Saturday, June 30, 2007

End of June.

june is coming to an end. what have you achieved this month? are you going through it like a zombie? *ehem* wakey-wakey ..

i have slowly opened up to self-development n improvement, after being exposed to it for the last couple of months. had been ignoring it for most of my life. finding it boring n pointless. but having a new perspective, n finding the joy in this discovery, im thrill !! the journey to enhance the good in me, n dispose the bad in me. i have so much yet to learn. but i will be a better me. watch me. it makes life so much fuller !! so much more exciting !!

have you found your aim? (no, its not too late ..)

Emma Bunton

Emma Bunton

now that the spice girls got my attention, i used to like Baby Spice the most among the 5 girls. well .. maybe its the blue eyes n blond hair again .. bite me !!

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

remember the spice girls?

some backgrounds on the Spice Girls:
- formed in: 1994
- parted in: 2001
- origin: London, Lancashire n Yorkshire, England
- genre: Pop

the Spice Girls:
- Sporty Spice: Melanie Chisholm (Mel C)
- Posh Spice: Victoria Beckham (Victoria Adams)
- Ginger Spice: Geri Halliwell
- Baby Spice: Emma Bunton

- Scary Spice: Melanie Brown (Mel B)are you ready for some more Girl Power? the girls appeared in public together for the first time in six years as they announced an 11-date, 8-country world tour. n the tour will begin in Los Angeles on December 7. taken from source: Times Online on June 28, 2007.


saw this video coincidentally. a cute upside-down hamster feeding on pop-corn while lying on the piano keys. haha. it just lightens my day !! :D

SE K850i


scroll down n take a peek at the phone. doesn't look special ?? look again ..
found it ?? yup, its 5 MP (megapixels) !! *drool*

some specifications of Sony Ericsson K850i:
- dimensions: 102 x 48 x 17 mm
- weight: 118 g
- display: 262,144-colour TFT (240x320 pixel)
- sound: Polyphonic, MP3, A2DP, FM Radio
- colors: Luminous Green, Velvet Blue
- camera: 5 MP (megapixels), Auto Focus, Image stabilizer, Red-eye reduction, Xenon flashbelow are the photos taken from SE Official Site ..

Takoyaki たこ焼き


takoyaki (蛸焼, たこやき) is the Japanese fried or baked octopus. it is a Japanese dumpling made as a snack food. originated in Osaka. it is usually considered to be a fast food and mostly sold on the streets.

look at the mountains of slimy octopus smiling to me !! how can i resist .. how badly i wanna put them into my mouth .. *drooling big time*

(proceed to another Japanese delicacy - Unagi)

Alone แฝด (2007)


the story of Pim who moved from Thailand to Korea to escape the guilt of being the surviving half of a conjoined twin. Flashbacks to Pim's childhood show how the bittersweet relationship with her sister, and their commitment to stay together forever, transforms into a repressive bond that ultimately leads to a separation. After she returns to visit her dying mother, the spirit of her dead sister angrily thrusts herself into Pim's life. rivalry between sisters, romantic jealousy, good old family guilt. gosh .. i can't handle the "boo" factor. n yet i watched the "boo" movie. such self-contradictory. haha. *sweat* i got all edgy n jumpy through out the movie. not knowing when the "boo" will come. n sometimes i "almost forget" that the "boo" will come. but luckily im reminded from time to time, by devil, n be mentally prepared for it. its good to have a movie partner that is sensitive towards your fear. n able to guide you through. *sweat* i must have sounded like a big horror-noob by now. haha. but it sure is a nerve-wrecking roller-coaster ride. i used to love horror movies, until i watched "six sense" by Bruce Willis. so realistic, so everyday-life. i probably didn't see that coming. n it scared me for a week. no, i don't want to recall .. or maybe i should re-watch that to get it out of my system? *shiver*

Friday, June 29, 2007

Kitaro 喜多郎


kitarō (喜多郎) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist. he taught himself how to play guitar. he says, "i never had education in music, I just learned to trust my ears and my feelings. the music is not from my mind, it is from heaven, going through my body and out my fingers through composing. i write my songs, but they are not my songs."



shared by a friend - rollakid - while rushing the fyp (final year project) until 3am last night. *yawn*

cute !! :D

Korean MV

(continued from the previous Korean mv)

another touching Korean mv shared by devil. nop this one didn't get me crying like the rest if you are wondering. haha. it started out great, the turn was great also, the ending however .. hm .. warning: bad ending .. *sniff* oh wait, i didn't cry. :p

do treasure life .. suicide will never, never, never be the solution.

ATC: I'm In Heaven (2001)

ATC: I'm In Heaven (2001)

another song with anime (Japanese animation, アニメ) as background. instead of slow romantic song, this one is kinda fast. a cheerful love song.

here are some of the video's details:
- song artist: A Touch Of Class (ATC)
- song title: I'm In Heaven (When You Kiss Me)
- song released in: 2001
- song genre: Electronic
- video background: anime

ATC is a band. but it is no more active.

