Monthly Archives: June 2006


What: Troubadours + Doppelganger
Where: La Bodega KL, Tengkat Tong Shin
When: 2nd July 2006, 8:30pm onwards
How much: RM5
Who: Lied, Sad Angry Babies, Sizlo and much more!

Better still, click on the flyer:

He pimps and gets pimped, so cheese him out.

Yes that’s me beneath the E in LIED wearing the shirt stim-girl gave me, chatting with Lola, Lainie‘s stalkee! The picture is in infrared, which is why you can see who bleached their hair and then tried to dye it back to black.

I finally appear in one of their flyers, but I may or may not be going; my uncle is getting married! I am happy for him, and for me as well, what with the free hotel food, right?

As for the fifth instalment of Guess That Trashcan, the winner is Cheesie! Yes that’s right, it is an IKEA trashcan. A magical trashcan indeed because it empties itself, is illuminated inside (lights sold separately) and you don’t have to clean the floor under it because it’s not on the floor! The only trash that would stay in the can would of course be chewing gum. So look for these lighted trashcans above you, as you walk towards Cineleisure.

Oh, I was supposed to pimp her?

Cheesie is funny, punny, dresses like a bunny, makes her mark on your breakfast schedule, storms the park with some cuppie noodle, lurks in the dark as a mutated poodle (or was it rabbit? Pass me a carrot!) Life is never a bore with a camwhore, so click her link for cute furry animals and more! What’s this? Please, more cheese, more corn, more pr0n from long gone!

Sun? Set.

And now, for some random sky sunset shots to fill time while waiting for someone to answer my last Guess That Trashcan quiz correctly.

Noise has been retained for effect.

I wonder how much potential energy lies between two antennas that size.

Perhaps, enough to change Ampang highways.

Now’s the chance for the power tower to feel the tower; when the twin towers are not in sight.

Look ma, giant pylons!

This is so lame it should start to rain.

A new prosperous beginning! Gold will rain from the sky.

Fourfour Me-Me-Me-Me

Hmmph I thought only active bloggers would get tagged and tag people.

Four jobs I would stink at:
Garbage collector
Public toilet janitor
Septic tank cleaner

Four pretend nicknames I�m making up for myself:
Glaring Notebook (after this I’ll make them up on the spot)
Purveyor Of Realness
Hair Guitarist

Four movies I have watched over and over:
School Of Rock
Transformers The Movie
Back To The Future
Shaun Of The Dead (I’ve seen this loads of times on ASTRO)

Four things I love to do on my weekends:
Date hot models
Watch free movies
Headbang to rock bands at gigs
Drink free orange juice (it’s good for you!)

Four things I could NOT live without (besides oxygen, H20, and miscellaneous life-sustaining substances):
My Nokia N70
An Internet connection of some sorts like 3G/EDGE over my phone
My wallet because it’s fat and keeps me warm
My pants. To quote Ron Burgundy from Anchorman, “Don’t act like you’re not impressed!

Four TV shows I geek out to, or used to geek out to:
The Simpsons
Mr. Bean

Four of my favorite foods, partnered with people with whom I enjoy eating said foods:
Indomee, with William my mamak explorer
Cheese Naan, also with William my mamak explorer
Burger King’s Triple Whopper, with Shaz the chomper
Burger King’s French Chicken, also with Shaz the chomper

Four places I would rather be right now:
In her room
In the room where they have the keys to all the compartments of a Hasbro warehouse
In the room where they have the keys to all the compartments of a Canon warehouse
In the room where they have the keys to all the compartments of a Ford warehouse

Four people I�m mercilessly tagging:
Jude, my imaginary friend. He’s always bored.
Brandon, one of the voices in my head. Maybe it will get him to shut up.
The unidentified figure in my photos. What’s your nickname and why do you keep appearing in my pictures?
Nightcrawler of the X-Men. I mean, he could be anywhere, so where would he want to be?

Motorshow Pictures Part 3

And now, for the finale to the pictures from the KL International Motorshow 2006 at Putra World Trade Center.

She was the most hardworking of the car models, continuously moving and shifting position for the cameras.

I’m never bored of Ford. Make Every Day Exciting!

Left: She’s bored. Right: The most photographed Volvo girl.

The Volvo 3-Seat Concept Car had the brightest lights.

Bridgestone. No tires.

You want my contacts?

Nice ride.

Spot the ghost glove!

So when do we get to eat?

Psst. I smuggled some food in the glove compartment.

Groovy baby, yeah!

Naza Sutera Sports Concept.

I think we missed a turn…

Why were people complaining that there wasn’t a Subaru Impreza?

Also check out:
Motorshow Pictures Part 1
Motorshow Pictures Part 2


A recent meeting made me wake up and realize what was missing.

You want something done, you do it yourself. There’s passion because you know exactly how you want it. Paying someone to do it won’t work. An elderly mechanic can be paid to install a turbocharger in your car, but he won’t feel the passion to calibrate your car to maximize its performance. It’s not his car; it’s not him who wants that boost.

I have a vision, but I don’t want to have an MBA or be in a leadership position to see such changes take place.

