Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Jakarta Here I Come!

I'm off now! Will be updating from there!

Dem yuh!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Let's Go to Paris

This one is for you.

*edit. This song is ESPECIALLY for YOU. You know who you are.

Jakarta-Bandung Trip (Preview)

I'm off to Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta tomorrow. Upon arrival, we (four of us) will take a shuttle/cab straight to Bandung. It will take about 2-3 hours to reach Bandung.

Stay in Bandung at this one service apartment (I can't remember the name, it's kinda unusual name) somewhere nearby Dago (yep yep!) for three nights. Already planned to chill out around Dago to shop, maybe we'll hit few night spots there see what's up with the scene there. I might be meeting Awey, the owner of 16 D-Scale, one of the premium Indonesian brands in Bandung for some chat up on some projects *hint hint* *cough cough*

We might also go for a sight-see at an active volcano in Bandung. I can't recall the name but yeah, hopefully Kak Dee-d can make it (she's pregnant you see), otherwise it's a no-go.

After that we'll be going back to J-town and stay there for another three nights. I've made some arrangements with the boys there (Putra, Ryan, Adhi, Nadya, and probably the Goodnight Electric boys as well) to bring me around. We gonna hit places there, see what's going on and shit. And I might be meeting Andaru of Nanonine, one of the biggest multi-local-brand Indonesian boutique for some chat up and *cough cough* *hint hint*

This time I'll bring a video cam!

Dem yuh!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Gong Gong Gong!

I just woke up, feel a lil' bit dizzy. Must be last night. Yea, last night I was at LapSap's Chinese New Year Party. Held at my usual weekly dosage spot, Barsonic, Zouk, this time around they invited two supporting acts, Mixing in Action (DJ Akantrexx a.k.a Johan and DJ Fareen a.k.a Salfarin) and DJ MicHoh (Champion for Pioneer DJ Battle 2007) to spin some good trash music.

The result?
I was trashed.

Damn where are the pictures???!!!

Anyway, I would like to take this oppurtunity to wish all my chinese friends and family, and everyone in Malaysia

Yes we are Malaysians, we celebrate every festivals. That's why we are the best country to live in despite the horrible situations in politics and other bullshits which led us to a bad direction (I wish not to blab about yet) - I know this might not making any sense but as always, LIKE I GIVE A DAMN!

Which one are you?

Dem yuh!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Be Strong

You'll never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Movie: January 2009

What movie is that? I've never heard of a movie called January 2009? It's not you idiot.

You see, I've been watching quite a few movies this month, and God I either forgot to write my reviews here or i was too busy writing about other bullshits.

I love movies. Films. It's so powerful that's the only 'place' you can hope for something you wish you'd have. Don't understand? Go figure.

I don't wanna talk cock here. These are the few movies I've watched, and my personal opinion is that they're worth watching, one way or another.

1. 7 Pounds

Seven names. Seven strangers. One secret.

Starring: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson
Director: Gabrielle Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness)
Producer: Todd Black (The Pursuit of Happyness, The Weather Man, S.W.A.T., A Knight's Tale)

If this movie doesn't touch every sentimental nerve in your body and reach to the core of your soul, you are not human. This movie will touch your heart in places you never knew existed. Each of us has seen those movies that reach deep within and cause the light tear to seep out of corner of our eyes and we quickly wipe it away and hope no one sees us. You will indeed be seen crying on this one. You will need a box of tissues. I do not know how or what the so called self critics are seeing, but I don't think it's the same movie I just finished watching. Yes it's a little slow, but its real.

My rate for this movie: 9/10!

