Sunday, November 26, 2006

BKT in Nilai and Casino Royale

Well, I was supposed to blog a week ago. But, I was too lazy + Internet surfing with Digi GPRS was DAMN SHITTY. It was so Donkey slow. So I also gave up uploading pictures.
Actually, I think it was the former. haha.
Anyway, here's what happened. A college friend came over from PJ, thinking of going to visit our former college in Nilai. I picked him up from Nilai KTM station about 7.30pm.
When I arrived at the Nilai KTM station, it brings me back the memories of us, sometimes myself taking the commuter to Seremban or to Midvalley for shopping.
Since it was late to go back to my home for dinner, we took dinner at Desa Cempaka Deli (I think I got the name correctly), Bandar Baru Nilai.Here's a photo of the Bat Kut Teh that we had.

It was okay.I don't think I should call it the best BKT, maybe in Nilai. because I didn't have BKT for a long time liao. Anyways, we were hungry so we just eat it as soon as it arrives.

Then after dinner, we went to Desa Melati to look at our former house that we used to stay. Man, brings back the sweet memories of the place. Miss my college so much.haha.
But, somehow the place wasn't that crowded as it used to be. The place looks even more deserted than before. Probably there are more houses, apartments closer to the college now that most of the students have moved to those places instead.

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The next day (Sunday 19/11/2006), I bring my friend to the beach near my hometown. After we went to airport to pick up dad, then we off I went to send him back to PJ and 2 of my friends to catch Casino Royale.

Considering all the bimbos of previous James Bond series,I was expecting the same crap again. But, I was wrong. It was great.
Warning! Spoiler Ahead!
The bond gals are not no longer bimbos who screams like psycho nor they make love like they were horny bitches.haha.(yeah. bad way to describe them , but that's the best I can do).In Casino Royale, Daniel Craig's James Bond seems so much more different than previous James Bond. His character was so violent, and so quick-to-act, you sometimes wonder whether you're watching James Bond or some other action film. James Bond character was known to subtle, charming and most importantly being a gentleman. Although Daniel Craig isn't any of the above, I congratulate the crew behind this movie for coming out something truly different.

So, GO WATCH CASINO ROYALE. You'll be amazed and have a bit laugh too during the movie.

Ohh.. don't forget to watch out the cameo appearance of Sir Richard Branson, the man behind Virgin Airlines and almost anything that starts with Virgin.(Nope, I'm not going to tell you which scene, you just have to watch it.)

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Chicken Steak rice . I had this in Nilai. a shop beside Inti College Malaysia Nilai.Nothing special. The sauce is not very thick , the flavour doesn't seemed etched into the chicken meat either. I think the sauce is black pepper sauce.
Another view Chicken Steak rice.Nice presentation though. My colleagues said it looked nice.

This is the Nasi Lemak I tried on 15 November 2006 in Dengkil. Well , again I didn't note the name of shop. It's a corner shop near MEGAH supermarket in Dengkil.Place is okay. Parking might a bit of problem. You have to park close to nearby houses.The Nasi Lemak is very the kinda "Chinese" style. Not that spicy. But that's not to say it's bad. The anchovies are fried nicely, taste crunchy, good amount of peanuts included as well, thick curry with chicken and potatoes.
Presentation-wise, ok. Although my description sounds like any other nasi lemak, but you should give it a try.The friendly auntie who sells the nasi lemak comes around and talk to the customers too. Very cheerful person.
Round 1 : Before.
Our company had small raya gathering in the office. These are the food served in the gathering.We have bee-hoon(Rice Vermicelli) , curry chicken,satay,and veggie(ar cat?dunno how to spell).
Round 1 : After.

Round 2:Desserts.
Yellow and red watermelon.Fried banana and spicy kerepok,lemang and ketupat,yoghurt.
Dessert: Fermented rice.
It comes strong scent which one of my colleagues can't stand and asked me to help him finish it.I coughed for a while when I smell it.I paused while thinking whether should I eat it or not. Mind you. I was drinking coffee too.Coffee+Fermented rice= disaster?! Thank God there was no disastrous side effects. Overall, quite a satisfying lunch.Could've been better. Hopefully next year.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Visitors & "Malaysia BODOH!!"

Dear visitors,

Thank you for visiting my blog. It's very kind of you to drop by. But, at least let me know who you are. Drop a comment or two.

