Saturday, February 26, 2011

By God, sir, so you have!

I was reading in the BBC a story about their stiff upper lip personalities. One of the stories was about Lord Uxbridge.

Lord Uxbridge, Wellington's cavalry commander, had his leg sheared off by a cannonball. Did he scream, curse and get blitheringly emotional? He did not. He said to Wellington, "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!" The Duke replied with cool concern, "By God, sir, so you have!"

I love stories like that from the Napoleonic war. There's a lot of chilvary and stiff upper lip in them.

Anyway, if you want to read more about the story, go to wikipedia here.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Old french dudes light saber fight

Not sure who shot this video and then added the light sabers but it's one of the best use of After Effects I've seen!

I love the ending, they actually removed his head!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

desktop recycle

I have an old desktop PC that I don't use anymore. It's a Pentium Core 2 duo 2.4MHz with 3G of RAM and two IDE hard disk. It has 2 CRT monitors. Not quite sure what to do with it. Then I thought, maybe I'll turn it into a media center and hook it up to my TV in the living room.

So this weekend, if I'm not too lazy I'm going to format the whole machine and install windows 7 64 bit on it. Hook it up to my LCD TV and see what happens.

That is if I don't get lazy and then nothing happens.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Ball buster

Check out this story from The Malay Mail. It's in the other local newspaper but they didn't provide as much gory details as the Malay Mail did.

AMPANG: Two snatch thieves had presumed that a woman would be easy prey when they snatched her handbag from her car's passenger seat this morning before attempting to make a quick getaway.

However, they did not count on the woman getting into her vehicle and giving chase.

The end result left one snatch thief dead and another seriously injured when the thieves' motorcycle collided with the woman's car in their haste to escape.

This was the drama that played out at 8.40am today, when the woman, a 28-year-old architect, was closing the gate of her home in Jalan Mega 11, Taman Megajaya, Pandan Indah.

She had left her handbag on the front passenger seat of her Toyota Vios when she exited the car.

To her shock, two men on a motorcycle appeared and opened her car door before taking away the bag.

A struggle ensued with the suspects, who kicked her before revving their bike and escaping. Undeterred, the woman leapt into her car and gunned the engine, intent on giving chase.

Her determination paid off when she encountered the suspects at a road junction in Jalan Mega 7.

By that time, the suspects had panicked when they realised she was on their tail and that the road they were on led to a dead end.

It is believed that the suspects made a U-turn and in their bid to escape, inadvertently rammed headlong into the incoming car, throwing both men off the bike.

Ampang Jaya police chief Assistant Commissioner Amiruddin Jamaluddin said the impact of the fall immediately killed one of the men, a 34-year-old Indonesian.

So great was the impact that it threw both men into a nearby drain.

It was learnt that the deceased's trousers were ripped to shreds. A piece of meat, believed to be part of his testicles, were found stuck on the front of the car.

"His pillion rider, a 25-year-old Indonesian, meanwhile sustained severe injuries. He was immediately rushed to Ampang Hospital for treatment," Amirudin told The Malay Mail this morning.

He said initial checks showed that both men had valid travel documents. However, their motorcycle is believed to be a stolen vehicle.

"We are now investigating the case under gang robbery and causing death due to reckless driving," he said.

Part of his testicles?! Holy crap! The lady really busted his balls man!

The accompanying report below:

AMPANG: "She acted on instinct," says Mahyudin Zakaria, the father of a 28-year-old architect who had driven her car to pursue two snatch thieves on a motorcycle, a chase that ended with one robber dead and the other injured.

Mahyudin, 59, a former police officer, said he had just bade farewell to his daughter, Siti Aishah, about 8.40am yesterday when she was leaving for work from their house at Jalan Mega 11 in Taman Megajaya, Pandan Indah here, when he heard her scream for help.

"One of the snatch thieves had kicked her when she tried to stop them from taking her handbag from the front passenger seat of her car," he said.

"She was determined to track the thieves down and she did."

