Monday, November 19, 2007

My Birthday...the description seems true about me..

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

My Escapade in Genting

I went to Genting Highlands last weekend [17&18Nov] with my boo and as my previous trips there, Genting never failed to enchant me. It was superb, fun and entertaining! A complete dose of forgetting all the problems I have back 6000 feet below.

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 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

Britney's original VMA 2007 choreography

Just watched this choreographed dance which Britney was supposed to do in previous VMA 2007. The dance was superb! As the quote says there 'It was sexy but not raunchy.'

But as we all know, it went the other way round..

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Freaking Funny..LOL!

You guys certainly have to catch this. Its hilarious! Its silly! Its the comedy of the time!

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!

Listen To This!

Amy Jade Winehouse has always been a favourite of mine and this song is currently my personal favourite and occupies every player that I have! The video is about a heart-broken woman, going to the funeral of her own 'heart'. [Get it? Dumped, heart-broken, burying the heart, no more love?] Anyway, its a great song and a brilliant vid to go with it.

Enjoy it and let me know!

Love This - Lions for Lambs

How many outlook does a stand has? A policy the State puts into gamble may affect an optimistic senator, a far-sighted veteran journalist, a realist student, a theoretical professor and a couple of patriotic friends. These are the players and the silent contributor in this game of national interest.

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 Afghanistan and Iraq, which centers on the new policy made by a probable presidential-candidate senator in haste, only based by the theory and depicts the selfishness in acquiring the fastest win-win situation. Unfortunately, one's piece of mind isn't always the best and this is shown by the different opinions and outlooks from the journalist interviewing the senator, the armies subjected under the new policy, a political science lecturer and his head-strong, realistic student.

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

Happy Deepavali y'all!

To all my Hindu friends, a warm wish on this festival of lights!

I love this book~!

There are not many books that can enchant you, moved you and make a difference in your life even in a slightest way. Thus, when you found one book that makes you feel all of the above [or one of them is good enough], you feel a certain accomplishment arises inside of you. Exaggerating? Not really.

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

Blogging - here I go!

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!