Monday, March 30, 2009

Am I becoming more important?

Sebulan dua ni asyik jumpa orang kenamaan je..haih
Bulan lepas Ir Nizar, pastu Tuanku Mizan..
Hari ni Pak Lah.
Ok la salam je pon.

Tangan Pak Lah lembut gle.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Who else thinks Fabregas looks like Sylar?

My step-dad was the one who pointed this out, can't really remember whether I thought so before he told me. So hey, who else thinks Fabregas looks like Sylar?

The footballer....

and the villian...

look like some kind of long lost twin brothers.

I googled 'fabregas looks like sylar' btw, and yeah, teh interwebs thinks the same..

Why don't they change places for a day, huh? I bet sylar could win the premiership single handedly.

Instead we have a guy who spits at assistant managers.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Murphy's Law is broken!

I was in a bus when Murphy's Law was broken (refer to Murphy's Law: Reds chances at Old Trafford). Which now means Benitez doesn't have to buy Danny Murphy from Fulham.
It wasnt broken by a goal or two. 4-1! I think Benitez just said to his guys before the game; "Lads, just pretend you're against Real Madrid today, and you'll be fine".

What a game. Just that I did'nt watch it.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Murphy's law: Reds' chances at Old Trafford

*Liverpool have struggled at Old Trafford in the Premier League era, winning just three of 17 league and cup games against Manchester United. All three victories came courtesy of a sole Danny Murphy strike, during a four-year purple patch.

*17 December 2000 Man United 0 Liverpool 1 (Murphy 43)

*22 January 2002 Man United 0 Liverpool 1 (Murphy 85)

*24 April 2004 Man United 0 Liverpool 1 (Murphy 63 pen)
source: Independent

PS: Keputusan SPM baru keluar. Aku ternampak newsline; "PPMSI (pengajaran math sains dalam Bahasa Inggeris) tak jejas prestasi spm". Dah berapa tahun line ni keluar.. Dan aku tak paham, macamana jabatan pendidikan boleh justify hal ni. Aku rasa semua dah maklum sistem penggredan SPM yang menggunakan graf tu. Kalau tahun tu soalan senang, ramai yang dapat markah tinggi, markah untuk dapat A naik. Kalau tahun tu susah, graf turun. Simple. Jadi kalau percentage yang dapat A tahun ni lebih kurang percentage masa sebelum polisi PPMSI, tak semestinya menunjukkan pelajar masih dapat menjawab soalan exam dengan baik. Jadi "PPMSI tak jejas prestasi spm"?

Sebab aku tinggal di kampung, aku tahu macamana budak sini jawab exam. Aku rasa korang pun boleh bayangkan. Sesiapa yang tak faham BI, takkan faham pengajaran math dan sains (terutamanya sains) dalam BI. Dianggarkan lebih setengah juta pelajar akan tercicir kerana polisi ini.

Maka nyatalah polisi ini polisi yang menjahanamkan.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Eddie the surfer, youre the man!

Masa makan roti canai pagi ni, terserempak dengan Eddie dari pulau perhentian. Eddie ni tubuhnya agak tough, terus terang nampak sebab pakai sleeveless. Pakai shorts, ray bans, cap, macam clone beach bum aussie sial. Surfer pulak tu. Eddie sorang je kat perhentian yang surf. Perhentian tu ombak bukannya besar sangat, cukup-cukup tinggi lah..
Bergilir-gilir dia berbual ngan aku dan stepdad aku, sekejap loghat kelantan pekat, sekejap english yang slangnya boleh tahan. Terpikir jugak aku, dari kerajaan ajar math science in English, baik hantar budak belajar kat pulau je. Budak-budak kampung kat situ yang ambil inisiatif, memang english bole tabik ah.
Dan terpikir jugak aku, kalau si Eddie ni kat sydney sekarang, memang surfing siang malam ah aku rasa.
Eddie ni kerjanya agak murni. Selain bukak kedai kat pasir panjang tu, dia jugak lifeguard untuk noobs yang terperangkap dalam rip tide yang memang acap kali membawa ajal kepada sesiapa yang malang.
Ada dia cerita, sekali tu, 4 orang dia kena rescue. Lepas orang kedua, dah tak larat. Penat lawan ombak. Aku tak tanya pulak apa jadi kat dua orang tu. fuh.
FYI, kat pulau perhentian takde pun official lifeguard on duty. So tak dapat duit pun. Equipment pun semua Eddie yang beli sendiri. Kerajaan tak interested pun. Kata safety first..
Katanya, kalau kat tempat lain, siap dapat pingat lagi...
Orang yang dia dah save, dah tak terbilang. Alangkah banyaknya pahala, saving someones life.

