Friday, 28 April 2006

Too long

2 weeks is a very, very long time for someone who is wanting for his beloved to return home...


Lately I have been watching season 5 of 24, a TV series that chronicles the goings on, over a single day, of a counter-terrorist agent, Jack Bauer, and the agency he is working for, Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU). Its a very popular series and I was sucked into it during the 1st season... but then after that, the same thing seems to happen every season. So I lost interest and stopped watching.

Well, I heard that the current season, season 5, has as a consultant, Richard Marchinko... the guy credited with the setting up of SEAL Team 6, the counter-terrorist section of the U.S.Navy's elite special forces, the NAVY SEALS. So, I began to tune in to see if there is any improvement in terms of realism... it was so-so only but I noticed a few things about the TV series:
  1. Jack Bauer is always either whispering or shouting, never talking.
  2. His favourite phrase seem to be: "we don't have much time" or "we are running out of time"... and oh... "who are you working for?!"
  3. Jack is one of the most pitiful and unlucky person in the world... all the people around him seems to die... like flies.
  4. People in 24 also don't eat, go to the toilet or bathe. Phew!
  5. He's been talking on his mobile phone while driving... bad boy! :)
  6. The US of A is a super 'suay' country. Always kena attack. Heh. :)

Thursday, 27 April 2006

Stupid Maxis

Stupid Maxis! I can't get Su Yin AGAIN! I've been trying to get her the whole night but there's no signal here.

Why do they have to shut down their system again at night?!

STUPID x10!!!!!!!!

I am seriously thinking of switching operators... #@$!*&^!!!!!!


Thursday, 20 April 2006

Sleeping soundly

I just noticed something about my dog Cherry... she's been sleeping on the job lately... :)

Cherry is allowed to wonder in and out of the house without much fuss from us, she's basically part of the family and we enjoy her company but during the nights, my mom would try to leave her outside the house, in the compound... she's a guard dog by definition anyway. There are nights though, where she would sneak into the house to either sleep under the stairs or on the couch in the living room and I noticed that when she does that, she'd be wide awake in the mornings and would happily wait for me at the bottom of the stairs to greet me. However, if she had spent the night in the compound, then she'd be dead to the world, sleeping away under the stairs, and not even an earthquake would wake her!

She is just so cute... :)

Sunday, 16 April 2006

Is that it?

Looks like Man Utd's challenge for this season's Premiership title is as good as over. What a silly draw for Sir Alex Ferguson's team... why he replaced Mikael Silvestre with Patrice Evra in the starting line-up baffles me. Sighs... To make things worse, Chelsea beat Bolton 2-0.

That's it, I guess...

Something to frustrate you...

Went to buy a replacement bulb for my table lamp today... brought it home and was about to bring it to my room to change it with my old one when it fell out of the box and onto the floor. Whack! :O

There goes my RM13.90 (it was an energy saving one). :(

Good one this...

When I heard this one, it put a smile on my face:

An epitaph found on the headstone: "Here lies an atheist, all dressed up and nowhere to go." :)

Friday, 14 April 2006

Expecting too much?

I don't really know how to articulate my thoughts right now... its a little jumbled up and I'm feeling a little melancholic at the same time.

I guess I've just expected too much from certain people, not realising the massive gap in between us. Thinking that I could fit in, I tried to leap across the great abyss but now it leaves me feeling rather empty...

Tuesday, 11 April 2006

Me and my dog

Remember when we where in primary school... one of those essays our teacher would ask us to write would be: me and my pet? Well, here's my submission (albeit a very, very late entry!) of me and my pet - me and my dog, Cherry! :)
When we first got her, she was so small that i could cradle her nicely in my palms... look at her now... she still loves being carried by me :) Is that a smile of contentment on her face or what?!

Monday, 10 April 2006

Cool Rooney

Much has been made about Wayne Rooney and his temperament... that he is a hot-headed lad who cannot keeps his cool. However, based on his recent performances on the field, I believe this young man has managed to control his temperament alot while maintaining the passion for the game he obviously loves so much. Nothing seems to distract him from playing his heart out match after match.

Of course, he still lets his feelings known to a referee when he felt that he was unfairly fouled on but don't all players do that??? Even, the most even tempered players like Ryan Giggs do come up to the referee and give him a piece of his mind if he felt he was hard done by the ref's decision.

Take yesterday's match with Arsenal as an example, there were many times I felt he had good reason to berate the referee but he did not... even when Kolo Toure deliberately handled the ball to deny him the goal with the referee just yards away from the whole incident. All he did was cried out for a handball but did not pursue the matter repeatedly... if it was him 1 year ago, he would have went on and on with the referee.

This time, he decided to let his feet do the talking... making sublime passes after sublime passes... splitting Arsenal's defence time and time again with either his through passes to Van Nistelrooy or Saha, or using his solo runs that seem to ignore the defenders there. Instead of letting his frustrations rule him, he channelled it into the passion that allowed him getting Man Utd into goal-scoring situations over and over again. When he did score, it was a brilliant one-touch-and-shoot shot. Sooo... sweet! :)

Another testament of his much-controlled temperament was during the build up to Man Utd's second goal where he resisted going down when challenged by Senderos in the six-yard box but decided to stay up, look up and put a cut-back that allowed Park Ji Sung to sweep it into the net. If he had wanted to, he could have gone down and would probably have gotten the penalty... Senderos missed the ball completely... but he did not, stayed calm and because of that, gave Man Utd a 2 goal lead.

All this happened while he had the press making allegations that he had accumulated huge gambling debts hanging over him. Again, he showed that he could withstand the pressures of the game and came up trumps and oh, there is another fact that all of us should not forget, the field he was on had the likes of Fabregas and Henry to competing against him. Guess who won the Man of the Match bottle??? :)

If he maintains such form and temperament, and the other members of the England team is galvanised by the very passion that everyone is asking him to curb, the World Cup is theirs for the taking.

Sunday, 9 April 2006


The true essence of man is revealed when all pride and pretensions is stripped away from us... what then does it reveal? Utter despair or glorious hope?

Friday, 7 April 2006

Biggest shirt deal...

Man Utd just announced the biggest shirt sponsor deal in UK, 56.6m pounds for 4 years, with the US insurer company AIG. This deal will take a load off Man Utd's financial pressures, for the moment...

I am not exactly enamoured that the Glazers burdened Man Utd with so much debt but hopefully this will be a positive step in the right direction for the club.

One thing though... they need to work on the size of the AIG logo... i think its a little too big, don't you think?

On another note, Man Utd is poised to set another record by hosting the largest spectator turnout for a football club in UK, expected to be above 70,000, for this weekend's match with Arsenal.

Oh yeah, another thing... Kevin Nolan for Man Utd, anyone?

Sad, sad people

I just realised that there are alot of sad and unhappy young people out there. They may seem happy and cool on the outside, but deep down inside they are hurting and very unhappy... What can I do? How can I help???

Lord, show me how... soften my heart, Lord, for these people...

Tuesday, 4 April 2006


Why are some people less ambitious than others?
Why are some people not as aggressive as others?
Is there something wrong with these people?
How can they change their attitude?
Should they change their attitude?
Who can provide answers to these questions?