Monday, December 24, 2007

Political State of the Nation II

Recently, The Royal Malaysian Police had done a raid that affected the videogame stores in K.L. I understand that they wanted to 'ban' the stream of pirated videogames coming in. This has sparked minor outrage among the youth, as videogames are important to us. I stand among those upset with the ban. It isn't because we hate the goverment (except a certain few) but because they did the raid during the school holidays, leaving us bored to death (figuratively). What they're probably trying to do is cut us off from video games and then organize some event that'll bore the dead to, well, death. Yet, despite this, fake DVDs are still being sold and such stalls are actually springing up like daisies/mushrooms. Makes you wonder doesn't it. Why are the police scaring the videogame stores and not the DVD stalls? I don't want to jump to conclusions (but it's so fun, I can't help it) but one possible explanation is because they aren't good at playing videogames so out of jealousy, the boycott the videogames but not the DVDs. Another-more down to earth-explanation is that the DVD stalls give good bribes while the videogame stores don't bribe or not as much so are forced to stop selling. It's just a theory.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Veggies Gone Crazy

I was doing the grocery yesterday and spotted some veggies in the 'seafood' section. Bewildered and laughing my head off, I snapped some pictures. Not all though, was afraid of being chased out. I'm not going to tell which grocer but fellow Malaysians in Shah Alam might (might not) know. There was about 9 different sections all with veggies among fish. I've no idea why the did it and I'm not too keen on knowing why.

Broccoli among shrimp

Lemons on fish

Broccoli among crabs and fish

Spinach between fish

Broccoli among fish

Spinach among price tags and fish

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

What's Your Morning Personality?

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Sure, you've had your share of lazy Sundays, but for the most part, we'd guess you greet the day with enthusiasm and maybe even a smile. Morning people like you probably have your own internal alarm clocks, and it often makes morning the best part of the day.

Getting to work or appointments on time has probably never been a problem for you. In fact, you're usually at your most productive during the a.m. hours. So, if you've got a big presentation to give or a test to take, your best bet is to schedule it before lunchtime. Go get 'em!

Are You a Risk Taker?

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No pain, no gain! For a sporty soul like you, a few scrapes and scratches are a small price to pay for the thrill of victory and the rush of adrenaline through your veins.

You're an explorer who enjoys getting out and pushing yourself to the limit. If it'll get your heart pumping, we'd guess that you've done it already, or at least are game to try it. From cliff diving to river rafting to mountain biking, why not give it a whirl? After all, the view's better from the top. And you'll have plenty of fun getting there whether you're hiking, climbing, or 4-wheel driving to your next adventure. So keep exploring, just try not to push it too far. You're not indestructible, but we don't have to tell you that.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Emotional IQ Test

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This number is the result of a formula based on how many questions you answered correctly on Tickle's Emotional IQ test. But your Emotional IQ score is much more than just a number: it's an indicator of success.

Research has shown that people with high emotional intelligence scores — not necessarily those with the highest IQ scores — tend to be the most valued and productive employees and have the longest and happiest romantic relationships.

So, where are you most emotionally smart? Your test results show that your strongest suit is empathy — your ability to see things from someone else's point of view.

Super IQ Test

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People who are Analytic Detectives are unusually talented problem-solvers. They are able to think through a process step-by-step, and know how to zero in on anything that is even remotely illogical. Compared to others they are very adept at discerning numerical patterns and solving difficult equations.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Signature Colors

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You're one-of-a-kind, that's for sure. A unique individual like you will make her mark with a bold, eye-catching color that's not afraid to be noticed. That's why we're pairing you up with Aqua Paradise. Your friends may sometimes question your choices in everything from what you wear to who you date, but they are likely to admire your willingness to experience all that life has to offer. In fact, it wouldn't surprise us if your experimental nature has helped you become ultra-secure in yourself — and that's a great way to be. You've also probably got a creative way of looking at the world that gives you a unique approach to solving problems, at home and at work. And your offbeat opinions and adventurous spirit likely make you a compelling character to pal around with. So keep it up, Aqua, and never give up on whatever paradise you seek!

