|Your Birthdate: January 1|
You are a natural born leader, even if those leadership talents haven't been developed yet.
You have the power and self confidence to succeed in life, and your power grows daily.
Besides power, you also have a great deal of creativity that enables you to innovate instead of fail.
You are a visionary, seeing the big picture instead of all of the trivial little details.
Your strength: Your supreme genius
Your weakness: Your inappropriate sensitivity
Your power color: Gold
Your power symbol: Star
Your power month: January
Monday, November 19, 2007
We stayed in First World Hotel [room 17789] and the view faced the theme park. It was magnificent! On our first day there, we went for a stroll down the First World Plaza, dined in Kenny Roger's and shop a little before resting our [tired] bum for a cuppa in Starbucks while accessing the net until good 1 in the morning. Then, we called it a night.
The next day, we headed to the theme park and tried all the possible rides which we could get our hands on. This was done after fulfilling our tummy's need for a full breakfast :). The first ride that we tried was The Flying Dragon and the next stop was Corkscrew. Both were rollercoasters and Corkscrew was far more dreadfully frightening due to its massive height. But it was so much fun! I would do it again, only if our being there wasnt restricted by the time. Then we tried the Go-Kart, Pirate Ride, Cyclone [the first rollercoaster in Malaysia..how cool was that?], Antique Car [silly ride] and Space Shooter.
I can tell, Space Shooter was the most entertaining because of the fear that I have to overcome by looking at its frightening height. While waiting for our turn, there was this one Japanese lady who screamed and screamed [and screamed..and screamed...] once the Space Shooter 'fell' from its utmost peak until it landed back again on ground. It was so much fun!
Anyway, we ended the day by riding the Sungai Rejang Fume Ride [the splash made me wet...and laughing gaily!] and the Gold Mine Coasters. The only disappointment was the shutdown of two my favourite rides - the Euro Express and Flying Coasters, which I didnt know what was the cause. We're sure we'll come back for more!
Friday, November 16, 2007
But as we all know, it went the other way round..
Thursday, November 15, 2007
I watched it in Mid Valley the other day with my boo and it totally blew me off! The story line is simple - a world renowned pingpong player in '88 tried to make a comeback in helping the FBI investigating a triad under a man simply called Feng, who is a big fan of pingpong and organizes annual international pingpong tournament, and at the same time tries to take revenge on Feng who killed his father. As simple as it may sound, the story itself develops gradually and at a correct pace - with lots of humors worth of loud laughs.
Enjoy it at your own risk!
Enjoy it and let me know!
I have to admit, as soon as I saw Meryl Streep on the trailer of this movie, I thought to myself 'I gotta catch this one!'. She has been one of the few good actors/actresses whom I admired and never failed to deliver exquisite perfomance, with records from Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, The Devil Wears Prada and The Hours [she completely blew me away in The Hours]. So I thought, this must be a very good movie and it certainly was.
The story revolves around the invasion [aka domination] of US of A in
Many argue that this picture is somewhat boring and dreadful to watch, but in my opinion, Robert Redford made a very brilliant movie by staying true to the 'truth' and the status quo of the current situation without being bias. It pops out questions that people always wanted to know and the answer the State would provide in maintaining its amicability. As a Political Science student, I found the movie is exceptionally good and every issue pointed out in this motion picture is easily grasped by people on the go with current affairs, especially regarding the Afghan-Iraq thing.
The simple message it has deployed is, a simple stand/policy can affect so many groups of people and have so many stand from different thoughts. What we may think is the best, isnt necessarily so. The US of A once won people's consent by sending its troops over to Iraq and Afghan, but after 7 years to no avail, they are losing people's faith - simply by making false decisions and being stubborn, ignorant to the other priority - its people.
A must watch - if you are into politics!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
As much as I love books, I always ponder hard in front of a particular book that I have targeted to buy, whether to do so or not...and to disappointment, the answer has always been nearly 100% NO. C'mon, you cant expect a medium income student depending solely to the mercy of his parents to buy a book that costs ridiculously..! But sometimes I do though..with my Anna Karenina and other equally good books.
This time around, it started co-incidentally when I was waiting for my boo browsing his selection, I picked up this one book that has everyone talked about. I read about its review everywhere - in The Star, in the forums, everywhere. It was 'For One More Day' by Mitch Albom. As I had read his previous work before [The Five People You Meet In Heaven], my expectation on this book was quite high and I didnt want to be disappointed.
And, I did not.
It was brilliantly written with Mr Albom's signature short, simple sentences yet has very provocative and thoughtful depth. Basically it was about this man, named Chuck Benetto, who thought he had lost everything in his life - his wife, his daughter, his career and most importantly his mother. So he tried killing himself but on the verge of doing so, he was somewhat experiencing a 'new' life. He went back to his childhood house and saw his [dead] mother preparing breakfast for him like nothing had ever happened. So, the [true] story goes with Chuck reminiscing about the one special day he spent with his [again, dead] mother, from day to night before conscious again and attended by paramedics.
'You might call it a ghost story but which family story isnt a ghost story?' That was how Albom describe the story as a whole. Although my reading at the bookstore ended abruptly after my boo finished his browsing, I continued to read it from page to page whenever I visited a bookstore [my boo and I love books..winks]. So, as you can see, my reading wasnt a continuous one. Yet, I managed to grasp every emotions, feelings and the pains Chuck gone through. I feel as if he was talking directly to me. The way it was written makes you feel closer to the story...and no wonder I managed to shed a few tears after the last page, in MPH The Curve. Haha..
It was a beautiful book. It teaches everything one should know. How the family value is indeed the most important thing and it is the foundation to your life. A very brilliant book and I will get the hardcover version as it really deserves the place to be on everybody's desktop.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
So..officially this is my first posting!
Woohoo! And boy do I feel good having my own blog. Before this, I was doing minute blogs on my friendster and myspace sites [feel free to drop by and give it a visit. The address is at the bottom]. So now I have my own space to speak out my minds and it really feels great! Haha! Cant wait to start!
Everything that I [will] post is based on my own humble perspective. So feel free to give comments or whatever say you have kay!