Wednesday, 30 December 2009

I like it so much I made a second review

Haha..Ya.. I watched avatar once again but this time in 3D.. The experience was wonderful although the screen was a bit small.. Would love to watch it in IMAX theatre with 5-stories high screen but unfortunately it is already closed. The excitement was different from when I watched it the first time, probably because I already knew the plot of the film which made it less exciting. Anyhow, the feel in the movie was still there.. I love how the plot in the film changes our feelings as the plots build up..

I don’t know how much you will like this film.. I remember studying a topic in Interpersonal Communication subject that how much you like a movie depends on the mood you are in when you watch the movie and how much the movie relates to your personal life.. For instance, if you are in a bad mood, you will find that the movie is not good even though it’s the best film ever made.. Or let say you watch the movie Confession of a Shoppaholic when you yourself don’t even love to do shopping, do you think you will like that film?.. haha..

I realized that I like this film so much mainly because of Jake Sully’s characteristics and certain other factors. After watching the film, I started questioning myself whether I

  • Will be as brave as him to carry a huge responsibility?
  • Will be able to adapt to the new environment with such determination?
  • Will be able to make huge decisions with confidence like him?

These are actually few of my concerns after I graduate as it will be the time to make a huge decision to choose a pathway that will determine the future of my life. Hmmm… So lost, So lost… Let’s not think too much bout that..

Only 1 day away from 2010.. What are my new year resolutions?.. (Next post as this post is quite long)

Monday, 28 December 2009

Melaka Trip with Family (26 & 27 December 2009)

Visited Melaka/Malacca on 26th and 27th of Dec with my family.. This time was for the food instead of visiting the historical places which has always been the same.. haha.. We stayed in Naza Talyya Hotel for one night.. The hotel was ok.. Maybe a 3 star?.. I tried to book for a hotel two weeks in advance before our trip there but almost all the hotels were fully booked including those expensive hotels which cost RM500 plus per night.. Fortunately, I managed to find this Naza Talyya which looked quite ok from the picture.. haha.. Found out that the hotel has just undergone refurbishment and thus been rename to Naza Talyya from previously known Naza Hotel.. The word Talyya was chosen because it means "bloom" in Arabic which I felt represents the renovation and changes that could bring positive changes for the hotel..

On the first day, we reached Melaka at around 12 if I have not mistaken.. We wanted to check in to the hotel but were told that the room is not ready yet, so my dad decided to bring us around the town before coming back to the hotel.. We went to Jonker Street for the "Famous" chicken rice ball.. haha.. Not so nice after all.. But the queue was terribly long for the well known chicken rice ball shop..

We have actually just visited Melaka not long ago but it was a mixture of visiting places and eating.. We had the most well known chicken rice ball after a long one hour queue.. haizz.. were disappointed with the food.. maybe our expectation were too high as there were really many who queued up under the hot sun, so we thought it must be something so good that makes people willing to queue for it.. Anyhow, we came back again this time and decided to try other shops.. However, it did not taste any better than that we have tried.. haha.. Maybe we went to the wrong shop.. Here are some pics of the chicken rice ball..

The Jonker Street


Famosa Chicken Rice Ball

After our lunch, we looked around and shopped for some items at Jonker Street.. The Tao Sah Piah.. (I don't know what it is called in English.. haha..) taste really good.. The name of the shop is Tian Hup Seng if I'm not wrong..

After that we went back to the hotel to check in and have a rest before our dinner.. At 6, we went back to the town to have some half-boiled cockles, clams and cuttlefish with kangkung.. Ermmm... The place was really interesting as people dine at low chairs and tables at the backyard.. The place was quite dirty.. arghh.. but the food was clean (hopefully).. haha.. but I think it should be clean as we're still very alright after having the food there.. haha.. The food were good there although they are just some simple food.. The sauce were delicious.. yummy.. Here are some pics of the place and the food.. Don't puke after seeing the place.. haha.. actually there's a gross pic I feel I shouldn't post here or else...... you know what.. haha..

The not so romantic Backyard...


Look how low people are sitting



The cockles and clams and the inventor of the sauce in the upper pic (The old uncle)

After the clams and cockles, we went for some snacks and delicacies.. I don't know if we can get it here in Klang or KL but this is the first time I tasted it and it's nice.. The fruit tasted good with the honey spread-ed on it..



There's also this siu mai at Jonker Street pasar malam.. Nothing special but they sell it at a cheap price.. 7 siu mai(s) for only RM3.. They tasted nice as well.. And there's also durian apam balik which was also nice..

