Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Muar food excursion

A friend come down for a wedding last Saturday. He came off from work early on Friday so that he doesn't need to be caught on the famous jams around the city of Kuala Lumpur.

On Saturday morning, we decided to have a road trip to Muar, to sample the good there.
this was taken an around 7 am in the morning. Crazy huh just for some food far far away.

 the was the first place we visited. It a shop solely selling chicken rice. Apparently my friend who brought me there is from Muar as well.

Some newspaper clipping of the chicken rice.

The main event. This is quarter of a chicken.

Accompanied by three huge rice balls.

Total amount: Quarter plate of chicken rice balls, plus 3 rice balls and a drink each RM12.60

Next stop, skewered meat or satay.



Total amount: Five sticks of beef and five sticks of chicken, a plate of ketupat and one drink each RM10.70

Next to the bay for some relaxing time.


Before we head off back to Malacca, my friend introduce me to some drinks
Well if you want a cheaper bird's nest drink that this stall will be the place.



I got the RM0.80  one.

Next drink is something you wouldn't see else where in Malaysia.
Hidden at the fruit stall...  

is some good old pear juice.

it cost me RM1.00 for a cup.

There is so much more food to explore, but we hadn't had enough time. Overall I would go back to the chicken rice because of its price value which far exceeds the normal expensive prices that you will get elsewhere. The pear juice was something unique and I love it because of its tard taste.The satay was just mediocre tasting.
The four hour plus trip was really worth it in my opinion.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The hill excursion

Yesterday afternoon had a climb on a hill to get some exercise with my friends.

 the climb up was spellbinding....


 And this was definately the aim. To see the telecommunication tower at the top of the hill

 the freakishly scary, route looking down

 the telecommunication antenna up close!!

I've made it!!
and half way down, and at the side of the hill, you can view the whole city from the slope.

I was exhausted from seeing the beautiful view, as you can see from the picture of me being exhausted.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

eating it never gets old

I had three of those bad boys for RM14 ringgit about almost 2 weeks ago. Yummylicious it was

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Random Book Review: The Casual Vacancy

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The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling takes you to a picturesque and fictional town of Pagford. When Barry Fairbrother the Councilor of Pagford suddenly died of an aneurysm, the council seat is left vacant. With this premise, the author delves into the social implications of personal and secretly covered agenda, social illnesses and choices, and how each choice to fill one owns personal vacancy whether in life and the consequences stemming from it.
The new book is a far departure from the magical adventure of Harry Potter. The bulk of the story focuses on  the secret agendas of some of its people, to fill in for an empty seat in the Parish left by Barry, with the  addition of problems such as drug addiction, raped and family secret that will be a catalyst to the biggest war the town have even seen. I just one to point out that the book is about people living in a town with real jobs and real problems. So you have things like swearing in most of the conversations that takes place or teenagers having sex. Don't be shocked- it happens in real life.
The strong point for me when reading the book is the ability of J.K Rowling to give life to each of the characters is this book, detailing their problem efficiently and properly  giving meaning to their predicament. 
Maybe this strong ability that Rowling has to describe places and her character is a flaw by itself. The juiciest part are somehow lightly disperse across the book and the big finale will be way long into the book. I almost gave up, but she tied up the ending nicely, hence had redeemed herself from having a bad book.
So overall, the Casual Vacancy is a well written book but a strong will and patience is needed to get through to the very end. If you like digging into something more suspenseful or with more mystery or fun, than Rowling latest literature, then this will not be your cup of tea.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

the minion craze 3: Malaysian Style (gangnam not included)

OHHHHH NO!! THERE ARE EVERYWHERE!!

Apple care, I want my parts!!!

Someone apparently freak out at the Apple Store. Watch the hilarious video.

Well said bro!!

And its so viral the Backstreet Boys did a song about it.

Oh my goodness Apple users are so full of themselves.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Hair or no hair

I was at the mall two days ago during the afternoon, when a man approached me with a brochure. He look kind enough, but was pretty insisting at the very minute he saw me trying hard to shovel me with any chance he can get to promote the product.

" Hello boss, would you like to try out free hair care consultation. It wouldn't take long one", he uttered.

