Monday, August 27, 2007

Oh My Paris....

Yes, it's Paris Hilton. I bet you guys couldn't agree with me more, that Paris is one of the sexiest women alive. Altho there has been much gossips and rumours circulating about her, I still think that putting aside the attitude and lifestyle, she is perfect! Recently, she has been included in the new GQ Germany. Paris, you really brighten up our lives.....


EPL Game 4

Well, as what I believe I am not, a football pundit. Of all the scores I predicted, I only got 1 right. West Ham 1-1 Wigan. Anyway, I predicted a win for Liverpool, Villa, Chelsea, Birmingham and Man Utd, which I got right. Not bad huh? But not good enough....

Here's the result of last week's action.

Spurs was the better team last night, with efforts after efforts, but coultn't get the ball into the net. Berbatov was good...but not good enough. In the end, Nani made the difference. Credit should also go to Man Utd defenders. A bit sloppy, but managed all 3 points.

As predicted, Man City lost it's game. "Mm si tak kang leh pai la peng iu...." (Not everyday is a Sunday la fren...). Roy boy also couldn't keep up, losing 0-2 to the Livercools.... Chelsea, again won by a small margin 1-0. They have been winning with 1-0 scoreline since the last 2 seasons, and proved efficient. 3 full points, but the question is....wether this is the true quality of a title contender? I doubt it.....

As usual, predictions for Game 5...

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Happy 50th Merdeka

' His engine is burning hot. He can feel his adrenalin pumping fast. He is set to accelerate with full throttle...there he goes, speeding with momentum, steadily, charging towards his destination; displaying his skills no one has ever seen before...all of a sudden....
He couldn't move, his body hurts, everyone sorrounded him. "Hey, are you ok? Don't scare us man...are you ok?" He was stretchered to the sidelines. He couldn't believe what has just happened. Is it just mere bad luck? Or some stupid fellas trying to sabo him? He's still in the state of shock! '

Chris Rooney has just been tackled from behind by the opponents' best centre half, Chong Fa-Bi, voted last season's best young player of the year. He thought he twisted his ankle...but worse is about to come. He went for a scan, found out that his ankle ligaments were torn. It's not life threatening, but it's a big blow to his football career. He'll be out for at least 6 months. Knowing that he'll have to go under the knife soon, and considering the fact that age is catching up, he has decided to hang up his boots, forever.... It's a very difficult decision to make. Luckily he has a 2nd job to sustain his posh lifestyle. He works part time as a computer scientist at Mxxxxnxxxxa, Subang Jaya.

He went for an ankle operation last week. We SMS'ed the day after, and I recalled something that he wrote. He said that "...it's very difficult to move around, it's a pity to those crippled ones..."

Well, this reminds me of a Petronas commercial on TV, about a 50 over year old man, crippled, but quite successfull. He mentioned to two young kids in Bahasa Melayu, "you have to work hard if you want to achieve something...'tapi, ingat, jalan mesti ke depan, bukan ke belakang...' "

I also recalled what I saw during my visit to Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I saw many mine-victims.

Some of them were crippled from their younger days. Nevertheless, they are still alive and indeed very self reliant and hardworking, earning every little penny for their daily expenses. Many are beggers, but some sell books and souvenirs to earn more money, hoping to send their younger brothers and sisters to school. They never give up, despite all the thorny roads they have to go thru. Therefore, to all who are reading this right now, please, never ever give up. Even if you are depressed, unhappy, treated unfairly, felt rejected and dejected, please..... never give up.

Our 1st Prime Minister, Allahyarham Tunku Abdul Rahman, tried very hard to get independence for our beloved country, and was rejected over and over again, but never give up. With his endurance and preserverance, our country was finally independant. Come 31st August 2007, Malaysia will be 50 years independant. Congratulations Malaysia and all Malaysians.

To all Rakyat Malaysia, Happy 50th Merdeka.

To my dear friend, *Chris, get well soon......

*no more beer for you...at least for 2 months

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

EPL Game 2 & 3

Another dissapointing game by Manchester United. So far, MU only managed 2 points from 3 games. That's a big blow to Dato' Alex Ferguson. However, his neighbouring team, Man City has full 9 points. Sven's the man....But don't get too carried away as yet. You'll meet your Waterloo at The Emirates on the 25th.

