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Monday, December 27

Two Weddings & A Christmas Dinner

Last week was definitely a hectic one for me. Christmas eve was a bit pathetic by spending it home alone watching movies at home. I am not complaining here since it's nice spending some quality time on my own (???). Why am I alone? Well, babe was busy going shopping with her mom for her brother's wedding the next day (Saturday). Anyway, dinner was set on Christmas night and it was a small gathering of only relatives which I thought was nice and simple. After the dinner we had second round over at the parents house and we tried to leave early as I got another Heng Tai session a couple of hours later at Sri Petaling for my ex-colleague.

After a short nap, woke up and got ready for Terrence's Heng Tai session. Yup, it's that time again where the Zhi Mui (ladies) make a mockery of the Heng Tai (guys) day. Reached at the rendezvous point at 7am and we managed to wrapped everything up around before 10am.  Surprisingly the games are some what simple and more 'gentle' from the previous ones that I had experience or saw. 

Drove super fast back down to babe's house as we forgot to pick up the Christmas dinner present from her house last night. Damn~ I am sure I got a speeding ticket over at KESAS on the way back as I am doing 150kmh when I saw that blardy blue shirt fella in front of me. Quickly had a quick nap for an hour before getting ready again for the wedding luncheon. The whole event was really nice as I had the chance to meet up and chat with my ex-colleagues. Food was good and the ambiance was great.

Finished up and left for home to wrapped on the presents before resting for a while before the Christmas dinner with the mates at gym. Managed to find the secluded place and we felt so homely as it's really inside a triple storey-house. Food was great, the best company we could have and the noise and non stop laughter and joke cracking sessions we had are unforgettable. Luckily the neighbors next door didn't called the police to complaint on noise pollution from our side.

As usual, gift ex-change sessions was hilarious and  full of surprises. I was really nervous for the person whose gonna get my present as it's a bit unpractical but damn it's so cute. Was relieved that TJ got it and she's really loving it.  Dinner started a bit late but we all had a lot of laugh and finally when the food arrived, we all dig in like a bunch of hungry wolves. Food was marvelous and even the senior citizens in the other room couldn't spoil our mood that night. We concluded the night after midnight as some of us need to work the next day and I need to send babe back to Klang. Just wanna say thanks to the organizers for successful dinner and definitely a memorable one. Merry Christmas again and a Happy New Year Yer All~!!! Cheers!!!

Friday, December 24

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

I wanna take this festive season to wish all my readers a Wonderful Merry Christmas & Memorable New Year. Best Wishes & May All You Dreams Come True on this Magical Moment. Ho Ho Ho!!!

Tuesday, December 14

Can I Make It In Time?

Good news and bad news. Good news, my house gonna be ready soon. Bad news, I might not be able to move in before Christmas. Sigh~! The reason being my contractor had been stalling the work from day 1. Gosh~ I practically need to be there at the site and check on his almost everyday and calling him to chase for the renovation work to be done. Was a bit upset that no proper layering of the floor was made during the construction but he did promised to clean up everything at the end of the renovation (which he did). But still there are some paint marks which could be avoided left on some part of the vinyl. 

I am now busy driving around town surveying for some minor lighting (i.e eye ball, staircase lighting, gate light and motion sensors in front of the house). Just finished installing the grills and my wardrobe cabinets but still waiting for  the kitchen cabinets and hopefully it will be ready soon. Gonna arrange for the electrical guy to do the installation of my down lights and fans by this week and hopefully get it done by this weekend. Hopefully I can move in by the end of the year. So many to do and so little time left.

Friday, December 10

Just The Way You Are

Oh Her Eyes, Her Eyes
Make The Stars Look Like They're Not Shinning
Her Hair, Her Hair
Falls Perfectly Without Her Trying

She's So Beautiful 
And I Tell Her Everyday

Yeah I Know, I Know
When I Compliment Her
She Won't Believe Me
And It's So, It's So
Sad To Think She Don't See What I see
But Every Time She Asked Me Do I Look Okay 
I Say 

When I See Your Face
There's Not A Thing That I Would Change
Cause You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are
And When You Smile,. 
The Whole World Stops And Stares for Awhile
Cause Girl You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are

Her Lips, Her Lips
I Could Kiss Them All Day If She'd Let Me
Her Laugh, Her Laugh
She Hates But I Think It's So Sexy
She's So Beautiful 
And I Tell Her Everyday 

Oh You Know, You Know, You Know
I'd Never Ask You To Change
If Perfect Is What You're Searching For 
Then Just Stay The Same

So Don't Even Bother Asking 
If You Look Okay
You Know I Say

When I See Your Face
There's Not A Thing That I Would Change
Cause You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are
And When You Smile,. 
The Whole World Stops And Stares for Awhile
Cause Girl You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are
The Way You Are
The Way You Are
Girl You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are

