Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Dinner at Vietnam Kitchen

Had dinner in Vietnam Kitchen in One Utama just now. First time there. Anyways my ratings:

Food: 4/5 - Had their set dinner. The food was delicious.
Ambience: 4/5 - Kinda Vietnamese feel *_^

Will return for more dishes next time! =)

Note: WTF! Someone abused my tagboard and I wanna know who did it! Anyways added a new board, guestbook and sitetracker.


Happy 47th Birthday Malaysia! I gotta run....

Here is a Merdeka Special link from The Star

A shoutout to the Merdaka babies: Shireen & Qian Shi!! Happy Birthday! =)

Monday, August 30, 2004

Google 2004 Summer Olympics Doodle

Here are the Google logos for the 2004 Olympics:

Get it here from Google

Sunday, August 29, 2004

10 ways to make your mind up

Got this from The Star

From what to wear to whether to change jobs, here’s how to stop dithering and start making great decisions.

1. Think in numbers

Write a list of pros and cons for your decisions, and then convert those into percentages. For example, changing your job might be 80% positive and 20% negative.

“Seeing your choice in terms of cold, hard figures gives you a much clearer perspective on it,” says Gary Cooper, Professor of Organisational Psychology at Lancaster University, UK.

2. Go with your instinct

“Gut instinct guides us through dozens of minor decisions every day but when it comes to the big stuff, it gets muddled by worries and obligations,” says UK life coach Lynda Field.

“Start noticing how much you rely on your gut feelings every day and it’ll be easier to tap into them over bigger dilemmas,” she adds.

3. Pay a professional

Whatever your quandary, there’s a specialist out there who can help you. A session with a relationship counsellor or career consultant will focus your feelings and give you strategy to help you decide.

4. Toss a coin

If your shopping trip has stalled because you can’t decide between white and red flip-flops, toss a coin. If the coin falls in favour of the white flip-flops and your heart sinks, you’ll know to take those red ones straight to the till.

5. Recall bad decisions

It’s painful but if you go over a bad decision, you’ll see where you went wrong. Did you listen to your head, not your heart? Or did you do what other people expected, not what you wanted?

Pinpoint that mistake and you won’t make it again.

6. Say what you don’t want

When you can’t even begin to find your way through a maze of choices, start by mapping out what you don’t want, then see what’s left. With fewer options, you’ll feel less overwhelmed and the right path will be easier to spot.

7. Feel the fear

Fear of making the wrong choice makes us stall on big decisions. But imagine how frustrated you’ll be if you don’t make the decision and are still in your current situation in a year’s time – it’ll spur you on.

8. Start small

“Making good decisions is about having confidence in your judgment,” according to psychologist Sue Firth. “Start by setting yourself small decisions, such as what outfit to wear. When you can do this well, you’ll learn to trust yourself over the bigger things, too.”

9. Buy yourself some time

The worst decisions are usually the ones we make in a hurry because they’ re based on our emotions at that moment. If you can reflect on something – even if it’s only for 20 minutes – your judgment will be much sounder.

10. Start imagining

“lmagine that you’ve already made the decision, then examine how you feel,” says Liz Tucker, author of When You Want To Say Yes But Your Body Says No.

“It’s normal to be nervous but if you’re also excited, go for it. If you’ve got a sense of dread, however, it’s not the best option right now.”

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Changing A Flat In 5 Minutes!

I sent my car to the mechanic yesterday because there was problems with the drive shaft. Yes, I'm driving a Proton and I discourage people to buy Proton cars. Yeah, Proton sulks! Period! The cars is about 2 years and already giving me a lot of problems. The damages: 2 door handle broke liao, 3 power windows spoil, colour of the mirror is fading, tyres really noisy, engine is vibrating like hell, and now the drive shaft giving me problems... what else is gonna happen to this car?

So, today I'm taking my mum's car. Unfortunately also a Proton. Her car condition is okay but not without problems. I was driving to work today and on the highway I heard a funny noise. Then I pulled over to the emergency lane and found I have a flat tyre. WTF! Early in the morning of Saturday! Just spoils my mood man!

