Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Miss You Sweetie! --- #500 blog post!

I miss you alot,
I have you on my mind most of the time.
But not to worry,
We'll see each other soon enough Sweetie.

**lovely heart reminds me of you**

This is also my 500th post on the blog! Woohooo!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Photo Collage : BBQ in KL

BBQ Weekend in KL!

It was Wednesday and I was just at home on the couch going online and looking at stuff on the forums. "Another BBQ?" I asked Ian on MSN chat. "Yup" a reply appeared in the chat box. "Cool" I replied back and we continued to chat about the BBQ and stuff about cars. On the other hand I was planning on what time I should leave Penang and head to KL. Messaged Rosalind and confirmed with her that I'm goin down, she wanted to tag along. Yea both of us have a purpose to make trips down to KL this time around. We miss the gang and most important of all we miss our partners :)

It was around 4:35pm when we started our journey from the Juru Toll. The traffic wasn't that bad, smooth flow of traffic and since the elections are near and also the Raya celebrations closing in the cops usually work harder to enforce the law. I was kinda careful when I approached towns and highway exits. These buggers would hide on the middle pillar and start shooting with a speed camera. Unfortunately for me I didn't manage to anticipate the bugger hiding at the Taiping exit area and I was goin a little faster than the limilt, saw the guy bending down for the print button I suppose. We made 1 stop at Tapah for about 5 mins and continued on. When we arrived it was around 7:30pm and headed straight for dinner at Italiannes at The Curve. Food was good but the service could have improved, this is the 2nd time I've been there and the service is just not up to par. I'd suggest they improve customer service and put on a smile and hire people who speak proper english. So after dinner we headed to Baskin Robbins to have some ice cream. Sweetie loves the Rum Raisin and ordered 2 scoops and got 1 free scoop with an offer from her credit card, I took the green tea ice cream on a cone. I was sooo full I had trouble walking! haha. I think I actually gained 2-3kg from this trip, since we were nearly on an eating spree. At the end of the day, we just called it a night and headed home for sleep.

Saturday started out like any other Saturday for me. A trip to the workshop, but this time I had Edwin's car to sort out some problems. First off is the alignment and Second was the Disc brakes. Even though the car didn't have ABS, every time you braked on this car it would have the ABS feeling. LoL. I wonder how he actually drives the car. Anyways we needed to change to new discs cause the old ones were skimmed to the max and if they did anymore skimming it might just crack under breaking. While the boys at the shop were working on the car, we skipped out to look for parts. Suby needs some extra parts before she can have a transplant, thanks to sweetie's source of info we managed to get the flywheel and injectors, of course I had Ivan there to help me out then we had lunch at MJ's before heading back to the shop. Once everything was completed sweetie and I headed back to have a short nap before the BBQ started.

When we arrived the gang was just setting up the 2nd BBQ pit and Ian managed to get a small fire started on the 1st pit. Everyone helped out, the girls were at their usual post, in the kitchen and the guys were outside playing with fire. Muahahah!. There was alot of food once again, lol. Everyone had fun cooking eating and playing with the dogs, Rusty-Spike, Joy, Fatty & Yummie Bak Kut Teh. Surprisingly the hard liquor hasn't been touched for 2 bbqs now. LoL. Most of us just settled for the beer and Tesco Cola. I've got to admit, all the food was from Tesco and the lamb and chicken was good, whatever they used to season the lamb it was tasty! After 4 hours of cooking, eating and joking around we headed inside the house for more entertainment. Most of them started playing Mahjong and the rest of us were hooked to the PS2 playing GT4 with Ian's steering wheel rig. Everyone was playing till around 3am before we left and headed home for bed.