Thursday, June 28, 2007


there are quite a lot of quotes i found on "angels". n here are some of the ones that i like ..

why do angels fly?
angels fly because they take themselves lightly.
- G. K. Chesterton

it is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone.
- William Blake

all God's angels come to us disguised.
- James Russell Lowell

thorns and stings, and those such things, just make stronger, our angel wings.
- Emme Woodhull-Bäche

ever felt an angel's breath in the gentle breeze? a teardrop in the falling rain? hear a whisper amongst the rustle of leaves? or been kissed by a lone snowflake? nature is an angel's favorite hiding place.
- Carrie Latet


have you ever felt unsecured?

i do, often. lets use part of the 5Ws (what, when, where, who, why) n 1H (how) model to derive this.

the most common cause (why)? when someone or some situation hurt you. the resolution (how) ? the tendency is always - to find someone to rely on, even if it is just for the sake of security.

but when that person becomes the reason you are hurt, or suddenly leave you alone in the darkness struggling for light, the insecurity returns to continue haunting you. the emotional uncertainty, the emotional baggage that keep on adding weight to itself ..

i have yet to discover a way to rely my heart on. to give it out once n for all. to get it over with. a wise person once advised me to surrender my heart to god. "god will not leave you, god will not forsaken you" he said. n i welled up in tears listening to that. isn't that what we had been searching high n low for, the security that we seek so desperately in life? someone to care for us, someone to always be there.

but no, its not easy to surrender. not to anyone, n sometimes, not even to god. its easier said than done. it is in human nature to hold on to our "precious" pride, on not letting go, on not giving up. (poor little me .. boo-hoo ..)

i have yet to discover what life has to offer. n for now, i will take my life one step at a time. for neither can i skip n jump ahead, nor can i rush it. i will thank god in this situation, for i know he has plans for me. this - what i face n feel so deeply of - will merely be a stepping stone to my future. n a brighter one.

Love Quiz

below is a quiz that shows your attitude towards love. jot down your answers n compared it to the answers at the bottom after you have finished. have fun ..
1. you are walking to your boy/girlfriend's house. there are two roads to get there. one is a straight path to take you there quickly, but is very plain and boring. the other is significantly longer but is full of wonderful sights and interesting things. which one do you take to get to your significant other's house, short or long? 
2. on the way you see 2 rose bushes. one is full of red roses, the other full of white. you decide to pick 20 roses for your boy/girlfriend, of any color combination. what number of white and red do you pick? (you can pick all of one or any combination of the two) 
3. you finally get to the house. a family member answers the doors. you can have them get your boy/girlfriend or go get them yourself. which do you do? 
4. you go up to your boy/girlfriend's room, but nobody is there. you decide to leave the roses. do you leave them by the windowsill or on the bed? 
5. later, it's time for bed, you and your boy/girlfriend go to sleep in separate rooms. in the morning when it's time to wake up you go in his/her room and check on him/her. when you arrive, is he/she awake or asleep? 
6. now it's time to go back home. do you take the short, plain road or the longer, more interesting road?

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Eye in the Sky 跟踪 (2007)

The Eye in the Sky

Recommendation !! Watch It !! hehe. just wanna get my point clear. :p don't search for plots, don't search for trailers, don't search for still pictures of it, don't even read the newspaper .. erm .. maybe not "don't read the newspaper" part. hehe. but if you are a big fan of Hong Kong's cop thriller, don't get ready for it, just watch it. for me to recommend a Hong Kong movie is rare. n when i do, its good. it was a cool movie with quite an unexpected flow of storyline. it was tight, totally no time spent on unnecessary or boring explanations. it was cops versus robbers. but the main focus here lies in "surveillance". the way the surveillance team operate was impressive. disguises, vehicles, observation, swiftness, alertness. can hardly tell the cops from the crowd. they are the people who do the anonymous tasks behind the scenes. following the suspects and trailing the streets for them. the movie doesn't have much of the usual car chases, explosions or fancy gun battles. which makes it a lot more realistic n is able to reach closer to its viewers' hearts. a totally unexpected twist for a cop thriller. the typical would probably be .. flying through the air shooting two guns? :p n few more things to add .. - Tony Leung (梁家輝) played a cold-blooded villain in this movie. n surprisingly well !! - Simon Yam (任达华) 's tummy in the movie .. is real. *sweat*i enjoyed the movie through out the show. 90 minutes of tension. *thumbs up* !!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Korean MV

(continued from the previous Korean mv)

another touching mv shared by devil. can't help but to have my tears falling again. Korean MVs sure are successful in melting the heart of its viewers. n did it within the short 6-7 minutes of a song. the mv was made into a short movie-liked thingy, as the previous mv. impressive indeed.

the story was about a bad girl going through some changes. changes in friends she made, changes in her attitudes. the mv took an unexpected turn at the middle part, which makes it even more touching.

the people around us does effect us greatly, whether we pay attention to it or not. sometimes all it took was for someone to give us a Nudge. but which direction that nudge will lead us, right or wrong direction, is hard to tell. the aftermath of that nudge are not instant. it will not appear without time. be careful who nudge u !! because they will not be there when the aftermath shows ..

another recommendation if you have time.

(proceed to another Korean mv)

Care Bears (2004)

Care Bears

remember the care bears? :) coincidentally watched their 3D movie - "Care Bears: Journey to Joke-a-lot" on HBO, at a friend's house, two days ago. it was released on October 05, 2004.

Funshine Bear loves jokes and enjoys making the Care Bears laugh. One day, Funshine tries to cheer up Grumpy Bear, which makes Grumpy feel even worse. Grumpy even goes so far as to tell Funshine that he does not belong in Care-A Lot. So Funshine runs away and ends up in Joke-a-lot, where a rat named Sir Funnybone declares him to be the long-lost King. Funnybone is actually using him as part of a plot to gain power. The other Care Bears, of course, miss Funshine and want him to come back to Care-A-Lot. Thus Funshine must in the end make a difficult decision; to come back to his home in Care-A-Lot or remain king of Joke-A-Lot.went to the Care Bears Official Site n played a few games that tell me which bear im. haha. below are the screen shots taken. it sure brings back memories. 懐かしい (なつかしい) .. which bear are you?