I have it, I still do. And I look at it wistfully while following the path away from it.

If your mother (God forbid) was hit by a drunk driver, would you continue working for Heineken? What do people at British American Tobacco do? I imagine a bunch of people smoking in suits, thinking of evil ways to sell more cigarettes using psychological mindplay.

Of course, BAT has some amount of social consciousness. They provided a full scholarship for one of my deserving friends, who isn’t a Bumiputera. (I do not want redundant comments about how Malaysia is screwed. People do nothing but whine, and whining isn’t changing anything unless it is to the right people.)

Can you live with yourself? All you people want is more money. A bigger car and bigger exhaust and more pollution. You earn more but you spend more, continuously comparing yourself to a richer person. Get… real. Come sit with me at a mamak.

Do you remember as a kid, wanting to be a doctor, teacher or engineer? Coming out clueless, taking a Mass. Comm. degree while still being clueless, and being clueless, going into say Public Relations or copywriting and promoting one sugary drink over another.

If you’re clueless what to do (and thus, would do anything) could you at least do something that is beneficial for humanity?

(I know some PR people who aren’t in such brainwashing schemes so this is not intended for any of my friends. Really. And kudos to those who keep it real.)

P.S. The winner for the fourth Guess That Trashcan is Steph again! Yes, it was at The Curve. I thought it was one of the easier, more distinct ones anyway.

Trash, Can

And now, for number four. Guess That Trashcan!

The first person to answer correctly will be pimped in my next blog entry, with at least one paragraph. It’s practically a free and easy pimping.

Of course, if you want a more elaborate pimping, complete with custom-designed blog header and pimpage, you could always go join smashpOp‘s contest.

Motorshow Pictures Part 2

And now, in continuation to Motorshow Pictures Part 1, from the KL International Motorshow 2006 at Putra World Trade Center.

This time around, old cars, like this Porsche-headlight-like Jaguar.

Jaguar V12. Rawr.

And for more Jaguars…

…and Jaguars.

Crank it up, Morris Garages!

This MG might be missing a few parts.

A car named Rover. Woof.

Motorcycles. Go doggie chase them!

Aston Martin from the front.

Even the back is sexy.

That is a Rolls Royce, boys.

Mercedes Benz, super wide.

I was hoping to see a Thunderbird, or a retro pony car/muscle car at least. Ah well.

A Prick For Freedom

Today, I braved my fears.

I took the test.

I now knew for sure my fate.

I was once at high risk of getting diabetes. The doctor told me to drink plenty of water, ask for kurang manis (less sweetened) drinks, and to come back in a week to check my blood sugar levels again.

I did not come back.

I was scared.

However, I did resolve to reduce my sweet, sweet blood (kinda explains why I attract mosquitoes!)

Original Coca-Cola was my enemy.

Today, a Coca-Cola fan dragged me to a clinic. I did the test. One finger prick. 4.8. In the safe zone. Normal blood sugar levels on an empty stomach.

Normal blood sugar levels.

A prick for freedom!

I felt like a free man. I was normal, without any debilitating health problems!

Ah, good old friend, the one who has accompanied me many mornings. Teh Tarik. Tea with condensed milk.

I still think Coca-Cola is too sweet; it feels like drinking liquid sugar.

Anyone up for candy floss, chocolate fondue or lemon cheesecake?

Fete De La Musique 2006

It’s that time of the year again, for the big, chaotic walkabout gig that is known as the Fete De La Musique!

As always, I’m going, to catch some musical acts while bumping into people from the scene. (It’s not so much about the acts, really, because the Fete has always been chaotic, with timetables being shuffled around, performers coming to empty stages with no sound systems, etc.)

This year around, it’s not around Bintang Walk.

What: Fete De La Musique 2006 (at Alliance Francaise)
Who: Heaps of bands; opera, heavy metal, jazz, acoustic, African reggae; Y2K, Xcited Screamers, Triple6Poser, Sei Hon, Broken Scar, Dragon Red, Imam, Peter Brown, 2 Sides Of The Story, Brainhead, Troubagangers, Ning Baizura, etc.
Where: The Alliance Francaise, 15, Jalan Gurney, left off Jalan Semarak which is left off Jalan Tun Razak (coming from the North)
How much: Free again; just stand around.
When: 11am to 11pm, 17th June 2006

I hear that there may be uh… samplings of liquified fermented fruits and plants of the fine variety, but don’t get your hopes up.


What: Fete De La Musique 2006 (at Bangsar)
Who: Heaps of bands; Vespertine, Frequency Cannon, One Buck Short, Soft Touch
Where: Jalan Telawi, Bangsar and The Outback, Bangsar
How much: Free! Just stand around.
When: 5pm to midnight, 17th June 2006

I’ll be at the Alliance Francaise first, and hitch a ride with whoever’s up for hopping over to Bangsar.

I also blogged about the previous events:
Fete De La Musique 2005
Fete De La Musique 2004
(I don’t think I blogged about Fete De La Musique 2003)

Portions of this blog entry have been shamelessly ripped off the Lemang newsletter.

Edit: Khai uploaded this very informative flyer.