What's Your Fantasy Island?

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Indulgence — that's your focus when considering the perfect island getaway. That's why a luxurious Caribbean gem like St. Lucia is right for you. After all, it's a vacation — what better time to indulge every whim? Can't you just hear the steel drums as you delight in spa treatments or have cocktails served on the beach? Or maybe you'd rather shop the day away and splurge on a fancy seafood dinner? Whatever your extravagances, you find that pampering yourself is the best way to let go of stress and revitalize for the road ahead.

With your style and elegance, you expect the very best from yourself and others — and St. Lucia is just the relaxing, pampering place to give you what you want. Live it up!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Classic IQ Test results

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You are equipped with a verbal arsenal that enables you to understand complex issues and communicate on a particularly high level. These talents make you a Word Warrior.

Whether or not you recognize it, your vocabulary is your strongest suit—use it whenever you can. Since your command of words is so great, you are also a terrific communicator — able to articulate big ideas to just about anyone. Your wordsmithing prowess will also help in artistic and creative pursuits. The power of words translates to fresh ideas off paper too. Since you have so many words at your disposal, you are in a unique position to describe things in an original way, as well as see the future in your mind's eye. In short, your strengths allow you to be a visionary — able to extrapolate and come up with a multitude of fresh ideas. And you are in good company — bask in the brilliance of Word Warriors who have walked before you. William Shakespeare let loose the power of his pen. His ability to articulate the most subtle nuances of human nature and to create colorful characters are why his stories still have a major impact — even 400 years after he first wrote them. Whether you put pen to paper or use your understanding of the words around you to come up with creative approaches to problems, your potential as a Word Warrior is terrific.

Freedom of Speech

Despite the title, many people think that is it; the freedom to say and write whatever you want. News flash, WRONG! Freedom of speech means writing and saying whatever you want but responsibly. And a responsible politician is hard to come by (at least in Malaysia). There are one or two guys (Mahathir's definitely on that list, that's for sure) who are not politically corrupt (or not that bad), articulate speakers (if you don't know what articulate means, there's something called the dictionary), and actually has a (his/her own) vision for the country. This is probably going to get my ass in deep s___ but here it goes; A number (not all) of Badawi's plans, are from Mahathir. There was this project, a project that Mahathir lectured him for 2 years and he (Badawi) took an oath to carry out the plan. What did he do the moment he was in office? Scrapped it, that's what! But if you stop to ponder, this reflects human nature, we cannot trust ourselves with power. Unfortunately, we have to, in order to keep ourselves alive, and happy. The sum of all our fears isn't a nuclear holocaust, it isn't some alien coming down and wiping us out, it's ourselves. We alone have the power to protect ourselves or to destroy ourselves. Many have heard that the 'golden' question is 'what is our purpose on this planet?'. Some theorize it's because we're the only one who can protect the animals and the enviroment. But if we hadn't come into the picture, a multitude of animals wouldn't have gone extinct, the ozone layer wouldn't be thinning and the earth would go on. All we do is boss each other around, destroy the enviroment, and find ever more imaginative ways to destroy each other.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

New Achievement!

I like doing many sports. I'll be covering cycling today. I know it seems there isn't much to it but it's really fun. Try going out with friends. Just you guys and your bikes, exploring your neighbourhood. Push yourselves to the limit. Go off-road with the bikes or see who can maintain the lead for the longest (this is dangerous so make sure you have and secluded place). 15 Nov 2007, at 1730 hours; did the longest and craziest stunt! and I'm only 14! went down more than 200 feet of stairs! All on my trusty stock Nexus Series 9200 bike. It was insane! I could hardly reach the brakes due to all the jumping the bike did. Despite the being wet due to the Monsoon season here in Malaysia and previously subjected to heavy-duty-all-weather conditions the brakes worked like a charm (when I could reach them). All I was wearing was a pair of Diadora cargo shorts, my orange Nike t-shirt and my Nike Training gloves. I had done downstairs cycling before but this was the most wicked downstairs cycle I've done. The distance was over 200 feet! 200! Wonder what I'll do next... hmm...