Bryan Adams: Please Forgive Me (1993)

Bryan Adams: Please Forgive Me (1993)

a love song with romantic anime (Japanese animation, アニメ) pictures as display. thanks to devil for sharing.

here are some of the video's details:
- song artist: Bryan Adams
- song title: Please Forgive Me
- song released in: 1993
- song genre: Soft Rock
- video background: anime

bryan adams has always been popular for his songs. most of them are used for movie or cartoon's soundtrack. for example, "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" and "Top Gun". i personally enjoys the OST (origianl sound tracks) for "Spirit". very touching, very grand.

LG Shine


LG "shine" (KE970) is the second "black label series". the first is chocolate (KG800). but instead of being black in color, "shine" has a full metal body, making it silver in color.

had been attracted by LG's designs since the launching of KG800 (chocolate) n KG320. but i did not successfully purchase any LG mobiles however. therefore i shall not touch on its functionality. its designs are darn impressive though. so sleek, so elegant. so is the decreasing of size, n the smoothness that the mobile phone present. can't help but to drool over it.

Korean MV

been introduced a very touching MV (music video) today. thanks to devil. not sure what the artist name or song title are. for these information were all displayed in Korean. n yup, it is a Korean song.

if you do have extra time to spare, i greatly recommend the mv to you. it started out as a sweet relationship. but the moment she thought "he" didn't care, she was wrong. "he" cared more than anyone or anything for her .. .. can't stop my tears from falling watching it.

in a relationship, instead of spending time doubting or blaming each other for faults n flaws, do Cherish each other when you Have it. it is what matters. better than regretting when its over. rather sad n pathetic if that's the case, won't you say?

by the way, do you, by any means, know what is the artist name or song title? please do update me .. thanks !! :)

(proceed to another Korean mv for more cool mvs)


(continued from panorama craze)

here are some more of the latest panoramic photographs taken by devil. with his SE W810i. skill increases with time indeed. ;) がんばって !!

the difference in the photographs' length indicate the total of screens or shots taken. the wider range ones showing 3 screens (3 shots) in a row. where else, the narrower ones showing 2 screens (2 shots). the challenge here, still remains as how to make the connection part, between the 2 or 3 screens, unnoticeable.

(proceed to more panoramic photographs)

Monday, June 25, 2007

Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

Fantastic Four - Rise of the Silver Surfer

"Fantastic Four" are Marvel Comics fictional superheroes. first appearing in "The Fantastic Four #1" (Nov, 1961). a monthly FF comic book series. it was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. you who watched the movie, may recall a man who wanted to attend Reed n Sue's wedding, whom introduced himself as "Stan Lee"? haha. loved the humor. the overall movie was nice. the rescuing, the scenery effect - the frozen waterfall, a hole in the river. but i was quite disappointed with the ending. i dislike the fact that they are barely involved in saving the world in the end. it causes me to wonder .. "are they not the superheros in FF?", "did superman needed other superhero to save his butt to such an extend?" another personally deeply offended part .. is when reed did his researches behind sue, After promising n saying all those beautiful words in front of sue. n what was the excuse he made? "i just don't want you to worry" .. d'oh !! typical excuse. yes, i know it is live-saving, world-related .. but a promise is a promise !! if he wanted to perform the researches, shouldn't he just confronted n convinced sue? should we all beautify our promises to our loves ones, n does a total opposite behind them? how can Trust be nurture from this point? is relationship not build on trust n love? are they not serious of getting married? can't help but to feel agitated ..

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Changes - Accept or Reject?

read a book recently. talks about self development, n what life offers us. why can some people be rich, but not us? why do some people gain wealth, n lose it in a blink of an eye? it sent my spine tingling reading through the book. the discovery !! the excitement !! the "wow" factor !!

n somehow, it reminds me of a friend, whom recently is troubled over whether to change his job. the current job is what he is good in. the amount of experiences he gained over the years for being in the field. the new job however, is a totally new area he will be exposed to if he does accept the new job. the nature of his first job, which is outstation-based, is to his liking n preference. the second job requires him to stay in the office during working hours, which would be a whole new experience n challenge for him. yet the second job offers a better future because of its wide variety n "power" that comes within. the battle of comparison continues. nothing else but dilemmas n self contradictions ..

why does this happen ?

because change is difficult. n changes are mostly painful. with my friend's situation, as much as the second job offers a brighter future compared to the first, accepting the changes will be a pinch nevertheless. it took great effort n mental preparation to accept these changes.

but are changes bad?

not exactly, the difficult changes are usually aimed for the good, for the better. changes that aimed for the bad are as easy as a snap of fingers. do you agree otherwise?

with the pain of changes, there comes a gain - growth. personal growth. personal development. extending ourselves to a whole new area. the key here, lies in what our focuses are. the positives or the negatives?

"the starting of Pain, is where the Fun begins". after all, this is what life is about, isn't it?

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Food Quotes.

saw some thoughts on food. n found them kinda cool ..