"No thanks, there is not need for that, I will consider it first", I said.

 The salesperson got uncomfortably closer while trying to get my attention.

I stood my ground and while the man shoot at me a very disgruntled look at me (and probably cursing at me) for not giving him any chance and my time at all

I told him with a smile, "I will keep the brochure and will consider it and will come back if I need your services".

Thank goodness my hundreds of ringgit is still intact. On another note, I want to claim the words of Aging Gracefully as honest as possible. So if I go on in life without hair on my head so be it. Can't think of anything more trivial than to worry about hair lost and spend hundreds of ringgit on regaining your hair but neglecting on trying your best to be  an honest and non hypocritical living human being that has more beautiful qualities like empathy , loving and caring towards other human being on earth. Trying to hard on this end will make you seem superficial when in fact you are not.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Book Club

Since I love to read a good book, and with a lot of book reviews on my previous posts, an idea struck me. Why not put on a facebook page that brings together a one of my passion and come to place where I can discuss or share with other book reading enthusiast like me. If you are interested do visit the page from the link below.


Official book club page:

Bad Badminton

I like how they they fly when they bash each other up. Hilarious.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

old soul drummer


the no benefit being fat fiasco



 by author Tee Lin Say (as pictured above)

BEING fat is never ever a good thing in face reading.

I know we place loads of emphasis on a meaty and chubby face for wealth and prosperity and, yes, those attributes are an absolute must when we evaluate a face for an overall good life.

However, blobs of fat in other parts of the body are always bad news.

If we are in a situation where we have to play “Spot the neck” or “Guess Who’s Preggers”, then Houston, yes we have a problem. May day! May Day! The elephant is in the house.

Let’s just use a very simple analogy. In the animal kingdom, think of all the animals at the top of the food chain. The lion, the panther, the cheetah, the tiger, and the list goes on.
What do they all have in common? Apart from being a very menacing lot, they are all slim and lithe. This is very unlike a pig, cow or panda, which cannot at all compare in terms of lethal qualities. Even in the ocean, the much smaller shark that lacks in size can sometimes harm whales.

You see, when one is too whale like, one simply cannot function properly. In the physical sense, how can one defend oneself? How can one be the most supreme especially in the competitive corporate world.
I would personally never bet on a person who is bordering on obesity. I know lots of people say that successful entrepreneurs and tycoons are fat.
That’s not true. They are definitely not thin and are perhaps on the meatier and more rotund side. There is thickness in the waistline, which is good for wealth. You don’t see tycoons with waspish waistlines.
The waspish waistlines belong to the salary driven person. The accountant who earns a high salary and leads a comfortable life, but will never be phenomenally rich.

So yes, tycoons aren’t exactly thin, but they are definitely not fat. They have fuller and more substantial figures. Not surprising too because they frequently wine and dine in the best places, but there is a control to how much they indulge.

Now isn’t control, the reason for their success? Obese people do not control.
Being fat is simply a sign of a person who lacks discipline. He indulges way too much.

Do you see any gargantuan rulers? Even if there are, their rule does not last long. When one is carrying so much weight about, they are literally burdened with deadweight. And as we all know, deadweight is weight which does not produce benefits. It simply drags a person down.

Sure, muscles are heavy too, but they give a person more power and make a person more attractive.
A jelly belly simply makes a person look more aesthetically displeasing and brings him a step closer to his grave.

Imagine yourself having to lug around an extra 50kg, whether it is while you are trying to close a deal, give a presentation or do an intense workout.

Roly polies just aren’t as agile or nimble as their leaner competitors. Their brains also cannot move as fast when their hearts are working extra hard to pump oxygen through their clogged arteries.

In society, unfortunately, obese people have a lower social standing. As much as I hate to say this, it is especially true for women.

So gals, if you’re bordering or even edging towards elephantine proportions, I would urgently suggest going for a run. Your best investment for the moment is a treadmill.
Forget going to the salon or for a facial. He won’t notice how the blonde highlights frame your pudgy and dewy smooth face.

His first few thoughts shall be: 600 pound baby elephant on the radar. Run.