Various flavours of siu maisss.. haha

Next, we headed for the Famous satay celup at the most popular shop for satay celup for tourists and maybe for locals as well.. The queue was super long again.. i hate to eat at those famous shop as we need to queue up for so long but what to do?.. When something is famous of course you want to try it.. so we ended up queuing again.. But this time was better as the satay celup were quite nice.. It's just something like the lok lok or the steamboat but the soup is the satay gravvy..

Look at the queue


Restoran Capitol Satay Celup

After the very heavy dinner, we headed back to the hotel and had a good rest.. On the next morning, we checked out and head back to Jonker Street for the Famous asam laksa.. (ya.. everything is Famous in Melaka.. haha).. We have to queue "again"... arghh..... There are many "versions" of asam laksa. haha.. or made up of different ingredients.. This version of asam laksa belongs to the nyonya and it's slightly different from the penang asam laksa that I like but it tasted good as well..

The famous asam laksa shop at Jonker Street with the queue..

We headed back to kl after our lunch and got stuck in the traffic for almost 2 hours because it was during the festive season.. hmm.. although the trip was tiring with much walking especially when it was under the hot sun, it was a memorable one and I enjoyed it much.. Melaka is fun, let's hope the heritage will be preserved well..

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Avatar (2009)

Before I go for the movie, I do not have any idea on what the movie is all about.. I do not know about the synopsis and have not watched the trailer, so all I can perceive bout the movie is by the posters and title.. When I saw the poster, I was like... hmmm?... blue alien?.. Avatar?.. Not another untrue sci-fi film I was thinking.. But... After watching the film.....

Woohooo.. The movie was awesome. The scripts, the plot, the effects and the graphic were incredible. This is the best movie I have ever watched in my entire life. haha.. I like how the story line goes with lots of suspense, and some scenes in the movie were unexpected unlike certain boring movies with some scenes which we could have already predicted what would happened before the actual scene actually happens..

The second thing i like about the movie is the graphic. With the advancement in the graphical technology, they are able to create such beautiful scene, especially the jungle with all the glow in the dark plants which fluoresce so beautifully, making me feel like I want to be there as well.. Looking forward to watch this movie again in 3D. I believe it will be a great experience..

Here's the synopsis of the movie adapted from:

When his brother is killed in battle, paraplegic Marine Jake Sully decides to take his place in a mission on the distant world of Pandora. There he learns that greedy corporate figurehead Parker Selfridge's has an intention of driving off the native humanoid "Na'vi" in order to mine for the precious material scattered throughout their rich woodland. In exchange for the spinal surgery that will fix his legs, Jake gathers intel for the cooperating military unit spearheaded by gung-ho Colonel Quaritch, while simultaneously attempting to infiltrate the Na'vi people with the use of an "avatar" identity. While Jake begins to bond with the native tribe and quickly falls in love with the beautiful alien Neytiri, the restless Colonel moves forward with his ruthless extermination tactics, forcing the soldier to take a stand - and fight back in an epic battle for the fate of Pandora.


So the blue alien I was referring to is called the "Na'vi".. But you do not need to know the plot or watch the trailer to get an idea bout what the movie is all about before watching.. Just go watch and that is what that makes the movie more interesting..

-Looking forward to watch this movie again in IMAX theater- (Update: It's such an embarrassment that IMAX in Malaysia has been closed.. What happened??!!?.. hmm)

Monday, 21 December 2009

Unlucky or coincidence?

Was it me that was unlucky or was it just a coincident that problem arisen every time I run my analysis for my final year project?..

I took a cab today for RM6 to go all the way to uni at 6.45am to run my analysis for my chemical compound. However, when my senior opened the lab, we realized that the room with the instrument was hot and felt something was wrong but I chose to believe nothing was wrong as I didn't want to go back to uni so early again just to run my analysis. Unfortunately, my senior told me that the tube in the instrument has burst after he has inspected the instrument..

Arghhh....... Again????.... The first time I did my analysis, the data cannot be used as there were many unwanted peaks in the graph and when I run my second sample on the second day, there was no electric current... hmmm.. It was just a waste of time that I went to uni at 7am for the two days and have had to postpone my analysis to the third day.. hmmm....