"Thou shouldst eat to live; not live to eat."
- Socrates

"Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside."
- Mark Twain

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon."
- Doug Larson

"Eating should be a pleasure - do not eat purely for health, you won't live much longer, but it will feel like an eternity."
- Mark Porter

"Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasurable as well as a necessity."
- Voltaire

"Food, like a loving touch, has that ability to comfort."
- Norman Kolpas

i agree that food is an enjoyment. we should not waste food. nor should we go to the extreme of eating only those, which we called "delicacies". there is always a balance to reach. but let food cheer us on nevertheless. yum ~~



"Tasik Biru" (碧湖, Blue Lake ?? *sweat* :p) is located in Bau, Sarawak. its not far the distance from Bau town area. below are some photographs of "tasik biru" taken with my mum's Kodak CX7310 ..

loved the way the lake is able to mirror its environment. the trees n bushes can be seen in the water. as well as the clouds in the sky. the calmness of the lake gives a soothing feeling that totally deflect our hectic lives. a perfect view. guess this is what they called "the beauty of nature". :)

fiction or facts?
- it is advisable not to swim in "tasik biru", for its alkaline substance.
- an accident happened years back. causing a school-bus of students drowned.

*shivers* these are the statements yet to be proven. do you know the truth?

Dean Geyer

Dean Geyer

oo? seems to have luck finding some cool new voices lately.

dean geyer was a contestant in Australian Idol 2006. he was in the final 3. if you are wondering if i watched all these "American Idol" or "Australian Idol" thingy .. i do not. though they have their purpose of criticizing the contestants, i do not enjoy it. its not funny watching people being hurt. fists n punches doesn't peel as much as words itself. *ehem* back to geyer .. hehe. his debut album - named "Rush" - was released on May 26, 2007.

Friday, June 22, 2007

rainbow ring..


there was a very cool phenomena today. it happened around 11:50am, n last for not more than 30 minutes. with the sun as bright n the weather as sunny, the rainbow formed a perfect circle around the sun. as if it were trying to beautify the sun, which we barely care to notice.

this phenomena is however quite usual in countries with four seasons. the reason it happens here is because of the quick change of weather. it had been raining quite fiercely for the pass few days, causing the air to be wet. n today the weather was rather hot for a change. therefore with the bright sunshine versus the wet air, the rainbow formed. the brightest place in the air would of course be the sun.

some told me it is the end of the world, which i found rather hilarious. it is a beautiful scene. never occurs to me for 1 second that the world is coming to an end. it is just the climate. so fear not, n enjoy. ;)

below are some of the photographs taken with my mum's Kodak CX7310 ..



received a testimonial recently n it goes..

did you smile today?
today give a stranger one of your smiles,
it might be the only sunshine he sees all day.find it kinda cool. "one smile from you, can make another person feel a million dollars". smile gives pleasure. n "smile is a free therapy". it loosen up the people around you. it attracts people to you. isn't this a win-win situation?



thanks to a friend - aaron - that im introduced to the "daughtry". had been trying to catch his name ever since i heard "it's not over" on the radio, but failed to do so. out of coincidence we started discussing about rock music n he introduced "it's not over" to me. can't help but to jump in excitement !! :D

chris daughtry was a contestant in the American Idols (Season 5). he was the final 4. voted off on May 10, 2006. he then became the lead vocalist of "Daughtry" - a rock band he formed in 2006. the album was released in November 21, 2006. he has a strong voice, love it lots when he started screaming .. in the songs that is. hehe. n with the rock music supporting him in the background, its nothing more but paradise in chocolate dip .. :)

Thursday, June 21, 2007


descriptions of each zodiac n their lovey-dovey style ..

the 4 elements thingy :
Fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius)
- active and inspired
- strive for positive progress

Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn)
- practical and stable
- strive for structure and security

Air signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius)
- intellectual and mobile
- strive for reason and understanding

Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces)
- emotional and imaginative
- strive for meaningful connections

Yui 吉岡唯: My Generation (2007)

Yui: My Generation (2007)

yui's latest single - "my generation/understand". released on June 13, 2007. there are 2 main songs in this single, che.r.ry is from her previous album "can't buy my love" released on April 04, 2007.

"my generation/understand" single track-listing:
- my generation
- understand
- che.r.ry (yui acoustic version)
- my generation (instrumental)"understand" is a slower-paced version of yui's songs. kinda like the feeling of this song.

Personality Test

took the temperament test - a test to show one's personalities. its kinda fun, like a self-discovery thingy.

there are four types of temperament:
  • idealist/melancholic (owl - thinker)
  • rationalist/choleric (eagle - action man)
  • traditionalist/phlegmatic (dove - peace maker)
  • hedonist/sanguine (peacock - pleaser)

Celebrity Look-Alike

introduced, by -prim3-, a website called myHeritage, n had fun matching myself to the celebrities. haha. below are the results ..

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tactics タクティクス (2004)


ichinomiya kantarou is an ethnologist (ethnologist are people that analyze culture with regards to the historical development). he has the ability to communicate with youkai (goblin,妖怪). but instead of hunting them out of malice, Kantarou befriended them.

youkai have to follow the one who named them n released them from their seal. so together with an oni (demon,鬼)-eating tengu (a type of goblin,天狗) - haruka, and a kitsune (fox,狐) youkai - youko, which are both released by kantarou, the trio solved spiritual mysteries.besides the exorcism of evil spirits, the relationship between kantarou n haruka are the main focus of the anime. haruka is black winged, which makes him some sort of evil, yet pure. he shows his evil side from time to time, yet most of the time he is calm n withdrawn. hm .. alright, im being inconsistent here.

enjoyed the traditional background of this anime. it is clean n well-drawn. kantarou is always wearing a traditional garb. and the characters wore kimonos and older Japanese clothes. haruka was wearing a traditional garb as well, when he was first released from his seal. but after suzu-chan (a young friend of theirs, which liked haruka) brought him a tux, he had been wearing it for the rest of the anime. dang !!

