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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Aku seekor nyamuk terhebat





Aaahhhh.......aku tak takut laaaaa Shieldtox tu??? ape sangat sembur2, ingat aku dah tak reti bina kekebalan dalaman ka??? bodo itu pompuan...! Oooooiii kawan2....mari la kita joli sakan and sambil2 tu hirup darah dia kan? dah la sorg2 dok dalam office, banyak kerja sangat la tuh konon!


Maka berterbangan laa 5-6 ekor nyamuk keliling office yang seluas 14 kaki x 14 kaki bersamaan 196 kaki persegi itewww. Maknanya, 14 kuasa dua la tuh.

Kawan2!!!! Dia still sembur2 lagi laa Shieldtox kat kita!!!! jom kita hover2 around office dia sampai dia naik bosan. Cheehhhh dia pon tengah on alert tu, kemut taknak derma barang 1-2 ml darah. Kemoooooooooooottttt!




Eiishhhh sembur laaaaa sembur laaaa......aku pedulik hapaaaaaaaaaaa!

Seketika dia berpusar2 di udara mencari kawan2nya yang lain. Ke manakah mereka pergi? takkan dah mamposssss kot benak hatinya berkata2.

Tak pe....Tak Pe, ko dengan Shieldtox ko menang ini kali. Aku nak sembunyi kat ventilation atas bilik ko and tunggu sampai dah segala bau2 harum Shieldtox hilang. Kan ku serang ko once ko masuk jer office ko balik! Ko dengar tak! U hear me???! eh ape bangang aku ni, mana dia dengar, tengok ajer la size badan aku yang agak2nya kalau di scale down kan adalah serupa nisbah 1: 10,000, yakni pompuan tu 10,000 kali lebih bagak dari aku!

Pagi keesokannya.

Cissss.....dia main sembur lagi????? dah la aku lapaaaaaarrrr gilaaaaa vaviiii ok....vavi pon tak laparrrr macam haku, how? I need blood, u stingy old hag! Naaaahhh aku serang ko dari tepi.....eh eh fuhhhh selamat dari kena pelepaaapppp tengah kedua2 tapak tangan gergasi dia.....

Dan nyamuk itu masih belum dapat habuannya.


halaaaammaaaakkkkk, dia pi sembur baik punya kena daaahhh!!!!!!! Nampak nya aku mati kekempisan perut juga laaa....

Lalu menghembuskan nafasnya yang terakhir di atas sebuah black planner-diary.

Sekian karangan saya pada pagi ini.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Adam Sandler or Ben Stiller?

It's not a new topic to debate on, but if u were to chose between the two Jewish American Comedians, which one would u go for, or which movie would u prefer, Sandler's or Stiller's?





Ben Stiller

I like Ben Stiller in Dodgeball, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, There's something about Mary, Night at the Museum, and as a memorable bad Old People's (retirement home) nursing home Male Nurse, Hal Orderly in Sandler's Happy Gilmore, whose appearance apparently was not credited. His wife, Chistine Taylor acted in Sandler's Wedding Singer movie. I have yet to see the more recent movie, Tropical Thunder and that's why it is yet included in my favourite Stiller's movies. Along Came Polly was not that bad either.


Adam Sandler


ON the other hand, I have more Sandler's movies that I do enjoy and they are:
  1. Happy Gilmore
  2. The Wedding Singer
  3. The Waterboy
  4. 50 first date
  5. Click
  6. Anger Management
  7. The longest yard
  8. Mr.Deeds
  9. You dont mess with the Zohan
And even if they arent that funny, i'd still watch them: Little Nicky, Big Daddy, bulletproof, I now pronounce u chuck and larry. Somehow I have yet to watch the movie that has first propelled him as a mainstream comedian : Billy Madison, but I am sure I would like it as well. Sandler's movies did not just made Stiller uncredited in "Happy Gilmore," Courteney Cox, or more famously known as Monica Gellar in "Friends" also did not appear in the casting list rendering her (victim?) uncredited in "The Longest Yard". I am not too sure why that happens when we know both actor and actress did play a certain important supporting role in that 2 movies although they only appeared no more than 10 minutes and the fact that they are already a big name or a rising name in the movie industry at the time they were in those movies.


Stiller or Sandler?


Both tried to reinvent and rebrand themselves and both do have a set of actors and actresses that would frequently appear in each of their movies. They also showcased some Jewish tradition and/or culture in some of their movies and have casted themselves as a Jewish man in their movies as well. Stiller's usual cast usually comprise people who are mostly already famous like the Wilson brothers (luke and owen), Vince Vaughn, and his own wife Christine. Sandler also has a share of famous people appearing in his movies like Steve Buscemi and John Torturro alongside the usual faces we would see in almost all his movies. He also gave Henry Winkler who used to be identified as Fonzie in "Happy Days" another shot to fame when he appeared in "The Waterboy" and again in " Click".

Stiller got living legends and Academy award winners acting for him like Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Downey Jr and Robert DeNiro while Sandler did his comic act with those like Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates, Winona Ryders, Drew Barrymore (twice) , Harvey Keitel, Jon Lovitz,Christopher Walken and Marisa Tomei. Each also managed to make a pact with other big comedians acting in their movies like Jack Black who acted in two Stiller movies while Chris Rock, Kevin James and Dan Aykroyd added more humours to Sandler's movies.

Each also experimented with a few family comedies and in each of these movies, they have an ensemble of equally big celebrities playing the wife role: Rachel Weisz and Debra Messing for Stiller, and Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale for Sandler.


Are they really competing against each other in real life or they are mostly satisfied in complimenting each other's work and trying to work on different things just so that each will produce a movie solely based on their creativity with the help of great castings?


