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Monday, October 27, 2008

Game on, Liverpool!!

Now I don't write much about sports but since Liverpool recorded what was to be a historic win over Chelsea today at Stanford Bridge, I had to record this down. It was almost too good to be true, and surely, too big of a boost to not brag about.

The score line was just 1-0 Liverpool, but it really did reflect much of the game. Clear cut chances were few for both teams and much of the chances were half chances only. And Alonso's 10th minute strike was nowhere near pretty, but hey, they all count. And Chelsea may have created more chances and held more possession, but at the end of the day, it's the three points that matter. And today, it was Liverpool's day.

Going into this game, Chelsea were not beaten at home for 86 games. What a record that was, but as with all records, it was bound to be broken sooner or later. And it turned out that Liverpool happened to be that team.

So after 9 games into the season, Liverpool are still unbeaten. It's their most impressive start into the Premier League campaign under Rafael Benitez and the hype doesn't stop there. It was a genuine show of intent to win the FA Premier League from Liverpool for the first time since 1990. For now, it's two wins against two of the biggest teams in England. Game on, Liverpool!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Below $3 dollar gas prices

Surely, a long time coming! Welcome back <$3.00 gas prices. We surely missed you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Trinity explained

How do you explain the concept of trinity? Well, this guy might just have the answer for you! Watch.

Thanks babe for sharing such amusing info. LOL.

Here's ten reasons why Jesus (PBUH) is not God.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Third and Final US Presidential Debate

I didn't watch but the final 15 minutes of the third presidential debate live for two reasons. I forgot it was today, and second, I had other things going. But what a miss it was. Luckily, there's the internet, and with that, YouTube. For all you that missed out on that historical debate, here's part 1 on YouTube.

You can always catch more parts of that debate by following the proceeding links.

The debate turned out to be a platform for both presidential candidates to get really personal and attack each other and their policies. Read more here and here.

What I like most about politics in the US is the fact that it is done really professionally here, when compared to Malaysia. It's not something sacred, something you have to hide, something only for adults (not even for college students), or something personal. It's done in a really open and positive manner. Even kids get to have their fair share of the situation. Which is really good actually. It helps them gain awareness of the political situations going on, it's issues and it's candidates.

I remember in forth grade, our school used to subscribe to Time For Kids magazine which covers issues similar to the adult Time magazine, only that it discusses issues in a less complicated manner, easier for the kids to digest. And my class would discuss these issues after each edition. And sure enough, during the 1996 presidential election, we discussed the hot topic in class. And no, it didn't get bloody and personal.

Wanna see something else that's cool? Check this out. Kids are actually given the opportunity to ask the presidential candidates questions. Call them kids, but the questions asked aren't anywhere near childish. The questions asked regard health insurance, immigration, the war in Iraq, the economy and global warming. How awesome is that? And it doesn't stop there. Kids would later 'pick' their president by casting their votes here.

You won't find anything near this in Malaysia. Sadly, I have friends who have the slightest ideas of what's going on in Malaysia. Heck some don't even have the slightest interest in the topic. Isn't that funny? One way or another, politics will surely effect your life. Malaysia is your country too, isn't it? It's not just one man's future at stake, it is your future too to decide. Now I'm not attacking anyone here, but somethings gotta change. SOS.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Datuk Shahrukh Khan

No, not datuk as in grandfather. In case you haven't heard, you may be wondering why there's a 'Datuk' in front of Shahrukh Khan's name. Well guess what? He is a Datuk.

Absurd? You tell me!

The Bollywood heartthrob was awarded the Darjah Kemuliaan Seri Melaka which brings the title Datuk (equivalent to the British knighthood). The reasons? Well, here's what Datuk Seri Ali Rustam had to say.

Ya right. All Shahrukh Khan did was dance in front of the A' Famosa for a little while. As if that was enough to promote Melaka. As if the millions watching that movie would be asking where the shooting was held. Since A' Famosa would've been shot for nothing more than a few minutes (at most), I don't see why it would really help people know Melaka. And dancing in front of that monument definately doesn't merit a datukship. Heck, if that was the case, anyone can go dance in front of A' Famosa and post the video in Youtube. And plus, I don't think t was even his idea to dance in front of A' Famosa. For all it's worth, the credit should've gone to the director or producer of that film.

And if that's the case, many more celebrities should of been awarded the datuk. Chow Yun Fat for Anna and the King, Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery for Entrapment, and Jakie Chan in Police Story to name a few.

No disrespect of any kind, but if the trend of giving out datuks to just about anyone is continued, the value of that honourable award would be no more. I thought the last incident when they gave a Datuk to Michelle Yeoh was funny enough, so this time is out of the roof hillarious. Heck, Shahrukh Khan didn't even attend the award giving ceremony. He probably had many more important things to do, or was simply just too embarrassed to even show up. I mean datuk? What is that?

I couldn't find the A' Famosa clip as mentioned above. But here's a clip from one 2 ka 4 in KL. Enjoy.

Rides to Scream for

Before I begin, let's get things straight. I am not a roller coaster guy. I'm not too fond of heights to say the least. Me and heights just don't go along well I guess.

Well anyway, I decided to spend last Saturday at Six Flags Over Georgia with the MSA. It was Muslim Family Day over there and I felt it would be a very nice experience to join in the fun. After all, the last I've been to Six Flags was a good 12 years ago. It's been a while. And no roller coaster rides for me back then.

But at 21 years old, you don't pay 25 bucks to go on the kiddy rides! So from the 6 rides we took, 4 were roller coasters.

Our first one, which we initially saw it as a warm up ride (the coaster seemed decent from afar), turned out to be not much of a warm up after all. The Mind Bender was actually the first triple loop coaster in America!

Then we took on Batman. I remember Abah riding that one over at Six Flags Great Adventure last time, and boy was he terrified. Lol. So now it was my turn. Basically you just hang on the coaster via the supporting at your chest, with your feet dangling in the air. And it sure was a blast.

Next up (after lunch) we rode 2 water rides, the Thunder River and Splash Water Falls. The former was similar to the Congo Rapids we rode over at Great Adventure, while Splash water falls was a real splash. We were soaked!

Then came the ultimate rides. As they say, save the best for last, and that was exactly what we did. First was Superman: The Ultimate Flight. You plunge face first through loops, swrils, and turns. Just look at it's affect on us! It was truely an almost flying experience!

Then the cream on the crop was Goliath. Just by its name, you know for sure its big. And it surely was. Standing at 200 feet and at a maximum speed of 70 mph, you can't ask for more. Just look at it:

And it's affect? Well, look for yourself.

Roller coaster rides seem to be an addiction. Once you've been on one, you want another. You just dare yourself for the extreme! For more photos of the trip, visit MSA flickr.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Just a reason why Malaysians athletes can't compete

I was on the treadmill in gym earlier today and there was this American guy running next to me. I realized that his pace (step wise) was the same as mine. Our steps were basically the same. And so I thought to myself, hey, I'm not doing that bad. But then I realized his treadmill speed. His was 7.2 (I don't know the units), mine was six.

No wonder Malaysian athletes can't compete!! :)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Flu Season

Tis the season to be flu-ish. fa la la la, la la la la....

The change of weather from summer to fall signals the coming of another season, the flue season. I've had the flu for over a week now, coughing, sore throat, and a running nose. What a way to raya!

So people, as we celebrate our own festive season, just mind the flu season as well. It's getting cold, so wear a jacket. Don't catch the flu, and surely, don't pass it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Eid Mubarak to everyone!! May you have a wonderful one no matter where you are!

الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر

لا إله إلا الله

الله أكبر الله أكبر

ولله الحمد