I would like to get to know my readers as well.

If you don't like to comment, thanks for reading my blog anyways.

On another note, this is what an journalist(??) wrote about Malaysia "Bodoh".

Please read the whole article, tell me if you disagree with what the writer said.

Good work to the writer and I applaud him for pointing what our Malaysian leaders have done wrong.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Getting married.

U think I'm getting married ar?... no lah it's not me.. it's my friend actually. Actually, honestly, I don't really know her that well either. We actually met when we went for the same tuition class. I was even more surprised when I found out both of our fathers were colleagues too. Small world eh?

Anyways, she's getting married on 26th November 2006. So, indeed I'm happy for her.But,the strange thing is I'm also feeling kinda depressed too.

"WHY SO MANY PEOPLE GETTING MARRIED ALREADY AR?!?!?! Is this some kind of trend when you reached your mid-20s?.. NOoOOoOOo..."

That's going through my mind right now. I'm depressed that more and more of my friends / classmates / schoolmates are getting married. Staying single is like a SIN or something.

Sometimes I feel like life is more than just getting married, settle down, have kids, watch kids grow up, then DIE. There should be. But what?!

If my parents don't married, they don't have kids, I won't be here now.
So, what now?! Go get a gf?!

I really have no idea. For more about marriage, you can visit Leech's blog. Look for the entry "Rant : I Don't Understand How SOME Women Think..." . I can't link to straight to that post because it doesn't immediate link which I connect to it.
Sorry, :(.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Programming in Programming.

Being a programmer can be quite tough, especially when you're in charge of program maintenance. Basically being in maintenance, means you have to clean up somebody's shit (or inefficient programming).

Working in maintenance can be a joy or curse. Joy because there's not much work to do, just modify here and there.

Curse? Well it's because due to the lack of programming documentation, modification can be a headache as well.

That's basically what's my job about. Being a programmer. But, being a programmer has its merits, there's always room for improvement. A program can be designed by very different ways. A problem can be solved in different methods. One actually has to be creative to be a programmer.

Be creative. Be a programmer.


Monday, November 06, 2006

A new week...

Here's a start a new week,jeng jeng jeng.... (yea.. that sounds so lame). Anyway, went to watch a movie in USJ Summit. Everytime I go that place, it just seemed to be quite "alive" as other shopping complexes. I don't know why.

My friend and I watched "The Prestige". Not bad at all though after watching it , you DO need some thinking to fully understand the story. My first response after the movie was I don't know what is it talking about. But, later after awhile you do seem to understand the story better.

Spoilers ahead:
As the movie stated, there are 3 concepts in the a magic performance. The Pledge, The Turn and The Prestige. The Pledge involves presenting something normal, The Turn is making that normal act look extraordinary. Finally, The Prestige which is the name of the movie, which is that the audience sees something they never seen before.
Throughout the whole movie, these 3 concepts will be mention time and time again. This is to make sure that you listen, you observed, there is indeed something that happening to the magicians after they finished with their magical act on-stage.

I don't have much to say about it other than these 3 concepts. But basically, it has almost the style as in Batman Begins where the timeline of the characters are switched back and forth, present and past.Sometimes it may confuse the audience, but you'll just keep watching , anticipating what other things could happen.

Anyways, JUST GO WATCH IT!!!!!

Now, on another note. We had a very abnormal incident at the ticket booth while we're trying to get tickets for "The Prestige".
When we're able to pay for our tickets,
the counter lady asked "Any of you under 18?".
My friend and I looked at each other,
then I said ,"errm.. nope."
For a while, I was wondering what was the lady trying to imply. But since we got our tickets , I'll just forget about it.
That's one of the "first" to happen while going to a cinema. The "first" time we asked, "Are we under 18?"
The second "first" experience I have was buying a hot dog into cinema. It really feels a bit strange chomping a hotdog, because it's so dark , you can't even bloody see your dog. hahah.. to make things even worse, I bought a beef, my friend bought a chicken. We were trying to figure which one is ours. But my friend was smart, with the help of his handphone backlight, he took a look at the "dog", took his chicken dog because the color is brighter than my beef dog and started eating. I starting eating after him.