The snatch thieves found themselves cornered and crashed into Siti Aishah's car. Both were thrown off their motorcycle and fell into a drain.

"Although I did not know what had happened at the time, I followed my daughter in my car and by the time I reached her, her car was stalled on the road and I saw a motorcycle near it.

"I ran to my daughter's car and was relieved to find her safe although she was traumatised and had scratches on her hand," said Mahyudin.

"I checked the drain and saw one of the suspects bleeding while his accomplice was dead. I am grateful Siti Aishah is safe."

Siti Aishah is the third of Mahyudin's five children. The family has been residing at Taman Megajaya since 2000.

"Our house is actually in a quiet area and snatch thefts rarely happen here," said Mahyudin, who commended the police for responding quickly.

Ampang Jaya district police chief ACP Amiruddin Jamaluddin said the two men were Indonesians. The dead man was aged 25 and his body was taken to Hospital Ampang. The other man, 34, is undergoing treatment at the same hospital's emergency ward.

The case is being investigated under Section 395 of the Penal Code for gang robbery and also Section 41 of the Road Transport Act 1987 for reckless driving.

There are more gory pictures if you go to the links above. There's a picture of the dead guy upside down in a drain. I wonder how the accident happened, how the heck did his balls get stuck on the hood of the car?

Monday, February 21, 2011

Maggi Mee old commercials

You know how they say children are very susceptible to TV commercials? Well, this commercial is proof of it.

I used to watch this Maggi Mee commercial when I was kid, I think they even showed it in the cinemas. Now I eat a lot of instant noodles! Arghhh! I still remember the tag line, "maggi mee, cepat dimasak, sedap dimakan"!

Old Malaysian TV commercials

Check out this bunch of old Malaysian TV commercials I found on youtube.

I like the Guinness stout one at the end. At least they used actors who really looks like people who drank it regularly... and the funny thing is, those dudes are probably the same guys sitting at coffee shops drinking it now!

Here's another old one when they used to allow cigarette branding commercials.


I don't remember watching this on RTM back then but I've heard of it. Check out the montage, it's really long!

What does this have to do with insurance

I don't get this commercial on youtube

It's really funny, but what does it have to do with insurance?


Well, since it's Sudirman's anniversary, I when youtube to see his old music video and I found this below:

I know it's not his own song but I like this music video because it's from 1984! I know some of the locations in this video. The first part where they are in a fast food restaurant looks like the A&W restaurant in PJ State. I think the rest of the place could be at Angkasapuri. Not sure where the food stalls are.

I love looking up old videos of Petaling Jaya and Kuala Lumpur. I like to see what has changed and what hasn't.

spoof Ipad 2 review

I love this review of the iPad 2!

Okay, you probably know by now it's a spoof but I wonder if the screen the guy is using is actually a touchscreen and how did he get the iOS interface on it like that? Maybe he had a large powerpoint display and someone was pressing the next slide for him.

Friday, February 18, 2011

ass webcam

Check out what these two chicks did. They put a small camera into the butt cheeks of their jeans to see if anyone is checking out their ass.

I don't know about you, but I would look too just because there's a camera there! I think most of the guys caught checking out her ass is because they're wondering what the heck is that there?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hole in the sky

Saw this at sunset today and I took a HDR photo.

Right after I took the photo, the clouds closed the hole.

Interesting perspective and framing of the shot here. The lines lead to the hole in the sky.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cee Lo Green - f*ck you

Hehe, I love this music video! Funny story.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Valentine Day

I took my 6 year old niece out to One Utama yesterday. While going down the escalator, since it was Valentine Day, I asked her:

Me: Did any of your classmate ask you to be their Valentine?
Niece: No
Me: Well, in a few years time, what if a boy ask you to be his Valentine?
Niece: I tell him "No way!"
Me: What if you he draws you a nice card and ask you to be his Valentine?
Niece: I will slap him, no way!
My wife: Oh, I'm so proud of you!
Me: *fearful for the boy who ever he maybe in the future*

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sg. Buloh – Damansara – KL – Cheras – Kajang MRT line

I was just reading the Klang Valley Mass Rapid Transit Project website. Very interesting, they just uploaded a new route map for the Sg. Buloh to Kajang line with the new proposed stations.

