Sunday, August 27, 2006

Birthday Wishes

To my dear friend in the States: Sherene
p/s : thanks for the delivery ;)

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Go-Kart Session

Ahh..the need for speed. Thanks to Victor for arranging all the payment details to get us 36 laps for RM60, not a bad deal at all.

We were the only people crazy enough to go all out for 18 laps in 2 races. The first race was from a standing start which saw everyone jostling for position in before the right hairpin turn. Everyone was safely through and the race was ON. Lots of people over taking and taking advantage from the mistake made by the other drivers. Few of us spun out

The winner for the first race was : Lau Chua

Then the 2nd race commenced after 10 mins rest. Another 18 laps but this time we went in reverse direction and had a rolling start to continue racing. Before the race I had to change Karts as the one I was using had issues with the steering rack. So I was given Kart number 22, which was fast and well balanced for some reason. I was able to take the corners better with this compared to the other kart. So I lead from the start and managed to stay in front till the end. Lol. There were a few pretty intense moments, me and Lau Chua were side by side and had so much fun overtaking each other right behind Alex.

The winner for the second race was : Me. muahhaha.

It would have been nice if Penang had it's own Go-Kart Track, but the trouble with the Malaysian goverment is that they don't put much support to motorsports eventhough they say they do. Starting a track is expensive, maintaining it is even more expensive. Several tracks in KL have decided to close down too because of the high maintenence costs. But we'll always have ways to keep ourselves occupied. LoL.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

It's rare to have an Autocross event in Penang. Thanks to R3 for bringin it to Penang once again. Once again it's held in Batu Kawan, utilizing the car park area they made a massive 2 part course.Challenging and technical course this time with nice double sided slaloms and long right hander. Getting the most out of the tires is quite a challenge because part of the course was full of sand. Slippery enough to give Understeer!.Lots of competitors from KL came up for the action. All framiliar faces and lots of competitive spirit.

Saturday - Practice
The practice started around 4pm after everyone had their cars inspected and given the thumbs up for a go ahead. Everyone took it easy and learned the layout and also what to avoid.

Then we had a 1st class view of the D1GP practice session. Also had the chance to watch Keiichi Tsuchiya do some demo runs.

Sunday - Race Day
HOT! The weather was just unbearable. Lucky I carried an umbrella and a cap. Though I still got sunburned.

Was quite a slow start but as the day went on the car felt better and worst at the same time. The car wasan't setup to what I liked and that made it a pain when it came to right turns. Understeer is the technical term. LoL.

Finished the day with the 4th fastest time in my class. Overall I was quite happy with what I got, but it looks like it'll be pretty tough to end the year on the Podium.

Once again for D1GP, looks like Tengku Djan won with his Toyota Trueno AE86, congratulations. That's about pretty much to say about this event.

Monday, August 14, 2006


This is a movie I read about 2 years back, but never bothered to watch it. But it wasan't a popular show anyways. I came to know about this show when I was playing Max Payne 2 just for the fun of it. One of the MODs for Max Payne 2 is based on the movie, which I found quite intresting.

Overall the movie wasan't too bad. It starred Christian Bale, who is now known as Batman. Well I'm a sucker for these kind of shows. If you're a Matrix fan you would be able to dig in and just enjoy it.

Andy's Movie-O-Meter : 4/5

Dragon Tiger Gate

Suprisingly this movie is good for a chinese flick. But it's more of a chinese kung fu flick and the story line is just what they took of from the comics. Like I said I was suprised that it ended up a good movie because of the choreography of the all the fighting scenes and also the special effects. Good.

Watch it if you're just bored of all the movies and have nothign else to watch...

Andy's Movie-O-Meter : 3/5

Saturday, August 05, 2006

glory glory kelisa?

Today was kinda weird. After my trip to KL. I didn't expect myself to have a duffle bag on one hand and the other hand holding my car keys.....standing infront of my car. Good ol' reliable Kelisa.

I took a look at my watch again. It showed 6:30am and there I was all ready for another road trip to KL, all set and ready to go. But I just stood there staring at my car and asked myself if it was worth the trip this week. Oh yea, 7 days away is Round 4 of the R3 Time Attack, plus my settings were pretty much screwed up from the last practice. Note the settings were suppose to hold that kind of stress. So I was offered a FOC fix. But why did have doubts about going?

It kinda hit me out of no where. My head just started to calculate numbers....numbers on championship points. When I was done, I told myself matter how hard you try now, you can't be crowned champion this year unless something happens to your competitors. Believe me, I'm not giving up, I'd rather take chances. Then I headed back into the house, set the bag down and turned on the TV to just take a breather.

I was thinking about the car. It's done it's fair share of stress time at events. I'm proud of the car so far and I'm not doubting the cars' ability. But somehow I feel that there isn't any glory anymore. No one seems to notice these small cars. So what if I finished 8th overall among other cars that are bigger and more powerful. No one seems to take notice after that. I don't like to showboat or anything, but I just feel that no one really takes notice of anyone's skills in the Kelisa.

It's just mind numbing sometimes. Werid day indeed.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Dirty Vegas - Days go By

You, still a whisper on my lips,
Feeling at my fingertips,
Pullin' at my skin.

You, leave me when I'm at my worst,
Feelin' as if I've been cursed,
Bitter cold within.

Days go by and still I think of you.
Days when I couldn't live my life without you
Days go by and still I think of you.
Days when I couldn't live my life without you.

You, still a whipser on my lips,
Feeling at my fingertips,
Pullin' at my skin.

And days go by and still I think of you.
Days when I couldn't live my life without you.
Days go by and still I think of you.
Yeah, days when I couldn't live my life without you, you.


I loved this movie. What I liked most is the character Claire. If there was a person in the world like her, the world would be like heaven. Overall the storyline was good, the main story was focused on the guy and girl played by Orlando Bloom and Kristen Dunst. That is what actually made the movie great. It's a good watch if you have the time.

Andy's Movie-O-Meter : 8/10