In other words, he sees a fat girl who is not presentable, and one who does not take care of herself.
There are three types of fat which are of the absolute worst in terms of one’s face fortune.

It is always bad news when one has no neck. You know, when a person is so fat, that he his head looks as if it is directly connected to his body.I know many people will say that they this rich person, or that CEO who has this feature and is very successfully.Yes, perhaps for a fleeting while, but it will not last. The tide of lard will eventually come to sabotage the initial success.

This is your absolute worst kind of fat category to be in. This is a cardiac arrest waiting to happen.
There is no need to read one’s face when one already has such a body. First of all, this person will most likely be in denial of his situation.They aren’t exactly honest either. They tend to lie, and in many instance it is to make themselves look better in the public eye.

Not to be discriminatory, but this level of fat people are also lazier than usual. They aren’t doers. They are great talkers though. This is to mask the denial of their situation, and the great insecurity they have about their looks. They talk about anything else, to deflect attention from all that excessive weight.
This is nothing but a ticking time bomb. Not cool.

Everyone knows the Michelin Man. Comical in nature surely with that awful pear shaped body.
Now, this body formation is more negative for men than for women. Men with such body shapes typically face problems during their middle years. The late forties to the fifties.
Now just using plain common sense, fat in the stomach and waist are the absolute worst kind of fat to have.
It is known as visceral fat, and too much of this fat gives a person a way higher chance of heart diseases, diabetes and even infertility.

Unfortunately, this is a feature seen quite often in skinny men who don’t workout.
The effects start to become obvious mid thirties onwards. Quite a turn off isn’t it. The guy is thin, but he’s got a paunch which protrudes pretty obviously.

The worst is when the guy has a small waistline, but has a tummy. In Mian Xiang, this kind of people are normally said to be poor, middle ages onwards. Unfortunate waistlines are never associated with wealth.
The waist is an important indicator in seeing how well a person does. A small waist is never a good look. As I said earlier, we like a waist with a certain amount of thickness, as it shows wealth.

Hence, keep that waistline trim. It’s a huge indicator of how financially well a person does.

SO FAR ONE OF THE MOST HILARIOUS ARTICLES I HAVE EVER READ. IT'S NOT HER HALF BAKED OPINIONS THAT IRKED ME, BUT HER WRITTEN WORDS. IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME WHAT SHE WAS TRYING TO SAY.

Original article: http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Community/2013/07/20/No-benefit-in-being-fat-Weight-gain-simply-drags-a-person-down-no-matter-what-Wheres-your-neck-Tummy.aspx

UDPATED
Her public facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/teelinsay?ref=stream

Improv Everywhere: The Mp3 Experiment 10


Monday, July 22, 2013

Random Book Review:Devices and Desires



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Sypnosis
When Commander Adam Dalgliesh visit Larsoken, a remote headland community on the Norfolk coast in the shadow of a nuclear power station, he expects to be engaged only in the sad business of tying up his aunt's estate. But the peace of Larsoken is illusory. A serial killer known as the Whistler is terrorizing the neighbourhood and Dalgliesh is drawn into the lives of the headlanders when it soon becomes apparent that the Whistler isn't the only murderer at work under the sinister shadow of the power station.

Review
Reading and going further into the book is like peeling off the layers personal human experiences. The deeper you go, the more you will  will discover about the people that are in the book. Furthermore, what is enjoyble for me is that the author writes about characters that have tragedies in their lives and incorporates them into the main plots and subplots and to the suspense and mysteries. Cohesiveness is important when writing a novel and glad to say this author did well in keeping the story tight and plausible from page to page. The book also keeps trudging along without the feeling of being a drag to read.

Overall, is a good quality and well written crime novel. a recommendable read.

Friday, July 19, 2013

the minion craze. Malaysia style (Gangnam not included)



Chaos!!!

picture courtery of Michelle Chua

 Mcdonald's at Soon Seng Plaza, Malacca

picture courtesy of Prangin Mall, Penang.
the pictures were taken at Prangin Mall, Penang. Apparently, hoards of people took down the shutters, as you can see from the pictures above.

As for me I would rather take my time and my money at a toy store selling it at better quality.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Random.FM Featured Website

The featured website today would be DocumentaryLovers dot Com. 