Yang belajar kat sydney tu, kalau lepas 4 tahun tak reti surf lagi, ok lah bagi mudah; tak reti swimming lagi, tak yah ah weyh...setakat ambik gambar kat tepi Coogee beach.

Berbalik kepada pengajaran math dan sains dlm bahasa inggeris, 2 hari lepas 2000-8000 orang berarak dari Masjid Negara ke Istana Negara. Kena tear gas. Bayangkan, cikgu-cikgu, ahli akademik, sasterawan, dah orang ramai yang memperjuangkan bahasa melayu dan berdemo secara aman, KENA TEAR GAS.
This country is going to the dogs.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Funny court quotations

Some courtroom quotations i found on the net.. its claimed that they are taken from real courtroom records. Maybe, maybe not, but they're funny nonetheless.

  • Lawyer: "Now, you have investigated other murders, have you not, where there was a victim?"

  • Lawyer: "Now, doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, in most cases he just passes quietly away and doesn't know anything about it until the next morning?"

  • Lawyer: "Did you blow your horn or anything?"
  • Witness: "After the accident?"
  • Lawyer: "Before the accident."
  • Witness: "Sure, I played for ten years. I even went to school for it."

  • Lawyer: "Trooper, when you stopped the defendant, were your red and blue lights flashing?"
  • Witness: "Yes."
  • Lawyer: "Did the defendant say anything when she got out of her car?"
  • Witness: "Yes, sir."
  • Lawyer: "What did she say?"
  • Witness: "'What disco am I at?'"

  • Lawyer: "Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "Did you check for blood pressure?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "Did you check for breathing?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?"
  • Witness: "No."
  • Lawyer: "How can you be so sure, Doctor?"
  • Witness: "Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar."
  • Lawyer: "But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?"
  • Witness: "Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere."

  • Lawyer: "You were there until the time you left, is that true?"

  • Lawyer: "So you were gone until you returned?"

  • Lawyer: "The youngest son, the 20 year old, how old is he?"

  • Lawyer: "Were you alone or by yourself?"

  • Lawyer: "Did you ever stay all night with this man in New York?"
  • Witness: "I refuse to answer that question.
  • Lawyer: "Did you ever stay all night with this man in Chicago?"
  • Witness: "I refuse to answer that question.
  • Lawyer: "Did you ever stay all night with this man in Miami?"
  • Witness: "No."

  • Lawyer: "Could you see him from where you were standing?"
  • Witness: "I could see his head."
  • Lawyer: "And where was his head?"
  • Witness: "Just above his shoulders."

  • Lawyer: "Any suggestions as to what prevented this from being a murder trial instead of an attempted murder trial?"
  • Witness: "The victim lived."

  • Lawyer: "Do you have any children or anything of that kind?"

  • Lawyer: "She had three children, right?"
  • Witness: "Yes."
  • Lawyer: "How many were boys?"
  • Witness: "None."
  • Lawyer: "Were there girls?"

  • Lawyer: "You don't know what it was, and you didn't know what it looked like, but can you describe it?"

  • Lawyer: "You say that the stairs went down to the basement?"
  • Witness: "Yes."
  • Lawyer: "And these stairs, did they go up also?"

  • Lawyer: "What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke that morning?"
  • Witness: "He said, 'Where am I, Cathy?'"
  • Lawyer: "And why did that upset you?"
  • Witness: "My name is Susan."

  • Lawyer: "This myasthenia gravis -- does it affect your memory at all?"
  • Witness: "Yes."
  • Lawyer: "And in what ways does it affect your memory?"
  • Witness: "I forget."
  • Lawyer: "You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?"

  • Lawyer: "And what did he do then?"
  • Witness: "He came home, and next morning he was dead."
  • Lawyer: "So when he woke up the next morning he was dead?"


Thursday, February 12, 2009

the bourne supremacy iz teh r0x0r

I watched bourne supremacy for the umpteenth time. The scene where bourne
asks for a taxi in moscow:

Taxi driver: Rubles?
Bourne: Dollars.

Driver agrees and bourne gets into the car.

If filming of the next bourne film is done in Malaysia, I
hope the dialogue doesn't go something like this:

Taxi driver: Meter or no meter?
Bourne: No meter.
Taxi driver: Get in.

Of course in the cab the driver will go on about Obama politics and Bourne is like "Yeah I voted democrat" while some extremely good-looking assasin just hijacked a kancil and is following 50 meters behind.

