Sunday, February 28, 2010

BMW in AUDI ads.

This is all about friendly competition.



Chap Goh Meh, Tangerine Tossing.

"On the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year, technically the final day of the festival, is a day known as Chap Goh Mei. In the Hokkien dialect, Chap Goh Mei simply means "the 15th night of Chinese New Year". Aside from being tagged as the last day, Chap Goh Mei is also known as the Chinese Valentine's Day."

Today is the 15th day of Chinese New Year and it's the last day of Chinese New Year. Somehow I'm so so so not in mood today. Plus, there will be a group of students will be going to Westlake and toss tangerines. I kinda disagree because they will be throwing it into non-moving water thus somehow to me it's a kind of polluting to the water. Mayb to them is not la, as almost few days in a week, there will be someone cleaning the lake, scooping out the dead seaweeds. However I dont find a reason why you should give that poor man the extra job right.? Then, my friend say even they dont throw tangerines people will still randomly throw in beer bottle or any other rubbish. BUT, why must you be the ANOTHER one to pollute the lake.

I dont think they really get the meaning of tangerine tossing. I think they just take it as a form of activity to do. Around the lake they have this beautiful lil 'island' where houses a group of white birds (seagull looking bird), I believe if the lake continue getting pollute, by the people or the contractor who are building the houses next to it, the birds will migrate of to somewhere else. It's such a waste. Plus, that place also houses some small animal such as the beaver/platipus (not sure) and also monitor lizards and mainly ALOT of fishes. *sigh!* an eyesore to me tho

No offense or finger pointing here. Just I cant stand see people 'littering' around.  The meaning of tangerine tossing is as I posted below. One good old legend.

"One of the fun activities that take place on this auspicious night includes the throwing of oranges into the sea by these young maidens. It is without a doubt, the most popular and colorful moment in the history of Chap Goh Mei. It is believed that by throwing tangerines into the sea, these young girls would find themselves a good husband. For many, the act of throwing tangerines into the sea also signifies that these women are available for marriage. It is also said that if someone else who sees the floating tangerine in the water and picked it up, that generally means that the single who threw it would be able to find a good spouse.
Funnily, while many of us may have imagined that such a tradition is passed forth from China, it is strangely not. In fact, this interesting practice originated from a little Malaysian island known as Penang. This took place some time towards the end of the 19th century. On a yearly basis, a large crowd would flock to the Esplanade thus jamming up the roads badly. On top of that, tangerines are sold at an exorbitantly high price but then again, who says romance is cheap?
Another story of the Chinese Valentine's Day also states that this is the only day in the whole year that young maidens are allowed to stroll the streets. However, they must be accompanied by a chaperon. Knowing this fact, many young men would gather around with hope of catching glimpses of these lovely maidens. According to the legend, there will be a matchmaker from the moon who would tie red strings of destiny on their legs. As a result, the couple will end up being together."

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Good Questions.

Question 1:
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?
Read the next question before looking at the response for this one.

Question 2:
It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts.
Here are the facts about the three candidates. Who would you vote for?
Candidate A.
Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologist
He's had two mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.
Candidate B.
He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.
Candidate C
He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.
Which of these candidates would be our choice? Decide first... no peeking, then scroll down for the response.
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Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

And, by the way, on your answer to the abortion question:
If you said YES, you just killed Beethoven (the great German composer of instrumental music).

Friday, February 26, 2010

Grand Kampar Hotel.

After dinner with Desmond & Yan, we when up to Grand Kampar Hotel. According to my friend, the rooms are nice and cheap. Wanted to see the swimming pool but it closes at 8pm. When we reach there is already almost 10pm. So we dint get to go in, we just linger around the roof area. The architectural of the building is very pretty- with the light and old English building feel. Manage to capture some picture with my phone camera though.

Front view of the hotel.


The scenery from above.

Little hut.

Infront of the hotel.




Thursday, February 25, 2010

Smokers have lower IQs

Peeps, you all should stop smoking. 
This shows you have LOW IQ
Read this from Daily Chilli today. 