Anyhow, thank god my senior fixed the machine and I was able to run one out of my two samples.. And really thank my senior very very much as he offered to run the analysis for my second sample when the instrument is not occupied so that I don't have to go back to uni just to run that one sample..
And really sorry that he has to be the victim of my unluckiness and have to go back to the lab for several times due to all the problems.. Pray Pray Pray... Let's hope that I will get a good data this time without any error..

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The QQ Rings

What comes to your mind when you hear QQ Rings?.. Wedding rings?.. Rings that look like a Q shape?.. They are actually doughnuts made from a combination of many balls.. hmm?.. Can you picture how they look like?.. haha.. You'll be able to see how they look like in the pictures below..

The QQ Rings in Mid Valley Megamall offers variety of flavours. Most of the flavours are the same as those in Big Apple doughnuts. I do not know what's the name of each flavour as my parents were the one who bought the doughnuts for my siblings and I.. And also because I couldn't find any information from the net but I believe it's originated from Japan as there is some Japanese words on the box of the doughnuts... or should I call it rings?.. Is there any difference?.. haha..



The rings were delicious. They have chewy texture unlike Big Apple doughnuts which is softer.. You won't stop eating it after your first bite.. Yum yummm... haha.. I personally like the oreo flavour.. Here are some pics:

(Mind the shape of the rings.. some of the rings are long and not round because the box of rings dropped to the floor when it was being transported home.. so it's a bit out of shape)


Here's the oreo flavour ring. Looks similar to those in Big Apple ya?..


Ermm.. I don't know their names but that's not important as the name doesn't describe anything.. haha.. So this is the ring with chocolate and some peanuts for the topping.. This one is quite tasty as well.. :)


This is the ring with chocolate and corn flakes topping..


Chocolate topping with don't know what is it called "thing" on top of the chocolate spread.. haha..


Chocolate again?.. haha.. ya.. chocolate with some white chocolate for decoration.. This one taste very good as well.. I like the creamy texture of the chocolate, it's not those oily chocolate..


Ermm.. yum yumm.. missed these rings.. Will surely make a visit to this shop again the next time I go to Megamall.. I don't know if you guys will like this, but at least it's something new and it's worth a try..

I don't know the price and where the shop is located as well.. (ya, i know almost nothing bout this ring except the outlook and taste of these rings... only know how to eat.. haha).. So you have to browse for the shop.. I will make sure i remember the location and hopefully the names of the rings the next time I go there..

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Part time job in Taman Raintree Batu Caves

The 7th of November was the first day I work at the Taman Raintree site in Batu Caves. So what is my job all about?.. What I need to do is to sell property which is the Semarak and Penaga condominium.. I do not have any experience in this field, so it was kind of scary when I think of how I should talk with customers or persuade them to buy the condo..

But of course we were briefed on the specifications of the condominium like the number of rooms and bathroom, the size of the unit, number of floors, how many units in each floor, number of total carparks in total.. arghhh.. many things.. haha.. It was difficult to remember so much information at the beginning, but once I start to serve customers, I memorise and get use with all the terms at the same time...

There were several new terms I learned like skim coat, cemboard and tandem carpark.. Skim coat is a coated concrete ceiling, while cemboard is the normal ceiling board.. As for tandem carpark, it is a carpark lot which allows two car to park back and front.. I find this job quite interesting as I get to learn new things.. ermm.. This prove that living is a learning process where you get to learn new things at all time no matter where and who you are..


Here are some artist impression of the proposed condominium..


The Entrance


The Garden

The Clubhouse

And here are the interior of the show house:

The living room (I don't know why but it looks sligthly different from the exact show unit at Batu Caves)

Kitchen & Dining Area

Bedrooms

I was ordered to inspect this show house during the launching. There were many visitors during the launching and many of them brought their kids as well.. As you know, kids are always playful, so I have to follow them and spy on them so that they don't touch or break anything.. When I was in the master room, other kids are jumping on the bed in the other room.. haha.. Some of them sat at the dining area and play with the fork and spoon, glass, plates. haizz.. Very playful kids..

These are the miniature model of the condominium, I snapped these pics when I was at the road show (I don't know if this is prohibited, but i'm still going to show them).. haha

One kid asked me.. bang, yang ni hotel ke rumah?.. haha.. so cute.. yang ni pokok?.. haha..


This is the
46,000 sqft clubhouse with swimming pool, gym, jacuzzi, sauna, surau, multipurpose hall.I briefed a malay lady on the facilities we have, when she acknowledge that the residence need to pay quite much for the maintanence, she said.. wah.. banyak tu, kena jacuzzi banyak banyak kali.. haha.. funny..