So I put on my hazard light and open the booth. Luckily a jeep pulled over. Whadaya know? It's the Plus Ronda guys. They asked me what was the problem. I told them I have a flat tyre here. They asked if I needed help. I said sure. They asked me do i need a jack. I said sure. They I remove the spare tyre from the boot and place it on the road. Then I started unscrewing the nuts. Then the Plus Ronda guys helped me jack the car. Then I removed the tyre, replaced it with the spare and screw it nice and tight. Then the Plus Ronda guys unjack.

Then when they are walking back to the jeep, I gave them RM10 for duit kopi. Don't get the wrong ideas, I'm not bribing them. Just a token for the swift job they did. I know a lot of people will not pay them. But I always practice this law: When you give, you will receive it back (in another form or other). =D Total time taken for the whole process to change a flat was less than 5 minutes! That's fast! XD By the way, this is my first time changing a flat. Always learned to change a flat, but this time I doing the practical. Driving like a slow tortoise now. Reached the office about 15 mins late nia. Will bring my mum's car to my mechanic this afternoon. There goes my Satuday...

Lesson learned:
1. Always stay calm.
2. Always have a spare tyre, and make sure it works. (very important if you are driving long distance!)
3. Make sure you have all the tools neccesary to change a flat.
4. Might consider buying a mini jack. It's so convenient.
5. When people help you, help them back. Give them a token of appreciation (for my case, some duit kopi)

Friday, August 27, 2004

Winemaker's Nite 2004

Winemaker's Nite 2004 Posted by Hello

Wine & Dine Menu Posted by Hello

When for the Winemaker's Nite 2004 at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort yesterday to taste out the wine XD~~ The main sponsor was Denise Wine and Tropicana. The dinner was great and the atmosphere was very romantic (so dark =P) and filled with jazz music. The event started with a speech from Mr. David Lim aka owner of Denise Wine. He was telling us his story and where the wines came from, how to drink it, bla bla bla.... (just let the show begin, everyone is hungry liao XD~)

To be honest, I do not have any experience in drinking wine. This is my first time attending this type wine appreciation nite. Anyways my tasting notes:

1. Divino Varietal Expression Selection Sauvignon Blanc Vintage 2003
This is a white wine, very light, perfect for starting the dinner. Rating: 4.5/5

2. Divino Varietal Expression Selection Chardonnay Vintage 2003
This is also a white wine, the taste is a little too strong for me and there is a sparkling taste after drinking this wine. Rating: 3/5

3. Divino Varietal Expresson Selection Merlot Vintage 2003
This is a red wine, very normal type of wine. Nothing special. If there is, I can't taste it. Ratings: 3.5/5

4. Denise Committee's Selection Reserve Limited Release Shiraz Vintage 2002
This is also a red wine. This wine was specially selected by the managers of Denise Wine as the red wine for Malaysians. Very dark red colour. The taste is just right for me and the smell of this wine is so captivting. So nice until I have to drink 2 glass XD~~ Ratings: 5/5

5. Maxwell Honey Mead Non Vintage
This is a very unsual wine. This wine is not red or white in colour. It's a bit golden and honey is mixed into this wine. It smells and taste a little sweet. This is the first time I've tasted this type of wine with honey. What an eye opener! Ratings: 4.5/5

The dinner ended with specialty coffee. Overall, Winemaker's Nite 2004 was GREAT! Money well spend. The whole dinner course with wine is RM80 nia. Damm cheap for some great wine and some great food! Will be joining again next year! =D

Things That Guys Wished Girls Knew

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us.

2. Learn to work the toilet seat: if it's up, put it down.

3. Birthdays, Valentine's Day and anniversaries are not quests to see if we can find the perfect present, again!

4. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, expect an answer you don't want to hear.

5. Sometimes, we're not thinking about you. Live with it.

6. Get rid of your cat. No, it's not different. It's just like every other cat.

7. Dogs are better than cats. Period.

8. Your brother is an idiot, your ex-boyfriend is an idiot, and your dad probably is too.

9. Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don't work.

10. Yes, pissing standing up is more difficult then peeing from point blank range. We're bound to miss sometimes.

11. Yes and no are perfectly acceptable answers.

12. A headache that lasts seven months is a problem. See a doctor.

13. Your mum doesn't have to be our best friend.

14. If neither in your best interest nor ours to take 'the quiz' from Cosmopolitan together.

15. Anything we said six or eight months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after 24 hours.

16. If something we say can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad and angry, we meant the other one.

17. Don't rub the lamp if you don't want the genie to come out.

18. You can either ask us to do something or tell us how you want it done. But asking us to do both is only going to cause trouble.

