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Merry Xmas For 2011 – What A YEAR!

I hope you all have a wonderfully joyful christmas and a very happy new year, I know those of you coming to our inagural xmas feast will surely be having the best xmas EVAR!

We somehow ended up cooking a sit-down dinner for 22 people, we really wanted to move into the new house in time for xmas last year – but we just couldn’t make it and ended up moving in on January 15th. Anyway this year we’ve been in 11 months and we felt ready to rock out a big dinner for maybe 8-12 people….which seemed quite daunting.

When it ended up as 22 people I shit my pants…anyway I think we’ve gotten things under control (including nibbles, 2 appetizers, 4 types of meat for main courses, 3 types of potatoe, a few vegetables, 3 desserts, a cheese board and coffee)…

I’m actually REALLY excited, first time xmas has been special for a long time.

And well seen as though I’m married now, here’s a family picture to fill your hearts with joy πŸ˜€

Merry Xmas 2011

I’d also like to share this video as well as it really amused me.


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Koh Lipe I Miss You..

All the excitement now is towards xmas and the epic xmas dinner we are preparing for on Sunday. New year is coming soon and new opportunities may be starting soon, who knows. New Year, New Challenges – that’s what I look forwards to.

This picture was actually on the way back from Langkawi to Penang on the slow (and extremely cold) ferry back to some food at New Lane. Awesome sunset, we were all sitting outside until a MASSIVE storm engulfed us because it was simply too cold inside (I measured the temperature at about 23 degrees, none of us had jumpers or jackets..).

Sunset Over the Ocean

I miss Koh Lipe, friends, fun, sun, sea, diving and awesome food every day. I need another holiday stat! It’s quite a journey to get there, but it’s worth it and I’d do it again.

Yes I’ve actually processed all the pics and uploaded them, yes I love the Nikon D7000 πŸ˜€ Yes I will try my best to write properly about the trip soon..

And the other trips I’ve skipped over, I need to get my blogging mojo back – seriously.

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Heineken Thirst 2011 – With Tiesto (And Some Other Drama) – Sepang, Malaysia

Tiesto was phenomenal – absolutely brilliant. I’ve actually seen Tiesto every time he’s visited Malaysia, the first time was WAY back in 2005 and also at Sepang – DJ Tiesto – Live at Sepang Malaysia! (videos here).

The second time was Tiesto & Cosmic Gate LIVE at Freedom 08 – Port Dickson, Malaysia – also a great party.

He played what we wanted, Maximal Crazy and plenty of tracks from his newer Kaleidoscope album, he also played a few old classics. And he banged it for 3 hours straight, we thought he’s only going to play for 2 hours but he played solid all the way from 11pm till 2am – it was fantastic!

Tiesto at Sepang 2011

Haven’t partied so hard for a long time, and almost all the gang was there.

Partied a little too hard at one point though, and the VIP section barrier collapsed (most likely my fault #fatass) – sorry Celine!

I took a 3ft skydive onto my arse, and Celine fell awkwardly.

The events people were well worried and we had paramedics come over.

Twisted Ankle

Luckily it was just a sprain and I have a massive bruise in my arse! No major injuries though thankfully! Oh my Burt’s Bees Wax lip balm exploded..

Got stuck in the car park for about an hour too before things started moving and we manage to get out of there.

I warned the others that there would be loads of drunk/high people on the way out so be careful..

It didn’t help me though, I still got rear ended by some gurning dude.

My Broken Numberplate

Again thankfully no major damage, a small dent and a shattered number plate.

Will get it fixed and bill the dude for it.

This post was written on my phone whilst lying on a massage bed waiting for a facial mask to dry – so I apologize for any typos

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7 Years Together & Yes We Are ENGAGED!

I don’t really talk much about my personal life on my blog – not my relationship. Honestly I don’t ever remember writing about it here, in plain terms anyway – there are of course plenty of cryptic mentions here and there.

Kim and I have been together for 7 years today, December 6th 2004 was the day we first met and started dating and I’ve never looked back since. It’s our 7th anniversary today and also a very special month, the month we finally got engaged.

This is one of the first pictures of us together that I could find, take on December 24th, 2004 at the Christmas Party we used to have regularly back at KY’s place.

