Archive | March, 2008

We Ate This Updated – 1901 Hotdogs

One of my favourite simple things to eat!

1902 New York Chicken

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1901 Hotdogs – The Curve

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My Surprise 30th Birthday Party

As you probably know by now it was my 30th birthday last Friday on the 21st March 2008. You can see my pressies here.

On Friday itself I thought I was just going to have a quiet dinner and hide away from the fact I am getting old..I thought something was up, but I wasn’t sure what it was, where it was..or quite how many people were involved!

My mom let slip ‘party’ a couple of times, but I thought she was just talking generally..or being crazy haha.

I was led to Izzi Uptown and greeted by an overwhelming number of people (no I wasn’t about to cry!). Apparently the original venue was Izzi KL, but due to the F1 parties most of the roads in KL were closed.

There was quite a number of people there when I arrived.


Lots of friends I haven’t seen for quite a while.


And my bro with the same birthday Terence G.


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How fast can you type?

I’m a bit faster, yesterday was 94wpm, today was 104!

104 words

You type 581 characters per minute
You have 104 correct words and
you have 7 wrong words

Try it out:

Sorry stimx was still down last night.

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Birthday Presents!

Sorry Streamyx has been down intermittently since last Thursday afternoon…it just came back up this evening and appears to be fairly stable…*fingers crossed*.

Anyway as it was my birthday last Friday I got a few presents which is always BEST!

Thanks to Tim and Wen Qi for the mug!

World's Best 30 Year Old Mug

I also got some lovely bubble from my Mom!

Yum Yum bubbly

Some very nice perfume from CK.


And a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Hannah Tan (lucky me eh!).

Flowers from Hannah Tan

And a Diamond ticket to the Petronas Grand Prix F1 Malaysia 2008! Which I of course went to, the rain held off and there were record crowds of over 126,000 people! Insane, no wonder the traffic was so bad…the parking was sold out and it was generally nuts.

Adrian Sutil for Force India F1 Team - Malaysia GP 2008

It was quite an experience indeed!

More on the Party, the F1 and Sabah later…let’s hope StimX stays up! Anyone got some broadband viagra?

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Movie Review – 3:10 to Yuma – Cowboys Yay!

3:10 to Yuma

A rancher struggles to support his ranch and family during a long drought. Desperately needing money to build a well, he takes an assignment to transport a notorious felon, in the hands of authorities, to Yuma for imprisonment. But, once the two meet, the criminal tries to tempt him with–in exchange for allowing him to escape–an offer of much more money than the rancher ever expected, the result of a hidden loot.

This movie is actually a remake of a classic 1957 cowboy flick of the same name, exactly 50 years after the original a star-studded remake appeared and took the cinemas by storm. It shot straight up in IMDB and is currently Top 250: #227 with a rating of 8.0/10 (47,816 votes) – pretty impressive eh!

The movie itself is a good old-fashioned cowboy movie that we haven’t seen of for quite some time (do you count Brokeback?). It had ranchers, gun slingers, bad guys, good guys, sexy bartenders the whole works.

Crowe played the ice cool brooding bad boy of the cowboy world, he was smooth as butter with the ladies and relentless when it came to killing. He fitted the role very well.

Christian Bale demonstrated once again he is one of the best leading male actors out there, the way he commanded the screen and displayed such depth to his character was amazing. The interaction with his son was great and you really felt like you got to know Dan Evans.

Christian Bale in 3:10 to Yuma

Last but not least was Ben Foster as Charlie Prince who had a very memorable performance for me in Alpha Dog, he dominated the screen and there hasn’t been someone as badass as his character for quite some time. He’s definitely going to be one to watch.

The cinematography is just beautiful and the pace just right, it really takes you back to the heyday of Western movies.

All in all the movie has some good underlying morals and an interesting plot, how far would you go to be seen as a hero by your son? And even the bad have a good side….and vice versa.

It’s definitely a movie you have to watch, the best movie I’ve seen for quite a while.

I give it a gun-slinging 9/10.

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2008 Malaysian Grand Prix F1 at Sepang – I’ll be there!

Thanks to Nazrul – I’ll be there in the Diamond section! Upper tier grandstand, best seats in the house!

Malaysian F1 Sepang Grand Prix

I’ll have so many pictures to process this week haha (Sabah, birthday party and now F1!).

Finally 30

Thanks to Mike for the picture! Loads more to see on Facebook too.

The party was great too and the presents, thanks so much everyone for coming and keeping it hush..quite a surprise.

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Being 30 – Happy Birthday to Me!

Ah it’s that time of year again, my birthday!

Don’t forget to wish Terence and BryanBoy happy birthday too as both of them fall on March 21st like me.

I’m not sure what it means to hit the big 3 oh…just like they say it doesn’t really feel any different from any other day, I guess when the age is a multiple of 10 it’s somewhat of a milestone – a definite realization you aren’t getting any younger.

Older and wiser? I hope so. Perhaps richer too…some day hahaha.

Who wants to buy me a Nikon D3 for my birthday with a full set of lenses 😀 Ok…too expensive? I wouldn’t mine a PS3, a Wii or even just an iPod Touch.

Happy birthday to anyone else whose birthday falls on this day.

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I’m Back from Sabah – Meet Jackie

Will post some pictures soon, gotta get all the clothes to the laundry and tidy up the house a bit, load up all the photos (lucky my PSD has Firewire!) and a few other things I need to do.

Just a taster – Meet Jackie.

Meet Jackie

Jackie is a fairly domesticated Orang-Utan in Sabah near to Mount Kinabalu. She comes out of the forest every day to eat fruits from the hands of a few selected people.

She was released into the wild 18 years ago along with 6 other juvenile Orang-Utans – they all disappeared into the thick forest but Jackie comes back without fail.

She loves human attention and beetlenut!

For those that know photography, this was taken at 48 mm focal length – so you can imagine how close I was.

Will update as soon as I can. Enjoy the holiday today.

You can find all the posts from this trip here:

Sabah 2008 Trip – Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu

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In the shadow of Kinabalu!

Just reached Kinabalu Pine Lodge, had a shower and backed up the days pictures to my nifty Nexto Di PSD. It’s pretty cool here, literally not figuratively speaking. There’s no need for aircon and the small fan isn’t switched on.

Looking forwards to some nice steamboat for dinner to warm me up! The lodge is good, the mountain peak is just right outside the window towering above us.

It’s good to remeber Malaysia has world class beauty and wildlife too. Don’t always go looking abroad. Flying back to KL tomorrow evening tho, then it’s back to reality.

Will definitely visit this region again for white water rafting and to climb the mountain.

You can find all the posts from this trip here:

Sabah 2008 Trip – Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu

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Sandakan is beautiful

It’s really beautiful here, fluffy white clouds and endless blue skies. We spent the weekend checking out the proboscis monkeys and yesterday with the orang utans at the sepilok sanctuary.

Today will check out a bit more of sandaka before heading to the airport for a flight to kk. Then a nice seafood lunch at kk i hope.

It’s been great so far, no pics yet tho. Am blogging from my phone. Update again soon if i can.

You can find all the posts from this trip here:

Sabah 2008 Trip – Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu

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