Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Hmph! Someone said they don't drink coffee. LoL Posted by Picasa

Coffee @ Starbucks..Yum! Posted by Picasa

Ah Kay and Lee Wei Posted by Picasa

Choo Leong & Ah Chu Posted by Picasa

Aaron & TBC Posted by Picasa

Christmas Tree. Preped by Andy and Mel Posted by Picasa

Some White Wine...mmm Posted by Picasa

Tha' Turkey After Posted by Picasa

Turkey Dinner Posted by Picasa

Tha' Turkey Before Posted by Picasa

Christmas Eve & Christmas

Christmas Eve
Had dinner with my family this year. We had turkey dinner, the chef, my dad. The dinner was great, he's a good cook. Wish I was able to cook like him. hehe. I also set up the old christmas tree with cutie's help, tq! I can't believe it's her first time she has decorated a christmas tree. Wow....Love Ya.

Then headed out to e-gate for some drinks with my high school friends. Haven't seem some of them for about 1 year or more. Good to see they're still around and about.

Didn't do much except for breakfast at a hawker store in BJ and coffee at Starbucks e-gate. Oo I'm addicted to the Christmas Latte. Then lazed around for most of the day. Although I might have ticked someone off, I do apologize for my moody behaviour. Must be the caffine! grrr.

Million Dollar Baby

Wow this is the first time I watched a show that looked like a boxing show but it turns out that it was about something else. I don't want to spoil it for those who didn't watch it yet. Make sure you catch this show. It might seem boring but open up yourself to try something different.

Andy's Movie-O-Meter : 9/10

Ray Charles

This is a great show. I would recommend this show to anyone who has not watched it yet. It's a great show and now I know why Jamie Foxx won the award for Best Actor.

The show showed insprition and a never give up on life, attitude. The music was excellent too.

Get it.

Andy's Movie-O-Meter : 10/10

Fahrenheit 9/11

I had nothing to do so I decided to watch this show.

Andy Movie-O-Meter: 6/10

Technicaly this isn't a movie, it's more of a documentry. But it was good to know.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Holiday 2005 - Destination Bali

Last week was great. 5 days off work plus 2 weekends. Rest and Relaxation. Had planned to take a holiday for quite a while. Time sure flies, it feels like it was only yesterday that I started planning.

I had me cutie with me, mmm. Yum Yum. I'm glad I could spend my holiday with her.

Day 1
5:30am, that was what I saw on my clock. The day began early preparing last minute stuff and planning. The problem with international travel is that we have to fly to KL 1st before heading for international departures. Was doing lots of waiting for our flight to Bali. 7 hours to be exact. Cutie and me did reading on a bench and also slept on each other's shoulders for a while.

The flight was ok, little turbulance. It took 3 hours for to arrive in Bali, then we had a pickup from the hotel. By the time we checked in it was around 8pm. Stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel! Yeahh! There were autographed guitars everywhere, from Slash to Jimmy Page. All hard rockers! There was a bar area called Center Stage with a live band playing on top.

We headed to Hard Rock Cafe for a rocking Dinner. They had a live band playing on stage too. Really good band too, the 3 singers were great, the guitarist was great when he played one of Santana's Songs.

The food was great too, I had Pork Ribs while cutie had a steak, which was well prepared. We spent a few hours there listening to the band play 3 sets before we left and called it a night.

Day 2
The hotel provided breakfast in my holiday package. So we got up at 8am to have a buffet with scrambled eggs, cereal & loads more stuff. This was our first morning in Bali, so we headed out hoping to walk around but was stopped by a sales person. So we kinda got conned to listening to Time Share Holidays. After 2 hours we made our way around, with the rain pouring down too. A tip for travellers to Bali, do not go at the end of the year, mid year would be best.