Then they get stuck in a traffic jam.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Top 10 bank slogans

Time's 'The List' issue had this interesting list of slogans from ailing banks in the US:

1. Washington Mutual: "Whoo hoo!"

2. Lehman Brothers: "Where vision gets built"

3. AIG: "The strength to be there"

4. IndyMac: "You can count on us"

5. Capital One: "What's in your wallet?"

6. World Financial Group: "No family left behind"

7. Morgan Stanley: "World wise"

8. Security Pacific Bank: "Smarter Money"

9. Nationwide: "Protection"

10. T. Rowe Price: "Invest with confidence"

These slogans from some of the most hard-hit financial institutions are good for a little schadenfreude, but I'm bringing this up because of the news of what these really kurang ajar big boys on Wall Street are doing.
"Employees were paid more than $18 billion in bonuses last year while their crumbling financial sector received a bailout from taxpayers". This damning piece of news comes after Citigroup was to receive a new corporate jet even after receiving billions for a bailout. A corporate jet. What gall!

So I don't feel guilty at all making fun for their bank slogans. My favourite is probably IndyMac's "You can count on us", which was one of the first casualties of the credit crunch, and the second-largest bank failure in US history.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama is damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

I've been hearing quite a lot from people who are 'anti-obama' nowadays. I'm obviously talking about those riled up with his deafening silence on what is going on in Gaza. It's the exact opposite to the rest of the world - it's hip to love Obama and his speeches that seem to have a lot less grammatical errors than his predecessor. This pessimism towards him basically started with some pretty zionist comments he made during his campaign speeches.
"Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided". This is some real radical stuff man. Even Bush didn't go that far. Even israeli leaders don't go that far. But Obama is addressing one of the most powerful jewish lobbies in America, and says this in a campaign speech. Palestinians don't foot campaign bills, the big boys like AIPAC do. And palestinians don't vote a US president, american jews do. So his "more Likud than thou" comments should be taken into context. Remember that being black and having a muslim dad AND having 'Hussein' as a middle name isn't really an advantage when you're running for president.

Fast forward to now, the white supremacist-islamophobe's worst nightmare has materialised (remember, even late into the election 10% of Americans still thought Obama was a muslim). So should we hope for a better middle-east policy starting today? I think the answer really lies in what actual power Obama has as president. My feeling is that at heart Obama is a good guy. Family associations affect you in some way or a rather, and I truly think the fact that his father was muslim and his attachment to the east makes him a sympathiser by nature. But could he change things if he wanted to? Could he say tomorrow, "I am with the Palestinian people"?

I don't think so. Think about this - what on earth does America gain from being an ally of Israel? Eight million dollars of American tax-payers money goes to Israel every day. Israel is the main cause for anti-American sentiment in the Middle-east. Israel is why 911 happened. And 911 gave an excuse for Bush to start wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. And those wars cost taxpayers nearly as much as The Bailout (600 billion by pentagon estimates). So at all levels, Israel is the biggest liability America has ever had. Eliminating israeli protection and funding should have been a main issue in the elections. Instead, Obama must kiss Jewish arse in order to get his arse into the whitehouse.

If I had to be optimistic, I would believe that Obama played the game during the campaign and now that he's in the whitehouse, he could control the game. But the more likely scenario is, Obama can't do anything even if he wants to.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Kereta hybrid proton.

Aku agak teruja tahun lepas bila Proton mengumumkan nak menghasilkan kereta hybrid dalam 2 atau 3 tahun. Walaupun automatic electric window pun Proton agak tak reti nak buat (semi-automatic sebenarnya sebab kena angkat tingkap dengan tangan sambil tekan switch), sekurang-kurangnya inisiatif tu ada. Better start now than never.
Setakat yang diketahui, bosch, lotus dan detroit electric sedang membantu Proton dalam hal ini.

Lets not kid ourselves lah, Proton masih terkial-kial di gelanggang sendiri. Yang last aku tahu untuk proton, average 6 defects per car. Toyota? 0.2.
Looooooong way to go, but at least it's in the right direction.
Anyway kita kaji satu persatu:


"...I can only say that we are looking at this possibility in two to three years time before we go into mass production,” he (managing director Datuk Syed Zainal Abidin) said. “To realise this, we have started collaborating with several foreign OEMs such as Bosch who are involved in producing hybrid components and system."

Bosch, a German auto parts maker, is the world’s largest supplier of automobile components. The company has business relationships with virtually every automobile manufacturer in the world. Syed Zainal also said that Proton was currently undertaking research and development to identify certain aspects of technology to reduce the cost of producing hybrid cars.

Hmm... Syed Zainal Abidin memang dikatakan membawa Proton ke arah yang betul dengan meningkatkan QC nak sebagainya. Lepas announcement ni, lagilah aku respect dia ni.


"Compared to the baseline Proton Gen.2, tailpipe emissions are reduced from a competitive 172g/km to just 134g/km, a reduction of 22%, while fuel economy improves from 39.2mpg to 50.2mpg, a 28% improvement."


Yang ni aku musykil sikit sebab Detroit Electric ialah start-up company daripada some guy yang quit lotus cars. Kalau tengok website Detroit Electric pun macam template website kosong je.