and not more than 10 on weekends. So, I'd just stay in the hostel, watch some dvds, play some games and sleep.
This is all I would do everyday.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Lady in the Water

This is a very lousy movie.....I don't understand the whole movie, it's something like a bedtime story, where there is no sense in everything.

Could have probably won the lousiest movie of the year.....

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

WORLD CUP 2006...Fanatics....Part 3

I love this game.....




who cares what the score is anyway...Brazillian babe on the loose.....


Can I have one of those?

Shout all you want...Argentina has crashed out in the Quarterfinal. But I would be happy if you could stay for a few more days.....

The new German face...Germany football has evolved, it's more interesting, so are the babes.

No wonder Italy reaches the final.... with this kind of inspiration, I bet they are gonna take the World Cup.....yummy!!!!




WORLD CUP 2006...Fanatics....Part 2

Here comes the scary photos....
"Big Momma : Son, you better do well or I'll see you in Hell...." No wonder Ivory Coast played some good and interesting football, but unfortunately crashed out in the early stages.
"Mana ada semangat...bang...." Ghana fans with their usual drums and whistles.
Superstitious three headed monster. Mexico showed improvement but has no luck.

Chezh-mate. Despite at no.2 in the FIFA world rankings before the tournament, they are out in the early round.

Oh my God. Hooligan in bikini. No wonder Lampard, Gerard and Carragher can't score from the spot kick.




WORLD CUP 2006...Fanatics...Part 1

The world cup 2006 is getting nearer to an end. It's just so fast, time really flies.

Ever wonder why some teams do well, and some just underperform? Maybe these photos will tell you why....




Equador boleh....no wonder they reach the last 16.

Nasty Swedish babe...Sweden too, reaches the last 16.

Holland...lucky to be in the round of 16. But unlucky to crash out too early.

Maybe you should take off the jersey and show us the bikini. Then Poland might go futher.

Nice bikini and babe....but Paraguay crash our in the prelim rounds. Maybe my "bikini" theory isn't true after all....

Thursday, June 29, 2006

MOVIES



Suddenly I felt that I haven't watch a movie for quite some time.
It's true tho', I recall the last movie that I've seen is "The New World"....trust me, this movie sucks....

I guess I'll spend some time over the weekend to watch these movies:

- The fast and furious - my fren rate this 9/10
- Superman Returns
- Take the Lead
- The Omen
- 16 Blocks
- Cars - worth watching or not? can anyone tell me?
- X-men: The Last Stand
- Da Vinci Code

Monday, May 22, 2006

CAMBODIA, ANGKOR WAT - 13th to 17th May 2006




This is our first trip to Cambodia, so we decided to focus on Siem Reap and Angkor Wat.

We spent our first day visiting the cultural village, just to get an idea on the Cambodians lifestyle and culture. Quite a big place to walkabout which cost us $9. We spent the whole evening there.

2nd day marked our real exposure on the temples of Angkor Wat. We started with Angkor Thom South Gate, to Bayon. This temple is huge. We were really excited. We continued with Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants, Thommanom, Ta Keo, Ta Phrom and Banteay Kdei in the morning. Just like what everyone recommended, Ta Phrom, the jungle temple is very artistic with huge tree roots all over the temple. Ta Keo is nice and huge too. In the afternoon we finally step foot in Angkor Wat. It's magnificient. No wonder it's one of the 7 wonders of the world. It took 30 years to build, only with manpower. We climbed up the hill to Phnom Bakheng to see the sunset, but rain caused us to rush down in 5 mins, which took us 15 mins to climb.

On the 3rd day, we went northeast of Angkor Wat. Our first stop was Prasat Kravarn. I like this temple. Then there is Pre Rup, East Mebon, Banteay Srei, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. Today is a short day in the temples, and we headed back to Siem Reap Central Market where the girls did most of their shopping. Being unsatisfied, we went back to Phnom Bakheng in the evening and managed to see the sunset. There were about 300 others at the same time waiting for the sun to set.

4th day was dedicated to Tonle Sap Lake and the Roluos Group. The lake tour took us 1 hour and 30 mins. At the centre of the lake, we could feel like being in the middle of the sea. This is the feeling we get from the biggest lake in South East Asia. Later, we went to the Roluos Group, consist of Lolei, Preah Ko and Bakong. It's the end of our temple visit and we headed back to town for some souvenirs.
5th day was a rest day. We packed our bags and came back to Malaysia.

Breakdown of our expenditure:
Air Asia Ticket RM143.00.
Cultural village ticket $9.00.
3 day Angkor Wat pass $40.00.
Boat ride $8.00.
Taxi $80/4 = $20.00.
Hotel $60/4 = $15.00.
Airport tax $25.00.
Food $30.00.
Misc $50.00.

TOTAL = RM143 + USD197
Worth it or not? You tell me.....

Monday, April 03, 2006

SERI PURI BBQ - 18th Feb 2006

18th Feb 2006: 4.00pm, the sky was dark... and it drizzled a little. Everyone looked worried. It has been raining every evening since the last 2 weeks. There was nothing we could do, so we took a short nap, after busy preparing all our stuff since last night.

We woke up at 6.00pm, with a clear bright sky. May looked relieved and happy. So is everyone else.

Everyone started shifting food and stuff to the bbq pit. Being the former troop leader myself, I started the fire with ease. Soon after, the fire got bigger and that's when the crowd started pouring in. There were May's 2 brothers, Pangky and GF(the food loving couple), Rolando(unable to find a partner), Chrissaro & GF(always late), Tang Tang & GF(ever smiling couple), Yvonne & 2 GFs(balanced up the boy-girl ratio), Jason(hoping to strike), Cina Goh & GF(also late), Danny & co(yet another new partner), Mick Song & GF(arrived late, ate a lot n left early) and Alan Yong & wife(the only non-bachelor couple).

It started well, the golden bbq chicken, cumin/chilly chicken satay, yellowish corn, etc. Everyone ate happily. Of course, some guys tried to approached the gals. They chit-chatted, laughed, exchanged numbers, and well....only God knows what happens.....

Halfway thru, we managed to finished the chicken satay. Leftovers are the chicken wings. We proceed to my house, of course, with only one aim...drink, drink and drink. It's more like the survival of the fittest. We played games and losers reluctantly drank cup after cup. Of course if it's the gals who lost and unwilling to drink, we'd propose the easy way out which is to strip. Hehe.... We were unlucky because all the gals are good drinkers.

Towards the end, we could see some clowns walking around the house looking for toilet, altho he just went in half an hour ago. While peeing, he would whistle and sang songs like "Mary had a little lamb, little lamb.....".

It turned out to be a good bbq and a happy evening. Everyone enjoyed themselves. I look forward to having this kind of party more often. Hey, guess what....my birthday is coming!