We had to run in the rain to get from one building to another, hehe. Got wet but at least it was fun. Ended up in a nice hardware shop, thought of buying an umbrella but after thinking twice, I decided not to. We did buy Microwave Pop Corn, cooked on the spot, we were a little hungry. We got a cab back to the Hotel and took a good rest, the rain really didn't give us a chance to do much. At least the rain stopped in the evening. So we headed into town looking for food to eat. I managed to see a local restraunt with lots of tourist. We headed to Made's Warung (Ma-dae Cafe), suprisingly they served a fusion of local and western food. We had 4 dishes under the local category. A little spicy but enjoyable.

The area we were in was called Kuta, it's a town where the tourist stayed cause it's located near the beach. So there were shops which sold Billabong, Rip Curl & all other surfing gear. Not forgetting other shops like shoes, watches, etc. But still the prices weren't much different from Malaysian Ringgit.

Day 3
We wanted to buy some gifts for everyone back at work. Took a cab to a local market. Bought some souviners and then headed back to the hotel.

Later we decided to hang around today, relax a little and enjoy the swimming pool and the beach. Woha the waves were small but it was really great. I managed to rent 2 wake boards and we hit the waves. After 2 hours we called it quits, drank a little salt water, eeek. I also made dinner plans with some people there to have dinner at Jimbaran where it's popular for Seafood.

I forgot to take photos of the food, DOH!. It was nice, we had a Crab, a fish, some mussels and some calamari. As forcasted the rain came when we arrived, so we didn't see any sunset :(

Day 4
The evening before, we decided to book ourselves a tour so we can see the country side. We didn't know what we would expect. But it was FUN. It was a cycling tour through the country side of Bali, up where the mountain was. It was cooling and a bit chilly. The day started around 8am where we had to take a 2 hour drive up to the starting point. Took some photos of Mt. Kintamani at the background, the view was sepctacular.

Then we started the bike ride after adjusting ourselves to the bike. It's been a while since I've done any cycling, cutie was a little shakey too but she did alright, actually she did great. We went past rice fields, local houses, coffee trees, carvers, temples & ended up at the finish, Elephant Park. We managed to see some of the elephants taking a bath and eating, after the buffett lunch we got a ride back to the hotel where we managed to get a nap before planning to heading out for dinner. We tried Bali food, Ox Tail Soup and Curry Chicken with rice. This was next door to the 2nd bombing spot. Then we walked to check out the local mall where we bought a bottle of local Wine called (will type it down when i remember it). It was cheap. The rain came again. So we hopped into a cab and called it a night.

I planned for a tour to check out some temples and a palce called monkey gardens the next day.

Day 5
8:30am, we left for the first stop at Taman Ayun. It was a temple with a nice park all around it, was a royal temple back in the 16th century. The tour was wet, it was raining. Then we moved to the 2nd stop at the monkey gardens. There wasan't much to do there except look at monkeys and fruit bats. Well one of the monkeys kept holding on to my pants when i bought the peanuts. Geez they come at you when you have anything they can eat in your hands.

The last stop was called Tanah Lot. Its a temple that is built on a rock. Really cool. But we didn't manage to catch the sunset cause of the earlier rain and clouds. Then dinner at a nice restraunt with local food and a dance show.

Day 6
We rented a cabana and decided to laze around the swimming pool. Then we had an appointment for a spa massage. Which was great!.

Dinner was at a restraunt called Bubba Gump. It was a nice place that was themed from the Forrest Gump movie. The people were nice and the food was great. Then I noticed that I had lots of pork for dinner these few days.

Walked on the beach for a while before heading back to pack for the flight the next day.

Day 7
Left the hotel at 11am. Got on board and said goodbye to Bali. Hmm.

Overall it was a really really good holiday. Wished I had more!


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Æon Flux

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Æon Flux
Movie-O-Meter : 8/10

The movie is a good transition from the Animation. Of course it's the hollywood version. Very nice colours and storyline. Very entertaining.

