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Thursday, December 31

Bye Bye 2009, Hello 2010

It's like a blink of an eye and it's the end of the year already. But like they always say, every ending is a new beginning waiting for you. So let us look back on what we had achieved this year. For me, if I am not mistaken, I had some resolution made earlier of the year. And I was thinking back of the resolutions which I had made and I think I had managed to achieved all of them. Being getting a house my main priority, I had managed to achieved last Apr. So what do I need to do next year? Well I think there is only one thing left to do after getting a house. And we all know what that is.  Here wishing my readers an early

Happy New Year and Cheers~!!

Wednesday, December 30

You Sure Boh??

I know some of my readers like some drama-ness in my posts sometimes to get her through the morning or night. So I went to DU FF as usual tonight and as usual I will take a bath and change before sipping my coffee and reading the paper. So since the towel is wet, I will exchange a new fresh towel from the front desk. But the lady at the front desk or actually a consultant (cause of the uniform color) told me that she can't get me a new towel. I was a bit shocked and I asked

Me: Why? I always get a second towel in every gym I went to EVEN over here (DU).

Lady: I don't think so. It's our rules to only gave out one towel per member as we DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT towels for the whole gym.

Me: (I was like) HUH?? (Sure Boh??) But I had been taking SECOND towels from your gym BEFORE and they never said ANYTHING!? Why is this different?

Lady: I think you had mistaken, can you let me know who gave you the towels previously? As they are not allowed to do so. Do you KNOW that we DON'T HAVE ENOUGH towels for members for those who came after 8 or so?!! And why do you need and extra one??

Me: (WTF??!!) Your front desk lady and some other guys. But that is beside the point. Why is such a large gym do not have sufficient towels for members? Do you mean to tell me that I can only get one towel per day? So why the hell did I paid the extra for the towel service for? I just bathed and the towel is wet, and I need to bath again after the class around 8pm, so ARE YOU TELLING me to STICK this WET TOWEL into my locker and wait for it to DRY for 2 hours? If so you need to inform me earlier so I won't bath first.

Lady: (Pass me a new towel)

Me: Thank You (smirk!)

By the way, I had asked WC before if they are allowed to give me the second towel and they said it's alright. So what's the fuss about? Not enough towel then buy MORE la! DUH?!!!

Monday, December 28


One setback or rather missing in my iPhone would be the feature of multitasking or opening few apps at the same time. Imagine you found a website and need to copy part of the info into your note and at the same time reading your RSS feed and playing a game. Now imagine switching back and forth, damn fussy. It's very common for me as I opened and closes a lot of apps back and forth. Although it's quite fast but still there is the loading time in between apps. So here come the multitasking apps from Cydia which solved the problem. It's called ProSwitcher and it's still under Beta version. But trust me, it's so damn good and stable. Now I can switch back and forth between apps without having to load it again and again. Although it takes up a bit of memory but for 3GS users, this is not a problem. I am not sure why Apple didn't consider of adding this feature to the iPhone but that's what Cydia for. And Yes, you need to JB your iPhone to download the apps. Enjoy~

Sunday, December 27

Avatar The Movie

To be honest I am not a bit interested in this movie or even going to watch it after I watched the trailer few weeks back. To me it's a bit too fantasy to me. But after several of my friends watched it and told me that it was really good and some even said that it's even better than 2012. This I had to watch it myself and decide on my own. Some of my friends even recommended me to watch it on 3D. My last 3D movie would be G-Force and the last experience was good, so I thought this would be a great experience if the movie is as good as I heard. The movie is 2 hours and 45 minutes long but you don't really felt it's that long. That's what make it so good to watch. The director is none other than James Cameron who brought you Titanic. *spoiler read on*

The movie tells of a marine named Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) who lost his leg in an accident while is twin brother was killed during a robbery. He had nothing to loose when the company had asked him to participate in an experiment which supposedly planned for his dead brother. The task is to travel to a new planet called Pandora and infiltrate the colonial there called the Na'vi. Because of some valuable rock which the planet offers, the company wanted to harvest it but the main source of these rock are beneath Na'vi sacred tree or home. Jake's mind is transferred into one of the Na'vi and with the help of Dr. Grace (Sigourney Weaver), he managed to gained the trust of the Na'vi people. All thank to Neytiri (Zoe Saldana) who convinced his people that Jake is different. So the story tells how Jake started to learn the way of the Na'vi and becoming more like them rather than his own race. But he almost forgotten that he had a dead line to meet before the company launch the strike force to take down the big tree. At that moment, Jake is torn between betraying his own kind or the Na'vi who already accepted him as one of them.

So what is my opinion? Breathtaking graphics, superb story line and great directing and acting. Although there are no big names in the movie (except Sigourney Weaver), but the actors managed to portrayed the character they are playing so good. I love how the story starts off slow and gain momentum when Jake landed on the Pandora and slow it down during his encounter with Neytiri and back again during the great war. There is no time for me to take a yawn or my mind to stop. James Cameron know how to make grab on to your attention and but not too tight till you felt it's too annoying. I like it when the story is not dragging like some other long length movies. They know when to slow it down and when to cut it short. If I were Jake, I would also do what he did. He was a betrayal of mankind and outcast to the Na'vi during one point but he didn't gave up and kept on fighting which is really moving. Try to watch the movie in 3D if possible to enjoy the full experience of the movie. If you're not watching it in 3D, you're not watching the movie at all. (Rating: 4.5 out of 5.0)

Saturday, December 26

I Felt Privilege

After close to 3 years of holding the 1Utama's One Card, I finally felt 'Privilege' yesterday. Let me explain. I was driving over to 1U for movie yesterday around 2pm and decided to take the back road from Damansara Intan into the parking lot. Damn it was blocked off and cars were diverted to the open space parking. But I drove on and saw a lot of cars being told to u-turn from the other direction (main road). But there were a some cars which were permitted to drive through to the parking lot and signboard that read, ONLY FOR ONE CARD. I quickly flashed my One Card and the guard pushed over the barricade and let me through while dozens of cars making a u-turn and not permitted to pass. It was a smooth journey from there on. Even when I reached the parking lot there wasn't much cars in there. This is because the car park was full and they only permit the ONE CARD holder to enter. This is what I called Privilege. Drove into the privilege parking and straight away found a parking. I am not sure if this is the normal routine that they have when the place is packed but never did I see they block the road from the traffic light section. Damn it was good not needed to race with others at the parking lot. And finally I felt it's worth it paying the extra RM1 for the parking. Kudos to the management.

Friday, December 25

Merry Christmas & A HappY New Year

So how's my Christmas Eve went? Early morning sales meeting before the end of the year and submitting out forecast for incoming sales and finishing my report before joining babe and some friends with some nice lunch. Picked up babe after work and headed to Sunway Pyramid to do some last minute Christmas shopping for some friends. Had our dinner, nothing fancy just some both of us like. Surprisingly it wasn't that pack and jam as I'd expected it would be. Maybe most of the crowd went to 1U or The Curve this year around. Catch our 9.40pm show with a bunch of gym friends. The show ended 10 minutes before the clock hit midnight. A simple yet wonderful Christmas eve I had. As I always mentioned, its not what or where you are, but who you're with. To all my readers, I just want to wish all of you out there  A Wonderful Merry Christmas and A Great New Year ahead of you.

Thursday, December 24

Sherlock Holmes

To tell you the truth I was really looking forward to this movie as I had always been a fan of the world's most famous detective, Sherlock Holmes. Who hasn't heard of his name of god sake? OK, I spoke too soon, someone just prove that I am wrong yesterday. Anyway, in short, he's a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and since then many books, novels, dramas and movies had been made out of him. But I think nothing come close to the portrayal of Sherlock Holmes by Robert Downey Jr. All the while, Holmes to me is someone of high taste, clean, neat, tidy, out spoken and extremely smart. But in this movie, we can see the other side of him which is being tell in such comedic and action way. Damn, this Englishman can kick arse. *spoiler read on*

The story starts of with Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his side kick Dr. Watson (Jude Law) capturing Sir Blackwood (Mark Strong) during one of the latter ritual. Sir Blackwood is sentence to hang and to the noose is where he went and breath his last air. But Sir Blackwood was seen by the caretaker to walk the earth again as he emerged from his tomb. A secret man had hired Holmes old flame, Ms. Irene Adler (Rachel McAdams). The mask man's identity will only be revealed at the end of the movie of course and for those who is familiar with the story, you should have able to guess from the beginning. Anyway, strings of murders occurred during this time as Blackwood causes panic among the people as they believe he's a devil and possesses mystical magic power as shown in the movie. But this is just a small part of the bigger agenda planned by Blackwood. So will Holmes able to solve this case? Is there really magic or mystical magic as being claimed by Blackwood? How does he fake his own death? Go watch it yourself.