Here's the booth at Carrefour Wangsa Maju where I work at sometimes.. (Working place is not fixed)

Here's the map to the site to view the show house..
Interested to purchase a unit?.. haha.. or if there's any queries, do text me in the comment box..

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Guess what I'm doing now?

Ermm... i'm studying.. yeah, i'm studying during semester break.. haha.. I'm actually studying SPM chemistry.. haha.. My younger sis will be sitting for her chemistry paper on the coming tuesday which is her last paper.. As a bro / someone who is taking a degree in chemistry, haha.. i feel i should guide my sis and prepare her for the examination..

The syllabus is in English.. Back then, it was in Bahasa Melayu when I was in form 4 and 5.. I strongly agree that all the sciences subjects should be taught in English because all the syllabus in college or university will be taught in English, so why teach in BM and cause the students to have difficulties in their diploma or degree level..

So i've studied few chapters like electrochemistry, acids and bases, salts and carbon compounds.. With the chemistry knowledge I have now after 3 years in degree.. haha.. i found that these syllabus are not too hard to understand and why do I have difficulties to understand certain chapters during secondary school time.. haha.. and with the extra knowledge I have, I finally realized the purpose of certain experiments that I've done and studied during secondary school period.. haha..

Ermm.. Let's hope that I'm able to prepare my sis well enough to sit for her examination and to get an A+.. :)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Buffalo!!..

No.. Not that buffalo (animal), I'm referring to a external hard disk brand.. haha.. Yay yay!!.. Finally got myself a new external hard disk by Buffalo.. It's called Buffalo mini station lite with 320GB capacity, 3 inches in size.. What i like most bout this hard disk is its black glossy surface.. it looks cool.. haha.. Bought it at Low Yat for RM219.. Here's a pic of it..


To protect its glossy surface, I bought a pouch for it... haha.. It's a leather pouch and it cost another RM20.. I choose black to suit its blackiness/coolness... haha..


Both of them look quite match ya?.. haha.. Really glad to have these after suffering from a lack of storage space in my lappy for quite some time..


I bought this hard disk with the money i earned from my part time job.. It's quite an interesting job.. I will write more bout the job in my next post..

---- Interrupt--- haha.. I finally killed "that" cockroach in my cabinet when i was looking for the hard disk box!!!!!.... I've noticed that this particular cockroach has been in the cabinet for few days due to the smell it produced... arghh.. stinkss.. Finally i've found and killed it.. haha.. RIP cockroach after being hit several times with a box.. hahaha..

Thursday, 19 November 2009

It has been almost one year!!

It has been almost one year since my last post.. why am i so lazy to blog?..
hmm.. well, many things happened throughout the years.. exams, buffet lunch at Tenji with classmates and supper with family, my 21st birthday celebration, trip with classmates to Cameron Highlands and many more but i DID NOT post anything bout it.. let's hope i will be able to remember these meaningful events forever..

hmm.. so what am I up to lately?.. Currently, focusing on my final year project in my 3 months break and doing a part time job in Batu Caves during the weekends selling houses.. haha.. The part time job was quite fun though.. What i like about the job is that i'm able to meet different types of people and learn bit new terms used in describing property.. and of course be able to earn some $$$.. haha..

What i dislike about the job is the scheme for loans... argghh.. they are so confusing and complicated..

One more thing, I feel I've been cursed as I've never earned more than RM700 whenever i work as a part timer.. Hopefully this time I can break the curse and earn more than RM700!!.. haha..

-To my sis who is having her SPM, GOOD LUCK & ALL THE BEST IN THE EXAM!!-

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

New year, new semester, new life

After such a long semester break and demotivation, and after 2 weeks in new semester, i'm wondering and afraid if i can cope with the studies and stress. New subjects are even tougher than before and there are many lab reports to be done. Sigh..

Within these 2 weeks, i have spent lots of money for outing with a reason that following weeks will be busy so enjoy now before we're busy.. haha.. i guess the reason for me to go out is to avoid studying.. hmmm... i hope things will get better after chinese new year!!..

ermm... talking bout chinese new year, i thought of the new year clothes i bought... arggghhh... i dare not wear a set of clothes i bought... i'm gonna leave it in the cupboard 4eva i think.. haha... waste money only.. i feel it's ugly and i do not know why 1 buy it.. hmmm.. sad..

anyhow, wish this chinese new year will be a really good 1 for my family and friends..