The picture above was taken from their website. Click on it to get a better view or just visit their website to see the map there.

I find the placement of the stations at One Utama illogical since it's positioned to be right over the river behind my office! Shouldn't it be build over the golf driving range and next to the large parking space? Putting it right next to a TV station is a bad idea as their might be inteference, plus there's no cheap parking nearby. The only nearby parking is in the One World Hotel or IBM and KPMG Tower.

Anyway, I think they still have a long way to go before the stations are finalized. Everybody wants the MRT line but no one wants it right next to them. It's the "Not in my backyard" line of thought.


Urgh, been playing Plants Vs. Zombies on the iphone and it's really addictive. I've finished the Adventure stage and bought all the plants already.

I was just playing it earlier and got stuck again at level 5-5 where there are only chompers, pumpkins and cherry bombs. Hard because the zombies comes in waves at the end. I wonder how I did it the first time?

Anyway, going to try and stop playing this game and do something more productive now that the holiday is over. Got to start thinking about other things! Now before I go to bed and my brain goes through the thoughts of the of day, all I see when I close my eyes are plants. Damn it.

Well, at least it beats seeing Napoleon Total War.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Just watched Buried... and it sucks. Shouldn't have watched it before going to bed.

Urgh. Frustrated now. Hate it when a movie has a bad ending.

free calls to the US and Canada

Hey, this is so cool. I just made a free call to the US from Gmail!

When I signed into my gmail, a window pop-up and said I could now make free calls to the US and Canada. I thought this was only available to those in the US and Canada. I guess now it's available in Malaysia too.

I tried calling my uni in the US and I could get through and the line was clear. Now who can I call in the US or Canada?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

El Bimbo!

Someone send me a powerpoint presentation of the carnival in Brazil. It had an interesting song in the background so I opened up the powerpoint presentation to see the title of the song, El Bimbo. Once I had the name of the song, I googled it and found out the group that sang it is Bimbo Jet.

Here's a video of the song I found on youtube

Now, here's the fun part. After watching the girls dancing and enjoying the music, I read the comments at the bottom of the video and laughed. I totally missed out that one of the dancers was a bearded dude with long hear.

If you didn't catch him like I did, watch it again and he's the one in black.

This video is pretty old, 1974. I wonder what those ladies are like now? Most of them are old enough to be my mother!

Anyway, if you like the song, check out another version of it below

Nice. Now I wonder what the lyrics mean?

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Funny Chinese New Year advertisements

This year I didn't get to see any of the CNY TV advertisements so I decided to surf youtube.

Here's the Digi one. Slightly funny.

I don't really like the Petronas ones now that Yasmin Ahmad is not directing them anymore. They're all just guilt trips now.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Dinner finished!

Now to play game and maybe watch some TV. Ah, I like it like that.

And it's raining too! Lovely.

comments here

Previously, when ever I had something to say, I would post it in facebook. Lately, I realized that I've been spending too much time there and ignoring this blog.

So now, when ever I have something to say, I'll do it here. Let's see how long this will last.

wash later

I was driving around earlier looking for a place to wash my car. The regular place I go too in Aman Suria was already closed for the day and the one in the open car park lot run by a bunch of Indian guys was full. I could see a long line of people already standing around waiting for their cars.

So I decided to give it a miss. My car isn't filthy dirty, just needs a bit of vacuuming and clean the windscreens. Probably do it next week after this new year craze.

Storm panorama and HDR's

The first one on the top is a stitched panoramic shot. The second is a HDR.

Both were taken as a storm was passing by just before sunset.

In the HDR picture, you can see it raining in just one location. Amazing isn't it?