When I See Your Face
There's Not A Thing That I Would Change
Cause You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are
And When You Smile,. 
The Whole World Stops And Stares for Awhile
Cause Girl You're Amazing
Just The Way You Are
From Bruno Mars Single Album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'

Thursday, December 9


What happened when I skipped 2 weeks of Body Pump class? Legs shaking during yesterday night's back track. My legs was a bit not the usual form during Squats but I didn't give much thought to it. The back track is not even a tough track as we're doing 'Why'. My right leg started to wobbled during the start of the track and both legs were shaking madly towards the end. Gosh~ I told Marcos my legs were shaking after the class and we laugh about that. Didn't joined RPM after that as I wanted to rest my legs for tomorrow's classes. Hopefully I can get back in shape next week to do some back to back classes.

Monday, December 6

KL International Motor Show 2010 @ PWTC

Nissan GTR R600 
It's the time again where all the guys started rushing to PWTC with their DSLRs, digital cameras or phone camera trying their best to grab the best picture with the sexy model in this year KLIMS 2010. I think it was 4 years ago on my last visit over with my ex-colleagues. And this time around, they rang me up and asked me to joined them yet another time. This is place is so pack of people taking pictures of the models rather than the cars itself. Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of professionals taking pictures of those nice cool rides. But after the official work is done, there's no harm taking a pic or two with the model now ain't it.

 Nissan Fairlady 370Z Roadster
Nissan does has a large stage this year with their big cars especially the newly launching Teana sedan. Not seeing any Cefiro though. Nissan's models are more reserved and professional if you ask me. 

 Chevrolet 'bumble bee' Camaro 
Bumble bee is in town. That is the headline that everyone is saying before. Finally I saw the real bumble bee in the flesh (or rather metal). Sadly that you need to pay extra to get an up close and personal picture with the yellow Camaro.

KIA Cadenza 
Saw this new KIA on display which caught my eye, Cadenza. Cadenza actually derived from an Italian word if I am not mistaken. Not sure if the car will be made available here soon or not. But it's been displayed last year over at Riyadh Motor Show at Saudi.

 Rear View of KIA Cadenza

 KIA Optima 
The all new KIA Optima 2011. This is going to get Hyundai's Sonata a run for their money. Customers can choose either 2.0 or 2.4 liter standard or hybrid engine. Runs on direct injection and variable valve timing for the non hybrid. Not bad for a mid size sedan car. Forgot what's the price tag on the baby but we did ask the sales person. I think it's around 150-160K. Around the same with Hyundai's Sonata 2010.

 KIA Optioma Side View

 KIA Optima Rear View 

 Maserati Grandcabrio
I think I get the name right. Who doesn't recognize that logo in front of the car right. The name speaks it all. 

 Maserati Grandcabrio Rear View

 Maserati Quattroporte
Damn the name is winding. But they make good cars. 

Austin Martin DBS
I can't really differentiate the DB9 and DBS model. I am still determining between this two model. I finally decided it's a DBS based on the front grill and also the head lamp. Maybe you can let me know if I am right or wrong. Definitely a cool sweet ride since it's Britain's secret agent official car. 

Not a big fan of Lamborghini so I am not too sure what model is this. Anyone, please fill in the blank. Thanks. I am thinking a Gallardo maybe. But that's just me.
Ferrari 458 Italia
Everybody know the front horse logo signify horse power and that is what this baby is all about. Raw horse power and 560 h.p powered by 4,499 c.c V8 engine. 
 Ferrari California
The much hyped car from last year. Not bad for a hard-top convertible. Powered by front-mid mounted gasoline direct injection 4.3 L (260 cu in) V8. I think you can drive real slow in this ride right in front Pavilion.

Saw this in Auto Gear once. Not sure what it's called but it's really fast. Worried of getting wet riding on a motorcycle, then you can opt for this baby. But I am not sure how much you need to fork out for this baby. 

 Hyundai Avante 2011
This is Hyundai newly launched Avante (Elantra formerly). It's latest 1.6L Gamma Gasoline Direct Injection engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission really do speak for itself. This is the first GDI with 6-speed automatic compact sedan featured in Korea. HID headlight with LED. Did I mentioned that it also come option with an open panoramic sun roof.

 Hyundai Avante 2011 Side View
There are plenty of cars like their new Sonata 2010 and also Sante Fe and also Tucson but I guess we all saw it all this year. 

 Toyota FT-HS Hybrid
 OK, frankly, at a glance it's like Waja to me. Don't ask me why. Is the car smiling at me? At least this is the most futuristic hybrid car around.

Why does all Toyota's hybrid cars looks like spaceships? And NO, I am not taking picture of that model. I am actually asking her to move away from the car. 

