Monday, March 31, 2008

Upcoming Movies that I will definately watch in 2008...

One of my childhood Hero, Indy!

I love the X-Files, it would be nice to see what happened after the series ended

Movie : Stranger Than Fiction

This is an interesting movie that everyone should watch. Starring Will Ferrell as Harold Crick, it's definitely a different role from all the movies he has acted in. I don't want to spoil the storyline for you so I won't go into details. But if you get a chance, go watch it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

What I'm Listening to Now....

Armin Van Buuren - State Of Trance Yearmix 2007

If you like trance you must pick up this copy of Armin's mix. Superbly arranged and sounds great anytime. If you think trance is boring old music that is repetitive like the crap that is played on the local radio by some guy that is nicknamed the wizard, think again!. New to trance? Try these albums:

Paul Van Dyk - In Between

Tiesto - In Search Of Sunrise 6

Lose yourself in the mixes of these Top DJ's

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Book : Splinter Cell - Fallout

Finally!! I've finished my previous book Splinter Cell - Checkmate. Now to begin a new adventure with Sam Fisher in Fallout.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Zoey in Penang

Zoey's in town and this time she stayed with us for about 2 weeks. So Ed was happy to have her around to accompany him. Lol.

We headed up north a couple of times to take care of some stuff, so Zoey had time to play with the other dogs. She enjoyed herself alot with some fur company.

You can view photos from her blog Zoey's Blog

Happy Easter

Happy Easter!
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Formula 1 Malaysia : Kimi Back in the Hunt!

Although a disappointing show in Australia Kimi has bounced back in Malaysia to claim his first Victory in the 2008 season. Massa didn't make it to the finish line as he spun the car at turn 8 and beached the car the gravel trap, a mistake that Traction Control could have help avoid in the past. Removing Traction Control means the drivers have to be more alert while driving these fast machines around the track.

Well Done Kimi.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Must play games if you own an Xbox 360!

Superb Graphics and Controls

If you're a petrol head who loves mods, this is the one to get

Action Shooter game to date!

Army of Two : Similar to Gears of War but with more strategy

Xbox 360 Reloaded

After my recent experience with the 3ROD issue on the 360, I looked high and low for a fix that did NOT require a motherboard replacement which would cost RM450 and months to repair. So here's what I found out from the internet.

It seems that the heatsink clips that hold the heatsink in place is the major problem. For more details :

Anyways after doing the research I stumbled across this forum and they have a forum where Xbox 360 owners talk about almost anything, so the 3ROD issue was a pretty common topic. It seems that there are some guy out there who can fix the 3ROD problem with replacement washers, although it isn't a 100% fix it does work.

I contacted a guy named Virgil who is located somewhere in PJ. He managed to get it fixed and running after 3 days!. Kudos! The best only cost RM100. Like I mention, it isn't a 100% fix and there are cases where the 3ROD still came back. So another workaround is assist cooling the 360 when it is in use. I'll update photos of the 2 Computer Chassis fans that I managed to put together that helps cooling the 360 a little later.

Casio G-Shock G7700

I've always wanted a G-Shock after my original one died on me years ago. But I've never been a watch fan, for many years I have relied on my Mobile phone to tell me the time that is untill my 21st birthday when mum and dad got me a nice Tissot watch. I still like that watch, but it lacks some features that I found interesting in this G-Shock model : G7700. It is a simple digital watch, with additional functions like Dual time, Timers, etc. But what really caught my attention was the 1/1000 seconds stopwatch, which is a cool since standard watches are just 1/100.

I'd say it is has an easy learning curve. The wrist strap is made from plastic and the whole watch is darn light compared to my original one.

Thanks to Sweetie who got it for me as a birthday present, which is excellent. Thank You!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A quick trip Up North

I had to accompany Sweetie up north to help her settle a few things. Nothing much to blog about, Kedah is pretty much a place where you'd retire and live happily ever after. But the food is superb, really really superb.