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Posters

continued from pirates of the caribbean 3) attached a series of posters for the movie. enjoy ..

Pirates of the Caribbean 3 (2007)

Pirates of the Caribbean 3

yup, i finally watched it. yup, i know its a little late. n yup, i know its the final 2 days of showing. better late than never. oh wait .. there would be no spoiler, won't it? to me, the third movie started to get a little complicated. but the summarized of it was to save the future and freedom of the the pirates, all pirates have to choose a side for the final, titanic battle.

the story started out with the crew visiting Singapore to meet with the chinese pirate - Sao Feng (Chow Yun Fat). Will Turner (Orlando Bloom), Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) allied with Captain Barbossa (Geoffrey Rush) in a quest to free Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) from his trap in Davy Jones’ locker. the ghost ship - "the Flying Dutchman" and Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) are under the control of the East India Trading Company. causing them to wreaks havoc across the Seven Seas.

the story ended with .. Jack Sparrow alone with a small boat continue looking for treasure. Will Turner the new captain of "the Flying Dutchman". Barbossa the captain of "the Pearl". Elizabeth Swann the king of all pirates. Davy Jones dead. Sao Feng dead. Tia Dalma .. erm turn into a giant than million of tiny crabs .. gone? started noticing Davy Jones in the previous episode (POTC2: Dead Man's Chest). it occurred to me as disgusting to even look at him by then. but in this episode im totally keeping my eye on him. with all those tentacles moving at all times, its cute !! attached pictures of the actor - davy jones n barbossa below.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Digi vs. Hotlink: Part 2

(continued from digi vs. hotlink - part 1)

received a friend - prim3 - 's feedback, n the battle continues ..

from what he told me, talk plan (plan 3 - from previous post) n sms plans (plan 4) are the old ones. are they obsolete? or still available? total plan (plan 1) and simple plan (plan 2) are used to enhanced the previous 2 plans.

total plan (plan 1) is the enhanced talk plan (plan 3). simple plan (plan 2) is for those who wants to double their activation period. for example - reload RM30 can last for 60 days. there is also a Sarawak plan recently. which is similar to total plan (plan 1) yet with a flat rate to all networks.

maxis hotlink (plan 5: Sarawak plan)
- 35 cent/min (all networks)
- 1 cent/sms (active 5)
- 7 cent/sms (within network)
- 15 cent/sms (other networks)

it is finally clearer n easier to understand now. maybe its time for hotlink to update n reduce the excessive amount of plans in their site. *sweat*

Valen 许茹芸 / 琇琇


haven't heard from valen for quite some times. listened to her latest single, named "好听". released on April 12, 2007.

love the demo/piano version the most. 乐画乐美丽 was a public welfare concert (公益音乐会) held at Taiwan, named - “乐画乐美丽 Rita Melody x 许茹芸好听音乐会”. she was popular back then, with songs like "如果云知道" and "独角戏". sure has been a while .. :)

Digi vs. Hotlink: Part 1

all the competition thingy caused me to be curious of their differences ..

digi - always the smarter choice
hotlink - your total mobile world

digi (plan: fu-yoh)
- 15 cent/min (friends n family - 6)
- 48 cent/min (all networks)
- 38 cent/min (all networks) - usage of RM30/month
- 1 cent/sms (friends n family - 6)

- 7 cent/sms (all networks)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Bleach / Yui 吉岡唯


since the musical thingy got me started on bleach .. so lemme continue adding some more bleach related thingy. started noticing Yui from one of bleach's theme, "Rolling Star". n noticed her strong voice. found her 2007 album - "can't buy my love" - (released in April 04, 2007) n she rocks !! well .. erm she is not exactly rocking the stage type of girl .. n honestly, she is too shy for rock. you can find her standing the the middle of the stage with little movement, yet her voice told a totally different story. i am simply amazed.

Bleach Rock Musical Cast

(continued from bleach rock musical)

here are some of the casting for bleach rock musical. unable to find the complete list, but the main characters are well covered. hehe. usually only upload the most 4 pictures to reduce the loading thingy .. ah well .. here's for bleach's-lovers out there, whom i sure will be excited to know. :)

Bleach Rock Musical

Bleach Rock Musical


what is better then bleach's cosplay?
answer: Bleach Rock Musical - The Dark of The Bleeding Moon (LIVE)

this is like the Advance version of bleach cosplaying !! it is a musical theater performance. the performance was from August 17 to 28, 2005. at the Space Zero Tokyo center in Shinjuku. so lucky to accidentally stumble across this. hehe. found loads of uploads in youtube, though raw (without subtitles). the characters are so realistic that there is totally no trouble recognizing who they are. simply superb !!

below i attached the ending song from youtube, which i find rather heart warming ..