2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Life isn't measured in minutes,but in moments.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett
Director: David Fincher (Fight Club, Se7en, Zodiac, Panic Room)
Screenplay: Eric Roth (Lucky You, Munich, Ali)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a film unlike any I've ever seen and probably ever will. A true epic that left me utterly speechless. It accomplished so much through such simplicity. Everything was top notch from the elegant directing to the subtly wonderful performances down to the magical score. The film demands you to feel not only for the death we witness, but for the incredible life we discover. It prays on the obvious morality issues we all deal with but also dangles the idea in front of us that everyone goes through the same joys and grievances, just not in the same way. This is a momentous tale that deserves nothing less than the title of brilliance.

This particular film is a curious film indeed. It has an intriguing and completely absorbing story, as well as the director, David Fincher, on the top of his game. With this film, Fincher cements his place as one of the best directors alive, as his film is nothing short of magical, mesmerizing, riveting, ground breaking, and ultimately, timeless.

I'll rate this movie: 9/10!

3. Pineapple Express

Put this in your pipe and smoke it.

Starring: Seth Rogen, James Franco
Director: David Gordon Green (Snow Angels)
Producer: Judd Apatow (Step Brothers, Superbad, Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin)

It's been a year since the glorious Superbad hit theaters, and here we go again. Pineapple Express is the best comedy of the year, at least in my opinion. I haven't laughed this hard in a very long time, nor have I enjoyed myself more while doing so. It's got everything! Fire, weed, guns, car chases, explosions, a beautiful lady and of course, blood and guts. Yes, I'm reviewing Pineapple Express, and not some twisted horror movie.

What makes this movie so great and accessible (to the viewer that is allowed to see it, mind you) is that it's got something for every kind of comedy fan: ridiculous action gags, the witty and snappy dialog, funny cops, hilarious pot jokes, and James Franco playing the most lovable stoner of all time. (yes, THAT James Franco). He took a break from the latest intense drama or Spider-Man film, delivers the funniest performance since Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat.

It's a great buddy movie to see with all your friends. It doesn't matter if you're a guy or a girl, you'll love Pineapple Express.

I'll rate this movie: 9/10 mofo!

Dem yuh!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Meet Uncle Hussain for Anugerah Juara Lagu ke-23

I hope it's not too late to wish Meet Uncle Hussain a very big CONGRATULATIONS for winning the Anugerah Juara Lagu ke-23. After Estranged took the crown last year with their sing-along song, Itu Kamu, Meet Uncle Hussain continued to kick asses with their much-anticipated Lagu Untukmu. It is time baby, it is time.

The moment I watched them perform, I was like, "Dude it's over! It's over!". Haha I'm happy for them.
Faizal Tahir came close to my vote and honestly, he is a great performer. He write songs, lyrics and I bet he'll produce songs soon. He could've won the award but, Meet Uncle Hussain just killed everyone. Literally.

So watch them.

What can you tell when two independent bands won Anugerah Juara Lagu two years in a row?

*note: It was dominated by commercial artists in 21 years, or so.

Answer: Compose REAL music! Else you guys will be bitch-slapped every year, you hear me?!!

Dem yuh!

Youth '09

This is rather late. Reason being is that all of the images I snapped using Yaya's digital camera (demm I'm still camera-less!) was with her, until today. Now I can sedut every pictures and write about the YOUTH '09. I went to the event with my colleague, Zaha (sorry mate, of all the pictures, I forgot to snap yours. Next time.)

Youth '09 is Malaysia's Largest Youth Lifestyle Festival, so they say. There were a lot of activities went on those three days from 9th - 11th January 2009 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) such as 2nd National Youth Entrepreneur Convention, Battle of The Bands, Career Attack, Cosplay Competition, Learning Workshops, Community Meet-ups & Gatherings, Basketball 3-on-3 and Caged Futsal 1-on-1 Challenge, Creative Mafia Bazaar and many more.
Yes I don't wish to write longer, it gets bored to you guys and to me as well.

Let them pictures do the talking.

Look at the guitar (or whatever they call it), it's sick!

The main entrance. They recorded 36,720 attendance. Good number ;)

The map. It's huge isn't it?

Celcom XPax (under their U.O.X product) is everywhere nowadays. I bet they spent more on A&P. Gigs, concerts, events, events, more events.