Many of Stiller's movies generated spoof and parodies in other people's movies including that of Mike Myers in "Austin Powers 2: The Spy who Shagged me", but not many would do spoof on Sandler's. Perhaps the one I could remember is a parody on "Click "in a (VERY DUMB) movie called "The Epic Movie".


Stiller also has his shares of appearance in both 2-D and 3-D animated features. He did one time in "The Simpsons" and lent his voice to "Madagascar "-1 and 2. Sandler has done none of these so far.

Both has wrote, co-wrote and acted as a producer to their own movies and movies they did not act. Stiller however also added director under his resume, something which Sandler has yet to achieve.

Adam Sandler composed and performed some songs in his movies using his own voice and even played guitars too, while Stiller tried to show some dance talent in "Along came polly".

Before they were movie stars , they were both a product of "Saturday Night Live" (SNL) shows, a popular weekend sitcoms on American tv. They are both New Yorkians and they made friends with some of their co-host in SNL.

Sandler is taller than Stiller and if I were to chose which one I'd snog, I'd go for Sandler. He looks athletic in "The longest yard" and "Zohan". Right, Stiller works out too, but I usually go for the taller guy.

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I like quite a few comedians apart from those 2 above: Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, Jack Black just to name a few. I do british ones too like Ricky Gervais, Catherine Tate, Jack Dee, and a few others., especially those who appears on "They think its all over" , "nevermind the buzzcocks" , "have i got news for you", and a few other sitcoms/talk shows. Lately, Jim Carrey isnt as funny as he used to be or his movies arent of my liking. I still love his older movies like Dumb and Dumber, Liar Liar, Bruce Almighty and Lemony Snicket. Billy Crystal, i dunno, prolly retiring or didnt get as many offer as he was when he was younger, but his When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers were some great oldies. Steve Carell just got funnier and funnier lately. I saw him first on Bewitched the movie and thought he was alright. But when he appeared on Get Smart and the TV series, "The Office", he is definitely another mega comedian star. Will Ferrell, well, he can be a little bit OTT, but he was funny in "Elf", Wedding Crashers, Talladega Nights and Blades of Glory. People will mostly remember Jack Black in The School of Rock and Shallow Hal and he also lent his voice to a few 3-D animated features like Ice Age , Shark Tale and the more recent one, Kung fu Panda. He does not do only the comedic act but also the more mainstream/serious roles in King Kong and The Holiday. He has actually made appearance in many movies to date and mostly are smaller roles and some are quite forgettable ones.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Nephews

Just sharing some photos of 4 of my nephews (I've got 5 nephews and 1 niece altogether):




Pic #1: Dua beradik anak my 3rd sis. Boys of 6 years old and 8 months old. Picture taken when the baby was nearly 6 months old.


Pic #2: Second child of my 1st bro, just a day older than his cousin (that fair tyke) above.


Pic #3: First child of my 1st bro. He's going to turn 2 years old this May.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Penang, I'll be back

It's not like it was my 1st time ever leaving a footprint on that Pulau Pinang (penang island) soil but during the Thaipusam weekend (6-9 Feb 2009), it WAS my 1st time driving all the way from Bangi to Penang and really driving around , a 360 degree mind you around the island. It took me over 5 hours to reach Penang Island from Bangi and took me another 90mins or so to make my tawaf of this Island on a sunny Sunday (and pretty hot too, prolly 35degree Celcius or so). We made one stop only at Perhentian R&R Sungai Perak and I bought a Labu Sayung there.


I had a retreat organized by our Faculty at The Northam Hotel (not the infamous E & O as has always been mentioned in Uncle Lee's blog) . See, that 60-something fella totally romanticizes that island and how can he forget it especially knowing that his wife is also a Penangite?

Anyways, I took time to drive around the city all the way to Balik Pulau, some sort of a totally 180degrees the opposite of the Georgetown and the north and north-west and north-east areas of the island. That Balik Pulau place apparently has a Malay majority population and its northern counterpart are mostly populated by the (hospitable) Chinese and Mamaks (the muslim indian descendents). Not that I wanna draw so and so comparisons between Balik Pulau (located in the south of Penang) and all the other places around the Island, but it was rather my own personal observation of how a dynamic island like Penang could actually conserve a more laid back , kampung style place like Balik Pulau. And to reach Balik Pulau, I had had to drive through winding, hilly stretch of roads passing some jungles and waterfall areas, another total opposite of the drive from Batu Feringgi all the way to Tanjung Bungah seacoast. Honestly speaking I was thinking of Monaco F1 drive and perhaps they should take this idea after all...(if ever).


I didnt manage to visit those tourist spots but me, my dad, my mum and youngest sister went borong-ing Penang Pickels instead at the Chowrasta Market not far from the island signature tower, Komtar. For a little headstart on Penang pickles, please click here (Rad's blog).

Suffice to say, I love the atmosphere and will definitely plan for more visits in the future.

Adios, Penang, till I see you again....


Photos below taken on our Ferry ride en-route to Seberang Perai, the mainland of Pulau Pinang that boarders with Kedah in the north and Perak in the south. This was actually my first time on that ferry too. We came through the longest bridge in South East Asia, the Penang Bridge and we left the island (FOC) by ferry. That tall building is Komtar.






Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Mt Pleasant - Tauhinu Korokio, Otautahi

Ever thought of Aotearoa, the gateway to Antartic?


I'll be back uploading more and filling you up with more on the short sojourn in Christchurch, New Zealand, 3 to 7 March 2009. It was a meeting trip but I still had had the opportunity to sight-see a few places around the land under the long white clouds.


Now, I'd better watch some Haka on the Youtube.