(proceed to bleach rock musical cast for the casting details)

John Denver

John Denver

john denver (1943–1997) was an American folk singer-songwriter and folk rock musician who was popular in the 1970s. came across this collection of his, while looking for a song named "leaving, on a jet plane" used in the Armageddon movie, starring Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

What's Your Dosha

read shirley's blog and was introduced to blog things. took some of the test and saw one that attracts my attention - "What's your dosha?". did a little research and here goes ..

dosha is the manifestations of elemental forces in the physical body. n the 3 main doshas are:
- Vata (space and air elements)
- Pitta (fire element)
- Kapha (water and earth elements)

Vata have lighter frames. nose, hands and feet are often cold to the touch because of the poor circulation characterizing the Vata constitution. movements and speech are quick. sleep is light. they are restless and have lots of ideas. they are creative and imaginative, but are fearful, anxious, and insecure. they are also shy, less bold and with less will-power. Vata doshas' predominant senses are hearing and touch.

Pitta are average physically. their moods change slowly. they are busy people. they are more intellectual. their speech is clear, sharp, and precise. they are fiery, angry, judgmental, ambitious and chivalrous. Pitta doshas' predominant sense is sight.

Kaphas' body types are sturdier. they have the best strength and endurance. also slow, steady pace. mentally, they are calm, steady, and stable. They can be greedy and possessive but are caring and not easily irritated. Kapha-dominant people are more self-sufficient. but looking a bit more impassionate due to their incline towards introversion or withdrawal. Kapha doshas' predominant senses are smell and taste.

i find it kinda interesting. not to say that the test result has the exact accuracy portraying my personalities, but .. close enough. :p the explanation above, which i summarized from searching the net has a clearer and better match.

动力火车 / Anthony 郑伟康

Anthony 郑伟康

hotlink's borneo music festival was held at travillion. said to begin at 7-730pm, 16th June 2007. but the actual time it began was 9pm. imagine standing in the rain, all wet n cold, listening to the dj talking about hotlink. huge turn off. d'oh ..

a little before 9pm, anthony came out. finally something to watch !! he was the champion in "2006年Astro新秀大赛". he also won the "短信人气大奖" in "TVB8全球华人新秀歌唱大赛". a 19-year-old from sabah. well .. he didn't have a good look. but his enthusiasms n effort rocks. his dances n body movement ain't bad either. especially for a young artist from Malaysia. :p liked him for few of the 4-5 songs he sang. especially the first song. a little fast, a little hype. impressive n did a good job of heating up the crowd.

after he was done, the dj started talking again. *faint*!! then the "power station" finally reached. blasted through the night until 11pm. kinda disappointed that they sing a lot of other artists' instead of their own. but the mood was high nevertheless. :) below are some of the pictures taken with devil's SE W810i. "power station" had a collection out recently, named "forever friends". released on April 25, 2007.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Tokyo Friends 東京フレンズ (2005)


"東京フレンズ" is a j-dorama (Japanese drama/series) that i had watched recently. it was aired in 2005. heard a recommendation of it therefore watching it.

it is about 4 girls, travel to Tokyo (東京) to realize their dream. they met and worked at a bar called "Yume no Kura (夢の蔵)". became friends and grew together. Rei, Ryoko, Hirono, and Maki each have their own story.
although the story is rather slow for me, but the music was definitely worthwhile. and what the girls faced, well .. it really does kinda apply to us if you look at it.

Friday, June 15, 2007

beckoning cat (招き猫)..


came across the Maneki Neko (招き猫,まねきねこ) while surfing for "good luck". has always find it adorable, rather for its charm. it is believed to bring luck to its owner. the raised paw has its intended meaning that goes: raised right paw attracts wealth and luck, raised left paw attracts customers. n sometimes raising both paws. reading up the history of maneki-neko, i find all kinds of Stories.
here is one of the most common one:

Thursday, June 14, 2007


received an sms earlier this morning, here goes ..

女孩和男孩平静地在一起。 由于男孩曾在爱情里受伤, 所以心里一直很没有安全感 … 他经常问女孩是否会爱他一辈子? 但女孩总是只传了张写着 “520x81” 的字条给男孩。 男孩知道 520 是: 我爱你, 但 81 呢? 男孩的不安全感又浮现在心中 … 他开始怀疑女孩是否真的爱他。 后来, 男孩因为这个原因离开了女孩。 女孩只给了男孩最后一张 “520x81”。 从此以后, 女孩完全消失在男孩面前。 有一天, 男孩从朋友那里得知 520x81 的意思 … 男孩开始慌了。 他想见女孩。 但是不管怎么找, 始终找不到女孩。 原来女孩因为和男孩分手而自杀了 …

“520x81” 的意思是 “我爱你久久”。 男孩想不透的 81 原来是乘法 9x9!

the story was kinda sad n depressing. we all lack of trust toward each others, especially in relationships. so fragile that it requires so much more attention. the doubts that we tend not to clarify, soon become accumulative explosives. the urge to avoid conflicts with the intention to strengthen the relationship, usually turns out to disrupt the relationship into shatters instead ..

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Gaming: Maple

the blog will soon look like my "maple adventure report" ..

went to the dungeon today. kill some Drakes(level 50). then head over to Zipangu (a Japanese Town) when some friends invited. they were a bunch of high-levels maple-addicts (its a complement). hehe.

the place has monsters that are too strong for me, but what the heck .. its adventure! haha. the place is flooded with Leader B (level 64) and Extra D (level 72). hmm weird names for some deadly monsters ..



had been taking some photographs of the moon. not that we have professional cameras to show-off. just the interest in capturing something beautiful while it existed. :) >here are some of the "successful ones", the remaining turned out to be more of a blurred. haha.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


been experiencing the webcam thingy lately. new technology? nah .. just not exposed to it. hehe.

kinda cool, kinda edgy, yet .. feel kinda like a privacy-intruder. *sweat*

but why limit ourselves to all text n emoticons (emotion icons), while we can have more? be open to new technologies, to new ideas. be the new generation. don't build a safe wall around yourself. smash it down !! you never know when a new idea can overwhelm n thrill you !! life is being alive, life is experiencing, life is fun !!

bring it on !!

