Sunday, December 30, 2012

One pound fish

From singing one pound fish at the market to try to attract customers

to nine million views.

and here is an interview with the one pound fish guy

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Movie Review: The Hobbit

The last time we saw the adventures of the hobbit and the ring that binds them all was back in 2003, when the final installment of the Lord of the Ring trilogy was release. Fast forward nine years later, the prequel to movies is release to the general audience. The movie is an adaption from a novel written by J.R.R Tolkien, The Hobbit.

On his 111th birthday, the hobbit Bilbo Baggins decides to write down the full story of the adventure he took 60 years before for his nephew Frodo. Bilbo writes about how, prior to his own actual involvement, the Dwarf Thrór becomes King of Erebor and brings an era of prosperity to his kin until the arrival of Smaug the dragon. Drawn by the amount of gold that the Dwarves have amassed, Smaug destroys the nearby town of Dale before driving the Dwarves out of Erebor. Thrór's grandson, Thorin, sees King Thranduil and his Wood-elves on a nearby hillside and is dismayed to find them taking their leave rather than aiding his people.
Following this, Bilbo is tricked by the wizard, Gandalf the Grey, into hosting a party for Thorin and his band of Dwarves, which doubles as Bilbo's recruitment as the Dwarves' "burglar" to help them steal their treasure back from Smaug. Bilbo reluctantly joins the company on their journey to the Lonely Mountain.

Peter Jackson has an affinity for making movies that are of good quality and entertaining at the same time. He is meticulous in his craft and this movie is no exception. Even though My tush was getting warmer faster then the fist part of the movie.  As we go into the movie after good one hour or so, things starts picking up from there.  but sadly was a little flat at the end because of the supposed continuation of second and third part according to the books.
Maybe things will pick up from the second and third installments of the film, being the desolation of Smaug and There and Back again out in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Is this a respectable film to watch. My call? It is. Was the movie entertaining? Yes it was. Was the duration of the movie necessary? It could have been more compact and straight to the point.

Movie rating:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Random Movie Review: Life of PI

A beautiful crafted movie throughout. A deep thought provoking movie. From the beginning till the end, the film explores religious themes, folklore and whimsical situations that are part mesmerizing and also equally exciting. A very highly recommended movie to watch.

Movie rating: 9.0/10.0

Friday, December 7, 2012

Life and a swimming pool

 I like how to merge to concept of the swimming pool and the movie about a boy stranded at sea. What a good idea, don't you think so?

Random music video: The lumineers

I think it's a nice and easy breezy song that is nice to listen to.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

men carries handbags?

So I am asking the general readers and especially to the ladies out there. Do you or will you let your boyfriends carry your handbags?

Other controvercy:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Review: A street cat name Bob.

A book I accidently picked up at a bookstore while I was waiting for a movie which was hours away. The book tells the story of recovering drug addict, James Bowen, who does busking( performing in public places), who admittedly discovered an injured ginger Tom cat named Bob and subsequently became inseparable since 2007. A book publisher came to them with a proposal to do a book and on March 2012, the book was released.

A Street Cat Named Bob

The book is really a good book. The story is so real and heartfelt that I finished the book within a few hours. It is really a special book to read, trust me.

A street cat name bob( Sina)

An interview of James and Bob.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Random Word of the Day

in·cor·ri·gi·ble           /inˈkôrijəbəl/

(of a person or their tendencies) Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed.

irredeemable - unimprovable - irreparable - irreclaimable


  • an incorrigible habit of playing practical jokes
  • He is always the class clown and his teachers say he is incorrigible.
  • The incorrigible maleness of men is a standing rebuke to the Rousseau-inspired notions of human moral plasticity that are central to liberalism. —Richard Lowry, National Review, 3 July 2000
  • At the heart of Roosevelt's style in foreign affairs was a certain incorrigible amateurism. His off-the-cuff improvisations, his airy tendency to throw out half-baked ideas, caused others to underrate his continuity of purpose … —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., American Heritage, May/June 1994
  • Eating fugu … is an exotic custom that probably would appeal to every incorrigible mountain climber, skydiver and bungee-jumper in America. Why? The fugu is poisonous—and there's no antidote. —Max Friedman, Vegetarian Times, October 1993
  • Yes, this is a book about America … all seen through the fairy-book life of an incorrigible kid, abandoned by his parents and brought up in a reformatory … —Stephen Jay Gould, New York Times Book Review, 7 May 1989

Saturday, November 24, 2012

the year that was in tennis 2012

Australian Open 2012
Men's singles champion

  Novak Djokovic Of Serbia Poses

Photo by Lucas Dawson/Getty Images

Fact: The final lasted for 5 hours 53 minutes.