Rules at the Court

We had lunch at this place called Hai Kee, which is located in town. A small shop which that serves Hainan Food and simply delicious!

tha' shop

tha' kitchen

didn't get a clear shot, but they use charcoal instead of gas

curry fish

fu yoong tan a.k.a fried eggs

hainan style chicken chop

Monday, March 10, 2008

Sang Har Mee with Mutant Prawns :)

Sweetie and I was invited by Ivan but we did arrive a little late (Sorry 'bout that). Anyways we had the special dishes that the shop offered.

Black sauce noodles that tasted darn good with giant prawns that I call "Mutant Prawns". Other dishes we tried was the Fried Tofu which was so tasty! mm mmm. I think the shop also offered special fish but we just had too much to eat already.

Where is this place? I don't remember the name of the shop but it's located in Dengkil Town. WHERE? haha! It's further south near Sepang. It's definitely worth the drive down.

Mutated Prawn or "Har"..look at the size of that thing!


Sang Har Mee!

Friday, March 07, 2008

More Photoshop..

some filters were added to get this effect

now for this photo I touched it up a little and removed the time & date stamp using the Clone Stamp tool, plus I added Zoey's personalized signature

Photoshop Training

The company decided that software support should be included in our daily tasks in the very near future. Anyways I'm going to make the best of what I can from this training. Photoshop is indeed an interesting software for photo editing and I have always wanted to learn how to use it to do basic stuff.

Here's what I came up with after 1 day of training:

making the blueish photo more natural adjusting the Saturation

changing the color of suby from green to red using layers and color replacement tool

changed the chicken to purple and added a talk bubble

more to come...maybe..

Monday, March 03, 2008

Budget Flights

Budget airlines, they don't offer the best of the best but they sure stand out in the crowd. Recently I've been flying up and down from PG to KL and back, this is so I can actually save some money on gas. So cheap rates was crucial when I was looking to book a flight. Only 2 budget airlines are available, Air Asia and Fire Fly.

Fire Fly
Last weekend was my first flight from PG to KL with Fire Fly. I've got to say that service was friendly and everything went smoothly, no delays. Tickets were also cheap ar RM8.88 without the tax. Best thing about this airline is that they land at the old Subang Airport, which is about 10 mins away from sweetie's house. Despite the slight jam after arrival, everything else was just great. The only thing that might be a problem for people with claustrophobia in the plane. It is the smallest plane that is used in Malaysia as transport, they have 2 seats on each side. The planes they use are the Fokker 50 . Although they are running with 2 propellers the noise is acceptable inside the plane, I was sitting just behind the left engine which was a nice view. I could see the landing gear and even managed to see how the tires held up on landing. Overall I was happy with the flight although sometimes the ticket prices can be a little ridiculous. If I'm not mistaken the plane flies at about 450km/h.

Air Asia
This was the first and most successful budget airline in M'sia. The furthest I've flow with them is to Bali. Took about 3 hours in total flight time. The service is also friendly and they have cheap tickets, even on a high priced day the tickets are still reasonable. I'm pretty sure the planes they use are Boeing 737, which are slowly being upgraded to the Airbus 320. 3 seats on each side of the aisle with pretty comfy seats. They are also the official airlines for Manchester United Football Club, I'm not much of a football fan but I do root for Manchester United. Hehe. Air Asia do provide food if you order it. Tid bits are and soft drinks are also purchasable, personally I think the prices for the tid bits and soda drinks are just crazy! RM5 for a coke? Holy Cow! But that's just business, people still do purchase it. One of the downside to Air Asia is the delays, I was delayed 1 hour last weekend but 1 hour isn't so bad. There have been stories of longer delays by some of my friends. Another downside is the Terminal which is located at SEPANG! that's far far away from Subang. Takes about 30-40 mins drive depending on the speed to get there. The bigger planes means they are faster too, traveling at 840km/h. Woohoo!

Note that landing in the Wet is kinda dangerous, I'm sure the pilots are experienced enough to land the plane on a rainy day. I did feel the plane loosing grip for a second on landing, which was pretty scary. LoL.