Then came the sun on a Sunday morning. I woke up early cause sweetie asked a maid to come by and clean the house. Apparently only I heard the door bell ring and let her in the house. I went back to bed and sweetie got up later to instruct the maid and paid the fees on her way out. We continued sleeping till around 2pm before we decided to get dressed and head out for lunch. So we decided to head to 1-utama and eat some Japanese food at Genki Sushi. Now this restaurant is suppose to rival Sushi King, but this one for so many reasons is just rubbish. I don't know how they manage to keep running. The food was bad and the service...horrible. I'm definitely not going back there again. Even the worst maintained Sushi King I've ever been in was much better than this. So to the manager of Genki Sushi 1-Utama who is reading this, you'd better do something about your service and food, seriously. After lunch we did a little shopping around, I went to F.O.S to check out some shirts. Rosalind had to run some errands for Nigel, so we headed to Eneos to get the stuff he needed.

Later on we met up with the gang and everyone wanted to get dinner. Hopped into a Honda Odyssey and we ended up once again in 1-utama's Carl's Jr. Although kinda expensive the burgers were huge. 1 meal was enough to stuff all the guys ahaha. I'm not much of a big eater but when I can eat, I'll eat. I had the Western Bacon burger and Sweetie had the Portobello Mushroom which was good too. Sadly we had to call it an end to a great weekend. Rosie and I left around 10pm and by the time we got back to PG it was around 1:30am.

Miss u lots, sweetie. I loved the music lesson!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Picture Collage : Cameron Highlands

A new heart for Suby

Suby's been doing pretty well for now. After getting me from place to place and preforming pretty well in GRA, she needs a new heart. Discussions on budget have been on going for a long time and finally it has ended. The decision? It was inevitable and now it's confirmed.

If you're interested in sponsoring me please feel free to email me or drop me a comment here.

Food Review : Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh

Now I'm not a big big fan of Bak Kut Teh. But after eating at Ah Sang's, I've learnt how to enjoy it more. Although I don't really fancy the things we call spare parts which consists of intestines, livers and all the other stuff that is just plain weird to me. I try to stay away from that if possible.

Where is this place located? It's somewhere on the LDP, just before a flyover which looks like the Penang birdge.

So why is this good? Well it's tasty! I love the soup and the rice and everything that comes with it. If you're planning to go, ensure you go early they open around 9am. I've been there around 10:30am before and couldn't find a place to sit. There isn't much to say about the environment, the shop is actually an old house that is converted to a shop lot. Price is reasonable and the service is just good enough.

I'd recommend it if you do eat pork. Yum.

Monday, September 17, 2007

R.I.P Colin Mcrae

Sunday 16th September 2007

Regarding yesterday’s helicopter crash at Jerviswood, Lanark, it has now been confirmed that there were four people, two adults and two young children on board.

Although a post mortem has still to take place, the four involved are believed to be:
Mr Colin McRae (39) of Jerviswood House and his son Johnny Gavin McRae, aged 5.
Ben Porcelli (6), of Cleghorn Road, Lanark, who had been over playing with Johnny, and family friend Graeme Duncan (37), of L’Ile Degaillot, Faycelles, France.

Chief Superintendent Tim Love, Divisional Commander, South Lanarkshire Division, said today:
“We believe that the group were just returning from a visit to the nearby village of Quarter around 1605 hours yesterday, when it appears that the helicopter got into difficulty and crashed within the grounds of Mr McRae’s family home.

“Our officers are working closely with the Air Accident Investigation Team who are presently at the scene.

“Family Liaison Officers have been appointed and are with the families to help them through this distressing and difficult time.”

F1 News : Ferrari 1-2 at Belgium!


Road Trip : Cameron Highlands

Started the whole trip on Friday 14th September 2007 as Rosalind and I strapped ourselves into the Accord and I just gave it a good workout. We left around 4pm from Hell's Gates and managed to get to the Juru Autocity Toll in 25mins plus-minus with slightly slow traffic at the bridge. Once we hit the highway I managed to hit around 140-150 and kept it constant for the most of the journey. Departure time around 4:44pm. The journey was pleasant and we managed to keep talking about some topics and converse about stuff, though I remembered talking about music and movies, actors and actresses the most.