Word of caution though, some of you might not be interested in the movie for some reasons. You don't know whose this fella is. You don't like to use your brain when you watch your movie. There are lots of comedic scenes in the movie and if you don't catch it, it's a dull movie for you. So my advice is, if you're looking for just action kick ass explosive movie, then go watch Avatar instead. This is a movie where you can sit on your seat and think of what, how and huh? And let Holmes amazed you with his deductions of crime solving mind. Like the tagline goes, Nothing Escape Him. And I do mean nothing. Well except Irene, and twice too. Enjoy~ (Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0)

Wednesday, December 23

Law Abiding Citizen

I saw this trailer some where and I was really looking forward to watching it. So finally I managed to download it last weekend. Not sure if it's already up in the big screen but this is one good movie. The movie starred Gerald Butler and Jamie Foxx. Who doesn't know Gerald Butler by now? Damn this guy can act. I mean I first saw him in 300 which is an action movie, then Gamer another action movie and  the last being a love story beside Katherine Heigl in The Ugly Truth. Jamie Foxx we all know he won an Oscar few years back. So how does this two spectacular actors when put together, one word, Great. *spoilers*

The movie tells the story of a man Clyde Shelton whose family being murdered right in front of his eyes. He is badly injured but survived. Both the robbers were brought to justice but one of the robber, Ames made a deal with the DA and managed to escape the death sentence. Jamie played the Nick Rice the DA who had to inform Clyde that they are letting Ames off the hook. 10 years pass and one of the robber is sentence to the death sentence by deadly injection which supposed to be painless but something happened and he died in extreme pain. Ames is the link but he is too killed in such excruciating pain and horror that all the fingers point back to Clyde. He waited for the cops to catch him and even willing to confess for the murders. But why? This is just a tip of the ice berg as the tiles is starting to fall one by one.

So how's the ending? What happened to Clyde? Is he going to jail and pay for the murders? Murders? Who else is going to die? What is Nick's stand in this? He's a family man and what does he thinks of someone who take justice into their own hand even if it's involve their family. This is an action thriller movie which I totally love and long for for quite some time now. The acting is solid, story line is good and I even like the ending. Highly recommended for people who like action thriller movies. (Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0)

Tuesday, December 22

Healthy e-Cigarette

One of our friend just got back from his trip from Japan and of all the weird stuff which he saw, here's one which I wanted to share with my reader. It's called e-Cigarette. WTFIT? Yeah, same question mark overhere too when I first saw it. It's actually a cigarette which you need to 'charge' in order to smoke it.  Externally there's nothing different bout it other than the retractable two plug socket which you need to plug in. After a full charge, you can take it out and open the box of cigarette. Inside the box, there's the usual filters and as you can see you need to screw in the filter to the but of the cigarette. The end of the screw in part is built in with a heater sort of thingy to burn ignite the filter. So where's the tobacco? Heck, it's called Healthy e-Cigarette, so there's no tobacco in it. But trust me, there's light coming from the end of the cigarette and there's actually smoke coming from your mouth from each exhale. Interesting? You can only find this wacky stuff from Japan.

Sunday, December 20

Pre-Christmas Dinner

It was my pleasure to organized this year's pre-X'mas dinner with my gym mates. Cracked my head looking for a venue suitable for all of us. Not too fancy and not too plain to say the lease. Well actually I had one in mind. It was between buffet luncheon at Shangrila's Lemon Garden or Louisiana. At the end, we all agreed on the latter. The usual suspects were back this year around and most of us managed to make it for the dinner. Food was a bit slow as there were a lot of customers that night. Specifically arranged the seats near to the lake and luckily it rain that afternoon hence it wasn't that hot that night. We had appetizers, starters, mains and of course the cake for Lea & Yew Tong's birthday. Food was great and the ambiance was good. The other customers were looking at us as we were a bit loud and crazy as usual. With flash and camera flashing away like paparazzi the whole night. Hope that we will carry on with this ritual for years to come.

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year ~~

Saturday, December 19

Bodyguards & Assassins (十月圍城)

I wasn't that interested in this movie in the beginning as I thought it was just another Hong Kong movie with lots of big cast to cover for the lack of substance. But since I saw Donnie Yen was in the movie and it's an action movie, I thought I would give it a shot. Not until a friend told me that it was based on a true story about the revolution period of China and how some ordinary people who did some extraordinary thing during that time to protect a political man name, Sun Yet Sen. For those who still remember their world history, you should be familiar with this name. Well I know I do, even if I failed my history test. lolx~! *spoilers*

The film was originally named the Dark October as the incident happened during that period of time. The movie started of with the assassination of Yang Qu Yun (played by Jacky Cheung). This is the first political assassination in the history of China recorded. And this brought darkness in the political era during that time. The story continues with the news of a man named Sun Yat Sen who is coming to the new Hong Kong to have a secret discussion with the other leaders of the provenance in China. The Emperor of China wanted Sun to arrived but never to leave Hong Kong. So Jun Hu who played the Assassin was sent to accomplish the task. Donnie Yen who played the Gambler cop was hired to follow The Revolutionary played by Tony Leung. The latter acquired the help of The Fugitive played by Simon Yam but was all killed by the assassins.

This revolution movement in Hong Kong was financially sponsored by The Tycoon played by Wang Xue Qi. His son was chosen to become the decoy of Sun when the day arrived. The Concubine of Wang played by the ever gorgeous Fan Bing Bing seek help from The Gambler who happened to be her ex-husband to protect his current one. He promised her for the sake of their daughter. And the day arrived finally when Sun arrive and the assassins sent from the Emperor had ambushed and killed a lot of the bodyguards who was protecting Sun. The bodyguards had to stay alive for 1 hour for Sun to have a discussion with the other leaders while the decoy traveling around town being escorted and protected. Leon Lai played The Beggar who was asked to protect Sun by Wang. Damn we all laugh our heads off when we saw him standing at the stairs before the big fight. I didn't know that they had rebonding during that time. lolx!!

So how was the whole story? I didn't noticed that it was even two and a half hours during the whole movie. I know it was long but not that long. As the movie really tried to portray the situation and also the emotions of people during that time. The director tried to show each characters who played a part in this historical moment and at the end gathering together to protect the man to have a new world for their younger generation. The Policeman played by Eric Tsang really shows the part which the British played during that era. They were ordered not to interfered in the issue even though they know it's happening right under their nose. Is it worth the money and time? For me, Yes. But this movie is not for all I guess. If you're looking for action movie this is not all action but also with a good story line backed by strong actors and good scriptwriting. Will I watch it again? Maybe if someone gonna treat me. (Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0)

Thursday, December 17

Latest Addiction

I had found out that there is nothing much to do with an iPhone but buying more and more accessories. No wonder there are so many 3rd party companies out there selling their products in the market. To date I had got myself a alarm clock dock and a battery charger for the iPhone. Casing wise, I had 4 to date and one more on the way (pos laju) as we speak. I am still waiting for the reply from the seller of the Ed Hardy casing I posted up before this. If the price is right, I think I would most probably be getting it. Since I kinda like Ed Hardy stuff since back. Babe will always show me the look when she saw me with a new gadget be it  the charger or even a new casing. lolx~ Hopefully she won't notice the new casing I just bought but then again, the striking Orange color of the casing doesn't really blend in with the environment much.

Tuesday, December 15

Which Ed Hardy?

Deciding to get either one of these cover for my phone. Which is better?

