Sunday, March 29, 2009

Qing Ming Festival in Melaka

I was back in Melaka for Qing Ming festival over the last weekend. It had been a while since I last pay my respect to my ancestors. I remembered the last Qing Ming I attended was back in 2005 in Kampar, praying for my ex-gf's ancestors.

Woke up at 7AM, myself, dad & my youngest brother, drove all the way to Sungai Udang, a rural area in Melaka. Upon reaching there, my uncle was already cleaning the tomb. We would clean up the tomb, picking wild grass and sweep the area clean.

We then would place the "money paper" on top of the tomb area to mark our presence there.

The picture below is my great grandparents tomb.

While the following picture is the tomb of my grandparents. We would place food, fruits & tea as offerings to the passed on. We spent approximately 2 hours cleaning up and do the necessary proceedings.

After that, we headed to my auntie's place for brunch. It always felt good to have home-cooked food. Saliva drooling huh?

How was your Qingming?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour Melaka - Pictures

Counting Down to Earth Hour in Melaka

Let's do our part this evening in support of Earth Hour 2009. I am in Melaka in conjunction of the Qingming Festival so I had managed to get my whole family to support this call to raise awareness of global warming by switching off all lights for an hour.

So today 28th March 2009, from 8.30PM to 9.30PM, let's support this event. Since I am in Melaka, very likely I will end up in Starbucks in Mahkota Parade. Starbucks is one of the many corporations that had pledged their support for this event. During this one meaningful one hour, enjoy 20% storewide discount from Starbucks. Good time for you to get yourself a Starbucks tumbler where you can enjoy RM2 discount each and everytime you purchase beverages and fill up the tumbler instead of using the paper & plastic cups.

So if you happen to be in Melaka and saw me in Starbucks, let's snap some picture ya! So my fellow bloggers & netizens, as we are counting hours down to Earth Hour this evening, do your part and spread the words, for more info, please check out Earth Hour page.

ps: Check out LG Malaysia page here. They are having some activities back in KL.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Nuffnang Removed Me From Glitterati

The joy of blogging from my new toy was shortlived when I found this message while trying to ping my post into innit. I hope this is an error and this is pretty demotivating as I had been pro-Nuffnang as a blogger & a client.

Sad... damn sad...

UPDATES (12.45PM): Robb of Nuffnang emailed me, my membership will be restored, it is going to take about 4 days. This is due to the reason that I registered 2 blogs under the same account, and I had recently deleted the other abandoned blog from blogspot. Thanks Robb for the prompt feedback!!!

My New Toy : Acer Aspire One D150

Getting ready for the upcoming online job that I had took up, I bought myself a new toy. Acer Aspire D150. This will be my first post using the Netbook. I am amazed by its cili padi size, typing is a joy but I still need time to adapt to its pointing device, too small for my fat finger.

I will be heading back to Melaka tonight, an early Cheng Beng, time for prayers for my ancestors. It had been a while since I last follow my dad to pray. Shall be updating from Melaka too with my new toy.

Blog post using Acer Aspire D150
Picture using LG KF 900 Prada 2

Sunday, March 22, 2009


What will happen if 3 best buddies fall for the same girl???

This is a very difficult situation which I hope is only an illusion...

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Most Anticipated Movies 2009

There are plenty to look forward to this year in the movie industry. I had so far watched 2 really good movies this year, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button & Slumdog Millionaire. I prefer the latter though, it's fascinating just to think of the simple script to a wonderful movie. And next week I will be attending the premiere of 12 Rounds starring John Cena, however I do not put a high hope on it.

Here are the list of movies for the rest of the year that I am anticipated of;

April '09
Dragonball Evolution

May '09
1. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

2. Terminator Salvation

June '09
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

July '09
Harry Porter & The Half-Blood Prince

Nothing much to expect in August, September, October & November '09 though. In December 2009, perhaps Sherlock Holmes starring Downey Jr. which I failed to get the official trailer as yet on Youtube.

I have yet to find a date for my premiere next week, anyone interested? ;)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Encounter With Polis Diraja Malaysia

I am gonna put my "Ghost Of Girlfriend Past Part 2" on hold to slot this in, something that had just happened not too long ago.