Liverpool met Chelsea for a record of 16 games for the past 3 seasons, and this game ended with a 1-1 draw. "Referee KAYU!!!!" is all I can say. Nevertheless, watch out Stevie G and Torres in the next game. "Keano, can u keep up? This ain't no Div 1, Roy boy...."
Game 4 will take place on the 25th and 26th Aug respectively. My predictions are in the table above. Man Utd fans....BO SONG ar? BO PIEN lor.... LU EH NI injured liao.....
Smashpop Pimps You

I really have no idea what is this, but since my dear buddy Mikemmery has asked all his friends to copy and paste this link so that he can win some great prizes, well.....I'm just gonna do him a favour. Maybe when he did win some great prizes, I'll get a 'lil share of it...or at least he'll treat me to some happy hours. Cheers mate...and Good Luck!

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

EPL season is here again

EPL has started again. All teams has played their first matches, and Newcastle is at the top of the table. Charles N'Zogbia and Obafemi Martins have been impressive it that game, I would say. Here are the results of the 1st game.

Friday, August 10, 2007

MJ's Thriller - Bollywood Style

Remember Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' music video in the 90's? It was such a hit. This is the Bollywood style, check it out.

Withdraw Money from ATM

For a guy, these are the steps:
1. Park car
2. Go to ATM machine
3. Insert card
4. Enter PIN
5. Take money
6. Take ATM card
7. Drive away

For a girl, these are the steps:
1. Park car
2. Check makeup
3. Turn off car engine
4. Check makeup
5. Go to ATM
6. Hunt for ATM Card in the purse
7. Insert card
9. Hunt in purse for notebook with PIN written on it
10. Insert card again
12. Take cash
13. Go to car
14. Check makeup
15. Start car
16. Stop engine
17. Run back to ATM
18. Take ATM card
19. Go back to car
20. Check makeup
21. Start engine
22. Check makeup
23. Drive for 1/2 km
24. Release handbrake
25. Drive on....

Thursday, August 09, 2007

MARRIED by Malaysian Law
SINGLE by Chinese Tradition

Yesterday was a beautiful and memorable day for me and my WIFE. Yes! My WIFE. We were lawfully bonded and pronounced Husband and Wife at 9:30 am at Thien Hou Temple.

It was a nice morning. The fact that we were 2nd in the list that morning, and due to the traffic along the Federal Highway, we woke up at 6:30 am. We arrived at 9:00 and waited for our turn. Everyone was there, me my future wife and our witnesses...except for one person ("kanasai, tak kang cze tao' = kanasai, always late), our cameraman (who is my BESTEST childhood buddy). As we were chit-chatting and anxiously waiting, the number on the electronic board started to jump. We soon realised that it's our turn. But we knew we couldn't go in yet, we couldn't start the ceremony because we want our special moments to be captured and be kept alive. So we asked for an extension of time.

Chris arrived 5 mins later, and soon we headed to the room, signed our papers, took our vows.

(Guess which one is Chris!)

The environment was very tense, but in the end, after those 3 words were uttered "WO YUEN YI..." everyone felt relieved. We shook hands, took some photos and that's it. In the name of law, I'm no longer SINGLE..... But being a Buddhist, we still have to go through some traditional ceremonies before we are considered a couple.

There are so much preparations to be made, but yet in the end, I know all our efforts will pay off. It's a kind of feeling which no words can describe. It's as though the whole world is yours. Well, you gotta go thru this on your own, then you'll understand.
I'd like to thank everyone who has sacrificed their time and put in their effort in making OUR dreams come true especially to TBT, Ah Yin and Chris. Thanks a lot...

To all my friends who are still SINGLE, DO NOT ENVY ME because....I DO ENVY YOU..... HAHAHHAHAHHAA.....

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

New 7 Wonders of the World

1. The Christ Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Christ the Redeemer (Portuguese: Cristo Redentor), is a statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 39.6 metres (130 feet) tall, weighs 700 tons and is located at the peak of the 700-m (2296-foot) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city.

A symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of Rio and Brazil.

Here in Melaka, Malaysia we do have a statue, which is also man-made, at the St. Paul's Hill, overlooking the Straits of Malacca, the Statue of St. Francis Xavier.

Across the seas, you'll find the Statue of Liberty in the US....so, Rio de Janeiro, NOTHING TO SHOUT ABOUT OKAY!!!!

2. Great Wall of China

This newly elected world wonder was built along China's northern border over many centuries to keep out invading Mongol tribes.

