Monday, May 30, 2005

revenge of the sith...

Aahhhh finally I got to watch Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith last night. Been waiting for a long time for the episode that ties everything together. I must say it was a pretty decent effort this time around, compared to Episode 1 and Episode 2. It was sad to see all the Jedis being killed especially by one of their own. George Lucas is an amzing director. To weave such a story with tonnes of characters and action. Throughout the series my favourite is of course Master Yoda but there was another character that I thought was cool in Episode 3 and that is none other than General Grievous. I love how they managed to make him move, cough and fight. The fluidity (if its even a word) of the movements were simply amazing.

Went to Amcorp Mall today and saw some of the toys, figurines and gadgets they had for sale. from Star Wars. They had the lightsaber (which cost RM600 plus!), figurines from the movies and even Darth Vader's mask with a built in voice changer. The mask cost RM180 and 2 of my mates are gonna get it. Can't wait cos I'm curious of how it will sound and if anyone can even put it on. If only I could afford the figurines because the detail on each of them are astounding and they have all the characters. You could replay the whole movie in your bedroom if needed.

Attached below are the top 3 characters of Episode 3. Interesting images I found online via google.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

playstation portable...

After awhile of drooling over the net, I finally got my hands on a Playstation Portable or more commonly known as PSP. My bro managed to buy the US version and loaned it to me. Its been 2 weeks now and boy what a ride!

The clarity of the screen is simply AMAZING. Saw Spiderman 2 movie on it and was practically drooling on the screen. Never expected it to be soo beautiful. Its like owning a pocket plasma screen I tell ya. That itself is a good enuff reason to get the PSP. The games on it is also pretty intensive. Sadly the unit can only last about 3 hours max. All depends on the game your playing, but it only takes about 2 hours or so to get a full charge. All and all not that bad I guess. Only drawback owning this in Malaysia is the games are too freaking expensive! Expect to pay around RM180 to RM250 per game. Can you imagine forking out that much?! The PSP itself cost around RM1400. Sigh. Guess I'll never really own one. Thankfully my bro does so I can loan it from time to time to satisfy my urges.

Seems like the console war is really heating up. Just saw the soft release of XBOX 360. The graphics are simply amazing. Its like being in a movie. The specs of the machine is something else. Soon PS3 will also hit the market and it'll be an all out war. Just like every console battle, the games will really decide the winner. I'm gunning for Sony. Bill Gates has more than enuff money.Posted by Hello

Friday, May 13, 2005

thought of the day...

This is something I received via email quite some time ago. Supposed to post it then but had issues with Hello. Anyways I think its sooo true especially where I work. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

wtf is up with MU?!

OMG! How can they lose 3-1 to Chelsea?? In Old Trafford as well, the freaking Theater of Dreams!! Jeeeeeez. I saw the first goal from Ruud around the 9th minute and thought MU is gonna have a good run. Thank god I did not stick around for the full game. Would have ended up too pissed to sleep! Sigh. Seems to be a very bad year indeed. Hope their game picks up for the FA Cup which is coming up soon. Don't want them to be walking home empty handed this year. At least hold back something. Damn Chelsea!!

Sunday, May 08, 2005


Sigh. Today while playing futsal I twisted my knee. Luckily it was towards the end so I got about 45 minutes of game time. Now I'm limping around like a wounded dog. Hurts like hell when I climb stairs or turn. Just gotta rough it out for a bit I guess. Hope it heals in time for next weeks game. Plus now we are planning to play on Saturdays and Sundays. Once a week isn't cutting it. I need more exercise to lose my excess baggage. Eating less isn't helping much. Maybe I should stop drinking often. ;)

Friday, May 06, 2005

you like bananas?

Something interesting my friend emailed me. Didn't even know all these except for the energy part.

After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

Bananas: Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression: According to a recent survey, undertaken by MIND, amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work?: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over- acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high- potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

Tuesday, May 03, 2005


A Story about Jack........

Jack wakes up at home with a huge hangover he can't believe.
He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose!
Jack sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed.
Jack looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean.
So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror, and notices a note on the table:
"Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to go shopping--Love you!"
He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast and the morning newspaper.
His son is also at the table, eating. Jack asks, "son...what happened last night?" "Well, you came
home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door." "So, why is everything in such perfect order, so clean, I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"
His son replies, "Oh THAT!... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, lady, I'm married!"

Broken furniture - $85.26
Hot Breakfast - $4.20
Red Rose bud -$3.00
Two Aspirins -$.38

Saying the right thing, at the right time.........Priceless!

grilled chicken foldover...

I finally managed to get my hands on McD's latest which is the Grilled Chicken Foldover. Saw my mate eating it about a week back and have been craving for it ever since. Its good to see McD adding some new items on their menu. My all time favourite is of course the Prosperity Burger (which comes around during Chinese New Year). If only they could have that on the menu all year round.

Back to the grilled chicken foldover. Basically its a piece of flatbread with 2 grilled chicken patties, some tomatoes and greens and topped with some garlicky mayo sauce. It seems to be the healthiest item they have. It taste pretty good too except I would have liked more sauce on it, but thats just me. Its a great change from the usual greasy burgers with fries. Reminds me of the Greek gyros which was my all time favourite meal in the US.

I wouldn't mind heading to McD's again just to get the foldover but I'm a bit disappointed with the price (RM6.50 just for the foldover). Then again I'm disappointed with all of their pricings. None of em' really justified. Fast food in other countries are meant to be cheap and fast but somehow its the opposite in Malaysia. Its cheaper and at times much faster to get a plate of fried kway teow or chicken rice than heading over to Burger King or KFC. Much more satisfying as well. Sadly at times you just have the craving for a Big Mac and there isn't anywhere else that sells it except McD's!