Xmas Party 2004

It’s a pretty typical picture of us, with me looking like a complete idiot (yes I’m not very photogenic). Here’s another example from 2006..

Idiot and Beauty

We’ve been on a lot of trips together, this is about the earliest I could find from September 2005 when we went to Redang with the whole gang. It was an awesome trip, and something we tried to recreate recently with the Koh Lipe trip (even though not everyone was there).

Redang Trip

You’ve probably grasped the theme by now, me looking like a tool and Kim looking hawt – welcome to my life.

I was traveling a lot at that time for work so we didn’t actually get to spend that much time together, which sucked obviously. We did get around Malaysia quite a bit though when I was back, with Penang being our favorite spot back in those days.

I did look back through Facebook for old pictures, but I think we only started using Facebook properly in 2007 – so there are only pictures from 2007 onwards.

Anyway back to the point, we have of course discussed marriage before and it’s something we’ve both agreed that we want. We just weren’t sure how, or when or whatever – so it got pushed back. Especially until the house was fairly well sorted, after all the house did look like this when we first started….so it took a fair amount of work.

The House

The house was a huge step for us, a large commitment that we were taking together (both financially and in life). The next logical step of course, was to get married.

Marriage can become a very technical matter if you let it, something for the family, something for society and something to ‘get out of the way’. I didn’t want to let that happen, I started reading a lot about diamonds..they are after all a girls best friend – whatever your girl says…she’d love a big rock. Of course I’ve watched Blood Diamond and I’ve read about the inflated prices and whatnot, but sometimes life is not about being logical, or doing things which make sense.

Sometimes it’s just about romance, and pleasing the person you hold most dear in your heart. At least that’s what it was for me, I wanted to get the very best diamond ring I could find (and afford of course).

Let me tell you one thing if you’ve never been down that path, it can get very complicated….I ended up dizzy after reading about diamonds for a while. Colour, cut, clarity, dimensions and so on..after extensive research and considering shipping a rock from the US ( if you’re interested). It was hard work getting the ring sorted out ‘undercover’ without Kim working out what I was up to, I managed to order it without arousing suspicious – but then collecting it was another problem.

Thankfully we went for dinner in Gardens with a friend of ours (ohai Lainey), and I pretended to go to the toilet after we’d finished eating. Actually, in reality, I was running downstairs to DeGem to pick up the ring and make-sure everything was ok. Lucky I was wearing my trust cargo shorts so I could shove everything in the pockets without being noticed.

In the end, I think the result was totally worth it. I thought it was very apt to propose at an island (it’s more ‘us’) than in a restaurant or somewhere traditional, I didn’t go for anything complicated or elaborate – my goal was complete and utter surprise..which I think I achieved. Judge yourself – the proposal video is here:

Koh Lipe was beautiful, it was an amazing trip with amazing friends – here are all 9 of us:

Koh Lipe Gang

A perfect place to propose if you ask me, on a beautiful tropical island amongst our nearest and dearest friends. Here we are minutes before the proposal:

Nov 26th - Best Day EVAR

Happy anniversary Boo & congrats on getting engaged πŸ˜‰ Yah, I put a ring on it πŸ˜€

For reference – here’s a post from Kim’s perspective: A special 7th anniversary πŸ™‚

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Kids React To Dubstep – wubWuBWUB

Dubstep is so awesome now, so awesome in fact that it got itself some Grammy nominations – wuwu.

Anyway you gotta know I love Dubstep, so check this out –


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In Langkawi – Heading To Koh Lipe

So here I am in Langkawi, I have been here once many years ago – and I have to admit I wasn’t impressed. I’m still not now to be honest, the only thing that floors me here time after time is the cheap booze!

RM48 for 1L of Absolut, RM3 per beer! It’s nuts.

We drove down to Penang late last night and took the ferry early this morning.

It was a uneventful trip – it was quite choppy though. It takes about 2hrs45mins to get from Penang to Langkawi and costs RM115 for a return ticket.


There are car parks nearby and they cost around RM5 per day.

Sadly it rained the whole day today in Langkawi so we didn’t get to go on the cable car or see the sky bridge (which was our point of staying over).

Hopefully we can see it on the way back as we have a few hours spare.

We are off to Koh Lipe at 9.30am tomorrow – its a 1 hour journey and costs around RM240 return.