Constructed between the fifth century B.C. and the 16th century, the Great Wall is the world's longest human-made structure, stretching some 4,000 miles (6,400 kilometers). The best known section was built around 200 B.C. by the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang Di.

This wall is just soooo loooonnggg......RESPECT MAN.....

3. The Colosseum, Rome, Italy

The only finalist from Europe to make it into the top seven—the Colosseum in Rome, Italy—once held up to 50,000 spectators who came to watch gory games involving gladiators, wild animals, and prisoners.

Construction began around A.D. 70 under Emperor Vespasian. Modern sports stadiums still resemble the Colosseum's famous design.

Hats off to the Italianos.....

4. Petra, Jordan

Perched on the edge of the Arabian Desert, Petra was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom of King Aretas IV (9 B.C. to A.D. 40).

Petra is famous for its many stone structures such as a 138-foot-tall (42-meter-tall) temple carved with classical facades into rose-colored rock. The ancient city also included tunnels, water chambers, and an amphitheater, which held 4,000 people.

The desert site wasn't known to the West until Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt came across it in 1812.

I haven't really heard of this place until it was announced! But anyway, beware of the Talibans!

5. Machu Picchu, Peru

One of three successful candidates from Latin America, Machu Picchu is a 15th-century mountain settlement in the Amazon region of Peru.

The ruined city is among the best known remnants of the Inca civilization, which flourished in the Andes region of western South America. The city is thought to have been abandoned following an outbreak of deadly smallpox, a disease introduced in the 1500s by invading Spanish forces.
Looks like City of The Gods to me....Heaven, perhaps?

6. Chichén Itzá, Mexico

Chichén Itzá is possibly the most famous temple city of the Mayas, a pre-Columbian civilization that lived in present day Central America. It was the political and religious center of Maya civilization during the period from A.D. 750 to 1200.

At the city's heart lies the Temple of Kukulkan (pictured)—which rises to a height of 79 feet (24 meters). Each of its four sides has 91 steps—one step for each day of the year, with the 365th day represented by the platform on the top.
Not so impressive to me....but it's easy to remember.....think of Chicken Pizza, and you'll remember the name.

7. Taj Mahal, India

The Taj Mahal, in Agra, India, is the spectacular mausoleum built by Muslim Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to honor the memory of his beloved late wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Construction began in 1632 and took about 15 years to complete. The opulent, domed mausoleum, which stands in formal walled gardens, is generally regarded as finest example of Mughal art and architecture. It includes four minarets, each more than 13 stories tall.

Back here in our own country, we do have another structure, also a mosque near KLCC which resembles the Taj Mahal. This is the Asy-Syakirin Mosque. See the similarity?

Although the votes has been casted and the new 7 Wonders has been chosen, there are still a few icons which dropped out of the list, which I would say, are Incredible and Unbelievable. Among them are the Angkor Wat, Stonehenge, Acropolis, Kremlin/St. Basil's, Neuschwanstein Castle, Statues of Easter Island, and many more. As time passes by, hopefully these Wonders will still be around for many many years to come.

Ancient 7 Wonders of the World

The New 7 Wonders of the World have been announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.....that's my 29th birthday...

I do not know how they choose these new 7 Wonders, but definitely there has been unhappiness among nations whereby their historical monuments are not chosen. Well, let's first look at the Ancient 7 wonders.

1. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt

The Egyptian pharaoh Khufu built the Great Pyramid in about 2560 B.C. to serve as his tomb. The pyramid is the oldest structure on the original list of the seven wonders of the ancient world, which was compiled by Greek scholars about 2,200 years ago. It is also the only remaining survivor from the original list.

The Great Pyramid is the largest of three Pyramids at Giza, bordering modern-day Cairo. Although weathering has caused the structure to stand a few feet shorter today, the pyramid was about 480 feet (145 meters) high when it was first built. It is thought to have been the planet's tallest human-made structure for more than four millennia. Initially the Giza Pyramids were top contenders in the Internet and phone ballot to make a new list of world wonders. But leading Egyptian officials were outraged by the contest, saying the pyramids shouldn't be put to a vote.

"This contest will not detract from the value of the Pyramids, which is the only real wonder of the world," Egypt's antiquities chief Zahi Hawass told the AFP news agency. Instead competition organizers withdrew the Pyramids from the competition in April and granted them "honorary wonder" status.

