Saturday, December 29, 2007

The ugliest dog ever!

WOah!!!! That's a face only a mother could love!!........ was surfing the net and came across this.... This is SAM the World's Ugliest Dog..... He passed away last year.... read about him at his


Tanjung Malim Halal Pau

Stopped at Tanjung Malim on the way back here. Had been hearing about its famous pau's for a long time so decided to stop by at Yik Mun's. Almost thought I went to the wrong shop, because it looked like a Malay style eatery ..... selling malay food and having a green signboard..... luckily caught sight of the paus steaming in front of the shop.

The paus are Halal.... meaning they are alright for Muslim consumption. Sumthing like kosher food for Jews. So it is not suprising to see that 90% of the patrons there are Malay! Yik Mun has its own packaged frozen paus, pau flour, coffee powder etc..... while I was eating there I saw many ppl buying the frozen pau back home to steam.

There are 4 types of pau sold at that stall, Curry Chicken, Curry Beef, kacang (bean) and kaya (some kinda jam). I tried the Curry Chicken pau.... hmm.... the pau bread was quite hard and dry, and the curry chicken.... was very minced, quite dry and a bit bland. I tried the Curry Beef pau..... same hard dry skin..... more meaty flavor... but very salty....I didn't try the kacang and kaya paus.... but if the curry paus are a standard to go by, the kacang and kaya paus would be a disappointment to me too.


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas and a Phomera

A Christmas message:

Santa lives at the North Pole ...
JESUS is everywhere!

Santa rides in a sleigh ...
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water!

Santa comes but once a year ...
JESUS is an ever present help!

Santa fills your stocking with goodies ...
JESUS supplies all your needs!

Santa comes down your chimney uninvited ...
JESUS stands at your door and knocks,
And then enters your heart when invited!

You have to wait in line to see Santa ...
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name!

Santa lets you sit on his lap ...
JESUS lets you rest in His arms!

Santa doesn't know your name,
All he can say is,
"Hi little boy or girl, what's your name?"

JESUS knew our name before we did!
Not only does He know our name,
He knows our address too,
He knows our history and future, and
He even knows how many hairs are on our heads!

Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly ...
JESUS has a heart full of love!

All Santa can offer is HO HO HO ...
JESUS offers health, hope and happiness!

Santa says, "You better not cry" ...
JESUS says, "Cast all your cares on me for I care for you!"

Santa's little helpers make toys ...
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts,
Repairs broken homes, and builds mansions!

Santa may make you chuckle, but ...
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.

While Santa puts gifts under your tree ...
JESUS became our gift, and died on a tree!
*well, the cross came from a tree :P*

It's obvious there is really no comparison!
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about!
We need to put CHRIST back in Christmas!

Even when you wish someone, wish them
Merry Christmas, don't leave out Christ
by saying merry x'mas...

Yes, JESUS is better!!!
He is even better than Santa Claus!


So, what did you do for Christmas?

Did u..... play with ur dog?

Snooze? ZZzzzz....
Lounge around?

Go for a swim?

Decorate a Christmas tree?

Finally got my Phomera! It's a bday prezzie from dad... ^^ A special edition Barney colored Sony Ericsson K770i. It's real thin and fits in my pocket just nice. Only I miss my old Samsung phone which was smaller..... It has a 3.2 Mp camera which has all the types of modes and settings that my old Kodak digi camera used to have. In other words, it's actually a small camera which I can use to make calls with o.O

Comes with picture editing software to fix the lighting and add effects too! >>>>>>>
This picture was taken with the solarize effect .... hence the surreal color. I used the photofix function to fix the lighting and then the Photo DJ to add on the butterfly to cover up my messy room behind... lol ^^


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Thursday, December 20, 2007

Going Home for Christmas ^^

Yay! Long holiday for me... going home today until Christmas Day! Won't be updating this weekend..... Merry Christmas and God Bless!



Sunday, December 16, 2007

I found ISPCA ^^

Today I went to the SPCA in Ipoh. If I did not deliberately look for it I would have missed it! It's tucked away under the hillside at Jalan Gopeng, and its signboard is small and covered by grass. Many ppl still do not know what does SPCA stand for..... it actually stands for Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals! The branch in Ipoh has its own webby.... at

So, some background on the ISPCA for the benefit of all u hopeless clueless ppl out there.

The Ipoh Society for the Preventation of Cruelty to Animals (ISPCA) is a non-profit organization formed under the Societies Act,1966.

The objectives and goals of the Society are:

  • to prevent cruelty to animals;
  • to encourage the adoption of strays from the ISPCA;
  • to provide care and shelter for unwanted animals until they are adopted;
  • to inculcate an attitude of kindness and caring for animals;
  • to encourage the neutering of pets by their owners.
Ok, so now u know!!!! Too many ppl go around their lives with no concern of other species at all!
For me, its more worth it to care about animals such as dogs because of their loyalty and sincerity which is really lacking in the Homo sapiens species.