I remembered there was once a good buddy of mine told me a story about an encounter with the police of Singapore. This friend of mine was caught speeding in Singapore, he was then stopped by this police who requested him to hand his ID & driving license. While the police took down the details, he asked my friend whether he realize that he was speeding. My friend nodded and he further asked my friend the reason he sped even he knew there is a speed limit on that stretch. My friend told the police that he is rushing for an oversea flight. Then the police told my friend that he had broken the law and he has no choice but to issue a summon to him. However after issuing the summon, the police told my friend that he can get to the airport on time. The police on the siren on his patrol car and with my friend driving his following from behind. My friend managed to get to the airport on time and did not miss the flight. A very reasonable police isn't it?

Well... in my experience today, I was exiting on the Puchong LDP heading towards Old Kland Road. 500 meters ahead, I can see police doing blocks and with me not suspecting any wrongdoings that I had committed, I took the route. I was stopped. The police said I had cut in from a double line!!! I was thinking what double line, he said the double line that separated the overhead bridge to Puchong Jaya and the route I had taken towards Old Klang Road via Jalan Puchong.

Damn! I did not know that is a double line. Well, I had broken the law and not arguing with the police further, I handed him my ID & driving license. He returned my driving license and clipped my ID on his summon book and asked, "Encik, you nak kompaun ke, atau macam mana?"

I asked him back, "You nak macam mana?" He further replied, "Kalau bukak kompaun, kena bayar. Kalau tak nak macam mana?" He threw back the question to me as I already know his intention. I asked again, "You nak macam mana?" Then he said he will compound me. Although I know I might be RM300 poorer but this sums up what are the Malaysian Police Force are made of.

Some people claimed that we are a developed country, but still we have some 3rd world mentality. So, respect for police? A certainly NO, but respect to law? Yes, I am.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Ghost Of Girlfriend Past

Yes, this is an upcoming Matthew McConaughey & Jennifer Garner movie. However I am inspired to blog on a personal experience of the title above. Sipping my ice lemon tea at Just Dessert, The Curve, listening to Khalil Fong's number on my itouch, I am about to walk down the memory lane of my girlfriend past, on how this ghost had been haunting me not on nightmare but mainly on my sweetest dream of a teenager.

It was early 1999, 21 years of age, my younger sister had just finished her SPM and she is in the midst of applying for an intake in TAR College, Kuala Lumpur. I was working for my parents in the electrical shop back then, I completed my Certificate in Business from Stamford College and dad was asking if I were to pursue my studies, with no idea of what will be my future ahead, I nodded in agreement and filled up the form which was meant for my sister and sent in without putting a hope that I will be offered a place in TARC.

2 months past, I received an unexpected reply from TARC, I am offered to do my Diploma in Business in TARC. Orientation to kick off in late April, early May if I am not mistaken. Being someone who had never leave hometown, I am so anticipated about my college days in KL. I was assisted by a friend of mine who is studying in TARC back then, John. John allowed me to bunk in his place in Menara Alpha, Section 2 Wangsa Maju and I still remember my unit number is 14-21.

On the first day of orientation, another housemate of mine, Lester loaned me his bike (a Honda Hurricane) and with my half-head helmet given by Jason Kua during my secondary school days. I am unsure about the venue of the orientation, I think it was either DK C or DK D in TARC.

I was early, it was a real big lecture hall with seatings of a stadium. Being fresh & new, I chose the last row of seatings. I still remember at that point of time, I used a brick sized Nokia phone. There and then I met my best buddies in KL till now. The first person I spoke to, a long-hair specky & rascal looking guy by the name Chong, amazingly requested a ride home after the orientation. Then we were joined by a lanky & loud guy who on the first day itself made himself popular by the naughty whistling on babes who walked in the lecture hall. Introducing Rim, these 2 are my best buddies and brothers in KL.

On the first day itself, someone caught my attention. She was in her Nike trainer, sweet young thing with a ponytail. That was the first time I know her then, she somehow caught my attention as she is someone we would labeled as babe in our course of 300 or so students with the number of female students doubling the male.