Shake your booty like a belly dancer!

Met with a very good friend of mine, Mr JoJo is the founder of Kapasitor.net; a community, a platform, a talent factory, a future and a service for writers to publish their writings in Bahasa Melayu, English and as well as Bahasa Indonesia. They will be having their Kapasitor.net 4th Anniversary next week, so go check it out HERE!

Main stage for performances by artists and Battle of The Bands. Sound system was badddd...

Some cars on display. I'm not really sure what's the theme. Was it 'National Cars Autoshow' or what.

Me and Zaha, we were starving that time. Rushed to look for food and we managed to find it. RM10 for a plate. Well, I rather pay than die.

After we ate, we made our move to the Creative Mafia, a unique shopping experience organized by Bijou Bazaar. As usual, tonnes of booths with different styles and products from t-shirts to temporary airbrush tattoo to cupcakes to everything you name it.

Some of the artworks in progress and on display:

Vandal freestyling. He's good, really.

Met my old friends, Odie and Khun. Odie was one of the vendors at the Bazaar. She sell cupcakes, a very tasty one. You can even order your custom-made cuppies for your birthday, party, or you don't need any reason at all to eat cupcakes! Check out her website to order your custom made cupcakes at Itsy-Bitsybites!

2009 sees a difficult year for everyone. Career Attack is a career fair to those who are seeking for a career. D'uhhhh.... Check out their website if you ever need a career HERE!

Yo-yo demonstration. Is it still exist???

This wall is situated at the centre of the hall. People can actually see your butt-crack or g-string from a very promising angle while you climbing enthusiastically.

Caged Futsal 1-on-1 Challenge. It makes a very annoying noise whenever they kicked the ball to the fence!

I was really confused, or rather wondering, why on earth people do the aerobic routines in front of thousands of people? It's hilarious, seeing the determinations of them.

Just before I left, met up with Jai Son @ MC Vandal. I remembered during the "All In The Family" event by Streething, he rapped about the Komodo Ninja! Huhu thanks Vandal! Read more about this Urban Camper HERE!

On the way out, I saw this artwork by PhobiaKlik. Actually the entrance and the exit were the same but when I entered, it's still under progress. It's almost done when I came across. And, it's damn awesome right? Need any paint-job? Contact them HERE!

I almost made my way out but I heard some music from afar. Went there and saw this one kid beatboxing like nobody's business. He's not bad yo.. Waited for a while, watched the rest of the boys perform. Talked to the manager, and I might use them later for some events. They call themselves Sound Rhythm Beatbox or SRB. Very young gentlemen, aged around 16-17ish if I'm not mistaken. You guys can check their video in Youtube HERE!
Sorry boys I can't remember your names, it's too fancy I got me tongue twisted.


That's all for now. I think it's quite long already.

Dem yuh!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

10 Careers that Top USD30 per Hour

Apparently the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there are 10 careers that can secure the income of USD60,000 or more, annually. USD60,000 annually is equal to USD30 per hour. Or it's like RM100/hour in Malaysia. I know I can't compare it straight forward because of the currency exchange, bla bla bla. But this is just a comparison of the jobs with the pay these people get. Don't understand? Read more below.

It is also reported by the U.S. Census Bureau that the latest figure for median household income in the U.S. is at $50,233 (in Bahasa Melayu it is called pendapatan per kapita). Do you know what is our household median income or pendapatan per kapita bagi rakyat Malaysia?