I sincerely encourage ppl who are looking for a pet to find one first at the SPCA or even take in a homeless stray dog. Don't just look for a 'branded' pet..... ur just encouraging breeders to breed more dogs into this world while the rest of the stray dog population struggle to live! As my banner displays above, Love Needs No Pedigree. Visit the SPCA website to take a look at the cute doggies that are waiting for u to adopt.

Seeing that I own too many dogs already, (5 dogs in my hometown), I decided to foster a dog at the ISPCA instead. Fostering means paying a monthly sum for the food and maintenance of the dog at the shelter. This helps because SPCA does not receive any government funding at all!!! They survive on public donations and fund raising activities.

The dog I chose for my foster pet is named Roger. In my excitement, I totally forgot to take a photo of him haha..... But he is really special. He has beautiful beautiful green eyes and smooth fluffy light brown and white fur. Maybe next time I'll post a photo of him.

In my visit to the ISCPA, I saw that the dogs where kept in cages that were clean and all of them looked healthy. The environment there is peaceful as it is located just at the hillside. There are over 150 cats and dogs there. Below are some of the dogs that I came across this afternoon.

This little black puppy was sitting quietly in her cage wagging her tail.

This short legged dog reminds me of the dog from The Mask o.O

A beautiful white dog sitting quietly in her cage.

And last but not least, there was this little puppy roaming around when I came in ^^ He's cute isn't he? He's so fluffy o.O haha....

Before you leave my blog, please take the time to sign the petition at ......


It's the biggest ever global petition to protect animals, and now u have to chance to be a part of it. Now is your chance to show your support for the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare: an agreement among ppl and nations to recognize that animals are sentient and can suffer, to respect their welfare needs and to end cruelty -- for good!

This is a point we really need to hammer in, especially in Malaysia. Too many animal cruelty cases have happened, and they are dog hunters happily hunting down stray dogs as if they were hunting game!!! That is sooooooo inhumane...... Also the gov here is really biased towards dogs as opposed to all the other animals here. So pls support this cause!!! Thank you!!


Saturday, December 15, 2007

Online Business Cards--- The New Craze


No self respecting business will be able to survive without proper promotion. Thats why there are things such as advertising and business cards.

And where better to do advertising than online? That's where u can get to reach clientèle from all over the world.

So the evolution of business cards and the internet age has come up with Online Business Cards a.k.a. pixel selling...The concept, in short is to rent frequently visited space online to make ur presence felt!

So, we bring you.......
Follow the link to know more about this concept. There are 2 packages available.

The objectives of are :

1. This site will potentially be viewed by millions of people nationwide over the years. It is guaranteed that "101bizcard" site will be active for the next 7 years but the idea is to keep it going forever.

2. Our main focus is to display various company's name card, images and also a link to their respective homepages. In addition to that, the idea is also to ease people's difficulties in searching for their respective contacts from various industries.

3. A low cost but yet effective and efficient way of advertising with compared to other forms of advertisement such as newspapers, magazines or mass media.

4. To create a user friendly and comfortable environment for visitors who wants to search for various contacts.

5. To provide customers a chance to own a piece of "internet history"!


Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Golden Compass

Went to watch The Golden Compass last week....

It boasts big names such as Nicole Kidman (needs no introduction), Daniel Craig (newest James Bond) and Eva Green (newest Bond Girl). They play......

Mrs Coulter

Lord Asriel

Serafina Pekkala the witch

I like her, she's mysterious, wise and cool.

This movie is actually based on the book 'Northern Lights' which is part of Phillip Pullman's trilogy 'His Dark Materials'. This trilogy consists of 3 titles, namely Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

I haven't read the books yet but this trilogy is definitely on my next to-buy list. However, this trilogy is definitely controversial because some religious groups have deemed its theme Anti-Catholic. Well, I guess they read too much into it sometimes.

The heroine of this movie is actually a girl named Lyra Belaqua. Little is known about her past here, but we are told that she is going to play a major part in a prophecy yet to come. She comes into possession of an alethiometer a.k.a. The Golden Compass, which tells her the truth when she uses it. Only a few ppl can use alethiometers, and she is one of them.

I don't wanna go into details of the movie and spoil it for those that haven't seen it. But it was a breathtaking adventure for me. It involves parallel universes, witches, Gyptians, armored bears, daemons..... coupled with ideas from fields such as physics, philosophy and theology.

I loved Iorek Byrnison, the armored talking polar bear. He's noble, brave and kind..... hurt by past issues but manages to overcome them.

Maybe I'm a little biased, but the sight of all the animals in the movie made this movie memorable for me. The animals are actually daemons, which are the manifestation of the human soul in that universe. They stay near their human counterparts and only stabilize in form after the human reaches adolescence. The form will represent the character of the human.