19. Women wearing Wonderbras and low-cut blouses lose their right to complain about having their boobs stared at.

20. Telling us that the models in the men's magazines are airbrushed make you look jealous and pett and it's not going to deter us from reading the magazines.

21. The relationship is never going to be like it was the first two months we were going out.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

First Time Learning Golf

Had my first lesson in Golf yesterday nite. When I watch golf on TV, it just looks so easy but yesterday I found out golf is not easy! What a difficult game but it looks interesting.

Firstly, the coach positioned me in an awkward hand position. Then he asked me to swing and later asked me to hit the ball. So I swing la... mana tahu miss the ball! But the coach was encouraging. The coach said that if you are right handed, you will use your left hand to hit the ball... wtf, my left hand damm weak lar... and he said this is difficult for newbies but will become easy with lotsa practice ^_^ Anyways, I got to hit 50 golf balls. Nice but tired! =D

Monday, August 23, 2004

Movie: Collateral

Went to watch Collateral with Teik Seng and Mei Mei Sunday afternoon at TGV One Utama.

The story:
Max (Foxx) is a failed comedy writer living in Los Angeles who makes a living as a cab driver. This movie focuses on one very tumultuous day for Max, as he figures out that the fare (Cruise) he's been driving around all day is a contract killer, committing a series of hits. Now, it's up to him to somehow stop the killer from executing the last witness... as well as himself.

My comments:
The movie was a real suspence from beginning till the end! The music was great... really complimented the action scenes... make me damm kan cheong! =D You're gonna love this movie! Good acting from Tom Cruise (with grey hair in this movie @@!) and Jamie Foxx. The thing that i disliked about this movie was it's weak ending. Overall, good watch.

My ratings:
4 out of 5

Yahoo Movies

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Sultan: Act now to save the fireflies

Good Good! Now we got the Sultan involved. Hooray for the fireflies. \(^_^)/ Hope it's not too late.

The Sultan: Wants other natural resources protected too. Details at The Star

Fireflies fading in Kuala Selangor

The fireflies are dying!! No-one's doing anything. Everybody talk, talk, talk only. By the time they do something, it'll be all gone. -_-

UNDER THREAT: Fireflies in Kuala Selangor are under threat from various sources of pollution and erosion. Efforts are needed immediately to save them from becoming extinct. Details at The Star

Monday, August 16, 2004

The Two Minute Releaser!

The Very Serious Symptoms Of Stress

Are YOU Stressed ...?

First step - diagnosis.

Let's find out if indeed, you are threatened by stress and its many very troubling symptoms.

Should the answer be yes, then move straight on to Marlene below who will help release and relax you!

Relax With Marlene ...

... and the Two Minute Stress Releaser!

Touch the points, breathe in and feel that stress just melt away as your ears begin to unwind ...

This is a short intro version to how effectively EFT can release stress and tension and a perfect "try me!" for newbies to the Meridian Energy Self Help systems.

Start with "Are You Ready ..." and of course, you can do it more than once!

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Top 10: Signs She's A Bitch

Number 10

She is self-centered
To a bitch, the only person in the world of any importance is herself. Others are merely warm bodies who get in the way of her selfish pursuits. She is the only person affected by a tragedy. The only feelings worth considering are hers. A bitch is so obsessed with herself that she would rather get a manicure than visit your father in the hospital.

No one should have to tolerate this kind of superiority complex, especially a good man, who tends to be the preferred victim of the bitch.

Number 9

She criticizes everything about you
Shaming is a common tactic many women use to control their men. The bitch takes this to the extreme. By making you feel inadequate in every domain, she hopes to make you lose your self-confidence, and rely on her to do things "right." Nothing is good enough for her, and you are the only one, aside from her bitch friends, who actually listens. So, she nags about everything you say and do.

Number 8

She's cold-hearted
A bitch is typically amoral, adhering minimally to the ethical codes of society, while transgressing every one she can. She dismisses civility for her own gains. She's manipulative and scheming, always looking for underhanded ways of taking advantage of people or even hurting them. And as proof that she lacks a woman's gentle soul, she never cries or shows soft emotion.

