Thursday, September 29, 2005

Happy malas-kerja-mau-tengok-DVD-pulak day

I nak tengok...


Neverending Story

Batteries Not Included


The Wedding Singer

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

The Mirror Has Two Faces



Bring It On

Pirates of the Caribbean

Two Weeks Notice

The Shawshank Redeption


City of God

Pulp Fiction

10 Things I Hate About You

Almost Famous

My Cousin Vinnie

Empire Records

Easter Parade

The Importance of Being Earnest

Strictly Ballroom


The Green Mile

Ever After

dan lagi... dan lagi... and then I'll work. How about that, Ed...?

Friday, September 16, 2005

More puke


Belum habis baca paper, I came across yet another write up that makes me wana puke. Again.

Apparently a reporter in Malay Mail went to this restaurant called Tsunami, located in Desa Sri Hartamas. Spearheaded by three chaps - owners Shariff Shah and Tunku Sham Tunku Mahmud and head chef Ahmady Putit.

(The article carried a photo of the three - damng, they looked so local to me. In fact, two out of three of them looks very Malay.)

Among the highlighted cuisine - marinated lamb meatballs sauteed in brandy sauce.

In fact, as writer Edy Daniel pointed out, the outlet also has an extensive selection wine.

The icing on the cake: The restaurant is planning something special for this coming Ramadan!

WTF (again)...! What's wrong with this picture? (I'm not that pious, but the scene of Asmidar calling Ali, "Ali setan, Ali bodoh, Ali gile, Ali babi..." kept repeating in my mind.)

For the sake of argument, maybe those chaps aren't Muslims. PAH! I bet they're not until it's Raya time...

Puke. Again.

Things that make you wanna puke

Here's a case that recently shocked my plates:

Excerpts from NST:
18-year-old Sixth Former student stabbed his 16-year-old Fifth Former girlfriend, killing the eight-month-old foetus in her womb. (Ayoyo!)

The girl became pregnant early this year but is thought not to have realised her condition for six months. Even her boyfriend and family members had been unaware. (Huh? OK....)

Anyway. The guy found out about it, had initially agreed to marry her but the couple had fights in between. The last fight ended in the stabbing tragedy.

Boy was arrested, girl survived - but baby died.

Now, today's newspaper reported that the guy's defence team had told off the press that the case is not murder. Yes, someone died, yes, the someone who is a foetus is fully formed and showed signs of life as it was moving about in the mother's stomach, but no, it is not murder - so they arguued.

They brought forward Section 316 of the Penal Code, which was specifically enacted to deal with situations in which unborn children die as a result of an attempt made upon the life of its mother.

If you read on you'll get the general idea - that the boy was trying to kill the girl, and failed, but as a consequence of his attempt, the baby became a casualty.


Then WTF did he aimed the knife right at her belly then? If he wanted to kill her why not stab her heart or slit her throat right at the pulse line?

I remember a medical expert telling me that a stab wound in the abdomen is among the slowest way one could die, if pressure is applied to stop further bleeding. (For the record I was asked which kind of cancer kills the fastest - English 111 research paper assignment).

So what else would he be aiming for? Isn't the baby the cause of their misery? Isn't it typical for a mad man to blame the innocent for his predicament?


Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Think IKEA, and push it a notch higher

Yep, ladies and gentlemen, that's what Finland's all about. Among the things one'd noticed during the first 12 hours in the country are:

1) Finns are helpful and cheery lot, save for the immigration officers. However, if you have a press ID or a Nokia employee tag, you'll get the stamp quicker.

2) People start their commute to work as soon as 6AM-ish. If you are on the highway it is OK to go fast on any of the three lanes - no much of hogging here.

3) Dog owners are many, and most of them have twin K9s.

4) From furniture to utensils to toiletry box, everything looks so simple yet astoundingly elegant, making all the stuff in IKEA look like rejects.

5) Local brand chocolate, Fazer - damn sedap man!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Bangkok airport has cute buggies

If you are travelling to Bangkok with friends who have problems with long distance walking, don't worry, cause Bangkok airport has this cute buggies - you know the kind like they have in golf clubs, only bigger - 4 seats plus luggage bunk at the back.

No, I didn't get to ride on one. Was trying to ditch some fat while I'm at it, of course.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Espoo hoohoo!

When I say "hoohoo", I had more of a "boo hoo hoo" in mind, and a bit of "yoo hoo hoo".

After a lot of searching, it seems as if Espoo would be terribly cold (for most tropicanites anyway) around this time of the year, and most of their fests are over (e.g. Cinefest, Music Fest)... So that's boo hoo hoo.

The yoo hoo hoo part was due to the fact that yesterday, I managed to score a lovely winter jacket at 50% discount, making the RM179.00 good down to RM89.50, and to think I had budgeted RM250 to RM300 for it! So yoo hoo hoo for that!

The most important part is that there will be a chance for me to do what's expected, smoothly. Wish moi luck!