Women's Singles Champion

  Victoria Azarenka Of Belarus Poses

Picture courtesy of  Robert Prezioso/Getty Images

Fact: It's her first Grand Slam win.

French Open  2012 Singles Champion

Men's Single Champion

Rafael Nadal
French Open day 15, Rafael Nadal v Novak Djokovic, in pictures

Picture courtesy of AFP

Fact:  By winning the 2012 French Open, he becomes the second male player and is one of the three to win any Grand Slam tournament seven time, the other being Pete Sampras and Roger Federer winning seven Wimbledon titles apiece.

Women's Single Champion

Maria Sharapova
Maria Sharapova - French Open 2012, day 14: in pictures

Picture courtesy of Reuters


She completes a career Gland Slam by winning all four major tennis tournaments Wimbledon (2004), U.S Open (2006), Australian Open (2008) and the French Open ( 2012). She is only the 6th women in the Open Era to achieve that after the likes of Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Margaret Court, Christ Evert and Serena Williams.

Wimbledon 2012
Men's Singles Champion

Roger Federer
Roger Federer celebrates with the trophy after winning the final
Picture courtesy of Action

Fact: This is his 17th Grand Slam tittle and seventh Wimbledon title.

Women's Singles Champion

Serena Williams
Wimbledon 2012: Serena Williams v Agnieszka Radwanska in pictures - Say cheese: the finalists with their spoils
Picture courtesy of AFP

Fact: Serena Wins her fifth Wimbledon title, tied third most of the Open Era.

U.S Open 2012

Men's Singles Champion
Andy Murray
US Open 2012: Andy Murray makes history with first grand slam title and the first by British male in 76 years
Picture courtesy of: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Fact: At the U.S Open 2012, he became the first British player since 1977, and the first British man since 1936, to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. The title makes him the only British champion during the open era.

Women's Singles Champion

Serena Williams

After securing her fourth US Open title and 15th major, Serena Williams showed off the trophy in Central Park.

Fact: It's her fourth U.S Open title and her 15th grand Slam overall.

Fed Cup

Czech Fed Cup team celebrate victory

WTA Dubai Duty Free Season Ending Championshiop

Serena Williams
Serena Williams proudly displayed the winner's trophy after a week in which she did not drop a set.

Fact: Capping a remarkable year where she  won Wimbledon, Olympic Gold medals for singles and Doubles(with sister Venus) and The U.S Open. A winner back in 2001 and 2009.

ATP Barclays Season Ending Championship 

Novak Djokovic.
Simply the best: Novak Djokovic holds the ATP World Tour Finals trophy after beating Roger Federer

Davis Cup

Fact: This caps a rare double for the Czech team as the women's team won the Fed Cup as well.

Other notable news articles and tennis related videos:

On the Australian Open leg:
On the U.S Open leg of the tennis tour.
A round up of the Men's tennis circuit.

Best Grand Slam and Olympic matches of the Year 2012.
Best ATP World Tour Matches of the Year 2012.
Bob and Mike Bryan;
A round up the Women's tour circuit.


Hair-raising: The world's tallest water slide towers 41 metres high - the equivalent of a 14-storey building

Aaaaah!: The stomach slide plummets 41 metres in just four or five seconds

Safe return: At the end of the descent the slide levels off and deposits riders safely in a swimming pool to relax

  • 41 metre in height.
  • Approximate drop time, 4-5 seconds.
  • Located at a waterpark called The Beach park, which is at the North Easthern part of Brazil just outside the city of Fortaleza.

Friday, November 16, 2012

kicker of the century????

Graphic on how Zlatan did it


Sweden ended up winning against England in that international friendly with a scoreline of 4-1.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Random movie review: Moonrise Kingdom

This movie is made by American director Wes Anderson with movies such as The Royal Tenenbaums (2001),  and The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

Set in the idyllic New England called New Penzance in 1965, it tells the story of 12 year old Sam Shakusky who in khaki scout but is an outcast among his fellow khaki scout mates. Meanwhile Suzy Bishop lives with her attorney parents on the island as well. Sam and Suzy met the previous summer during a church theater performance. After that, they decided to stay friends by writing to each other for more than a year. During those time that they wrote letters to each other, they decided to run away, thus, creates chaos and a frantic search for them in the island itself.