2. The Colossus of Rhodes, Greece

In contrast to the pyramids, the colossus was the shortest lived of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Completed in 282 B.C. after taking 12 years to build, the Colossus of Rhodes was felled by an earthquake that snapped the statue off at the knees a mere 56 years later.

The towering figure—made of stone and iron with an outer skin of bronze—represented the Greek sun god Helios, the island's patron god. It looked out from Mandráki Harbor on the Mediterranean island of Ródos (Rhodes), although it is no longer believed to have straddled the harbor entrance as often shown in illustrations.

The Colossus stood about 110 feet (33 meters) tall, making it the tallest known statue of the ancient world. It was erected to celebrate the unification of the island's three city-states, which successfully resisted a long siege by the Antigonids of Macedonia.

3. The Lighthouse of Alexandra, Egypt

The lighthouse was the only ancient wonder that had a practical use, serving as a beacon for ships in the dangerous waters off the Egyptian port city of Alexandria, now called El Iskandarîya. Constructed on the small island of Pharos between 285 and 247 B.C., the building was the world's tallest for many centuries. Its estimated height was 384 feet (117 meters)—equivalent to a modern 40-story building—though some people believe it was significantly taller.
The lighthouse was operated using fire at night and polished bronze mirrors that reflected the sun during the day. It's said the light could be seen for more than 35 miles (50 kilometers) out to sea.

The huge structure towered over the Mediterranean coast for more than 1,500 years before being seriously damaged by earthquakes in A.D. 1303 and 1323.

4. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Greece

The massive gold statue of the king of the Greek gods was built in honor of the original Olympic games, which began in the ancient city of Olympia.

The statue, completed by the classical sculptor Phidias around 432 B.C., sat on a jewel-encrusted wooden throne inside a temple overlooking the city. The 40-foot-tall (12-meter-tall) figure held a scepter in one hand and a small statue of the goddess of victory, Nike, in the other—both made from ivory and precious metals.

The temple was closed when the Olympics were banned as a pagan practice in A.D. 391, after Christianity became the official religion of the Roman Empire.
The statue was eventually destroyed, although historians debate whether it perished with the temple or was moved to Constantinople (now Istanbul) in Turkey and burned in a fire.

5. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon, Iraq

The hanging gardens are said to have stood on the banks of the Euphrates River in modern-day Iraq, although there's some doubt as to whether they ever really existed.
The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar II supposedly created the terraced gardens around 600 B.C. at his royal palace in the Mesopotamian desert. It is said the gardens were made to please the king's wife, who missed the lush greenery of her homeland in the Medes, in what is now northern Iran.

Archaeologists have yet to agree on the likely site of the hanging gardens, but findings in the region that could be its remains include the foundations of a palace and a nearby vaulted building with an irrigation well.

The most detailed descriptions of the gardens come from Greek historians. There is no mention of them in ancient Babylonian records.

6. The Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, Turkey

The famous tomb at Halicarnassus—now the city of Bodrum—was built between 370 and 350 B.C. for King Mausolus of Caria, a region in the southwest of modern Turkey. Legend says that the king's grieving wife Artemisia II had the tomb constructed as a memorial to their love.
Mausolus was a satrap, or governor, in the Persian Empire, and his fabled tomb is the source of the word "mausoleum." The structure measured 120 feet (40 meters) long and 140 feet (45 meters) tall.

The tomb was most admired for its architectural beauty and splendor. The central burial chamber was decorated in gold, while the exterior was adorned with ornate stone friezes and sculptures created by four Greek artists.

The mausoleum stood intact until the early 15th century, when Christian Crusaders dismantled it for building material for a new castle. Some of the sculptures and frieze sections survived and can be seen today at the British Museum in London, England.

7. The Temple of Artemis, Turkey

The great marble temple dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis was completed around 550 B.C. at Ephesus, near the modern-day town of Selçuk in Turkey.

In addition to its 120 columns, each standing 60 feet (20 meters) high, the temple was said to have held many exquisite artworks, including bronze statues of the Amazons, a mythical race of female warriors.

A man named Herostratus reportedly burned down the temple in 356 B.C. in an attempt to immortalize his name. After being restored, the temple was destroyed by the Goths in A.D. 262 and again by the Christians in A.D. 401 on the orders of Saint John Chrysostom, then archbishop of Constantinople (Istanbul).

Today the temple's foundations have been excavated and some of its columns re-erected.