Arrived at the Damansara toll around 7:35pm and I was quite surprised with the traffic flow on the highway, I was expecting to be held up at somewhere because of all the road works that is going on now. It seems that the government has decided to resurface the roads now and is rushing to complete it before the Raya Celebrations. By doing that they are forced to close a 3 lane road to 2 and at some points 2 lane roads are closed and the emergency lane is used as a 1 lane detour, now that makes traffic come to a standstill since alot of drivers don't know how to give way or are to "kiasu" *afraid to lose* and that just makes everything a little...slow. Can't help it if a slow moving Truck or Bus is in the way. But I guess it's all good, in the near future the roads would be less bumpy and all.

So we met up at Ian's house and had some pre-dinner celebration for Jiannin's Bday. I've got to admit that Aunt. Wendy sure knows how to set up a good meal. The whole gang was at the house, even Ivan and his family. He gave me a wave and we had a short conversation.

"So you've moved down to KL already right?" and smiles.

"You'd like that won't you?" and we laugh.

"I've adopted him on your behalf" Aunt Wendy said while laughing.

We all continued to have dinner and Sweetie was there too. Funny part of the day is when I had to guide her from getting lost to Ian's house. LoL. Sowe Sweetie. I just had to say it. But it's good that I could guide her a little, somehow I just remember roads around the PJ area now, but it's limited to the surroundings. LoL. Sweetie and I left to head to the Parkson at 1U to pick up some presents for the birthday ppl. Everyone agreed to get same kind of present for all of them, it's a remote control radio car and since Admiral got one for his bday we thought it would be fun getting the same type of car and model for the rest. But we missed out something, the frequency of the remotes!. It seems that this company made each model to a specific frequency range. So since we got 2 out of 3 of the exact same model, well 1 controller ended up moving 3 remote cars! LoL. I'm not sure if they can get it changed, but we'll try. If not then I'm sorry guys, didn't seem to think about the frequency thingy before buying it.

The trip to Cameron started a little late. Made a move around 1pm and made it to the top around 3:45pm. Thoughest part is the hill climb with the Accord which was overloaded with the ice box! Lucky nothing moved around too much. Kenneth booked this bungalow at Kg. Raja, it's a little further down and isn't really at the top of the Cameron hill. Still it was damn cold! So cold that taking a shower was torcher! LoL. Lucky the house had a heater system. Surprisingly this place is located in a residential area and in the middle of some farms. Overall the place was big enough to have a badminton court where we parked our cars. Upon arrival the guys unloaded the car, ice box & bbq set, then when Admiral took out his Remote Subaru Car the guys continued to make a mini autocross out of things we could find around, while the gals prepared the food, chopping onions, washing vegetables and all that. Much appreciated gals, job well done.

BBQ started around 8pm and Tigel the chef was on duty to cook whatever was available. The Lamb that was supplied from Tesco was excellent. Jennice managed the steamboat and kept it nice and warm and steaming fish balls and vegetables. It was darn cold as it started to rain and the breeze was freezing all of us. The heat from the BBQ pit was nice and warm, most of us stood next to it to get some heat. I tried to keep Sweetie warm by hugging her but it was way too cold so we headed inside to get some warmth. Surprisingly the rooms weren't cold. The temperature was just nice inside the house.

After Ian and Jiannin arrived we set up the birthday cakes and birthday presents for everyone and sang a song, took photos and started round 2 of the BBQ. More FOOD!. But I was already stuffed with cake. Was a huge slice and it was kinda nice, from Secret Recipe. While waiting for everyone to finish eating and all I just couldn't move anymore after having 1 or 2 more slices of Tesco lamb and after having 1 beer it made things worst, made more lethargic and sleepy. Decided to crawl into bed and cuddle. Next thing I know it was already morning and I think I woke up around 8 or 9am and headed for the toilet. Came back to sleep and finally everyone started waking up around 11am-12pm. Everyone took turns using the shower and some of us started the day eating junk food for brunch! LoL. Ian asked "Is there anymore food left?" and we checked the fridge, "Yup" some of us answered. "Let's BBQ sammor" Ian said with his look of enthusiasm. He managed to get the the charcoal started and everyone else helped him start it. The funny part is that there were 2 boxes of fire starters and by the time we were done, it was all gone. LoL. Seems they managed to start the fire with limited charcoal on hand and used the fire starters when the fire was dying down. Plus the fact that Ian was BBQing everything from Potato Chips to Small mini Mooncakes!. lol.