The movie is a throwback to the era. The  film is centers a very simple premise of young love and the challenges face by them. In between dialogues and quirky scenes makes this film a fun movie to watch.

Movie rating; 8.0/10.0

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

car+plane+ runway= bad combo


Random movie review: Skyfall

The 23rd film in the franchise, Skyfall is directed by Sam Mendes, the Academy Award winning director  with A beautiful life. which earned him Best Director, Road to Perdition and Oliver to name a few.

The Plot.
MI6 agents James Bond and Eve assist on a mission in Turkey to recover a computer hard drive stolen from a murdered MI6 agent that contains details of almost all undercover NATO agents in terrorist organisations. Bond and Eve chase the killer, mercenary Patrice, and attempt to recover the disk. During the chase, Bond is shot in the shoulder. While fighting Patrice, Bond is accidentally shot by Eve and is later considered "missing, presumed killed".
The head of MI6, M, comes under political pressure to retire during a meeting with the Intelligence and Security Committee Chairman, Gareth Mallory. On her return from the meeting, MI6 is hacked and an explosion occurs in the offices, killing eight MI6 employees. Bond, having used his supposed death to retire, learns of the attack and returns to London. Shrapnel taken from his earlier shoulder wound helps identify Patrice, and Bond tracks the mercenary to Shanghai.

From the first few minutes of the movie where a blur silhouette of Bond slowly emerges and as he approaches apprehensively as if someone is going to shoot him, he stops to look around and not long after that, a streak of light shines across his eyes. That scene was particularly an intense opening for a movie and it was roughly like a teaser for you to expect great things ahead for the next 2 hours and 23 minutes ofscreening time. Daniel Craig never fails as the suave James Bond. As usual, he brings down the villains with ease. Throughout the movie, you can sense the easiness of Daniel Craig into his roll as 007. His smug and tough, so cool and collective. He fights and fights, for his life and also for the organization he believes in. I believe that this is the best Bond movie is because of the rich back stories presented it it and superb acting abilities from Daniel Craig and Dame Judi Dench. It no ordinary off the mill, James Bond. The typically cliche plot of gun shooting, casual sex escapades of Bond with his girls and the maniacal villain who wants to get total control and power by nuclear power technologies or gun rays and so on. Skyfall is the real deal, raw, visceral and full of vulnerable energy. Nevertheless Javier Bardem is also an excellent actor in this movie. So deliciously creepy.
It's classic James Bond movie that you should really watch. Its a movie for old and new fans of the franchise.

Movie rating: 9.0/10.0

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Movie review: Ted and Frankenweenie

Ted is the first directorial debut by Seth MacFarlene, the creator of Family Guy. It is about how a boy, John Bennett, wishes they he has a best friend and wish for one under a wishing star during one fateful Christmas in 1985. He got a stuff teddy bear and got a talking walking one instead after wishing for it. Since then they became inseparable . Problems arose when John is all grown up and is in a relationship with the love of her life for four years, Lori Collins, acted by Mila Kunis. Hilarious incidents happens throughout the movie.
Overall it was a fun movie to watch. Mark Wahlberg was just perfect for the role of John Bennett, the washout man who just likes to run away from responsibility. The relationship between Ted and John is quite comical, especially when they broke into a fight
It an outright fun movie. If you like a movie for the sake of just watching and want a lighthearted fun out of it, then Ted  is your movie.

Movie Rating: 6.5/10.0

Victor Frankenstein lives with his dog and his parents in the sleepy town of New Holland. He is sort of a social outcast, focusing so much on making movies and loving science. Worried about his social life, Victor's father encourages him to take baseball. During his first time at baseball, he hit a home run. Sparky who love to play fetch ran after the ball and got hit by a car when trying to retrieve it back to Victor. Intrigued by a science lesson taught by the eccentric but wise Mr Rzykruski, Victor reanimate Sparky with the help of a lightning storm. Slowly but surely, mayhem ensues.
Tim Burton is known for his quirky and macabre sensibility when crafting his movies. Frankenweenie was no exception. Beautiful crafted and haunting at the same time.
Sadly the downfall of this movie is that it a story that has been told so many time. The science freak creates a monster just like this version except that it is a reanimated dog. The saving grace was the sweet relationship between a boy and his beloved dog and of course the beautifully crafted animation.