From the source of Berita Harian for Bajet 2009:

"Pendapatan per kapita pula dijangka berkembang 5.6 peratus mencecah AS$17,549 (2008: 14.7 peratus; AS$16,617). "

Source - Berita Harian

So here are the 10 careers that secured USD30/hour in the U.S.A:

1. Database Administrator
Mean Hourly Wage: $33.78
Salary: $70,260

2. Registered Nurse

Mean Hourly Wage: $30.04
Salary: $62,480

3. Technical Writer
Median Hourly Wage: $30.18
Salary: $62,780

4. Fashion Designer
Median Hourly Wage: $34.22
Salary: $71,170

5. Accountant
Median Hourly Wage: $30.11
Salary: $62,640

6. Environmental Scientist
Median Hourly Wage: $30.71
Salary: $63,870

7. K-12 Curriculum Designer
Median Hourly Wage: $30.87
Salary: $64,220

8. Dental Hygienist
Mean Hourly Wage: $31.21
Salary: $64,910

9. Detectives and Criminal Investigators
Median Hourly Wage: $30.05
Salary: $62,500

10. Television Producer
Median Hourly Wage: $31.66
Salary: $65,850

I mean, WHAT???!!! This is a fucking joke isn't it? Really, if we put aside the currency rate, bla bla bla all those capitalist bullshits, are we going to get paid RM62,500/year to be a detective? I would be a fucking nurse if I get paid RM62,000/year.

Here, we still get shit pays. RM4/hour? A serious fucking joke.

Check out the article HERE!

Dem yuh!

To Live and To Die.

I live by the sword, I'll die by the sword.

I mean it literally, not metaphorical. I took my chances, I made my ways. I cried, I wiped my tears and I moved on. And in the end, I'll be responsible for what I've done. Until then, I'll continue living my life.

Dem yuh!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Good Night with Electric.

Goodnight Electric (from left) - Oomleo, Bondi Goodboy, Henry Foundation

I'll be honest with you guys, first time I heard about Goodnight Electric (yes I'm so outdated so sue me) when I went to XLive Festival in Genting (Kota Keriangan!), back in June or July last year. It was an OK-lah event, because I personally think the organizer could've done better.

Anyway, back to my topic. (I think I'm suffering from Attention Deficiency Disorder). Yes this time around I attended Celcom XPax U.O.X gigs last Saturday, held at Zouk, KL. It's called U.O.X Play, a series of gigs held at different spots in KL with different line-ups from different genres. And last week gigs was different as well since the line-ups were more to "electric", not as in gitar karen but the electro kinda genre. The line-ups were The Otherside Orchestra (funky siot!), Komplot (one of the best rock bands now. The frontman, Zac Partician is a real rockstar attitude. You got the vibe dude!), LapSap (always my favourite), Twilight ActionGirl (my every Friday night dosage), Dipha from Agrikulture as well as Goodnight Electric and few other good DJs such as Vice Modern Disco, Ray Soo etc. So yeah it's a disco gig.

For those who don't know what Goodnight Electric is, they are one of the best bands in Asia 2008, reported by Times Magazine, click HERE! to read.

I really dig their songs. Gile high siot.. Yes, they are really good, and personally really funny and really crazy, and they naturally know how to get the crowds go all crazy.

So yeah I had a very good and wild night, and it's a pleasure to have been chilling with the GE boys, Henry Foundation, Oomleo, Bondi Goodboy, Fisma (manager) and the rest of the shenanigans.

Enjoy the pics!

Shaq was shocked by the Electric!

Praying while playing..

DJ Blink @ 5ft (LapSap) and Ly'd..

Seriously this is a major turn-off! Sapa yang amik gambar rosak ni?

With Crazy Andy and Bondi Goodboy

With Bondi Goodboy and Jazi Moc

With Henry Foundation!

*Sorry to Oomleo, Fisma and the rest since I can't find where are the rest of the pictures. I will upload once I found those pics.

Owh for more, check their cool vidoes at Goodnight Electric TV.

Till then, see you guys in Jakarta next week woot woot!!!

