Thursday, December 31, 2009

RETURN TO PANDORA.. AGAIN!!

It's another journey again to Pandora for an experience with the Omaticaya.. and this time in 3D.. Gosh! this is one hell of a movie that really amazed me.. and this is the fourth time I'm visiting Pandora again.. It all really so cool.. what more with the 'out of mind' Pandora's views and ambience, really made me feel like I'm lost in the world of Pandora, and it's a journey throughout that makes my imagination running wild! Who would thought a person like James Cameron and his team would be able to create such a phenomenal place that looks so real and alive! Here's how Pandora is described.. Cool!Pandora is a moon of the gas giant Polyphemus, which orbits Alpha Centauri A. Discovered by the first interstellar expedition twenty-five years ago in 2129, Pandora has been the single most interesting thing to happen to the human race in hundreds of years. The news services love to run clips of the wild scenery on Pandora, and its bizarre flora and fauna. To the cultures of Earth, which has lost all contact with the natural world, Pandora is mysterious, primal and terrifying. Pandora's atmosphere is a poisonous (to humans) brew of Nitrogen, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, Xenon, Ammonia, Methane and Hydrogen Cyanide. You can just tell, even from orbit, that this is a world filled with life. Just as plants on Earth are green with chlorophyll, the plants of Pandora, based on a different biochemistry, are mostly purple. The tones range from purple-blue, through violet to magenta. Jake catches glimpses of the rain forest through the clouds as they skim over the endless purple carpet. Other than the color, the trees resemble those of Earth. They have trunks and branches and leaves... though some of the shapes are strange, and the proportions are different due to the lower gravity. The trees have a special secret that is revealed during the war against the RDA, where they act as neurons creating a planet wide "brain" that has achieved sentience. There are waterfalls feeding highland rivers, and Jake sees more flocks of some bird-like creatures. They pass a few small patches of open grassland. The magenta grass ripples in the wind like wheat. Pandora, despite being almost the same size as Earth, is a moon of the gas giant Polyphemus, which has thirteen other moons, some closer in, some farther out. Its gravity is lower than the earth's. Depending on where they are in their orbits, Pandora can have two or even three moons in its sky at once. Pandora and the other moons cast large black shadows on the parent planet, like beauty marks. Pandora appears like a lush paradise by Earth standards during the day, though at night virtually all life on the world bio-luminescences in various shades of blue (explaining the Na'vi's blue skin color, which is better camouflage at night on Pandora). Really wish that Planet earth has all those.. still undiscovered.. and soon waiting to be unfold.. hahahah.. You wish!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cucumbers to the rescue!!!

The Amazing Cucumber!! This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains. Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber.
Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?
Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long.
The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool?
Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6.. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?
Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7.. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?
Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes?
Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?
Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?
Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?
Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?
Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.13. Using a pen and made a mistake?
Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate walls.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

SUPER DUPER BUSY

I've been so super duper busy these days.. with errants for my family almost every weekends, and my boss is away on a longggg leave.. so busy that I haven't updated anything for the last 2 weeks already, with the Maal hijrah leave, and christmas holiday, and running around like mad here and there settling my personal matters.. and struggling myself to ensure that everything is up and running as a preparation for our project to go live early next year.. I'm so damn tired.. and I need a rest! Imagining myself by the beach already now! heheehhe..

Monday, December 14, 2009

REUSABLE BAG, JUST FASHION OR A WARN FOR MINDSET CHANGE?

Still startled with the unbelievable scenes that I witnessed along Jalan Templer, I started thinking of what are the least help I could do to help giving back to the earth, and one of it is to minimize the printing and the usage of plastic bag.. Hrmmm.. Just as I started thinking about it, it was in Bangsar that I realized that the people here are starting to understand the usage of reusable bag in the daily life.. Here and there people just walked with at least a trolley or reusable bags with them.. Especially the mat saleh, who values about the recycle and reusable stuff since forever.. And this is when I realize that the bag is not a fashion statement for these people anymore.. It really is a high time for us to think about the full usage of it.. Sort of a warning for a mindset change to all to minimize the usage of plastic bag.. I truly like this.. And I really appeal to all to start using the reusable bag whenever you wanna go out for groceries, or any other shopping usage.. If u doesn’t have any, get one.. the cheapest is Carrefour's bag at 99cent and can be changed for life, or if you want a bigger one, get Ikea's huge bag at only RM1.99. Or if you want something a bit fancy, get the Rizalman's creation bag @ Tesco, or beautiful colorful variety of bags from Jusco.. well.. you can find one anywhere..I too have made a vow to use the reusable bag as much as I can and to minimize the usage of plastic bag as much as I could. So let's all start use it, flood the fields, so it becomes a trend, and soon leads to commitment for everyone.. hahahah! Yo-yo oooo je!

