Wednesday, April 28, 2010

THE STAR REVIEWING THE TDCi

The STAR on Sunday, 25th April 2010 wrote a review of the car, focusing on the diesel engine.

Bits and pieces - "..unmistakable diesel idling clatter albeit a tad quieter than those in 4X4 pick-up trucks..the 2.0-litre Duratorq’s whips out a maximum torque of 320Nm at 2,000 rpm, more than enough for a sporty drive...drive that can get your adrenaline pumping."

Read more On a diesel groove by Hong Boon How.

Keep on dreaming, dreaming, dreaming...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

DON'T BE SAD

Son,

Hold up your chin. Don't be sad for too long. Do not despair. It's just not meant to be, I suppose. Take it in your stride. Losing and winning is part of the game. You are just a bit unlucky this time around.

I know you feel dejected. I know you feel robbed of the 2 points that should have been rightly awarded to you. Yes, that boy did hit your mouth and your ear.You deserved that 2 points without doubt. But you can't go against the referee, can you? That's the spirit of the game. The two hits must've escaped his eyes. I saw both, but I can't interfere. It was your fight.

Such is life. You can't win all the time. You have to remember that to reach that stage, you've sent 2 of your opponents home early and most probably heartbroken too.

This was only your first tournament. You'll get better, I am sure. If it's any consolation, I just want to let you know that you fought well in the first draw.

Emil,

There will be more 'fights' coming your way, and they are not necessarily karate fights. Learn from all your mistakes today and improve on them. Losing can be a good thing if we learn and use it to our advantage. Practice harder. And you have got to think too.

You will do good, Insya Allah.

But when you do, remember NEVER to lose your head.


Love,

ABAH

Monday, April 26, 2010

'ALL EYES ON BUDAK KOLEQ' - ARE THEY STILL?

The VC of USM wrote a piece on Koleq in his weekly column in yesterday's NST. It was written in conjunction with Sultan Azlan Shah bestowing the Datukship to Mr. N.J. Ryan, last of the MCKK' s Mat Salleh headmasters who served the Koleq in the 1960s. The writer, Prof. Abdul Razak is an old boy himself.

As with most pieces written about MCKK, the article was an overflow of romanticism and nostalgia. Prof. Razak recapitulates the good old days of MCKK when sports and studies went together extremely well. Those days, MCKK was feared on the sporting fields, rugby especially (made important during Ryan's time) and respected for the high standard of education. The fear and respect also went international "...as distant as Sri Lanka..." and Thailand. Those were the times when MCKK spelt quality, excellence and "...superb teamwork, dedication and courage".

But Prof. Razak is not a hopeless romantic as he put it bluntly that "... many of these qualities are missing today as our education seems to mirror another game -- national soccer."

The sad thing is that not many Budak Koleq out there who're willing to be as blunt. Sadder still, many are under this grand illusion that their MCKK is still the best there is. The saddest of the lot has to be those Budak Koleq that think that their MCKK will still be the best that ever will be.

The fact is MCKK is in a rot. All signs are there for all to see.

Friday, April 23, 2010

BETTERING LAST YEAR

This is my 34th postings for this year.Which means I have bettered my postings for year 2009, quantity-wise that is. It's been quite a struggle, what more with constant pokes and taunts by Screwboy and Knizam.

I think that's what life is these days. A struggle. It's hard work meeting deadlines, bosses breathing down your neck, paying bills, kids demanding their share of attention, etc. hahahaha. Can't we go back in time when life is easier and the only thing that to look forward to for the day is who's to hit at the rugby practice. Hmmm, that'd be nice.

Speaking about rugby practice, Syam invited me to join his company's rugby practice held every Saturday. I said yes, without thinking of course. A bit of Murphy's Law kicks in and now am facing with various hurdles to make it to the field. Ohh, I digress.

Back to the issue. Though I miss those laidback times very much, I fully realise that time moves and it moves with only one direction, forward that is. With capital F. And You have to move with the times.

You fell in love, you got married. You got married, you got kids if you're lucky. You got kids, they got to be fed. You feed the kids, they grow up. They grow up, you got old. Then you die.

You learn, you got degree. You got degree, you got job. You got job, you finish your job. You finish your job, you got scolded. Then you die. Hahahaha...

It's not that straightforward like what I described but you get the picture.

But the most important thing is life is about making continuous improvements along the way. Do better today than what you did yesterday and do better tomorrow than what you do today. Rasulullah demands that. Improvements for self, good. Improvements for self and others, great.

Let's just try to be better. But I still want my Focus TDCI...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

BB



First, it was Rough for a long time.

Then it got Mpro. Chibiok fell to it recently.

It got Ezam too.

Who's next? You Screwboy?

Damn. This thing mighty infectious. Reminder to self - Don't read the e-mails. It spreads through there.

UPDATES 24 APRIL 2010


-LONG LIVE CONSUMERISM-

Monday, April 19, 2010

FORD FOCUS TDCI


* 2.0 liter Ford Duratorq engine.
* 134 horsepower.
* 320Nm of torque.
* 0-100km/h in 9.8 seconds.
* 6-speed Powershift transmission.
* Leather interior.
* 6-CD changer with MP3 support.
* Dual airbags.
* ABS brakes.
* ESP stability control.
* TCS traction control.

PRICE : RM128,888. Go here for review.

Drool man, drool...

DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'...hahaha...

Saturday, April 17, 2010

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN

Here's our own Frank Abagnale, Jr. Frank Abagnale, Jr was the real-life impostor, fleshed out on screen by Leonardo Di Caprio in the 2002 film "Catch Me If You Can".

But our own man was caught very early in his career (NST, 11 April 2010), unlike Abagnale, Jr who managed to prise millions of dollars from unsuspecting people, posing as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer along the way.

Two striking similarities between the self-styled Tuan Muda and Mr. Abagnale, Jr are both started very young, before even reaching their 20th birthday and both are allegedly brilliant. The Tuan Muda got strainght As in his SPM.

If not for a childhood friend who noticed him during his impersonation rounds, he might still be walking the streets and who knows what might be his next adventures.

But the funny thing about this is the gullibilty of the officials, easily awed by titles, royalties, palace people, etc to be the unwilling players in the laughable charade.

For all the antics, the boy is walking scot-free after apologising to the Pahang royal household. He is also been offered to do his matriculation in Johor (the study offer all on merits and has got nothing to do with the impersonation).

I think the Government should closely monitor the progress of this boy and better to start thinking of putting this boy's talent to good use.

For what use? Alah, let them think la...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

KOEY TEAW GORENG



Malam-malam ni kalau dapat makan koey teaw goreng panas-panas bagus jugak ni. Makan dengan cili potong letak kicap, perghhhhh...

Tapi itu semua hanya angan-angan!!!

Apakan daya. Aku masih di ofis pada malam hari jadiku yang ke-33.

-SELAMAT HARI JADI-

Semoga tahun ini akan menjadi tahun yang paling baik dalam hidup saya dan keluarga. Amin.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

leavesyouspeechless

We, me & Aily, found it today.

Something that leavesyouspeechless. We like the fact the thing we found leavesyouspeechless.

What to do? Contemplate, then decide.

Hahaha...if only it's that easy...