That one year, we did not really get close until my best buddy somehow had good feelings for her. On the second year, my buddy will come and bunk over my place in Menara Alpha and on some nights we would call her out for supper in the ever packed mamak in Section 2 Wangsa Maju. It was then I got to know her name, to know more about her, like where she stays and where she is from. With just pure intention of being a friend, I did not think much then, I had my encounters with other girls back then and knowing the fact that my best buddy had interest on her.

After somehow, my best buddy did not show any progress apart from having good feelings for her, she again somehow manage to move my the other buddy's heart. It was at the second year with exams around the corner. Just like any other time when exams were nearing, we would do group studies. My best buddy was unwell at a point, and she took the initiative to prepare some herbal soup/tea for him, however my that buddy did not progress the feeling either.

Months past, it was our final days in TARC, it was our final semester exam, it was then she captured my heart. It was rather odd. She lost her handphone, a Motorola clamshell V-series, she cried. That was the first time I had seen someone in tears so captivating. It was then we started to get close.

Upon finishing college, I moved on to work in KLIA for a year. When none of my buddies were keeping in touch with her, I am on the reversal side. There would be SMS exchanges, ICQ and calls during her stay in London. Then there was a point she served a short term internship in Genting while finishing her degree in Stamford College, PJ.

Her first ever birthday I celebrated with her at TGIF, One Utama (2003)

Proceeding my life, I had 2 relationships that are not very pleasant and it was in 2003, when she finished her degree and on her short break, we got really close. I started my 2nd job in KL, attached to Scott & English Electronics as a Sales Executive. I still stayed in the first place since I landed in KL from Malacca, Menara Alpha in Wangsa Maju. Calls & SMS were more frequent between myself and her. And this time around, we would plan where to meet, places to go, we were not steady yet. I would drive all the way to Subang where she stayed with her brother just for dinner & just for a cuppa of coffee. I would tag her along whenever I hang out with my 2 best buddies in KL, further fuelling rumors that I was having a relationship with her then.

On one outing in Big Echo Karaoke, Kepong with my buddies (2003)

It was only my birthday, we were sure that we needed each other, it's definitely a birthday I will not forget, it was at Halo Cafe in Wangsa Maju with all my best buddies & her presence. I built the courage to go up the stage to sing "Right Here Waiting" OA by Richard Marx. That was the beginning of something beautiful then.

The Ghost of Girlfriend Past to continues...

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Happy Birthday To You

Happy birthday to you.

It felt like yesterday. Eventually wounds turned memories that perhaps will haunt me for the rest of my life.

I promise to buy you a good dinner when I am free, between, enjoy your birthday night with your loved ones.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Life in a Pressure Cooker

It ain't easy really. It tests a great patience preventing me from committing suicide. So many people throwing their tantrums on me over petty things.

Firstly, my colleague who is a rank higher than me, commented that I had been sarcastic to him over a SMS. Whatever lar...

Then my this ex-gf of mine all of a sudden called and put the blame on me for being making her drunk. How in the world when I do not drink with her and yet she got drunk by me? She said there are differences & that I always comparing her to "M", I am really tired of these 2 above mentioned matters. Whatever lar...

All of sudden, somebody eases my pressure, she called and requested me to company her for a meeting. The feeling of overflowing joy though I know there is no hope, the feeling just come by itself. Her presence always made me put my honest & most natural smile. How I wish she can read what's on my mind and most importantly who's in heart.

Everything happen in such the same time really got me wonder. She will just appear at the right moment when I am most stressed. Is it the message sent by above? Or someone above playing me out? Or is it like what my best friend said, I am playing with myself?

God, is there an answer? Or you are too busy handling the recession???

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Blogrolling Update

I am using the blogrolling (BR) system for my blogroll and since BR will be introducing their upgraded version this coming 3rd March 2009, I am doing some housekeeping and opening up to other bloggers who want to link up.

For link exchange, please drop a line on my comment box. Information I need;
1. Blogger's nick
2. URL

I will cross checking your site for my link and will approve your URL on my blogroll on the 3rd of March 2009.

In meantime, today is 1st March 2009, I take this opportunity to wish a very happy birthday to few friends...

1. Nicole Tan who blogs at Nicolekiss
2. Darling Vivienne Ivy Kula
3. Hann Chee

4. My cousin Jonathan Song &
5. Fellow colleague Stephen Tan

Happy birthday to you!!!