A question was asked "Why do these future movies all have stupid clothes?". Good question indeed. - To make the main characters look better!

Monday, December 05, 2005

Total Activity Weekend

Phew, what a weekend. It's been more tiring because of sports activities on Sunday. But it was enjoyable...while it lasted. ;)

Friday 2nd December 2005

Work was tiring! Being 2 people short in my department = havoc!. Being busy for more than 2 hours straight isn't very pleasing when your back starts to hurt and your eyes has blurry vision. Bah! it comes with the job.

Well at least it was the weekend when it hit 3pm on my clock. Time to par-tay. Started with a sci-fi action flick Aeon Flux with my cutie pie. Was lucky to get there on time and also to get good seats. More reviews on the movie later on.

Then it was off to a home cooked dinner. As usual the chef prepared some edible food for cutie pie. Tried my hand at preparing Cheese Omlete. Yum!. Got the thumbs up from the food tester.

To make things challenging I was also sick with a cough and slight fever. Lol.

Saturday 3rd December 2005

Saturday morning continued with the chef cooking breakfast, then.....


I can't seem to remember what happend in the afternoon! OMG. My memory, it's werid.

Anyways in the evening after taking a nap, me and cutie joined up with me family with Aunt Bee Lee and Uncle Terry all the way from London. It's their yearly trip back to M'Sia. All of us went to Rush Jimmy to have western dinner. To the suprise and shock on everyone's face when my Mixed-Fried-Dish arrived that could actually feed 2 people. "Can you finish that?", obviously the answer is no. I did how ever finish it till 1/4 of everything before setting it into a doggie bag. The Mixed-Fried-Dish had, 2 fillet o fish, 1 gian chunck of chicken, ham, banana, 2 rings or fried pineapple, rice with 1 fried egg on top and some calamari. BIG BIG dinner.

Sunday 4th December 2005

This is the day I took part in my companies inter department games. Basketball...it's been a while since I actually took part in any events for basketball. Didn't really want to take part cause I know I usually lose! History repeats itself, usually we would have 5 people playing and 3 people on the bench as subs. But only 5 people turned up and we had to play 60 mins of basketball in 3 games. We lost all of them, but I did have fun, while it lasted. The heavy breathing, the dizzyness, the shorness of breath even when resting and the muscle pains. Were all too framiliar. Think I've learned that I'm not that Tall, going into the middle with 5 guards isn't wise. :)

I had some cool supporters from the sales team. Thanks Guys.

My lovely cheerleader didn't cheer much. But I was glad that she was there to talk to me through it all.

After the games I felt as if my body was going to fall apart. eek!. Met up with Gene and Eewen from KL. Went for some ICE Kacang and then headed to spice garden to look at nature, plants and breath in the fresh air.

Then night ended with dinner at a Malay store which sold 'Nasi Dalca' with curry! Yum! Dad joined us. That's the most I've done in a weekend apart from car events.


Friday, November 25, 2005

Just Like Heaven

Just like heaven. I wonder if the title suits the movie, it felt as though it was from another movie but just a different twist. But overall it was an enjoyable movie. It's more of a Soulmate thing. It was meant to be. But isn't everything?

At least cutie enjoyed it. I'd hate to suggest a show that other people didn't enjoy. Yay! 2 k for me.

Andy's Movie-O-Meter : 8½ / 10

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

3 in a row. Can't get better than that. Posted by Picasa

Class A Champion. hehe. Posted by Picasa

Group Photo! Guess where I am. Posted by Picasa

Prizes Posted by Picasa

From Left To Right:
Ho, Me & Chan. Both these guys are super smoot drivers! Salute!

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Gasp* This is my replacement driver, should anything happen to me, she'll jump in and tear up the course. Add Oil! Add Oil! Posted by Picasa

Cutie and Halley Posted by Picasa

Making notes Posted by Picasa

Going around the course. Posted by Picasa

Ready, Set, GO! Posted by Picasa