THE DESTROYED FOREST OF JALAN TEMPLER

I was on my way to Rawang via Templer Park when I was soooo shocked to see what's happening to the so called government gazette forest along Jalan Templer near Rawang.. totally destroyed! This place used to be one of the greenest places near KL where the ambiance is so cool and fresh.. but nothing portrays on the greenery anymore today.. there's full of destroyed pieces here and there, trees cut for log, hills being destroyed stage by stage, development taking over the greenery.. and lots of landslides happened, the biggest one as reported nationwide last month..I wonder why the government didn’t do anything about this. Why isn't anyone protesting about this place? Why is it not a big issue for Karam Singh Walia to investigate? and what is the Nature Society has to say about this? Everyone seems to keep their freaking mouth shut about this and tend to accept this destroyer of the forest happily.. I'm sad to see this! and I do hope that someone can do something about it, to at least stop the sinful act of continuously destroying our forest or minimize it to the max.. Please someone, do something!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

MY NIECE'S GRADUATION DAY

My brother called me last nite asking whether I'm free on Saturday for my niece's graduation day.. and without thinking I just said yes.. and had to cancel what I planned to give room for this family event.. Quite excited actually as she will be performing in the Nasyid, as a lead singer, okkk! and another niece is also joining in another show for her class.. The event began at about 9am.. held at Memorial Tunku Abdul Rahman's Hall, I can see lots of family started to fill up the place since early morning.. where there is also a Majlis Khatam Quran among the kids in their kindergarten, and lots of performance by the kids later before the scroll-giving ceremony. Anyway, I can see a positive changes since my nieces joined kindergarten as she can read the real newspaper easily both in English and Malay, which for me is very2 good achievement at the age of 6.. Didn’t stay for the whole ceremony as my irritating cough starts coming back.. I didn’t wanna scare the whole crowd with my bad cough, so I slept in the car until the ceremony finished.. Sharing with you the video of her as a lead singer for Nasyid..

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Well done, my niece.. I'm so proud of you.. and welcome to the first real stage of the schooling life..

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

COUGH + SORE THROAT + MILD FEVER = COMPLETE PACKAGE!!

I've been having the 4 in 1 package of cough, sore throat, flu and on/off fever since early this week, a complete package that can take down even a strong bodybuilder with lots of muscles.. What more can I say.. I now have a sexy squeaky voice that Phoebe used to have while singing 'Smelly Cat' is Friends, even sexier than that I think she will wanna change her voice wth me hahahahha! and my boss keeps laughing at my sexy voice every now and then.. heheh!What caused it.. i donno! but I think it's because of the JomHeboh Carnival that I went.. what to do now is to visit the annoying doctor at the panel clinic of the company.. The old doctor is annoyingly trying to be nice to the patient by smiling all the time and trying to speak a very formal text book malay, plus will repeat back whatever I explained.. and repeatedly said 'nanti doktor check aaaaaaa, jangan bimbang aaaaaaaaaaaaa..'. Urghhh.. very2 irritating.. but not his fault as he is just doing his job! and the fact that the medicine wasn't effective at all up till now makes it more and more annoying.. Need to go again to this place tomorrow.. and hope a better medication will be given to me.. Enough of this sickness already.. Go away!

Monday, December 7, 2009

JOM HEBOH @ BUKIT JALIL

It was just in front of my house.. I can easily hear what's going on in the field.. but why am I sooooo lazy to just go and visit the carnival? hahhaha.. maybe because of the crowd.. and the facts that there will be a lot of ill mannered people from I donno where that will occupy this kind of carnival like they never did before.. But well, since this is the last one for the year, plus my friend agreed to accompany me.. and the fact that I rarely go to this kid of event, I think I'd better check what's up with it..As expected, traffic jam is all over.. people park right until in front of the apartment.. and lots of people filling up the space.. and most of them are Malays.. coming from donno where.. lots of them are youngsters.. with lots of attitudes.. and the Goddd! it's so hot out here, with so many garbage filling up the bins everywhere, it looked so dirty and smelly around here.. A few familiar faces on TV were there too.. can't remember their names, but they are the regulars on TV.. Never mind about it.. I'm just gonna concentrate on the stalls, and lots of offers.. mostly at RM10 per bag.. grabbed a few thing like biscuits, maggi and Ribena and quickly headed home after that.. time spent, about half an hour.. and cannot tahan the crowd anymore.. hahahah! Such an efficient time spent at the crowded place like that... yeayyyy!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

SUSAN AND MIKE IN TOWN

Susan and Mike are in town, which means we are gonna have our mini gathering again like old times.. It's been a norm for these 2 fellow friends to fly to Semenanjung for a holiday cum shopping cum meeting friends etc.. and this time we are all gonna gather at Zam2's new 'Ikea' showroom house for a camping like old time.. chatting, gossiping, change opinions, catching up with each other's updates, remembering old times while studying, and wake up till late nite/ early morning laughing over almost all the stuff we can think off... Making the breakfast.. and had a blast breakfast time together..
later continued at Ikea and the Curve, we all had a good ass time together.. This is how we all value friendship.. although we've never met that frequent, but we all still have one similar thing that we all hold together.. sweet memories and life that we all shared together for 2 years in our life.. and what's that matters to us.. and that's the value of our friendship that we still hold on to.. even until we all get married, have kids and grow old, hopefully we can all be good friends until the end of our life..