Hope the weather is good there! Can’t wait to get stuck into my first dives in Thailand!

I’m updating from my iPhone in the hotel room after some good drinks and good laughs with friends – ah the wonders of technology.

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Kumar Drag Queen – The Funniest Singaporean

I guess most people have seen this already, but I just saw it and thought he/she was HILARIOUS! So do enjoy.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

We need some more outrageous local stand-up acts πŸ˜€

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Movie Review – Immortals – More Clash Of The Titans Than 300

Immortals (2011)

The brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission. As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion’s raids.

This was a movie, I have to admit, I was quite excited about after seeing the billboards and the trailer it looked hopeful that we may finally have a veritable contender to Frank Miller’s 300. After the dissapointment that was Clash of the Titans, could this herald the return of the Roman era?

Honestly after the series Spartacus – it had some high standards to live up to. For me the lead actor was as about as wooden as Keanu Reeves at his worst, I didn’t care about his character or the simplistic story line.

Henry Cavill in Immortals

And oh hoorah, we have to look forward to more of him as the new Superman in 2013 – but then again, Superman has always been fairly wooden.

The cinematography was beautiful, the soundtrack was forgettable and the fights were too fake for me. Too much obvious CGI, in this day and age after watching movies like the most recent Planet of the Apes and of course the LOTR Trilogy – it’s unforgivable.

The ‘Titans’ looked like something out of a badly constructed PlayStation 3 game.

For me the show was stolen by Mickey Rourke as Hyperion, he’s an extremely convincing villain and since his come back in the The Wrestler I’ve been constantly impressed with his performances. You gotta admit he was the highlight of Iron Man 2 as well as Ivan Vanko / Whiplash.

Mickey Rourke as Hyperion in Immortals

The only other convincing actor in the whole thing was John Hurt as the human form of Zeus, the lead women wasn’t even hot, yah that girl from Slumdog Millionaire and Rise of the Planet of the Apes – Freida Pinto.

And Zeus himself, father of all Gods, was played rather poorly by Luke Evans who ironically also played Apollo in the train wreck that was the Clash of the Titans remake in 2010.

And just a heads-up, the 3D version is a post-conversion…so no, it’s not really a 3D movie.

Would I recommend you watch this movie? No not really, and if you do – make sure you watch the uncensored version. It’s bound to moderately better with all the violence and some boobs.

I give it a rather poor, head chopping 4.5/10.

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Was An ENTP – Now An INTJ

It’s funny, today I saw someone post a link to a Jung Typology Test, coincidentally the exact same one I took back in 2004. Apparently back then the test thought I Shaolin is teh ENTP.

But this time, I’m no longer a ENTP – but a INTJ – not too far different, but notably different in 2 aspects.

I used to be – Extroverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving
Now I am – Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

And from the description, it sounds fairly accurate. Back then I used to like to argue for fun and was more extroverted but had less true self confidence. Arguing for the sake of it isn’t really fun any more, it hurts and offends people and what’s the point in always trying to be correct?

I’m not really Introverted now (I don’t think – even though I do have hermit tendencies), but I am definitely less interested in going out and meeting random people in random places – home is far more comfortable now and a much nicer place to be.

So this is me now – so it says..

To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of “definiteness”, of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise — and INTJs can have several — they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don’t know.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion “Does it work?” to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

INTJs are known as the “Systems Builders” of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be “slacking,” including superiors, will lose their respect — and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

In the broadest terms, what INTJs “do” tends to be what they “know”. Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering, but they can be found wherever a combination of intellect and incisiveness are required (e.g., law, some areas of academia). INTJs can rise to management positions when they are willing to invest time in marketing their abilities as well as enhancing them, and (whether for the sake of ambition or the desire for privacy) many also find it useful to learn to simulate some degree of surface conformism in order to mask their inherent unconventionality.

Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ’s Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. πŸ™‚ This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete’, paralleling that of many Fs — only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to “work at” a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.

I find the best result for these kind of tests if you don’t think about your answers or consider them, just answer what your heart/gut tells you and you’ll get an accurate interpretation.

If you want to take the test you can do so here:

Jung Typology Testβ„’

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Don’t Drink Bottled Water! Save The Planet!

The Story of Bottled Water

And a slightly harsher version from Pen & Teller:

Read more here:

5 reasons not to drink bottled water

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