If you are into good quality documentaries, then this website is for you.
 

The website features thousands of documentaries, which are informative and engaging.


Easy navigation around the website.


And best of all it is free.

Visit the actual website  @: documentarylovers






TO ALL GIRLS!!

What ever you do with a curling iron, be careful..hahahaha.

Beat box it!!


Wednesday, July 17, 2013

HISHE: MAN OF STEEL, FAST 6 AND IRON MAN

How the movie Man of Steel could have ended.

How Fast and Furious Six could have ended.

How Iron Man 3 should have ended

Dancing in the moonlight




These pictures were taken about 3 weeks ago.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Random MOvie Review: Despicable Me 2 and Pacific Rim

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 Easily the best animation of the year. This time Gru is recruited by the Anti Villain Organization to track down a crook who stole a serum that will create an end time to the world so to speak. As usual the antics are plenty and the cuteness never enough, added with a tummy ache because of the absurd hilarity throughout the duration of the movie. I promise you that you will have a good time at the cinema.
 
Random Movie Rating: 8.0/10.0
 
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Those who are into robots and monster will dig this movie. The big action pieces are relentless and so is the devastation. Seeing the robots taking a beating by the monsters and vice versa is fun to watch. The  The storyline could be beefed up a little bit considering the movie had a 2 hour duration time. So if you are into the robot versus monster movie with a decent amount of story in it and not expecting a heck lot from it, then Pacific Rim is your movie.
Random Movie Review: 7.0/10.0

Friday, July 12, 2013

Random Word of the Day: Amorphous



English
Etymology

From Ancient Greek ἄμορφος (amorphos) "without form, shapeless, deformed" (itself from α- (a-) "without" + μορφή (morphē) "form") + the English suffix -ous
Pronunciation

Adjective

amorphous (comparative more amorphous, superlative most amorphous)


  •     lacking a definite form or clear shape


        E.g :The enormous pile of spaghetti landed on the floor in an amorphous heap.


  •     being without definite character or nature

  •     lacking organization or unity

    (physics) in the non-crystalline solid state of a typically crystalline solid.
    (set theory, of a set) infinite and not the disjoint union of two infinite subsets

Derived terms


  •     amorphism

  •     amorphously


Synonyms


  •     formless

  •     shapeless

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Random Movie Review: World War Z & Monster's University

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For a person who occasionally watches zombie flicks, World War Z in my opinion entertaining and is a interesting departure from the normal zombie movies (imagine hacking with saws, axes and crowbars). I like how the movie tries to get into the aspect of the world's population way of coping in an apocalyptic end of the world situation. The zombies are sufficiently scary and at times makes your blood want to curdle. The scares are scarce and when they do come, it is enough to give you the thrills and spills. It is a good enough movie and for what problems the movie had in production, it does a decent job at  providing good time at the cinema.

Random Movie Rating: 7.0/10.0

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It tells the story of Michael "Mike" Wazowski and James P. "Sulley" Sullivan friendship during their university years at the prestigious Monster University.
Before delving into the movie, I was asking this question,  How to make a movie as charming as possible at a university setting. After all, Pixar's ingredients of  making a sure fire animation hit, would be a concoction of charming, nostalgic, fun, and beautiful crafted in the technical aspect.
Sadly, they aced the technical part of the movie, but not the story. In the 103 minutes of watching the entire movie, was seated to a very uninspiring seen it before story of finding one owns identity from the perspective of frat brothers and sorority sisters moments of stupidities at campus minus the gross out gags and pop culture reference. That itself had devoid  the movie with a sentimentality and charming sensibility from the first movie back in 2001.
Overall, the kids would love it but adults will  find Monsters University flat and ordinary. I know I did.

Random Movie Rating: 5.5/10.0

Saturday, June 22, 2013

the smog attack

the skyline reduce hazy and unpleasant acrid smoke

no more blue sky at the moment

Urgghh!!
From the balcony facing the pond



No it's not Cameron Highlands

To beat such atrocity, all you can do it get as much liquid into your system, and I mean the H2O variety


and also a fast mask, in case there are outdoor excursions

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