Monday, December 14

FF-TC Platinum Upgrade

Finally after two weeks of absent in FF The Curve, both the studios (main & RPM) are ready for class. Double confirmed with the front desk before going to the locker and checking out the time table. Except RPM, there's no time table or board showing the schedule. The pantry is like a maze as we need to walk to the end and there is a small small place where 5 tables are set over the corner. Part of the waiting lounge is still under renovation. First class was Riyo's Body Step class. Noticed that they laid a new wooden flooring for the main studio. Repainted the ceiling or rather ducting of the AHU. The stage is still under renovation and there was no spotlight on the stage, so it's a bit dim during her class and Master C's Body Combat. But I noticed that K-Bear really blend in with the background with her new tan. LOLX!!!

Managed to joined Herny's RPM class tonight as it wasn't a full house. The class is more brighter now. They installed plaster ceiling with box in light (red, blue & green). But you can't really control the amount of lighting of each color, it's either all red or blue or green which is a bit dumb. No air condition yet, so we're practically doing Hot RPM tonight. Just placed a standing fan in front of the whole class. Clever chap~ Some said it looked smaller but it's more spacious to me since there are still space for more bikes. Talking bout the bikes, I thought it would be new. Damn I was wrong. It may look new but heck, it's just being clean up and polish. Maybe put some oil or lubricant and touch up here and there but the bike I am on tonight still suck!! Heard that they are gonna change it next year? Supposedly~!!! Anyway, no changes in the locker room for now. No new toiletries or sort for the members. So what's the upgrade again???

Sunday, December 13

Two Weddings & A Movie

So what's up during this long weekend? Since I work like half day last Thursday and it's a holiday on Friday, the weekend seemed so long for me. I had two wedding dinner to attend during these two days. One was babe's friend in Klang on Thursday night. I can't remembered when is the last time I went for an Indian engagement ceremony. It's really cool and the bride is so beautiful too. The next wedding would be my good friend, Jason and his wife Ai Ling which is also in Klang the next day. Luckily we were able to make it on time after watching a movie beforehand. It was a very wonderful and beautiful ceremony where all of us gym friends attended. Just wanna wish both the newly weds Congratulations and a Joyful life with your love ones.

Friday, December 11

Storm Warriors

Initial plan was to watch this movie on Thursday night but delays here and there finally made me buying the tickets the next day. That is the last day that I would need to watch it as there would not be a THX hall for the movie after Friday. So let's get back to the movie shall we. The movie brought back the two main character, namely Wind and Cloud starring Eakin Cheng & Aaron Kwok. To be frank if either one of them are not reprising back the character, I won't be going to the cinema to catch the 2nd episode. Just to intro a bit of the movie for those who never heard of it before. It's a famous weekly comic book character from the same name created by Ma Wing Shing. This time around the directors are being helm by the Pang's brothers (Oxide and Danny). So after 11 years from the first episode, what does this story brings us to? *spoilers read on*

The story tells of Lord Godless (Simon Yam) who came with his son, Heart (Nicholas Tse) to conquer China. He managed to captured the Emperor and put under his control. Most of the martial art masters in China had been poisoned by him and being captured including the legendary Nameless (Kenny Ho) and also Cloud (as he wanted to protect Chu Chu). A cool fight in the early stage of the movie shows how Wind & Cloud being beaten by Lord Godless so easily and even after Nameless unleashes his ultimate Thousand Swords moves couldn't kill Lord Godless. I think that is one of the best CG in the whole movie, so make sure don't miss it.

After that, they all escaped and Wind decided to enter the demonic side to enhanced his power with the help of Lord Wicked (Wong Tak Bun). Second Dream (Charlene Choi) is Wind's new love interest. While Cloud improved and created a new sword style with the help of Nameless. As Lord Godless was about to destroy the Dragon's bone, Wind & Cloud arrive and they in short kill him (easily surprisingly) and Wind go psycho when he can't control his inner demon. The movie should end here but they managed to drag another 30 more minutes with Wind fighting with Cloud for the grand finale. My gosh, this is one hell of a long scene to watch. The final blow was spectacular but maybe they over did it on the scene.

Anyway, want to know the ending? Go watch it yourself. Worth my money? Well as I told my friend, I am watching it for two reason. One, for the cool great CG effects and second, just for the sake of watching it. It's like Harry Potter. I don't really wanna watch The Half Blood Prince, but I am watching it since I had watched the first 5 episode and might as well finish it. A good story but sorry to say that Eakin's acting was a bit too himself and nothing surprises me in the movie. Charlene for Second Dream was a bit desperate as I don't think she is suitable considering the age and persona. Will I watch part 3 if there is any? Hell Yes~ I wanna see those cool CG of swords flying anytime. (Rating: 3.8 out of 5.0)

Thursday, December 10

Another 10%

Just received another certificate of stage completion letter from the developer today. It's dated 20th Nov but only arrive today, how weird. Anyway, it's another 10% nearer to 100% completion to date. They had billed for the completion of the sewerage and drain works serving my house. The next stage would be the completion of the road serving my house. After that, it's just time before they hand over the VP to me and also connecting the electricity and water bill. After that, I can get my keys to start doing my renovation. From the progress to date, I can say that this will happen around mid of next year. Fingers cross~!

Wednesday, December 9

iPhone Alarm Clock Dock

Recently I had been searching around for an alarm clock dock for my iPhone. Been to Low Yat, Digital Mall, PC Fair, Pyramid and well you name it, I am there. Saw a few units from Edifier and Altec at PC Fair but it was too pricey. I mean RM1K+ for an alarm clock? Not to say it's over priced and all but since it's a branded speaker so maybe it's worth something to those who know how to appreciate it. Anyway, I saw the above unit and it looked very simple and nice to operate with acceptable sound system. This is the only unit I found below RM250. Will most probably be getting this one if I can't find any other which I like.

Saw this unit from TDK called iCubic which has a better sound quality compared with the above Memorex. But then again, the LCD is a bit too small for me to read and I don't like the white color outlook as it will looked very dirty after awhile with all the dusk all over it. As this unit come with a built in woofer so the quality is better. Size is moderate and not too large. But the buttons seemed too plastic to me and a bit fragile. The price for this speaker is the same as the previous unit. But I prefer the first as it looked more elegant.

Actually I wanted to get this unit but it's too pricey again for me. It's called iHome and the sound quality is better. LED is large and clear which I like too. For this baby I need to fork out RM549. Just for a night stand alarm clock? Well, not for me. And most important for all the alarm clock above, it must be able to charge my iPhone in the process. I mean no point docking on it for music without charging it. Not all dock support iPhone so you need to test it out with the actual unit and see for yourself. Cause most of them are made for iPod Classic or Nano and some for Touch only. But the new ones should be compatible with all.

This unit isn't too bad either. It's called Moondance Home by Altec. Tested this baby out at Harvey Norman last night at Sunway. Sound quality is what you would expect from Altec, solid and transparent.  The unit also come with a remote control for you to play around with the music, FM channel and other usual stuff that you would find on a normal radio remote. This baby will cost me around RM475, so called PC Fair price.

Saw this baby during PC Fair by Edifier. Damn the speaker is large. I heard that it contain 6 speakers inside that large black piece of speaker at the back. This baby can really blast you back to the future from the size of that speaker. I think my iPhone will get damage from the sound vibration of the speaker after a period of time *kidding*. Anyway, the baby cost close to RM1,000. Worth it?

Lost My Mood

It was Monday and I can't decide which gym to go to when finally I saw the time table at WC which shows that Brian is replacing June for her RPM class. So it's Body Combat then RPM then Body Pump and RPM again. Yes, I know it's crazy but what the heck. The last RPM is optional for me. But it's nice doing back to back classes once in a while. So I arrived early and joined Alvin's Body Combat class. I just realized it was a replacement class for some other instructor and it's his last class. Anyway, we had fun and he did some really old tracks. The class finished at 6.30pm sharp and RPM class is 6.50pm. So I walked down to register as I assumed that it's open for registration 20 minutes before class. Heck~ It was FULL!!! For REAL? I know it's Brian's class but Monday class too?

Anyway I walked up and checked if there were any unoccupied bike and luckily there was one. But Brian told me it was reserved. Aikss~ I stood outside waiting if the member arrived to take the bike and there were another member who just finished the Step class earlier waiting for it. She was walking up and down and looking at the bike. Brian signaled me to wait 5 more minutes to come in and the girl thought it's alright and just walk in and take that bike. WTF??!! Brian can't do anything as he is teaching half way and the member (who reserved the bike earlier) arrived and sadly her bike had been taken by another lady (the member who didn't registered). Sigh~! Totally lost my mood that night and decided to call it a night and headed back home.