Movie rating: 6.0/10.0

Something Holloween

Marcus Lamm, 21, tried to pass over the train tracks despite the lights flashing and the gates closing in Manningtree, Essex.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Random food review: Majeeda Briani

A friend of mine decided to have lunch at a place in Ujong Pasir, Malacca. So he drove me to a very shady place, which is located somewhere near a few blocks of apartment buildings. There is a canopy wedge between a few threes. So that is a few things you need to look out for when trying to look for the place.
You see the canopy there and the trees surrounding it??That is what you need to lookout for.There is also a school located behind.

Apparently its a Sunday afternoon, so my friend and I had the privileged of having our food coming to us pretty fast.

We took a seat underneath a shady tree.

See, no one. So we got good and fast service.

I had a plate of briayani rice with side dishes of mutton+ its gravy, dhal and pickled cucumber.


After not having briyanni rice for a long time, it was a welcomed sight for me. As I got my plate, I noticed a few things mainly the rice was not as pale as the one I had a long time ago. The mutton meat was soft as I poked my fork through it and the side condiments were quite flavorful when I put it in my
I had problem with the pickled cucumber, as it bath in a sambal and I am not use to that. I love the one where they combine slices of pineapple and also cucumber and left to soak in vinegar. I like that.

Price for two: RM18.00++ which includes a cup of iced lime juice drink and neslo. So price wise, its a reasonably price plate of nasi briyanni.

Overall it was a decent meal, the rice could have been more season with the spices associated with briyanni rice. So would I recommend it to you. I do.

Anchoring the bird poop

What a save??? *pun not intended*

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The parking spot is just for one dude!!

Notes to myself: Don't be an ass like this car owner and double park.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chair break

Either the chair is telling me its old and fragile, or the person who sat on it is a heavy bump.

What if I give u a hug?

*Click for a bigger picture and the story behind it*.
There was this particularly interesting topic that a friend of mine brought up at his facebook account. What do you think about hugs and the Asian perspective of it? Does the Asian popular feel abashed by the notion of getting or giving a hug? What is your opinion on this?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

catch the ice dude!!

First thing that came into my mind after watching that video? Luckily he didn't dived head first and what an ass his friend is laughing at him. LoL.

Gangnam Style Best and Worst 2012


The video shows  Hugh Jackman a.k.a Wolverine learning the Gangnam style from Psy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Cake or not a cake?

Can you give me a reason why this masterpiece of a fun in a metal rounded shape pan is not good for consumption?

Friday, October 5, 2012

Western Lunch Delight

I was bored to eat out one day, so I got myself to the supermarket and purchase ingredients for a western lunch.

The ingredients
Four potatoes
Cooking oil
Nestle full cream milk
Kentucky all purpose flour
Ayamas Frankfurters
Two table spoons of butter
Four pieces of cut chicken
Meaty's Streaky Bacon
Some salt
3 Egg(minus the yolks)
Some pepper to taste

Peeled the skin of the potatoes

 Cooked it in a pot. To know if the potatoes are cook, get a fork and pierce it through each of the potatoes. If it goes through all the way, it is cooked.

While waiting for the potatoes to get cooked. get the eggs and separate the egg white from the yolk. Do not throw the yolks as it can be used later.

To coat the chicken pieces, dip the chicken first into the egg white, then coat them with the Kentucky all purpose flour.

See, its fully coated.

Make sure the oil is super hot before the chicken pieces is fried.


It suppose to be like that when it is cooked. The bigger the chicken pieces are the longer it should be fried. Just follow your instinct when you cook stuff.

For the mash potatoes, you need a pinch of salt to taste, some butter and full cream milk.

While it is still hot, used a masher and mash the potatoes till you get a smooth consistency.

 Add in some butter, then some full cream milk, salt to taste and also some pepper.

 It should look like this, smooth and velvety.

Get your favourite streaky bacon 

 some sausage

and also the yolks that were not use for the frying of the chickens.
Get a pan and fry them all up.

Assemble the chickens, sausages, fried egg yolks and bacon into a plate, while the mash potatoes in a bowl. Enjoy.

P.S. If you notice I don't not have a specific time order to cook all the stuff mentioned here. It's all about following your instinct or gut intuition. All the best and hope you enjoy the recipe.

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