Dem yuh!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Poetry: Wherever They Be

This is actually one of my writings. I wrote it back in the days (not long ago) and normally I get ideas instantly and straight away develop them into something. A poem, or a lyric, whatever you wish to call it. And somebody did read this piece and he said it's similar to Louis Armstrong's "Dream A Little Dream Of Me". Well honestly and so of an ignorant I was, I never heard that song ever in my life before. Well I guess, great minds think alike, no? *memasukkan diri di dalam bakul bukanlah perkara yang molek untuk dilakukan wahai tuan-tuan dan puan-puan*

Anyways, this is called Wherever They Be. It's about waiting for true love to come and pick me, and take me away.

Wherever They Be

Dream, dream a little dream of me

Close your eyes, let me make you see

In the dark, the stars are shining above the sea

Then you'll know, then you'll know how much I love thee

Earth beneath, and heaven above

Where art thou, where art thou Love?

I looked everywhere, wherever you may be

Still I'm all alone, darling I'm so lonely

I can't sleep so I can't dream

The only place where she can be seen

A place I can hear your lovely whisper

Don't wanna open my eyes coz you'll dissapear

I'm still here waiting for you after these years

Coz there's no more angel in this whole universe

But in your dreas, wherever they be

Please dream, dream a little dream of me.

Salmon adalah untuk dimakan, bukan ditulis di atas tangan.

Dem yuh!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I'm S S S Sorry..

I didn't mean to break your heart...

Will.i.am feat Cheryl Cole - Heartbreaker

Dem mi...

6 Ways To Recognise An E-Thug

1. He/she still lives at home with his parents.
94% of all E-thugs still have to ask their mum whether they can bring their girlfriend/boyfriend round to 'sleepover' or if they can stay out late to DJ (in my personal case, this particular e-thug is so boring and he/she have no life). [1]

2. He/she regularly drops terms like 'e-props' and ‘PWN’ into everyday conversations.
To e-thugs, 'e-props' are like chicken nuggets to starving kids in Ethiopia. E-props are usually gained by 'PWN-ING' other bloggers, detailing how much you 'rule' on various message boards, or claiming that you know more about a particular subject than anyone else in the entire planet (in my personal case, I was pwned as having a "boring blog with a wannabe-rich-and-famous things to blog about" and "kau=orang sial yada yada yada" and "blog busuk macam longkang". Makes me wonder if he/she has a blog, how longkang his/her blog would be).

3. Online schizophrenia.
Most e-thugs are personality deficient squares that have trouble communicating with other human beings in 'the real world'. The internet allows them to create a whole new personality that is nothing like the lame reality of their often lonely lives. It's like when Mario starts off as a small and weedy plumber, but then he eats one of those mushrooms and turns into SUPER MARIO. The internet is every e-thugs 'mushroom' (in my personal case, he/she have no guts to call me or fuck me straight in my face, obviously because he/she is the SUPER MARIO on the internet).

4. Homo-celeb-clingitis.
Any 'online-warrior' worth his/her salt must name drop a popular 'celeb' that they are close with at any given opportunity. E.G: If you write about streetwear, you must, at the very least, have Futura on speed dial and tell your readers how often you talk to him and get invited to his house (in my personal case, it's not celebs, but maybe he/she is relying on some other thugs since I got this threat "nanti ada orang cari kau" wooo I'm scared) .

5. He/she has a secret online identity. Nobody's gonna take you seriously if you go online and start 'e-beef' when you have a really boring name like 'Tarquin' or 'Sean'. Create an exciting name that will make people think you’re a character from a cartoon or a comic book and not an exceptionally gay homo (in my personal case, it's dot.com.guy or blog hopper and dissed me and my blog, which is so pathetic because he/she is hiding behind stupid names).[2]

6. Me me ME!
E-thugs are so mentally deficient, that they believe they are the best at doing everything from downloading (My broadband is faster than yours!) to masturbation(The last one to bust a nut has to send a myspace bulletin saying 'I'm gay'!). They get extremely jealous when they hear about other people within their ‘scene’ receiving praise/respect/props etc, and will do everything possible to bring them down (albeit through a vale of sarcastic commentary), and thus raise their own 'e-props' (in my personal case he/she is mentally ill/deficient and i thing this particular e-thug(s) is/are stalking me, which is kinda cool, don't you think?).