(excuse me for being "a little" excited today ..)

Gaming: Maple

finally all the busyness decrease its speed in tormenting me .. *pant*

woke up in the morning, not knowing what to do after so many days of "busyness", login to my long-lost [again] maple and had fun killing around Victoria. went to Henesys's Golem's Temple to collect "stone golem rubble". from level 55, Stone Golem.

then head over to Kerning's Subway to collect "medicine with weird vibes". from level 48, Wraith. finally completed some quests with the items collected. hehe.

Monday, June 11, 2007



i like to call them the China Punks. hehe. this is their latest album. released on April 04, 2007. they rarely have slow songs. attached is one of the rare ones .. :)

some background on the band:
- english: The Flowers
- origin: China
- formed in: 1998
- members: 大张伟 (Vocals/Guitars), 郭阳 (Bass), 王文博 (Drums/Background Vocals), 石醒宇 (Guitar, join in 2001)
- genre: China-Rock

Sunday, June 10, 2007

digi fu-yoh street blast..


the digi fu-yoh street blast was held at the amphitheater. 9th June 2007, 7pm until late night. kinda cool, the mood was high, though not better than the first digi street blast. there were singings, rapping , dj, street dancing, extreme sports, etc. well .. maybe not so extreme either. but better than none. hehe. its funny how they go fu-yoh'ing whole night. added some photographs of the event, taken with devil's SE W810i.

i enjoyed the blasting of musics and instruments the most. bouncing my head off before heading home. haha. and also the street dancing. fu-yoohhh~~~ :p

Friday, June 08, 2007

Hannibal Rising (2007)

Hannibal Rising

Hannibal Lecter is a fictional character in the novels written by Thomas Harris. i had been following all of Hannibal's films, except for the first. named "manhunter (1986)". but manhunter itself is derived from the "red dragon" novel itself, so i suppose i didn't miss any of them. instead of talking about hannibal's psychiatric killings like the previous films did, "hannibal rising" talks about his childhood and how he became a psychiatric killer. from childhood in Lithuania, to his teen and young adulthood in France, and up to his arrival in North America. it is interesting, for i am curious of why and how he became a psychiatric killer throughout the other films. and so this became a whole new perspective for me.

i though Gaspard Ulliel (a French actor) won't be able to do a better job than Anthony Hopkins, the formal hannibal. but to my surprise, he did it quite well. another talented actor to look out for in the future. hannibal's films had always fascinates me, amazed me with the way he killed/tortured others. and causes me to eagerly wait for the next kill. well .. by saying "fascinate", i don't actually mean that i wanna be a psychiatric killer myself. *sweat*. i just meant he always have new ways to push others to their edge without killing them. new ways that overwhelms me, new ideas that rushes my adrenaline !! n yup, he always gets away with it ..



had been listening to his latest album. released on June 13, 2007. not that he had ever been my favorite idol or artist, but his songs never failed to soothes me. it felt comfortable listening to it, especially at night. hehe.

some backgrounds on fei:
- name: 張彥亭
- born: July 17, 1955
- origin: Taiwan
- genre: Chinese Ballad

たつかし ..

200 Pounds Beauty 미녀는 괴로워 (2006)

200 Pounds Beauty

"미녀는 괴로워" (Mi-nyeo-neun Goi-ro-wa) is a manga (Japanese comic, 漫画, マンガ) by suzuki yumiko (鈴木由美子). and now filmed into a Korean movie. to me, it is lengthier than required, but the ending makes it worth the waiting. it surprised me without the typical "happily ever after" or "all separated/dead" ending for Korea movies . but in a good way, which makes it a lot more believable.

Hanna is the famous Korean pop singer. she suffers from having extremely poor self-esteem, as she has been ignored because of her appearance. at last, she makes the decision of a lifetime to have full-body plastic surgery.
but one thing that i don't quite agree, and do not think it is as funny as the other movie viewers, is how the "fat and ugly" are looked and laughed at. we are all human, who and what makes the slim ones prior and better than the fat ones? didn't we always say that we must not judge by appearances? isn't that contradiction? aren't we being inconsistent of what we say and do? and shooting ourselves in the foot?

in my opinion, the movie would be much meaningful if the "fat and ugly" succeeded in her original form. imagine the strength it will give them, instead of causing them to have even less confidence in themselves. (and encourage them to go for plastic surgery? *sweat*) we have enough despise for the "fat and ugly" in the society today. it is time to reevaluate and measure the depth of our thinking.