Overall, a nice experience having hotdogs in cinema.But,it's also my fault that we left late from home but Thank Goodness for GSC Summit's crowd which are basically lesser than of Sunway or 1utama's we got a quite good seats and still have ample to buy drinks and hotdogs.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Strange greeting card and a "good" mistake

Next wednesday (15/10/2006) will be last day for one of my colleagues in this company. Well, it's normal for people to come and go in my company. This is because it is a big company after all. Anyways,here's a photo of the greeting card that is passed around for people to sign.
Yeah.. I know it looks pretty weird for a greeting card, looks more like a menu in a high class chinese restaurant.
The contents of the greeting card.

The spicy Ayam Goreng McD.

Some of you should be wondering is this "good" mistake about. I was on car pool with a colleague on friday. Short story first, one of my colleague who was supposed to "tapao" 3 McD(TM) McChicken regular for 4 of us in office (due to troubleshooting problem , it wasn't convenient to leave the office),
ended up "tapao"ed 2 box of Ayam Goreng McD instead because she mistaken our order.
But, it was a blessing in disguise. (what kind of crap am I talking about).Anyways, it was good because 1 of us (4 persons) assumed that this problem solving is gonna take a short time decided to skip dinner. Thank God for the wrong order, we had 4 pieces of Ayam Goreng McD to share around.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Need for Speed : Carbon!!

Finally my pre-order copy of Need for Speed : Carbon arrived at my office.Hoo yah!!
After paying for RM79 (that's Malaysia Ringgit , MYR) plus RM31 for shipping, I waited for like 1 week +.
Initially, I only paid for RM6 for the shipping because the shipping company informed the game company , they (shipping company) covered my area. However, on 1 November 2006 I got a called from the game company stating the intial shipping company don't cover my area and asked me whether to use POSLaju or other courier company. Finally, they found that DHL covered my area and I have to pay an extra RM25 for delivery charges and said it should take 2 days to arrive, which I thought was friday.
But, DHL proved me wrong. It arrived on 2nd November 2006 and I'm a proud owner of Need for Speed: Carbon Collector's Edition.

Note to self:
I'll ask the game company to check with CityLink and Nationwide next time when I make a purchase,since they cover my area .

Lesson of the day:
Sometimes, a company's good service quality can be degraded by others who are serving for them.

Anyway, here's a few photos of Need for Speed : Carbon Collector's Edition boxed set.

The box of Need for Speed: Carbon Collector's Edition.

The case of Need For Speed : Carbon Collector's Edition.

The DVD on the left is the BONUS Disc, containing the making of NFS:Carbon, and etc.The DVD on the right is of course the GAME Disc.

It also came with 2 pieces of leaflets, 1 contains the CD key for this game,another leaflet highlights about games that will be released by EA in the coming future.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Esquire Kitchen dinner & The Covenant

Haven't been to the movies for quite some time now. Well, the last time I went was actually like around September 2006. Anyways, I went watch the movie "The Covenant" with my college friend, and also my colleague. Saw the trailer , looks like a nice movie too. BUT, IT'S NOT. It's a LOOOOOONG winded show, which doesn't know what is it trying to tell its audience. My colleague just calls it "Harry Potter Adult version".
But at least there's a story in Harry Potter. This?!!.. I have no idea what is it trying to tell. I'm not going to spoil the movie for you (even though it sucks, that's my opinion though). But, try as hard as you can to avoid this money UNLESS you have free movie passes. Then , it's another story.

After movie, we were having a hard time to decide what to eat. The problem is.. TOO MANY CHOICES.. lol... Finally, we settled for Esquire Kitchen. That is one choice I don't regret. The food is quite nice, not very crowded (which means good service) and certainly good food.

We didn't order a lot, my friend ordered Shanghai Noodle. Myself and my colleague ordered Yong Chow fried rice (yeah. I know very uncreative to order the same thing, but we're hungry watt.. just eat anything lah). But , I still like the fried wantan side order.
Best best best!!!

Here's some photo of food we ordered. Sorries no Shanghai Noodle photo.

Fried Wantan, nice man.Very D tasty man from Esquire Kitchen 1U. Esquire Kitchen also provided a bowl of sauce for us to dip into it. Nice man. Must remember to order if you going to Esquire Kitchen 1U. (haven't try Esquire Kitchen MINES's fried wantan before).

Yong Chow Fried rice. Taste okay. The nice thing about it is it's quite filling. I like it also.