Number 7

She expects to be treated like a queen
A bitch is usually a spoiled brat who simply refuses to grow up. She was pampered and adored as a child, given anything she asked for. As an adult, she still thinks she is entitled to everything. She constantly expects car rides, gifts and attention from you. She makes constant demands of people, and never listens or adheres to theirs. There is no fixing such a person; it's programmed into her. Only by being denied several times will she possibly get a clue.

Number 6

She slights you in bed
You want to know just how heartless such a woman can be? Not only does she not appreciate all the effort you put into pleasing her sexually, she also has the gall to ridicule you. But she'll pick the oddest times to do so, such as during an unrelated argument, or just randomly in passing. This could be a cruel comment about your size, stamina or technique. More grating still is the fact that she would go crazy if you were to reciprocate the slur.

If she treats people like trash, bosses you around, and embarrasses you in public, you know what you have to do...

Number 5

She treats people like trash
As someone who believes luxury treatment is owed to her, a bitch has no respect for those who do things for her. She's rude to people who work in the service industry, such as waiters and clerks, and sees them not as human beings, but as robots who exist solely to serve her. She talks at them -- not to them.

Also, she has no compassion for people in need, such as the poor or the sick. "It's their own fault," she'll tell herself and others. More sickening still, she's mean to children, as they are a nuisance and can't do anything for her. And since her existence dwells on envy, she constantly badmouths other women over trivial things, such as their earrings or the way they speak.

Number 4

She never pays
As she thinks that it is others' duty to provide for her, the bitch is a tightwad. On dates she always selects expensive restaurants and orders the priciest dish and drink, but never offers to pay. She won't pitch in for gas on trips or for food in a get-together. She buys crappy gifts for others, when she can be bothered, usually expecting you to pay for them. And if you mention any of these things, she'll accuse you of being cheap!

Number 3

She bosses you around
A bitch's massive superiority complex makes her think people are born to be her servants, especially her boyfriend. As someone who spends a lot of his time with her, she uses you to do all the menial tasks that she doesn't want to do. Sometimes she'll even boss you around for the power trip -- just because she can.

Number 2

She embarrasses you in public
A bitch cares nothing about the feelings of others, not even of the hapless sap she may be dating. In fact, she uses her man as a punching bag. Sometimes she even berates him in front of his friends, or even hers. She does this either as a power trip, to show others she can, or simply to beat a man's self-worth down to her own level -- misery loves company after all.

Number 1

She flirts with other men
This is the most intolerable trait of a bitch, which many men sadly tolerate. She'll tease and allure other men right in front of you, never once considering how you may feel about it. There are no bounds to her search for attention and admiration. And to top it off, she'll wheedle whatever feelings of jealousy she can from you by comparing you to other men.

ditch the bitch!

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Re-write of the laws of Murphy

1. Everything that can go right, will go right.

2. Left to themselves, things will go from good to better for that is The Hand of The Divine at work.

3. Everything IS as easy as it looks.

3a. Corollary: If you are a child, or have child-like wonder in the world around you, everything is even EASIER than it looks.

4. Nothing takes as long than you think when you put your heart and mind to it.

5. If there is a possibility of several things going right, the one that will cause the most good in the world will be the one to happen.

5a. Corollary: If there is a best time for something to go right, it will happen then.

6. If something simply must go right, it always will.

7. If in your plans, you perceive that there are ways in which your plans will go better still and plan accordingly, then something unprepared for will promptly develop to show you how limited your original expectations were.

8. If everything seems to be going well, you are obviously blessed.

9. Whenever you set out to do something, if something else must be done first, then that something will not only be accomplished but
accomplish what it was you set out to do originally to the maximum benefit of all involved.

10. Every problems offers new possibilities for something wonderful to happen.

Monday, August 02, 2004

How To Impress A Woman / Man

How to Impress a Woman:
Compliment her, cuddle her, kiss her, caress her, love her, stroke her, comfort her, protect her, hold her, spend money on her, wine and dine her, buy things for her, listen to her, care for her, stand by her, support her, go to the ends of the earth for her.

How to Impress A Man:
Show up naked, with beer
=D~~~ Nice one!