Bears like Iorek however, have no daemon. Instead, his armor is his soul which he shapes himself. Speaking of daemons, u can find out what daemon would have suited u in the official golden compass website,

Mine is a Snow Leopard, just like Lord Asriel's. However, it's form won't finalize for at least 12 days. So, if u think u know me well, u could change the form of it before it stabilizes.


Monday, December 03, 2007

Treasure Hunt!!!!

*Warning: Super long blog entry*

Event: Carsem Ceria Treasure Hunt 2007
Date: Dec 1st 2007
Venue: Carsem S-site to Teluk Batik Beach Resort
No. of teams: 70
Price: RM10 per person, 4 ppl to a team/car
Experience: Priceless

Been a long time since I entered a treasure hunt! Before this I'd entered 2 and a half treasure hunts before. 1st time was a Avillion Merdeka Treasure Hunt, 2nd time was MMU Convo Treasure Hunt and the half time belonged to Singapore Tourism Board Treasure Hunt. Why do I consider it just half a treasure hunt?? Cos we couldn't even get to the 2nd clue after searching high and low in Singapore for it. I guess that was on too high a level for us lol.... Anyway all the treasure hunts were fun and memorable experiences.

We paid rm10 per person, and got rm40 rebate back for petrol, an Ivan colored T-shirt, Sandwiches for breakfast and a buffet high-tea at Teluk Batik Resort. Besides that, we got the memorable experience of a treasure hunt, what more can u ask for?

Had to change our plans to go hunting in the Kelisa becos we found out at the last minute that the brakes didn't work well. So we trudged on in Peter's warcar. Reached the starting point b4 8am, got our T-shirts, petrol $$ and car stickers.

Changed into our T-shirts and got into photo taking mode cos we anticipated we would be too bz later during the hunt.

Lyann sticking on our number 58 on the car.

Michael, posing like a convict, showing us our lucky number.

Me, doing my part.

Ok. Job done. Our team -- Peter, Me, Michael, Lyann, posing in front of car58 a.k.a. warcar.
His car looks a bit like Initial D Takumi's Toyota Trueno AE86.

Still waiting for the hunt to start. This is the last photo before we start hunting.

Just before we get flagged off we are reminded to reset our mileage meter to 0. Only then did we realize the warcar didn't have the reset function. Oh well, we can always take down the starting mileage and add the rest on later. We were handed our prepacked sandwiches and the question for the treasure hunt.

3.....................*so excited*

2.......................*vroom vroom*



We dashed off without reading the clues and with no idea what we should do. We figured out that there would be a clue at around 1.5km from the starting point. So all of us kept an eye on the meter to see where traveling 1km along the road would take us. After watching the meter for quite some time, only did we notice that THE METER DID NOT MOVE AT ALL!

lolzz..... all pengsan!

By then we had passed 3 or 4 of the clues.... We decided to go back to Peter's house to get Lyann's car to use for the rest of the journey. So we charged thru some small roads and shortcuts only to find ourselves coming out at Checkpoint A. We checked ourselves in and charged our way back to Peter's house feeling a bit disappointed because we thought that we had lost our chance to win anything.

Back at Peter's house.......

Rush to transfer our things to Lyann's car.
Only to find out that the car stickers couldn't be peeled off properly. *more disappointed*
Transfer back the things back to Peter's car.
Lyann steps on dog shit *on the verge of giving up*

Went back on track after wasting more than half an hour doing nothing useful......

Reached checkpoint B...... really relieved to find that there were still many groups there and also that we weren't the last. At that station, we were asked to buy 2 items by deciphering the clue they gave us. Couldn't make heads or tails out of the clues so I decided to try my luck and ask the cashier what the rest of the ppl had bought. She slipped me a receipt quietly and I was so thankful. lol.......sneaky right? But u can't win if u don't try....^^

So we made our way from Jelapang to Menglembu to Ayer Tawar to Lumut....... stopping by at the mangrove park opposite Venice of Perak.... 2 bz deciphering the clues along the way, I forgot the names of the places we passed by on the way. We also mastered the art of estimating the kilometers traveled to get to the clues haha.....

After the last stop at Lumut we raced to the finishing point at Teluk Batik Beach Resort. Arriving just before 2 pm. We had high tea and waited for the results to be announced.


U can't see it unless u zoom in...... but we got 9th place out of 70 teams. Prize money rm100 + a hamper for each of us. Lol.... not bad for the clumsiest and unluckiest team of all..... with the warcar and rosak meter...... and pointless going around in circles for nothing. Hehe...^^

Went to Teluk Batik beach after that....

Saw ppl gunny sack racing at the beach.

Look closely and u'll c 2 lurvebirds lol....

Peter took this photo.

Dropped by at Tualang to spend our prize money on succulent Tualang prawns. Delish! Yum..... I think it's safe to say that all of us left happy and with an interest to enter more treasure hunts in the future. Hehe... looking forward to it.


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