Tuesday, December 8

Plastic or Paper? Both?

I was out buying my grocery in one of the local hypermarket and was queuing up at the counter to pay. I saw a lady who bought a lot of those instant coffee, like 15 of them. Then I saw her taking out a paper bag from his bag. I was thinking, damn~! I need to bring my own paper bag or those recyclable bags from all the exhibition I'd been to and use it during my shopping. I think we need to play our part of not creating so much garbage so that we can still leave something behind for our grandchild and not just a big piece of junk to clean up. So anyway, back to the lady. I was really surprised when I saw her packing her groceries into a plastic bag AND then putting it INSIDE the paper bag that she brought over. HUH? WTH??!! She did that for all the stuff which she bought and to make it worst, she even took extra and stuffed it down the bag like no one could notice it. So I took my praise back on her and I conclude that Malaysian will always be Malaysian!

Monday, December 7

Astro Boy The Movie

 Those who are from the same generation as I am should have heard of Astro Boy. It's an Japanese comic series created by Osamu Tezuka. Finally it was made into a big movie by the American and I managed to watched it during this weekend. Wasn't expecting much of the movie but just to pass my evening at home and it was really entertaining. Some of the big names who lend their voice for the movie are Nicholas Cage, Charlize Theron, Samuel L. Jackson and Donal Sutherland to name a few.

For those who didn't have any clue what the movie was about read on. The movie tells of a boy genius name Toby (Freddie Highmore) who later turn into a robot called Astro Boy. *spoiler* He was killed during a freak accident in one of his father, Dr. Tenma (Nicholas Cage) experiment. Dr. Tenma was devastated and decided to 'create' his son back into a robot and transferring all Toby's memories into the robot. Toby didn't realized anything but Dr. Tenma couldn't stand looking at the new Toby and knowing that his son died and decided to shut Toby down. President Stone (Donald Sutherland) spotted Toby and wanted the blue stone which powered him. After some cat & mouse chase, Toby got stranded into the real world and befriend with some other kids and some really funny robots. To cut the story short, Toby return and saves the town from a crazed President Stone who is power freak who turned into a robot called Peace Keeper.

My brother who was watching with me almost cried at the beginning when Toby died as it was really sad and I think I understand his feeling as a parent. When Dr. Tenma decided to shut off Toby at the end of the movie, it was really sad to me too. As Toby know that he wasn't the son that Dr. Tenma wanted but still treat him as the one and only father he had. Other then the father and son relationship which we can see from the movie we can also enjoy the adventure Toby had from all the flying and fighting with other robots in the movie. Nothing fancy but it's a good movie to watch on a weekend night with some friends or families. (Rating: 3.8 out of 5.0)

Sunday, December 6

Long Weekend Pt. 2

The day started with only 4 hours of sleep for me. Had early breakfast with my friend as usual before our trip down KLCC. This had been our tradition since 5 years back. It's nice meeting up with my college-mate once in a while. Was supposed to get myself something for my iPhone but didn't saw anything interesting or attractive actually. But at before I left I did managed to subscribed a year of magazine and got a set of speaker for FREE, what a bargain. Got back and rest for a while before heading to my friend's house for pre-wedding dinner. Gotta rest early again as I need to be at my friend's house very early in the morning.

Rest for a few hours and woke up with some mild running nose from last night. The fetching of the bride went quite smooth and I could say that the ladies was quite lenient with us guys. Nothing crazy stuff or something we would regret doing I might say. Managed to settled everything before noon and have a rest before lunch with babe and we had a long shopping. Return home early to settle all my washing and ironing of clothes which had been lying there for weeks. Finally I got a good rest before the start of another week. Nice~!

Saturday, December 5

Long Weekend Pt. 1

Sorry for the long disappearance act this few days. As I am off to Labuan last Thursday morning and was only back the day after. How's the trip? Well the usual stuff of eating and drinking with the customers most of the time. The flight over was right on time but the one back was delayed for almost 20 minutes but that is not the worst part. The flight back was one of the worst I had as it was really bumpy and rough. I think there were a lot of clouds when we entered Peninsular so the plane was going up and down and it caused one hell of a migraine which almost lead to vomiting. Decided to hit the gym right after picking up babe and it was some really good work out I had since I had so much food to eat during the trip.

Was told last minutes by babe that we're meeting up with her friends for some rendezvous up Pandan Hill or more familiar with the name Little Genting at Pandan Indah. I think the last time I was there was like 10 years ago. The place really did changed a lot. For one, there were so much stuff to eat up there. We celebrated two friends birthday at a place called Look Out Point which was really cool but the food was so so. Sorry, no post on that this time but maybe next round over. As it was a bit chaotic. Got home around 2am plus and quickly went to bed as I have another early appointment with my friend to PC Fair.

Wednesday, December 2

Platinum Club WOR!!

I was contemplating whether to joined yesterday night's Body Step class by Prudent or not. As mentioned earlier, he had took over Brian's class (which the latter had held for more than 5 years or so). Wasn't really happy bout it and so is the other members from the chat we had. So I took my time taking a bath, sipping on my coffee and reading the paper as usual as the others rush in to place their boards. I realized that I didn't saw his name on the board and decided to asked the front desk and they inform me it's his class. Well anyway, I will try out the class and see how it goes. 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and still no sight of him. Others were getting agitated with some being really pissed as they purposely rush all the way from work for the class. Am I mad? Well to be honest, not really but rather disappointed as they didn't announce or inform the members earlier. A PT instructor thought of doing a body weight class to fill the time but sadly no one was interested until Sue P arrived and was informed of the situation. 

Initial plan was for her to do some warm up tracks from Body Vive but ding dong here and there, it's time for her class and we all continued with it. After the class, I'd decided to joined Brian's RPM as Master T wasn't around town. Chong was replacing his class as WRITTEN on the board (this time). 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 15 minutes and still no sight or announcement from the front desk again. Members were again frustrated as I am cycling in the studio. I am not sure if other instructor replaced the class as Body Jam class or not during that time but I did saw them walking in and out at the end of the class. Anyway, was I surprised? NO! Was I pissed? NO! Am I disappointed? Heck, I am getting used of it already by now. But I heard a lot of the members gonna complaint to the front desk though. Good luck on that for some feedback if they are wishing for. And they just upgraded the status Platinum. haha! But don't get me wrong, the staff are nice and friendly maybe just the management issue or communication (as always).

Tuesday, December 1

FF TC Under Renovation

I was planning for my Monday workout when I was chatting with an instructor when she told me that RPM class had to be canceled last night. Reason was the RPM studio is being renovated inline with the Platinum upgrade at the end of Dec 09. Damn~ There goes my RPM class. The main studio will be next starting from this Wednesday if I am not mistaken. I was doing my Body Step class half way when we all smell some foul scent coming into the studio. Damn I was grasping for some fresh air during the power track. Imagining breathing heavily but enable to get sufficient air. Like a gold-fish grasping for air outside the aquarium. Anyway, I think it is something to do with the sewerage as mentioned by an instructor but to me it's like pesticide. Anyway, hopefully it will all be done by next week. Talking bout next week, since the main studio is close, so no class for me either. Might be going back to WC for some RPM classes then.

Monday, November 30

Jailbroken iPhone User - Take Note!!!

For those who had jailbroken their iPhone, this would be some serious news which you will need to take note. There had been two attacks on jailbroken iPhone previously with the first being just a warning while the second being a mild cough but the latest worm/virus attack on the phone is definitely something you need to take care off. For those who is so clever to jailbreak their iPhone and don't know how to reset their root password, well then please listen on.