 Toyota FT-HS Rear View 

 Honda Insight Hybrid
The much talked about hybrid car of the show, Honda's Insight. Why? Cause it's only RM98K. That is almost 30K lesser than Totoya's Prius Hybrid. Saw any resemblance?

Powered by 1,339 c.c with in-line 4 cylinder engine. Has a 123 lb-ft torque @ 1000-1700rpm. It's a 8-valve SOHC i-VTEC system. Running on DC brushless motor with 13hp @ 1500rpm. Able to output 100.8volts of power from the Nickel Metal Hydride battery with a rated capacity of 5.75 Ah. Design using Continuously Variable Transmission or CVT. The specs seemed decent enough for a hybrid but most importantly how much does petrol cost? They claimed it's as low as 10cent/km. So you be the judge of it.

 Honda Insight Rear View
We were always wondering why all hybrid's car rear are always that weird. Weird as in it's form or design. But we found out why when we saw the cut out of the whole car later on.
 We open up the rear bumper and it's really spacious surprisingly. So where does all the space comes from? Well they have to compensate that with the passengers seat at the back. The seats are really cramp at the back if you compared it with Prius. We push the front seat all the way to the back and the rear passenger seats are really uncomfortable. Trust me, if you are traveling for more than half an hour, you don't wanna sit at the back. But for the price you're paying, why not?

 Honda Insight Front Cut Out

This is why the rear bumper are lifted so high. It's because the battery are stored at underneath the spare tyre compartment. And they can't place the battery underneath the passenger seats at the back for safety purposes I guess hence the cramp design consequently.

Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid
Honda featured another new hybrid which is their new CR-Z 2011. It's a in-line 4-cylinder engine type running on 1,497 c.c. A combined horse power of 122 @ 6000rpm from the engine and electrical motor. It's a 16-valve SOHC iVTEC.3 types of driving mode to choose from (Sport/Normal/ECON). But they are not promoting much of this model during the show.

 Honda CR-Z Hybrid
Not sure what is the price tag for this baby but it's sure is nicer compared to Insight.
Honda Civic Type R Euro 2011
Now this is what I call a street ride. Honda is famous for their signature Type R logo with the red color on the letters. I noticed the leather seats and fine thread work on the seats and straight away shouted TYPE R. Yes, it's their famous Civiv Type R Euro model. This is a special edition with 3-door which only market in Japan.

The car's 2.0litre VTEC engine does not meet the Euro V emissions regulations hence it's not coming to Europe anytime soon. So it's only gonna be seen in Japan for now. Technically the specs are unchanged from the 2009 Type R with it's inline 4-cylinder 2.0 litre engine that produces 201hp at 7800rpm and 142.3lb-ft of torque available from 5600rpm. Acceleration to 62mph can be done in 6.6sec and top speed is 235kmh.

This car is so meant to be made in red. 

 Lexus IS 250 Hybrid
Even Lexus joined in the fun with the hybrid bandwagon with their two luxury sedan cars.

Overall, the whole motor show seemed a bit small to me compared to my previous visit. I'm not sure why. I expected more maybe. I didn't really went into Proton's hall and look at the 5 concept models namely Jebat, Tuah, Lekiu, Kasturi and Lekir. Kasturi is actually a dressed up model of Saga BLM with a facelift, Tuah from a next generation Persona, Lekiu a front-wheel drive SUV similar to Exora MPV, Lekir is Lotus Europa and finally Jebat from the newly launced Inspira. A was hoping to see more Europeans cars like Audi or BMW or even Mercedes. Peugeot did showcased their newly launched 3008 and also 5008 MPV though. For RM15, I think it's still worth the time and make sure you have plenty of memory for all the pictures you're gonna take.

Thursday, December 2

One of thos days

Sorry for the lack of updates lately as I time is really catching up on me nowadays. No I am not dying. Duh~! I mean I don't have enough time to work, rest and blog that's all. Anyway, my last post tells of my trip to Taiwan with my babe. After the trip we are back to our normal routine of work and family. As for me, I am rushing for my house renovation as the contractor is delaying the work while I am away on holiday. Had to go over almost everyday for the whole week to check on the progress and kept calling him up. All the traveling, driving, work and gym might had exhausted myself without me realizing it. Hence, I am sick like a dead rat this week. It started off with a mild fever with me shivering cold at the middle of the night and some minor sore throat. Well this is all a sign of major sickness coming my way from my pass experience. Drank lots of water and sore throat is gone. Decided to visit the doc and she told me that I should experience diarrhea in these few days time. Damn, she's good. I went right to the loo once I reached home that day. And I had been having no appetite these few days due to the antibiotics which she gave me. Now I am hungry, weak, tasteless, lost of appetite, exhausted and still have to get my arse up from the bed to work every morning and still make time to go monitor my house progress everyday. I hope that my life would return to normal soon or I am going to die of exhaustion.

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