"SMOKERS have lower IQs than non-smokers and the more they smoke, the lower their IQ, according to a study of over 20,000 Israeli military recruits.
Dr Mark Weiser and colleagues from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer found that young men who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day or more had IQ scores 7.5 points lower than non-smokers.
"Adolescents with poorer IQ scores might be targeted for programmes designed to prevent smoking," they conclude in the journal Addiction.
While there is evidence for a link between smoking and lower IQ, many studies have relied on intelligence tests given in childhood and have also included people with mental and behavioral problems, who are both more likely to smoke and more likely to have low IQs.
To better understand the smoking-IQ relationship, the researchers looked at 20,211 18-year-olds recruited into the Israeli military.

The group did not include anyone with major mental health problems because these individuals are disqualified from military service.
According to the researchers, 28 per cent of the study participants smoked at least one cigarette a day, around three per cent said they were ex-smokers and 68 per cent had never smoked.
The smokers had significantly lower intelligence test scores than non-smokers and this remained true even after the researchers accounted for socioeconomic status measured by how many years of formal education a recruit’s father had completed.
The average IQ for non-smokers was about 101 while it was 94 for men who had started smoking before entering the military.
IQ steadily dropped as the number of cigarettes smoked increased from 98 for people who smoked one to five cigarettes daily to 90 for those who smoked more than a pack a day.
IQ scores from 84 to 116 are considered to indicate average intelligence.
The researchers also compared IQs for 70 pairs of brothers in the group in which one brother smoked and the other did not. Again, average IQs for the non-smoking sibling were higher than for the smokers.
The findings suggest that lower IQ individuals are more likely to choose to smoke, rather than that smoking makes people less intelligent, Weiser and his team conclude."
- China Daily



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Ferrari Concept Bike.

Was just browsing through Google Search clicking here and there and almost EVERYWHERE.
This is what i stumbled across.

Ferrari Concept Bike, V4. It look pretty sleek tho..




*btw, i think it's kind 'old', dated 2008* 

Latest Car Registration Number

Latest Car Plate Number In Malaysia.
As on FEB25.
PerakAHB9042
SelangorBKR8430
PahangCCP379
KelantanDBP7169
JohorJMB2631
KedahKCR2164
LangkawiKV8462C
LabuanLD2787
MelakaMBW1685
N SembilanNCH7510
Pulau PinangPJN3884
KuchingQAS6687
Sri AmanQBA7238
K SamarahanQCC301
LimbangQLA3578
MiriQMP4904
KapitQP5165
SarikeiQRF962
SibuQSS6432
BintuluQTG5603
PerlisRJ1138
Kota KinabaluSAB1134B
BeaufortSB209B
Lahad DatuSD7869E
KudatSK8721
SandakanSS7103M
TawauST1521N
KeningauSU2106B
TerengganuTAX7321
Kuala LumpurWTP6164

Nice one. XD

Google Chrome.

I downloaded Google Chrome today.
It's beautiful and I find it very responsive. Needless to say more, picture and video will do the talking.

Here is the artist impression of Google Chrome.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gong Hei Joy With Supercar Convoy

When I was missing in action here, I when down to Penang last Friday to join the convoy of supercars from KL to Penang. A total of 24 cars came down all the way from KL. Cars ranging from Ferrari to Audi to BMW to Land Rover joined the convoy. *I just join from Bkt Tambun to Holiday Inn and the next day to Balik Pulau* =) Was speeding on road for both of the day. *yeah~ the adrenaline rush!* XD For being a photographer for both days, I was BURNED again - like barbeque chicken. But it was FUN.!! Thanks ERIC POH for being my great driver for both days. =)

On the second day, I was rushing for my bus so I dint follow them to the orphanage, I just join the convoy up to Balik Pulau then I left right away. So, those pictures are still with Andrew. In total, the group actually donated RM15K to the home, RM 10K came from 1 man who drove the red Ferrari and the rest came from the group. And the kids got ANG PAO..

Here are some of the picture captured. *for more pictures, you may view it in FB.*

Calvin Ang, the another photographer.