Instructions to Install Mobile Terminal:
Step 1: Tap on the Cydia icon on your jailbroken iPhone to launch the application
Step 2: Open the 'Sections' tab on the bottom of the screen and select 'Terminal Support'
Step 3: From the list of packages, select and open 'Mobile Terminal'
Step 4: Tap on the 'Install' button and choose 'Confirm' to begin installation
Step 5: Once installation completes, tap on 'Close Window' button to finish the installation process.
Once mobile terminal is installed on your iPhone, you can proceed to changing the root password

Instructions to Change Root Password:
Step 1: Tap on the 'Mobile Terminal' icon on your iPhone Springboard to launch it.
Step 2: You are shown a black screen. Against the command prompt, type su and tap the return key.
Step 3: You are now prompted for the password. The default password for root is alpine. Input this text and tap the return key once again.
Step 4: You are now logged in as the root user. Against the command prompt, enter the command passwd and tap the return key.
Step 5: You will be prompted to enter a new password. Enter this new password and retype to confirm.

And please make sure that you don't forget the password that you had change as you might need to reset/restore your whole phone to set it again.

Friday, November 27

The Twilight Saga : New Moon

This is definitely a chick flick but since babe was so eager to watched it so I had no choice but to accompanied. Well, OK, to be frank, I was a bit interested too of how the story goes after the first installment, Twilight. I think after the first episode, the name Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart. This is the two most recognizable name from the first movie and ironically even I know the former name by now. But the second movie focuses more on Bella's life, played by Kristen, after Edward, played by Robert left her as to protecting her in his opinion. So the other character, Jacob played by the handsome young hunk Taylor Lautner. *spoiler*

The story pick up after Edward decided that he's more safer away from Bella and left abruptly. Bella life crumbles down and she couldn't live her life without him being at her side for months. Well, not until he pick up her relationship with her old friend, Jacob. Things started to get better until Jacob expresses his feeling for her and their relationship gets really complicated. Jacob finally lived his destiny to being a werewolf after joining Sam. Bella had a near death experience and Edward mistakenly thought she dies so he decided to go to the Voultran to end his life. And this time around it's the ladies who came to the guy's rescue. At the end of the story, she decided to have Edward to change her to a Vampire to live forever with him.

The rest, you need to wait for the final installment called Eclipse. Not sure when it's coming out but I guess most probably next year. As mentioned this is a chick flick but I guess it's still a good movie although it's a bit slow on the pace. The fighting scene are so good and some worth mentioning was during the fight between Laurent & the pack of werewolf and not to mention the Voultran fight scene too. So damn cool. Worth a watch if you had watched the first installment, well at least to complete the trilogy of course. Did I fall asleep? Although it's a 2 hours movie but I still managed to stayed awake and enjoyed the movie at the end. (Rating: 3.8 out of 5.0)

Wednesday, November 25

No More Tuesday Body Step Class??!!!

I am doing my usual Tuesday Body Step class and at the end of the class, Brian informed us all that this will be his 'last' class for this slot. What?? He mentioned that the slot will be replace by a Body Attack class in the future or starting from December onwards. Why are they changing the slot since there are quite a few of loyal members joining every week. Bare in mind, it's a 5.45pm class and sometimes it's a full house and on bad day it would at least be 8 - 10 people. To me it's really a good turn out for that time slot. But I guess some one in the management didn't think so and wanted some more quality and experience people to take over the slot. But the strange thing was, when I check out the time table for next month, it's actually still Body Step class by but another instructor, Prudent. WTH???!! There goes my Tuesday Body Step class. Sigh~!!!

Tuesday, November 24

Perodua Alza Finally Launch

The new Perodua Alza (wiki the word Alza and it means 'rise' in Spanish) was launched on Tuesday but some of us was given the first preview before the launch last weekend (Maybank customers as written in my SMS). The 1.5L MPV goes on sale starting from yesterday and had reported that they had already received 3,500 bookings in ten days. This is definitely a good figure for a local made car. This is Perodua's first MPV and everyone are looking forward to it's launch.

The prices ranges between RM56K to RM64K for the Standard model and between RM67K to RM70K for the Advanced version. So what is the difference you may ask? On the Advance or Premium version, there's audio control switches on the steering wheel, a 4-speaker and CD/MP3/WMA audio system with Bluetooth capability. This is a few features for the advance model.

The Standard model comes in manual (SX) and also auto (EZ). While the Advance model too comes in manual (SXi) and also auto (EZi). The MPV is a 7-seater car and you can find some resemblance of it with Toyota Passo Sette (and Daihatsu Boon Luminas) but Alza is slightly longer (50mm). The car also share some same feature of Myvi and less than 30% in term of components used. The MPV is powered by a 1.5L twin-cam pot power and is able to fork out 103bhp at 6,000rpm and 136Nm at 4,400rpm of torque. Standard five-speed manual and also four-speed for auto transmission with another four variants type to go on sale soon. The dimension of the car is 2,520(L) x 1,415(W) x 1,310(H) which is quite spacious but I didn't really go over and look at the actually unit myself though.

I heard that they (Perodua) is coming out with an Advanced Version in the first quarter next year which come with full body kit, leather seats, windscreen-mounted 5-inch GPS unit and a 150-degree wide angle reverse camera with special tint film. So you can start making your booking now and most probably you will be able to get your car after CNY. I think I have more faith in Perodua's MPV compared to Proton's Exora after seeing both now. Now to test drive the car. hehehe!

Monday, November 23

You Nak I Potong?

I think by now everyone had already heard of the controversial 'potong' ad by P1. And TM too had counter back with their own ad and the fight kept on growing day by day. But I am not talking bout this 'potong' ad today but rather sharing a story which happened to my colleague today with TM. My colleague received a call from TM personnel (last weekend) asking him bout his address as they are coming to install the phone line. But the problem is, my friend's phone line had already been in usage for 2 weeks. WTF??? So he called up TM and guess what brilliant excuse that they gave?

"Sir! We had made a mistake on your phone line. The number that you are using are supposedly registered by another company. So we need to cancel off your current number and we will get back to you with a new number"

WTF!!!! My colleague had already used the number for 2 weeks and now only they told him this? According to the guy from TM, the number was registered around the same time with my friend and they accidentally registered the same number for my friend and the company. If I were my friend, I would just ask the fella to fark off and this is none of my farking problem as I had already used the number for 2 weeks. The company had just wanted to install the phone line last week and they had the gut to say that the company had registered for more than 2 weeks?? My friend gave in and they informed my friend that they need 3 weeks to get him a new number. HAHAHA!!!! Super funny!!! You Nak I Potong ar????

Sunday, November 22

A Week of Romance

So what I did this weekend? Well other going out for some short window shopping session, most of the time I am lying on my bed watching a lot of dramas and movies. It's nice being able to catch up on movies I had downloaded. It has been a weekend of romance for me and babe as we watched The Ghost of Girlfriends Past, The Proposal and The Ugly Truth. Yes, I watched in that order and one if better than the previous being The Ugly Truth had my two thumbs up. The Ghost of Girlfriends Past starred Matthew McConaughey & Jennifer Garner but even the once Sexiest Man Alive winner can't save this movie. Started strong but faded away during half time. 

The second movie I watched was The Proposal. I had higher hopes as I heard it was good. The movie starred the bubbly Sandra Bullock & Ryan Reynolds. The movie was able to entertain me almost through out the whole stretch but it's missing something. But nevertheless, it was entertaining and better than the first movie. The third movie I watched is The Ugly Truth which starred both the beautiful Katherine Heigl and charming Gerard Butler. This is the first time I saw Gerald Butler acted in a romantic comedy movie which he had accomplished very well if I do say so myself. Totally hilarious and the chemistry is there. Highly recommended to those who wanted to just kick back in their sheet snugging with their love one on a Saturday night. Perfect. I give a two thumbs up for this one.

Friday, November 20

Google Phone?

Rumor had started to float around the net that Google is coming out with their own phone soon. If you all remembered, there are rumor back at 2007 that GPhone gonna be out at that time, but the rumor was brushed off by them eventually. People from TechCrunch strongly believe and confidence from the news that they had (somewhere) that Google is gonna launch their new phone really soon and get this, it's complete with Google branding. From what they heard, the phone would be Android based and manufactured by Korean phone maker, most probably LG. So you can expect the outlook to be really stylish and cool from them. The phone should be branded as Google as well.