After cleaning up, it was already around 4-5pm. We headed out and went further up the hill to get stuff. Sweetie and I bought Strawberries, she got herself a couple of Cactuses and I bought lots of roses for mum and Julia.

Then it was time to part and go our seperate ways, I really enjoyed this weeknd and Cameron is quite nice to visit to get away from it all. I would definately go up again soon. Thanks to everyone for making the trip a little more special! Huggs and Kisses to my Sweetie, miss ya!.

Birthday Shoutout to :

JianNin aka Suzie


Birthday Shoutout to :

Jordan aka bEErCat


Thursday, September 13, 2007

just a short msg to si mo n

It's funny how some people just can't take the pressure. Well kid, that's life! Time to grow up and snap out of whatever freakin world you're living in.

A long journey......coming to an end.

Every journey has to have an ending. It was sometime back when I started a journey on my own, I was sad and slightly depressed. But I'm glad that on the way I've had support from my family & friends. I want to thank everyone of you who stood by my side even when I was down, I really don't know how to repay all of you for all the kind gestures and words that have been given to me. That particular journey that I call "Loner" has come to an end once again.

Time to move on and continue forward, a new chapter for new experiences. I'm the kind of person who usually gives more than I recieve. I don't ask alot from anyone, at least I think I don't. But I try to provide as much as I can to those close to me, there is this saying that's going around "Sharing is Caring" and I agree to that. Being a loner isn't easy, most of the time you feel empty and lonely. I am fortunate enough to have a good cousin sis who advises me from time to time, a god-sis that stood by and accompanied me and friends who were fun enough to keep the good times rolling.

I've been there for those who needed me most and I'm glad that everyone is happy now. For those who are still struggling, don't give up. Life is less meaningful without all the challenges and if you're able to get up, stand up and continue to walkin then I salute you! I would like to apologize to those people who I've hurt or made angry because of my actions. Believe me when I say I never intended to anger anyone. But if you do have a problem with me, please come up and discuss it with me, I'm open to discussion, not violence!

Moving forward........... ;)

50 vs Kayne

Here's something interesting. 2 big names in musics hip-hop/rap industry going head to head with their new albums. If you didn't already know 50cent said that if his new album doesn't outsell Kayne, his solo career is Finished!

That's some bet huh? But to me it does look like an upfront clean fight between the two, we don't need anymore Drive by Shootings. I haven't listened to their albums yet but both of them definately have their own styles.

Good Luck to both of them!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Remembering 9/11

This Post is Dedicated to all those who lost their lives and to all the Heroes that helped and sacrificed theirs to help others in need.

God Bless America.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

GRA Round 3 Collage

Birthday Shoutout - Teletumbe


GRA Round 3 - 9th September 2007

Once again it's was time for some AutoX action! GRA Round 3 was held at the Shah Alam Stadium car park area. The action was faster and the competition was definitely hotter than ever. Special thanks to Ian and Jiannin who have once again amazed us with their dedication to make this round work for everyone to play in. This time I was there for the whole event from morning till evening and it was interesting to see how everyone fared against each other in the Grass Class. The course layout for Grass Class was pretty technical when Ian decided to have a small tight chicane before the ball breaker corner. Sweetie did well this time around, getting lots of help from seasoned AutoX drivers. I'm glad she was brave enough to take on that challenge and didn't give up. That's the way to go!