[1] All e-thugs have 'popular' blogs and use their ‘e-fame’ to acquire sympathy and create ridiculous accusations..
[2] E-thugs are all nerds in real life. If you knew who they were, you’d probably kick their ass into next week Tuesday and Wednesday. And believe me I will find him/her.

Fear me, I'm the scariest e-thug!

I guess I am an e-thug as well. So does the others. Hahaa what a cock/pussy..

Dem yuh!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

HIV test for to-be-married couple. What do you think?

Hi, I have something I would like to share with you ladies and gentleman.

This year (2009) our Government decided that HIV test for every married-to-be couples or anyone for that matter. So they will be tested and then only the couple can legally married (given that none of them is infected with HIV). Which bring few things to my concern:

1. What happened if one of them is tested positive of HIV?

The couple can't get married? So they have to split? Can they still get married and use other ways to avoid the virus to be transferred to the other partner (eg. condoms while performing sexual activities)? What if the partner without the HIV virus still want to marry the other partner WITH the virus?

2. What could possibly happen to the ones tested positive of HIV after the test?

Mereka akan menjadi sampah masyarakat? Tidak boleh berkahwin sampai bila-bila? People will have separate toilets? Separate restaurants?

3. If this thing happened, what will the positive-tested victims do?

They get frustrated because they are confused, how the hell did they get the virus? Some of them may never got into any of the causes (free sex, drugs, yada yada yada), since now anything can happen. It can be transmitted due to the misconduct in hospitals, or accident, or anything. Most of us have read emails about nails in the public telephone booths and whatnot. In the end they might revenge. They transmit the disease to other people.

4. After this, if you see someone is not yet married, then you'll assume, "he/she might have AIDS."

Haha this is funny. You see unmarried people, you'll assume he/she is positive. You know how Malaysians love to assume and gossip and badmouth others, so yeah you get the drill.

I know this HIV test for to-be-married couples are indeed good, hell I want to go test myself even though I'm no where near of getting married. But try to look it the other way round. We feel secured because we THINK we are healthy. This is the new age world, IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING.

What do you think guys? Share your thoughts here!

Dem yuh!

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Dem yuh!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Video: The Lotus Exige S Moment

This video was taken during the CIMB Club and Get@Car "Performance Car Of The Year (PCOTY)" event at Dataran Gemilang Putrajaya somewhere in July 2008. I had the chance to jump in the co-pilot seat with Khaidi Kamaruddin, General Manager of Motorsports Malaysia which is a racer and car enthusiast himself.

We were in the Lotus Exige S car, which was later announced at the event as the Performance Car Of The Year 2008.

This clip was only about two minutes, with few times Khaidi almost rammed the cones due to the burning passion hahaa. And quality was not very good as you can see, since it's not planned.

Dem yuh!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I Am...

I am the soldier of fortune.

Fortunate to have hands to pick myself up and try again when i fall

Fortunate to have legs to make myself mobile to go to the next battleground

Fortunate to have a brain to help me decipher my blueprint to victory

Fortunate to have my brothers and sisters to hold me down when i am weak

Fortunate to have a vision of my future and the vision of the steps to get there

Fortunate to have a voice to spread the influence of my thoughts and beliefs

Fortunate to have my family, my brethren, my army, my road to happiness

I am all of these, who are you?!?

frontline souljah

Dem yuh!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Back To Where I Am

Langkawi was great. I left all city-problems back. 10 days of no internet, not hassles, nothing. Just beach, sand, bumming, and more unforgettable memories. Just unpacked. Now I need to do laundries, clean up the house, get some rest and start a new bullshit again. Yeah same shit different day. Will write more and post pics and whatnot some time later. Too exhausted and burnt.

Owh, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009 to all around the world. Let's burn down the house.
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