TechCrunch also reported that the phone would be a data ONLY device and VoIP enable. In other words, all voice call will be routed over data services. Since the phone is integrated with Google Voice, all the contacts will be provided by Google itself. So what will this new device impact on the current iPhone market? Google had an advantage of open source whereas Apple lost out on their super strict policies on Apps developers. This might not be a competitor that Apple could just brush off like the other Palm Pre or even Android. Since Google planned to run on a data only service utilizing VoIP, this means that carrier would be greatly effected as they can bypass the lucrative voice call charges by using data lines for overseas calls.

But all of this are just rumors and we are not sure how true is it. But as mentioned, TechCrunch are strongly confident of this report. So we will just have to wait and see how it goes then.

I Survived Easy Moves

It was my first class of the new Easy Moves program. Well actually I watched a few times of the class and I was thinking to myself, "This is not hard, this is like doing Body Step without the board". Intensity isn't that high but heck, the musics are great. So after RPM class yesterday night, BQ decided to have a try of the class and I decided to joined in too. Started off with some simple warm up to some really nice music. It's similar to Step class as it's non stop most of the time and you will need to learn the combo from one stage to the other. There were at least 4 -5 combo all together for last night's class. I had joined Steven's Step class before and I know I this would be a good chance to try out the new program with him instructing. The moves isn't that hard to follow if you are either Body Stepper or Body Attacker 'kaki'. As the combo built up to the last one, I am all hyped as I am getting the hang of it and was really enjoying myself. Sweat a lot and enjoyed myself that night. So will I continue to join this class every Thursday night? Another step class? OMG~! And I was thinking of dropping some classes as my ankle is giving me some signals lately. Well we will see how it goes.

Wednesday, November 18

Sore Throat Anyone?

Woke up today with a sore throat. Not sure why but quickly down some water as soon as I leave my bed. Did I ate something spicy yesterday night? Fried Rice? KFC? But I doubt it's because of that. Well anyway, got myself ready for work and as I was walking over to take my car I saw the usual nasi lemak stall. Surprisingly there wasn't much people queuing up for it today. The devil in me is telling me to buy a packet for breakfast. But the good side of me is telling me NO as it will worsen my sore throat. Finally the devil in me won the battle and at the end I was enjoying my nasi lemak with extra sambal in the office. Still couldn't find out what may had caused the throat issue till someone from gym mentioned that I was shouting too much (than usual) in class yesterday night. Well maybe not just that but the KFC plus the shouting and insufficient water intake might had tolled up and caused the episode. So the morale of the story, nasi lemak doesn't cause sore throat. lolx~!

Tuesday, November 17

RPM 45 Sizzler + Track List

So what is the new RPM 45 had in store for us, this is what Les Mill had got to say bout the new release.

RPM™ 45 is all about creating awareness of how to use resistance. Show your class how much resistance to use, how to find it, what it feels like and what the benefits are. Also coach your class to ride fast – find the working load and ride the beat! Set off on the open road to the uplifting classic Life Is A Highway. Your heart rate will pick up in Track 2 with three fast sprints and one small climb.

Use this track to find the right working load. Listen to the lyrics in Track 4! Take a leap of faith and close your eyes when you hit the fast sprints to All On Our Own by New Zealand band Midnight Youth. Power equals force times speed. The more resistance you use, the further distance you are going to travel and the more calories you’re going to burn. So switch on to power up! Track 5 is all about razor-sharp attacks. Don’t be fooled by the fun nature of The Prodigy’s Piranha – this is intense and you will be challenged! Quadruple resistance turns and Standing Attacks will push your heart rate through the roof. Speed is the focus for Track 6. Gradually increase your leg speed to this iconic RPM™ track – Bruised Water by Chicane featuring Natasha Bedingfield. Switch from speed to strength in Track 7. Look out for the heavy Power Climbs!

Recover to The Man Who Can’t Be Moved from Irish band The Script. Let the heartbeat drop before stretching and lengthening your muscles to Adele’s beautiful Chasing Pavements.

And not forgetting the track list for the new release.

1. Life Is A Highway – Milan Roscoe
2. Miles Away – CJ Murray
3. True Faith (CK Kaine Remix) – Liz Kay
4. All On Our Own – Midnight Youth
5. Piranha – The Prodigy
6. Bruised Water – Chicane feat. Natasha Bedingfield
7. Burn It To The Ground – Swade
8. The Man Who Can’t Be Moved – The Script
9. Chasing Pavements – Adele

Yes, the last power track will be super powerful with the strong track from Burn It To The Ground (BC41)

Body Step 78 Sizzler + Track List

I had actually saw some part of the warm up of the new release and I totally love it. I think my passion of LM GX programs varies through out every launch. I am so into Body Step mood this time. And here is what the new Body Step 78 is all about.

Get ready to lift the energy to new heights with the athletic BODYSTEP® 78! You will also get the chance to strike some fabulous poses, get funky with the dance flava and, of course, work on your endurance. Stay low and check your posture to Sneaky Sound System’s Pictures in Track 2. You’ll stick with the photo-shoot theme in Track 3, striking poses to Girls On Film while starting to build up the intensity with strong Over The Tops. Turn it up in Track 4! Your heart rate will climb high with the Power Knee Lifts. Look out for new move the Quarter-Turn Curl Combo.

Add some attitude to the lower-body workout in Track 5. MadLab sums it up well with Wiggle It. Let it rip Across The Top in Track 6! You’ll reach your second cardio peak in this athletic track while singing along to She Is Beautiful.

Use Track 7 as a cardio recovery while sculpting your lower body. You’ll feel like you are walking a tightrope with the Lunges and Knee Lifts to Britney Spears’ Circus. Bring on the Party Step Track! It’s your turn to shine and ‘dance with the stars’. Feel the rhythm and get into it with Mambo Cha-Chas and powerful Propulsive Hamstring Curls.

Every little thing about Track 9 is magic! This is the Speed Step Track so lift your knees up and run like an athlete on the sprint track. If it’s possible, reach even higher in Track 10! Rock out with Knee Repeaters and new move the 3 Knee Rocker before working on your leg strength in Track 11 with 1-Legged Squats and the Tree Pose.

And here is the tracklist for the new release. Enjoy~!

1. Right Round – TeTet Technologik
2. Pictures (Tonite Only Remix) – Sneaky Sound System
3. Girls On Film – Steady Rush
4. Like It Loud – Gabby Schmitt
5. Wiggle It – MadLab
6. She Is Beautiful – OneZeroOne
7. Circus (Junior Vasquez Club Circus) – Britney Spears
8. I Just Want To Dance – Dana deWit
9. Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic – Brendan Soward
10. Let It Rock – W.L.E.M feat. PI Joe
11. Be Without You – DJ Pierce
12. Someday – Mike Stone2. Mixed Impact Track: Release Me – Agnes

Yes, Right Round is back and the moves are so cool during the warm up.

Body Pump 72 Sizzler + Track List

Sorry for the late updates on the track list and I think most of you out there had already managed to find it by now, but nevertheless, it's my pleasure to give to you the playlist for the up coming Body Pump 72. And here is what Les Mills had got to say bout the new release.

BODYPUMP® 72 is all about making your class stronger,faster. How? By focusing on Bottom Halves and Partial Range movements, the rest phase is eliminated and the muscles are kept under tension for longer. Look forward to a challenging workout and an overall strength blast where active recovery is your only break! Brace your abs and prepare for more Bottom Halves than you bargained for in the Squats Track. Kelly Clarkson will motivate you to keep going with her huge hit I Do Not Hook Up. New Zealand’s own Dane Rumble sings Track 3 – Always Be There. Bottom Halves and Slow Bottom Halves will put your chest muscles under tension for a little bit longer than usual. Ouch! The good news is this will give you results faster. The Triceps Track is sweet like Sugar! Again, Bottom Halves are the name of the game.

Challenge yourself and go a bit heavier than normal in the rocky and upbeat Biceps Track. The Bicep Row returns, attacking your guns from a different direction. It’s back to the legs in the intense Track 7. The Lunges stick with the theme of the release – you guessed it – lots of Bottom Halves that will push up your heart and burn calories. The Shoulders Track is a tribute to the legend that is Michael Jackson – make sure you watch the DVD for this one! The range of motion in the Singles has been shortened to ¾ Range. Grit your teeth and hang on! Ciara and Justin Timberlake will take you through the Abdominals Track with Love Sex Magic. The mix of deep, lower abdominals work and the Walking Hover will chisel your six-pack and at the same time strengthen your core.

