Monday, August 22, 2005

Bryan Adams - Here I Am

It's an oldie but a goodie =P~

Here I am - this is me
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be
Here I am - it's just me and you
Tonight we make our dreams come true

It's a new world - it's a new start
It's alive with the beating of - young hearts
It's a new day - it 's a new plan
I've been waiting for you
Here I am

Here I am

Here we are - we've just begun
And after all this time - our time has come
Ya here we are - still goin' strong
Right here in the place where we belong

It's a new world - it's a new start
It's alive with the beating of - young hearts
It's a new day - it 's a new plan
I've been waiting for you
Here I am

Here I am
Here I am
Waiting for you

Here I am - this is me
There's no where else on earth I'd rather be
Here I am - just me and you
Tonight we make our dreams come true

It's a new world - it's a new start
It's alive with the beating of - young hearts
It's a new day - it 's a new plan
I've been waiting for you

It's a new world - it's a new start
It's alive with the beating of - young hearts
It's a new day - it 's a new plan
I've been waiting for you

Here I am

Here I am - next to you
And suddenly the world is all brand new
Here I am - where I'm gonna stay
Now there's nothin standin in our way
Here I am

Here I am - this is me

Friday, August 12, 2005

Monday, August 08, 2005

The story so far - Part 1

I've haven't been blogging for awhile... many things have happened within the last 3 months. I find that the within this period, I've learned a lot and life will never be the same! Life is changing!

Ok, I'll pick it up from my last proper post (This post was about the steamboat and the my birthday celebration).

16/05/2005 (Monday)

Today is my grandmother's 100th day leaving us. So the whole family gather at the Nilai Memorial Park for prayers. Prayers was short. Gonna miss her.

17/05/2005 (Tuesday) to 21/05/2005 (Saturday) - Dubai Trip

Went over to Dubai to have meetings with agents and in the meantime tour around Dubai. Guys, I tell you, the trip was really worth it, eventhough Dubai is a dessert. The temperature is when we arrived was about 39'C. Ooo... it's hot! Luckily everywhere is air conditioned =D

Dubai just started construction in the last ten years and today I can say that Dubai has overtaken Kuala Lumpur in terms of development! As of today, Dubai is only about 10% finish and they're building 24/7 non stop! Walaueh! Now, they have the Burj Al-Arab (Arab Tower - The world famous 7 star hotel). All the big international companies is already there. It's a place where the East meets the West and a lot of business deals will be made and a lot of International Convention will be held in the future!

What makes Dubai so attractive? Firstly, it is strategically positioned and there are no red tape or bereaucracy. Crime rate is also almost zero - punishment is severe! Also, you can leave your goods at the port for a few days and no one will ever touch it! Isn't it a safe place. Also, they have a great leader with great vision. In the future, they're gonna have the tallest building in the world in Dubai (Dubai Tower), the biggest shopping complex in the world, F1 autodrome, Dubailand (something like Disneyland LA, but bigger 3 times), ice-skating in the dessert, and lots lots more.

Also, in Dubai, I see everyone mix with everyone eventhough you're from different countries, colour or religion. Wow! Therefore, I encourage you guys to go visit Dubai while it's still building. You get a sense that in this world, nothing is impossible. If you can dream it, you can build it! Cun~ The best time to visit Dubai is around December to February (the temperature is about 20'C-25'C).

During our trip to Dubai, we went a few places:

Desert Safari - going through the desert with a four wheeler... camel rides... getting my first henna... belly dancing... cun!
Creek River Cruise - Nice dinner on a boat... got to chat with some Japanese and a really really rich guy... see Dubai in the night... it's so beautiful!
Gold Souk - You'll never see more gold anywhere on the planet! An eye opener!
Spice Souk - Lotsa spice... not my kind of place =P
Electronic Souk - Lots of electronics gadget here... no time to finish visiting it
Jebel Ali Port - This port is huge! Bigger and more advanced than Port Klang alot!
Burj Al-Arab - The world famous 7-Star hotel. We managed just to stop outside to take some photos. If you wanna enter, you must have resevations and pay RM500 for lunch or RM200 for tea. Wanted to go for the tea, but it's already fully booked. You gotta book one week in advanced! Anyways, I struck out this one out from my to do list already. Yeah! =P

Overall, I'm glad I visited Dubai!

21/05/2005 (Saturday night)

Just came back from Dubai in the morning, we had a pot luck party over at Ah Seng's house. We had some nice spaghetti. After that we went to watch Star Wars 3. (Aiyoh, stupe has been telling me he watched this during the official premiere in Malaysia while I was having a meeting in Dubai)

My ratings for Starwars 3: 3.5 / 5 (The story is so-so only. I expected more. It'a a movie just to complete the whole Starwars Saga =P~ Episode 1, 2 and 3 no need to watch lar just watch episode 4, 5 and 6 instead!)