My dedicated driver. *i know the picture is ugly... =)*

The first car arrived, modified Porsche, GT2

 More coming up...


 On Penang Bridge.

 The wonderful police escorts.

 Arriving at Holiday Inn, Batu Ferringgi

 Attraction.. =)

 This picture is from Calvin's camera.. 
Second photographer of the day.. 
They actually did locked me up in the boot for a moment..

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy CNY.!!

I'm leaving for Ipoh tomorrow. I wont be able to online for I think 1 week. So, there will be no updates I think.. remember to stay tuned after CNY. I'll be back. +)

*someone commented that my blog is in a mess. i think it is. sorry! haha. i'm NOT tech savvy.

Happy CNY to everybody. =)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Spotted Chimaera.

Sorry for not updating for so many days, was sick, then when to KL & Melaka, just came back yesterday and was dead tired.

When I was in KL, this is what i found parking in the shop in Sunway Damansara. I was so excited when see it, it's not beautiful but it's unique. It's a TVR Chimaera. *at first I dint know what car is it, just saw the but of the car, it's so unique!Andrew stop and we when into the shop and have a closer look.* The man in the shop say there are about 30 of this car in Malaysia. AND, once upon a time, this car was assembled in Malaysia. But no more today.

In the shop there was another 2 Aston Martin Vantage, 1 Porsche and 1 Jaguar, I think. I dint manage to photograph the place is because the man look kinda fierce. So, I scare he scold us - as we just bump into his shop and walked around. lolx. Here is the only 2 picture i manage to get. It blur because suddenly he came out from the room. I was shocked. lolx.

According to the name card he gave us, the shop is actually the European Car Specialist.


The front of it. The sun was too hot. So i was not keen to go out and get a picture of it's arse.

That's the 2 Vantage nicely clothed. (Andrew was taking name card from the man.)
The third car behind I think it's a Porsche.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Aphotography tutorial by Mr. Frankenstein, Mr. E.T, Ms. Petra, and Vampire Groupie

*lolx* how to hide your flaws..

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Austria Army Forces Recruitment Ad.

Here is a recruitment ad by Austria Army Forces ads featuring attractive ladies chasing after a tank. It was withdrawn after woman's group said the video was offensive.
"The video opens on a countryside scene, in which a macho-looking man offers four young women a spin in his sports car. The women seem ready to agree, but suddenly a tank comes to a screeching halt in front of the car.
A young soldier pops out of the top of the Leopard 2A4 tank, rubs his hand suggestively along the barrel of the cannon, and calls: "Do you want a joy ride ladies?
The women, who are shot from many angles in their revealing clothes, quickly leave the would-be Romeo alone with his sports car and chase after the tank. "


 
* Sorry it's not english but the translated conversation is as posted.
Audi Driver: hey Girls, wanna go for a spin in my fast ride?
Girls: ehh not sure, there's not even enough space for all of us
Soldier: wazzup girls, in the mood for a joyride?
Girls: *yaaaaay*
Soldier: join the army if you wanna drive a tank
Soldier2: jump in, starting engine
Audi Driver: hey, what about the spin?
Girl: forget it, I want to drive something big
Narrator: the Austrian Armed Forces offer unique opportunities for young people who are at least 18, everything else is just everday life
What a girl want.? Something BIG. =)

source : telegraph

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lingerie Football League.

I bet guys will like this. Lingerie Football League. *wink!*

I wonder, those people watching the game main objective is to see the girls or the match.? XD

A Story About A Cat That Senses Death.

Today I read about this cat that can sens death and I find it interesting. And i wonder whether my cat can do it. lolx.
"The scientist in Dr. David Dosa was skeptical when first told that Oscar, an aloof cat kept by a nursing home, regularly predicted patients' deaths by snuggling alongside them in their final hours."
Here's the link for the full story : -
Doctor shares story of cat's ability to sense death

This is Oscar, the cat that senses death. (it's actually very cute!)

Ken Block Airfield Rallying.

My friend sent me this link last night. It was WOW! Just watch.

Ninja Me!