Warmup: If (Freemasons 2009 Re-Dub) – Freemasons Feat. Hazel Fernandes
Squats: I Do Not Hook Up – Kelly Clarkson
Chest: Always Be Here – Dane Rumble
Back: Perfect Day – Cascada
Triceps: Sugar - Flo Rida Feat. Wayne
Biceps: Know Your Enemy – Ricochet TV
Lunges: Gone - Lasgo
Shoulders: Beat It - Xeroxx
Abs: Love Sex Magic – Ciara Feat. Justin Timberlake
Cooldown: Careless Whisper – Badlands

As you can see, we have some similar tracks here for the Squats with Body Combat 42 lower body warm up which I had just posted just now. Gonna love Triceps as Flo Rida is back with Sugar. Sweet!!! Enjoy~!

Body Combat 42 Sizzler + Track List

Here's the new Body Combat 42 Sizzler from the lady herself, Rach~! Enjoy!!

And this is what Les Mills had got to say bout the new Body Combat 42.

The Muay Thai inspired BODYCOMBAT® 42 transports the class to Bangkok! This release will take you on a Martial Arts journey, from Karate and Tae kwon do to the boxing ring. Fight your way through and hope you’ve got enough left in the tank for the epic Muay Thai onslaught that is Track 7! Sing along to Kelly Clarkson’s I Do Not Hook Up while warming up with Side, Front and Roundhouse Kicks.

Then get ready for Karate and Tae kwon do in a battle of Martial Arts in Track 2! Find out how fit you really are in Track 3. Boxing is the name of the game in six rounds of interval training. You are in the ring and you don’t stop!

Watch out for the new move in Track 4 – the Sweep will knock your opponent out of the way and work your inner thighs at the same time. The class splits into two groups for some social interaction, fighting style, before you’re whisked away to Brazil. You will be practicing the art of defense and attack in authentic Capoeira to The Prodigy’s Warrior’s Dance. Now, what we’ve all been waiting for – eight minutes of Muay Thai! This track will transport you to a dark fight club in Thailand and push your heart rate to unknown heights. It would be a Miracle if you could do the last Power Training Track with the same energy you started with. Your speed and endurance are certainly tested in this track.

Oh, by the way, here's the track list for the new release.

01a. Numb (RainDropz! Mix) – Jan Wayne vs RainDropz!
01b. I Do Not Hook Up – Kelly Clarkson
02. I Was Made For Loving You – Scooter
03. Poison (Al Storm Remix) – Groove Coverage
04. Use Me – Hiroshi Free
05. The Anthem – Good Charlotte
06. Warrior’s Dance – The Prodigy
07. Excalibur 2000 (2000 Radio Mix) – F.C.B.
08. Miracle (SAD Remix) – Cascada
09. Fire Burning – Sean Kingston
10. Second Chance – Shinedown

Yes, Cascada is back with Miracle from Body Pump. Really looking forward to this release.

Monday, November 16

I Am Pissed!!

The whole day was supposed to end quite nicely for me today, although it's a bit busy and I had lots to settled, but then again, it's work. So it's nothing much to complain about actually. Well until I received a call from one of my customer that is. He was complaining that I didn't come back to him on the delivery date for the machine that he had just purchased. I had previously informed him that I will need to get confirmation from my factory and that according to my quotation, the delivery would be 8 - 10 weeks but he complaint again that he don't wanna listen to all that and wanted the good to be in before the end of the year and etc etc etc. OMFG!!! Dealing with this customer is so damn farking exhausting. I kept on explaining and apologizing pointlessly. As I knew the end user whom he is selling the equipment to, and the customer wanted me to directly deal with them next time. I am starting to think about their suggestion now. I don't really agreed with my friend who wanted to directly deal with me on the next deal but now, what the heck!!! I am pissed!!!

Saturday, November 14

2012 - The Movie

The movie which we had all been waiting for this month, 2012. I think everyone had already know or at least know what is this movie all about. Another movie about the end of the world. I think the gene started since Independence Day to The Day After Tomorrow to End of The World to When The Earth Stood Still to Knowing and now we have 2012. The title itself can be debated for so many reason. Is this really coming true? I mean with the sign of tsunami happening recently and also gigantic earth earth quake around the world? One would stop and ponder. So back to the movie.

The movie started off when a geologist from India found out (finally some other scientist other then the American) that something is wrong with the earth's crater. As the earth had been absorbing the sun radiation for so many years, it had started to boiled up like a big microwave and this means trouble. So the scientist informed another friend of his, Adrian who happened to be an American scientist and later informing the US President. That was 2009 and at 2012, the earth crater started to get really unbalance and started to crack open before schedule. The story tells of Jackson (John Cusack) who is bringing his children to YellowStone for camping and stumbled upon government geologist doing some research over there and a crazy news man is telling everyone one world is gonna end as being said by the ancient Mayans. The story tells how Jackson save his family and also some other people along the way and I won't spoil the ending for you but let's just say that it's a good ending and also logical.

So what do I think of this 2 and a half hour movie? Something refreshing and new as I mentioned earlier, as it's not everything need to be discovered by the Americans. There are still other scientist out there in the world. John Cusack again played the character really well in this movie. The story doesn't really focused on certain people but rather some other people who at the end get together and going to the same place which I like the way the story is going. So what do I learn from this movie? If the world is really coming to an end, 1) make sure you know some people from the inside who can bring you into the arc, cape hope is the safest place to be or you can just have 1 billion euro and buy yourself on board. lol~! (Rating: 4.2 out of 5.0)

Friday, November 13

The New GXM of WC

Continuing my eye infection episode from yesterday, I had finally decided to apply MC for the day since the swelling become worst. Well not as bad as it seemed anyway. I am just looking for an excuse to take leave maybe. So I slept till around noon and drove out for lunch and confirmed my issue with the doctor. The doctor said that it's due to some nerve blockage which some of individual will often encounter, me for instance. I can't do anything but just accept it from the sound of her. Got my medicine and most important my MC.

RPM class was really quiet tonight with just 5 members and I managed to request 2 tracks before the class starts. Before class, I quickly placed two step boards in the main studio as BQ wanted to joined BS tonight. Luckily she made it in time. Tonight was my first class instructed by June K. So as usual, I will give my feedback on the class. We did the new BS 77 warm up and during some part of the warm up, she got the chorey mixed up but I guess it's alright since it's her first class after some time a I heard. Vocal was clear as she's also the presenter for BA. Her moves are on the spot although some pre-cue would be nice. I still think that Brian's pre-cue is still the best from all the classes I'd been to. My ankle seemed to be 90% in tip top condition after tonight class. Continued with K-Bear's class but I am so damn tired after the two previous classes but still managed to finished it. Triceps and Biceps were crazy. But we had survived the class. 

Thursday, November 12

Not AGAIN??!!

It all started this morning when I woke up and felt that my eye is a bit swollen. I am not sure if it's swollen or just water retention. But through out the day, I felt a bit uncomfortable on my left eye lid. Just the upper side. I felt a bit swollen during lunch time and asked a friend to confirmed. But she didn't noticed it before I asked her bout it. So I decided to just leave it for the time being. But during gym, some of my other friend told me that it's quite obvious and I can felt that my previous infection will be back again. So a friend recommended me to get some medicine for the eye infection. Bought something from Caring and quickly applied to my eye. Decided to apply for MC tomorrow if I the swelling worsen.

Wednesday, November 11

Jennifer's Body

Was thinking what to watched tonight with a friend when this movie pop up in our head, Jennifer's Body. I was supposed to watch this movie last week but didn't managed to get a ticket so it's Wednesday night and it's only RM8, well what the heck. I know some bit of how the story goes so I know what to expect whereas my friend thought it was a ghost movie. LOL! Anyway, the movie starred the sexy Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried. To be honest, I didn't know the latter was in the movie until I saw her in the movie. The reason was, all the movie posters only show Megan Fox in them. For those who live in the cave and doesn't know who is Megan Fox, one word, Transformers.