23/05/2005 (Monday) to 24/05/2005 (Tuesday) - NAC2005

This is my 2nd time attending NAC (National Achiever's Congress). It's an event organize by Success Resources. For NAC 2005, they brought in:

Jay Abraham - World's No 1 Marketing Genius
Deborah T. Patel - Expressing YOU, Taking your communication to the next stage
Ken McElroy – Building wealth through Real Estate
Ron White – Magic Memory : How to remember anything instantly
Peter Ho – Cash is King : Mastering Cash flow
Dr Demartini – Inspiring laws for your magnificent life

Day 1:
Jay Abraham was good, but is not us the full value for the ticket. He seems to hold back and is more interested in selling his more expensive seminar. Deborah T. Patel had a great entrance and got everyone doing exercises and giving tips on expressing yourself and how to sing with full enthuism. The song we sang was 'What A Wonderful World'. Ken Mc Elroy was boring. Boring until can sleep =P What he says is nothing new, it's all general stuffs. Ron White gave us some techniques to remember 10 things. It works! Cool! After the event, I bumped into Harjit, a friend I met at last year's NAC.

Day 2:
Peter Ho makes accounting so fun. His teaching method is very good. I can still remember what he say until today. Cash is blood.... Accounting is easy.... =P Later, I bumped into Isabelle, Michael, Mei Han and Phyllis. What a coincidence! After lunch, it was Dr Demartini's turn. Dr Demartini brought down the house! He's the man! What he said is just so inspiring and so true! He's very different from other speakers, he gave us not only his 100% but his 120%! I don't know about the rest, but he really got me thinking hard!

After his speech, we had a photo session with all the speakers! We have a great time! Guess who's coming? The guy from 'Catch Me If You Can'. Not Leonardo Dicaprio lar. The real guy that forged cheques and tricked everyone that he was a pilot. Wah! I've already sign up for next year's NAC. Have you?

28/05/2005 (Saturday) - Four Seasons

Watched the Four Seasons at the Bangsar Actors Studio brought to you by the Tasa Young KL Singers (YKLS) choir. Was there to watch Li Sun perform. The show started with young children singing. They are just great singers for their age (some of them are only 7 years old!).

Great openning by the children but I cannot say the same thing for the adult singers. I know that the Four Seasons production was kinda rushed and they are suppose to sing songs from many different countries of the world. Yup, they sang the songs in their original language. They are suppose to flow smoothly, but there were a few singing mistakes though. Some of them even forgotten the lyrics. Also, they did not sing with all their hearts out. I expected more but... haih... but what can I say.

Luckily they have a killer song for the finale. They sang a hokkien song! (Can't remember the song title though =P~) It's nice and catchy. For this song, they really sang with full enthuism and passion! This is what I came to see. Overall Four Seasons by YKLS has good starting and ending, but the body was so-so only. I know YKLS has brought us a few good production in the pass, hopefully in future, YKLS would bring us better and exciting productions.

My ratings for Four Seasons: 3 / 5

Photos from the Four Seasons

To be continued...

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Adidas to pay $3.8bn for Reebok

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -- Germany's Adidas-Salomon is to buy rival sporting goods firm Reebok in a deal worth €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion), Adidas said on Wednesday as it posted a forecast-beating second-quarter profit.

more here

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Malaysia english mou tak teng man

Malaysia english mou tak teng man....!!!!!!! learn la veli usefull one kekekekeke
Malaysia English vs Britian English ... Who says our English is teruk. Just see below - Ours is simple,short,concise, straight-to-point, effective etc. The English did invent the English Language, but they cannot use it economically when communicating their intentions. Compare these phrases that Malaysians and Britons use to say the same thing: So, why make things so confusing and waste of money when you are and a long distance call.
Britons: I'm sorry, Sir, but we don't seem to have the sweater you want in your size, but if you give me a moment, I can call the other outlets for you.
Malaysians: No Stock.

Britons: Hello, this is John Smith. Did anyone page for me a few moments ago?
Malaysians: Hallo, who page?

Britons: Excuse me, I'd like to get by. Would you please make way?
Malaysians: S-kew me

Britons: Hey, put your wallet away, this drink is on me.
Malaysians:No-need, lah.

Britons: Excuse me, but do you think it would be possible for me to enter through this door?
Malaysians: (pointing the door) can ar?

Britons: Please make yourself right at home.
Malaysians: Don't be shy, lah!

Britons: I don't recall you giving me the money.
Malaysians: Where got?

Britons: I'd prefer not to do that, if you don't mind.
Malaysians: Doe-waaaan!

Britons: Err. Tom, I have to stop you there. I understand where you're
coming from, but I really have to disagree with what you said about the issue.
Malaysians: You mad, ah?

Britons: Excuse me, but could you please ! lower your voice, I'm trying to concentrate over here.
Malaysians: Shaddap lah!

Britons: Excuse me, but I noticed you staring at me for some time. Do I know you?
Malaysians: See what, see what?

Britons: We seem to be in a bit of a predicament at the moment.
Malaysians: Die-lah!!

Britons: Will someone tell me what has just happened?
Malaysians: Wat happen Why lidat????ADUI!!! (jumping to conclusion)

Britons: This isn't the way to do it here let mne show you.
Malaysians:Hoi!!!u pig ar lidat also doe no how to do!!!!

Britons: Would you mind not disturbing me
Malaysians:Celaka u/LANCAUUUUUUUU/cibai la/puki mak/pu nya ma!!!