Thursday, June 07, 2007


felt like i had been in a rpg (Role Playing Game) all this while. but instead of playing and pretending that i am the character inside, i Am actually the character itself. and while in games, we can choose to play first-person (fps) or third-person shooter (tps), i can only be the first-person shooter in my case. and Without "god mode" if you are wondering.

i can "die" anytime. well .. not "dying" in real life kinda way of course, but more like "dying" in the subject, which means failing it. (geez .. i even felt my spine tingled by typing "the f word" - excuse you, not the bad f word if you are even thinking in that direction ..)

this whole semester had been a roller coaster ride for me. the nerve-wreaking pressure that i never feared and felt as much had took over me for the past few months. especially the recent month. friends around me though i was exaggerating it. but i sure as hell am not. those that took the same subject felt it, but to what extend that i do not know.

had been missing sleep, waking up in the middle of the night unable to return to sleep, and waking up earlier than ever for continuous days. it felt terrible, like i was never resting all this time. the sleeps meant nothing, as i still felt as tired.

hope i can say that i had reach a safe-base, for me to reload my weapons and restore my health bar before i am out in the field killing and trying to survive at the same time again. i really, really hoped and wanted to say i had live-through the first part of my fyp (final year project). another semester of continuous fyp-life may be coming soon but let it worry and occupy me by then. i want to savor this moment. this fear, this pressure that i felt for the past month, let me at least savor the aftertaste for now.

for i do not wish to rush myself into the field again and have death staring back at me without me ever feeling glad that i was alive ..

"to endure what IS, we must remember what WAS, and dream of things as they will one day BE"

Wednesday, June 06, 2007



had been introduced and shared nicholas' new album "王子" lately. by a friend of mine - chuan. thanks chuan~ :) there are some songs i found nice within the album. 北极星的眼泪, 幸福的理由, 陌路. you who enjoy soft mandarin musics and meaningful lyrics should catch the album too. released on June 01, 2007.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hana Yori Dango 花より男子 (2005)

"花より男子" is a j-dorama (Japanese drama/series). the Japanese version of Meteor Garden (流星花园), the Taiwanese version. "花より男子" was aired in 2005. "花より男子 2 (リターンズ) - Return" aired in 2007.

comparing between Japanese n Taiwanese version, i find the Japanese version more interesting. i watched the Taiwanese version years back, n it took me ages and hell lot of effort just to hang on until the last episode. as for the Japanese Version, it was the total opposite. i was actually waiting to watch the next episode every time. 1 episode after another, just can't get enough of it! the story was hilarious n touching in some ways. it is definitely a recommendation! :)

some backgrounds on the j-dorama:

- episodes: 9
- director: Yasuharu Ishii
- released: 2005
- casts: Mao Inoue, Jun Matsumoto, Shun Oguri, Shota Matsuda, Tsuyoshi Abe
- language: Japanese
- genre: Comedy/Romance

Monday, June 04, 2007

leopards part 3..


(continued from leopards - part 2, the snow leopards)

these are the main Leopard (Panthera pardus). they weight 60-90 kilograms, making them one of the big cats. they may be good tree climbers, but they cannot get down from a tree headfirst. they do not have ankle flexibility, the only 2 cats that do are the Clouded Leopard and the Margay.

leopards part 2..


(continued from leopards - part 1, the cloud leopards)

the second type is the Snow Leopards (Uncia uncia, Panthera uncia). they weight 35-55 kilograms, making them bigger than Cloud Leopards, but smaller than the main Leopards. the snow leopards' has grayish colored fur coat, which turn white during winter. they have longer tails than the other leopards, to help them maintain balance and serve as warmth cover.

(proceed to leopards - part 3 for the main leopards)



seems to be more difficult finding leopards' photographs. i usually started out looking for leopards' but ended up collecting more of cheetahs'. :p

there are different types of leopards. here are some on the Clouded Leopards (Neofelis nebulosa). they weight 11-23 kilograms, making them the smaller cats comparing to the rest of the leopards. they have tan fur coat and irregularly shaped and dark-edged markings. surprisingly they can hang on a tree upside down and usually descent tree-trunks head-first.

(proceed to leopards - part 2 for the snow leopards)



(continued from cheetah vs. leopard)

more cheetahs' photographs, since i found some more cool ones. ;) will include some leopards' in my next post.

National Geographic still has the best photographs taken ever. but too bad the photographs are limited numbers because of the wide variety they have. the cheetahs sure are pretty and elegant. makes me wanna hug them. *giggle*

Sunday, June 03, 2007

cheetah vs. leopard..


Cheetahs (scientific name: Acinonyx jubatus) are the handsome speeders. the weight 40-55 kilograms. i sometimes mistook cheetah as Leopards, because of their spots/markings. did some searching, and here are some ways to tell them apart:

1. cheetah has greater speed and stealth than leopard.
2. leopard is excellent climber. cheetah usually does not climb tree.
3. leopards' head and body are larger and heavier.
4. cheetah's markings are dots. leopard's are rosettes.
5. cheetah's face has a tear-streak marking, from the inner corners of the eyes to the corners of its mouth.
6. leopard is nocturnal (active during night time). cheetah is diurnal (active during day time).

fun facts sharing ~ :)

(proceed to cheetahs for more cheetahs' photographs)

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera

blond is sexy. blue eyes are sexy. nothing can be sexier than blond and blue eyes put together !! ;)

history of blue eyes:

blue eyes were developed in cold places. the weaker sunlight causes the humans in these areas to have fairer skin, lighter hair, and lighter eye colors. (taken from wikipedia)

had been liking her since her first and self-titled album's "what a girl wants" and Mulan's soundtrack "reflection". a duet from her earlier Spanish album - "Mi Reflejo", called "si bo te hubiera conocido (if i had not known you)" was also a very nice song.

strong voices turn me on. :)

Friday, June 01, 2007

Shrek The Third (2007)

Shrek The Third

not bad for the third. Shrek (2001) and Shrek 2 (2004) viewer should probably catch the third too. the classic puss-look still works beautifully for the movie, as well as causing the audiences to go "aw ..". n the sexiest voice is still own by Antonio Banderas. those fast dragon-winged donkeys were adorable as well.