The movie starts off with Needy, played by Amanda living in an asylum and thinking back how it all began. Jennifer, played by Megan and Needy are BFF since they are little but two has very different personality. One being the sexy, outgoing and party girl while the other down to earth and shy type. But everything changed after a freak accident during a concert and a lot of people being burn to death and Jennifer being abducted (or rather follow on her own free will) by the boy band (Yes, I know it's very strange). Jennifer came back being a different person. She starts killing or rather eating guys up after making out with them. Yes, even stranger. But anyway, I will let you watch and find out what happen.

Megan Fox basically had lip locking action with every single guy in the movie. And you are able to see her in thin skimpy dresses and pajamas too. The ending was a bit too 'dramatic' for us. Why? Well let you decide for yourself and I trust that you will agree with me on this. I can still remember Jennifer's last word to Needy, "My tits" and she replied, "No! Your Chest". Damn that was so damn hilarious!!! Another part where Needy was having sex with her boyfriend and Jennifer was ripping the hell up another guy and the scene just kept on switching back and forth. Damn funny! Anyway, it is a good show to watch if you have nothing much to do. (Rating: 3.8 out of 5.0)

Damai Homes @ KU West

Just for your information, for those who are interested, Paramount had launched their new phase of units next to mine called Damai Homes. As you can see, the built up is 2,148 sq.ft which is slightly larger than mine. As the lot size they are having now is 22'x70' and 24'x70'. I heard that the price starts from RM408,000 onwards. So for those who are interested in getting some where around this area, better be quick.

Tuesday, November 10

I Sprain My Ankle AGAIN!!!

Was getting ready for Riyo's Body Step as usual last night and noticed that June K was joining the class at the back. Riyo choose some old tracks for the warm up and during the warm up, Track 2, as I was stepping my right leg down to the floor, I felt a twist on my ankle and I quick stop what I was doing. Fark~ I twisted my ankle. Check on my ankle and there wasn't any swelling yet, so I had tried to continued with the class until Track 6, as it was the over the board move. I don't think that my ankle can take that impact. Walked down and decided to give RPM a go. A bit pain during the standing climb hence I reduced the resistance a bit. Managed to finished the class and was supposed to sit Body Combat off but decided to give it a try too. Since Master C said that there wasn't much shuffle or leg move in the tracks selection. Damn, we did Summer Melody with lots of shuffle and jigga too. After Track 4, I decided to stop as the next track was Hymn. How can I decoy and shuffle that much? Applied some ointment on my ankle once I reached home and hope that it will be better today as I wanted to join my usual class. Fingers cross~

Monday, November 9

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Finally it's out. Sony Ericsson's next year big  gun is out of the dark. It's been called their flagship for next coming year. Xperia X10 or previously called SE X3 or SE Rachael. This is their first android featured phone. So everyone is looking forward for it. The phone has a large 4 inches, 65K color TFT capacitive touchscreen. It has the same scratch resistance screen as iPhone 3GS has. With a dimension of 119 x 63 x 13mm and weighing at 135 grams, this baby will really give a lot of smartphone in the market a run of their money. Imagine a 4 inch TFT screen for you to surf the net or viewing documents. We all know how useful that is nowadays.

Internally it has 1 GB of storage and 256 MB RAM running on Android OS 1.6 (Donut). The phone featured the new Snapdragon 1 GHz processor, so expect some really heavy duty processing speed from this baby. All the usual connectivity such as Class 10 GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 comes as a standard. Packed with a 8 MP, 3264 x 2488 pixel camera, this baby can take some really serious picture quality. Auto focus, LED flash and touch focus (similar to iPhone 3GS) is also featured in the phone. It comes with image stabilizer, face and smile detection software too. Something worth mentioning is the the digital compass in the phone which is similar to iPhone.

We are all expecting a lot from this new X3 next year and hopefully it's not as disappointing as X1 when it was launched previously. X1 boost a lot of hype during it's time but faded away quickly too. Although Android 2.0 (Eclair) had been launched but SE still stick with the older OS 1.6 (Donut) as they had some difficulty adjusting their proprietary UI for OS 2.0. Their launch for the baby would mostly be after the festive season which mean they will lose out on the big profit which they can earn but I guess the development team are more concern of the quality and stability of the phone upon launching rather than rushing out an uncompleted work. So we will all see what is this baby gonna impact the market next year.

Sunday, November 8

8GB iPhone 3GS Coming Soon??

There are news saying that iPhone is going to launch a 8GB iPhone 3GS this coming festive season. The reason is because their rival Motorola are launching their new Droid Phone and this will definitely cause a stir in the smartphone market and in other word, Apple's share in the market. Verizon had a very good strategy by setting the upfront cost, average usage plan costs and the unlimited usage plan costs for both iPhone 3GS and Droid at almost the same level. Verizon had use the psychological approach to this battle as they are betting that at the same price and cost, buyers would always choose to go for a new gadget in the market rather than something which had already been in the market for some months already. So what will the people from Apple do? BoyGeniusReport had reported that Apple would be launching their new 8GB iPhone 3GS for as low as USD99 to counter Droid's 'attack'.There are speculation that the pricing of the new 8GB iPhone could some how hurt the current 16GB and 32GB iPhone which is much more expensive. But nothing is sure for now. They might opt for a limited time sales (during this festive season) for the 8GB iPhone but nothing is sure for now. We will all need to wait and see what will happen at the end of the year.

Saturday, November 7

Sony Ericsson New Flagship

Finally the hand phone or rather smart phone from Sony Ericsson that all been waiting for had arrived into our shore. This smart phone is the best in their shelves right now. The phone best feature and worth mentioning would be their 12 Mega Pixel camera. Weighing at 126gram and boosting a 16M color TFT screen this baby comes with a 3.5 inch screen. This is one of their first smart phone with full touch screen feature. Played around with it today and found it to be a bit rigid. Although it's a new unit, but I found that the unit is a bit slow and hanged during some stage. But the camera is so damn nice. So how much do you need to pay to get this baby home? RM2499 which come with a VH300 Bluetooth Headset (worth RM169). But the sales girl told me that I can get it for RM2300 cash.

The second phone coming out together with Satio would be Aino. The phone is not fully touch screen as the touch screen is only available on the main screen before you unlock it. So you can play around with the pictures, movies or music store using the main screen without having to slide out the keyboard underneath it. And not forgetting the phone pack a 8 Mega Pixel camera too. The baby weight at 134gram and has a smaller screen size of 3.0 inch. Aino is the has the same display as Satio with a 16M color TFT screen. It has an internal 55MB of memory while Satio has a 128MB memory. Surprisingly, this phone looks more better and perform much better than Satio during the test drive I had with it. The retail price for this baby is RM1999 but I can get this for RM1830 cash according to her.

Last but not least an entry level phone from SE. The phone is 115 grams meaning that it's the lightest of the three. But come on, can you really feel if you're phone is 10 grams heavier? The display is TFT but only boost a 256K color. The screen is smaller with a 2.4 inch and a 60MB of internal memory. The camera is quite decent with a 5 Mega Pixel, auto focus and LED flash. It's just like your normal phone right now. So if you're looking for a simple yet high on the camera side, this is something for you. I didn't fool around long with this but from what I experience, it's not bad. Response quite fast and the camera is good. Come on, it's SE. Retail price starts from RM1099 for the phone. Didn't asked for special price for this phone but I guess it should be less than RM1K.

Friday, November 6

Old Dogs, New Tricks

It is happy to know that my cat, Coco had familiarize with his environment. Now we do not need to worry if he got loose and won't return. He will just roamed around the neighborhood and occasionally fight with other alley cats. I am not sure why, but he is very agitated when he saw any black cat. Anyway, babe just informed me that both the dogs in her house are now familiarized with Coco too. In other words, they didn't bark or chase after him when they saw him coming back.

Previously, Bobo would bark non stop at Coco when he saw him in sight. As Bobo doesn't like the sight of any cats at all. Le Le on the other hand is still young and active, so he like to jump around and play with Coco. But we are afraid that he will hurt Coco unintentionally as he is stronger. But one fine day, when babe was coming back from work as usual, she saw Coco lying on the car porch while both Bobo and Le Le roaming around without barking or chasing Coco around. Who said that old dogs can't learn new trick. They just need time. So it's one less issue to worry bout my cat and he can stretch his four legs as much as he want now.

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