In the afternoon came the Pro-Grass Class competitors to take on the show. As usual all familiar faces were around. Ricky Teoh actually came in a AW11 which had an interesting color scheme and cool rims. Ivan "DarkHelmet" Khong was once again the favorite to win and that's what he did as he drove a very clean event making him the fastest driver around with his Big Red Chicken Wing Subaru, 2nd place went to Mickey Teoh in his souped up MR2. The course layout this time was really fast for all the turbo and VTEC cars because of the 2 straights. But the remainder of the course was smooth and slightly technical. Lots of seasoned drivers actually got lost and made errors, something that is rarely seen from them.

As for me, this was the most fun round I've had so far. Although the small drama when I was in practice and Suby decided to stall at one of the 180 turns, reason being I didn't warm the engine up enough. But after I got Suby up and running, all was fine. My times improved over the 4 timed runs and was good enough to finish 3rd in class & 7th overall in the championship. I really liked the smooth flow of the course, it definitely was technical enough to give even the seasoned drivers a run for their money.

Would like to specially thank my sweetie for giving me the support and also helping me with getting water for the car. :)

Friday, September 07, 2007

Another one leaving....

Just got an email from a collegue of mine who is leaving the company to take on new challenges in Cyberjaya. He's a nice guy overall, he has been good to me ever since we met. It's sad sometimes to see close collegues leaving the company but that's life huh. When it's time to move along, it's time.
Alvin! I want to wish you all the best and good luck in your next role in whatever company you're goin to. It's been nice working with you in the past.

4 weekends in KL, wheee!

I feel like I actually live in KL over the weekends and after looking at my calender I have been! LoL. It's always nice to see the gang, they are the closest friends I have in KL and I appreciate their help and support over some things. I wouldn't give them up for the world. My deepest apologies to the gang if I've ever done some things that have made a bad impact on your lives, all you have to do is be upfront with me and let me know if I have done anything like that.

To answer all your questions on "Are you moving to KL?", the answer is "maybe". It all depends on what I can get for a job to survive down south. Expenses? I would say rental. But I've also got other commitments that I would have to pay off too. Food? that's not a problem, maggie mee + eggs are just nice. LoL. I believe with proper budget planning, everything is possible.

We'll see.

1st week = Volvo Drive
2nd week = just a visit
3rd week = Paul Van Dyk @ Zouk
4th week = GRA Rd3

Monday, September 03, 2007

Zouk 31/08/07 - PVD

I finally managed to catch PVD after 2 years of missing him! Woohoo! Unfortunately the rest of the gang didn't make it but luckily Charlene was there to accompany me all the way *thanks gurl!*. But anyways I was expecting the worst kinda jam and the worst kinda crowd to jump into being a Friday + public holiday.

Arriving at the club parking area around 6:30pm, there was no jam or traffic which was cool. We made our way to KLCC which was just walking distance and just walked around till about 8pm before we headed back to Zouk to get the tickets. No one was at the entrance yet suprisingly and we managed to get the tickets with no hassle. Around 9pm there were several groups of people around, most of them were chatting, eating & drinking at the Food area. So we just waited for a while till about 9:30pm before we decided to join the queue that lead into the Mainroom. Getting in was no biggie, hardly anyone in the club anyways. Lots of VIP tables around the floor. But we just decided to stay at one spot that could oversee the entire floor and were on the same eye level as the DJ station. The tickets also came with a free Heineken and unfortunately 1 isn't enough haha. I don't know who the DJ was that played the opening 2 hours before PVD stepped on stage, but he was pretty good. Around 11pm PVD worked his magic on the mixer and blow us all away with some good Trance music.

Club was nearly packed by 12am and well almost everyone was enjoying themselves. Weird enough there was this guy that Charlene spotted who was just sitting there not doing much. Hmm, I wonder what his problem was.......NOT!

I decided to call it a night around 2am and headed for mamak before goin to sleep. Talk about your healthly style of living 'eh?