27 February 2008


A very happy birthday to my dearest niece. Enjoy this vid! Hope you had a blast on your birthday!

26 February 2008

Here I Go Again

Another face lift and title change to this blog. Turned it 360 dG this time around. I practically moved my old blog and integrated it to this one.

"Sweetest the strain when in the song The singer has been lost. " Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

I thought I seen it all and heard it all, was I wrong. Meet Charice Pempengco, just barely into her teens but a voice to reckon with...

At first glance, you would think she was lip syncing but I Googled her and unbelievably she's bonafide! Don't think she's alone, meet her American counterpart, Ms. Bianca Ryan:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that Brandi giving the girl a standing ovation!

Last but not least, this girl is going to blow your minds away. Her name is Connie Talbot and she's only 6!

Here's Connie again singing her rendition of Whitney Houston's I Will Always Love You

19 February 2008

Movie of the Month

Forget Rambo 4 playing at your local cinemas. This movie will leave you breathless with anticipation and in stitches. I'm not a big fan of Richard Gere but this time around I'll have to hand it to him. He really tries to act in this one.

This movie was a relevation to me, to think the amount of resources that NATO, the CIA, the United Nations has is enormous and yet they can't quite seem get things right despite the rigourous and substanstial media coverage on war criminals. This movie will leave you upset with discontentment over the way the world is handling things, it'll make you want to hang up your boy scout / girl scout beret and become a vigilante.

It centers around post Bosnia/Herzegovina war. I know what your thinking. What happened to it? The 9/11 crisis has undoubtedly shrouded everyone's focus and the world is now centered on capturing Osama. This movie certainly shifted my focus on Radovan Karadzic former Bosnian Serb Leader on the run. Despite the US$ 5 mil bounty on his head, he is yet to be captured and tried for his crime.

I'm not going to ruin the plot but the acting and script makes this movie a two thumbs up in my books.

Before I forget, there won't be any post from tomorrow until next Monday :-(

18 February 2008

New Title

Decided to rename this blog to something a little less crude. So if you've already linked me up using the old title, be informed that it has changed. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Didn't do much over the weekend but spent time with my lil' ones. Didn't manage to snap any shots of them unfortunately. If only I was born with an extra set of limbs. I'll look like a freak but at least I won't be complaining.

15 February 2008

Something to Shout About

The inlet photo is a screen shot from my Feed burner today. It's a little too small I know but I can't quite figure how to manipulate it so it pops up a little larger in my blog. Anyhow, I'm not the person who brags alot but just thought that I'd share this little fact for this blog with you. I've had nine visitors to this blog today! That's quite a feat considering I'm not really promoting this blog for traffic but more of a little area where I can vent my frustrations and feelings etc. This is quite a significant milestone I think it has a alot to do with my post on Valentine's day. A more thorough analysis from Feed burner turns out that most of the hits were from Google's search engine and that most of the visitors here came across this site through word searches like , Paul Potts and Valentine's and I wasn't even thinking of fishing for traffic. I learn something new everyday.

It's February already and it's post Valentine's day. I'm not exactly walking on air at this moment seems like the black cloud of gloom is hovering over my crown, it's been gloomy the whole week with bursts of sunshine much like Vancouver weather when it start to rain. Not sure why the sudden blues. I'm just looking back in anger when I should be looking forward for the future.

Typed a draft today but I don't think I'll ever publish it, I just think it isn't meant for public domain at moment. Don't get me wrong it's not a lewd post or anything just that it contains stuff that I think should remain as a draft or at least when the time is right I'd like to go back to it and publish it. I'm getting a little incoherent at the moment. That's what too much coffee and Internet will do to you.

I got off the hook with a Korean awhile ago. It's giving me a headache at the moment. My vein on my forehead is about to pop. I decided to blog a little at least it'll get my mind of what was said about. It'll help me alleviate some pressure.

My wife will be at work this weekend. Their short by two staffs so she's called in to cover for them. So it's super daddy mode without mommy. I'll whip out the camera and take some shots of my souljahs and you'll know why it's super daddy mode. Have a great weekend y'all.

14 February 2008

I'm not yours, you're not mine, be my anti Valentine...

Out of all of life's greatest virtues, love is the most powerful force. It raises criminals to presidents, provokes war and peace, turns friends into foes. Today, it is celebrated in most countries for couples to rekindle that moment they fell for each other, or simply to let Cupid's arrow nail romanticism straight to the heart. I was reminded yesterday of our impending wedding anniversary. Yes, it's been five years I've been married to my lovely wife and wish for many more years with her. She wanted to celebrate our anniversary here:
At a trendy, upmarket and you guessed it, revolving. Yes, this restaurant revolves on an axis and you get a 360 degree view of Likas Bay, in Kota Kinabalu. Mind you, both of us are not into fancy restaurants in particular. We're quite at ease at your local "kedai kopi" and the best experience we both had to fine dining is at Secret Recipe (sadly) where we only had Ice coffee and gourmet ice cream for my lil' one. The restaurant's called Atmosphere it's located here:See the gap halfway up the building? That's where the restaurant's located. The building belong's to the Sabah Foundation and the tower is named after the first Chief Minister of Sabah, Tun Mustapha hence Tun Mustapha Tower. This building was the pinnacle and the manifestation of Sabah's wealth in the late 70's. It was iconic. Buildings in Kuala Lumpur back then couldn't even resemble the elegance of this building. Now, it's only synonymous with scandal, mismanagement and corruption with endless finger pointing. As the saying goes, sad but true. Not to get too political but the Malaysian parliament has recently been resolved and now the inertia and anticipation for Malaysia's 12th general election has been popping up like wildflowers. Of course with any up and coming general elections, rumours are always strife. The outcome will always determine the truth of these rumours and boasters will have the bragging rights to proving that these rumours are true once the ballots are closed and the results are out. The casket will remain closed for some and opportunities will abound for some. When will our forefathers stop screwing up the future of children and our children's children I don't know. If democracy exists then the majority will rule. Then maybe we will have a better reason to celebrate the nation's 51st Independence. Ok, let me get off my soap box and digress into what I first started ranting about.
Perhaps the most gross representation of love this year was no other than MCA politician Mr. Chua Soi Lek, a health minister caught with his pants down literally! on tape! and distributed on VCD/DVD! Resignation was the only way out. Here's a snippet from UKMedix news:

The Health Minister for Malaysia Mr.Chua Soi Lek looked pretty pleased with himself when he announced that the health ministry’s special enforcement team along with customs officials had pounced on the container which was coming in from Singapore. It had all in all over 1.4 million Miagra tablets which would be worth a small fortune on the black market in Malaysia. (Friday, 23 March 2007)

I can think of a million and one jokes by this snippet alone but I'll let this one pass just because he's ENLARGED ego, has been BANGED a little too HARD lately.

If there was an award for Valentine's day (I doubt there will ever be in Malaysia since it is widely accepted as a Christian celebration to the eyes of most Muslims) The award for this would fall to this Paul Potts:

You need alot of passion for singing if you want to even attempt at singing any of Pavarotti's songs. Anyhow, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Happy Valentine's day! May you find that passion for your whatever it is you wish to endeavor and may it remain and prove to be a blessing in your life.

11 February 2008

A Crabby Day

I woke up yesterday (Sunday) with mild to high fever. I Felt like a ton of bricks fell on my head and my throat felt like sand paper rubbing against each other. Swallowing felt like a feat, it had to be slow and not too sudden otherwise it would rip apart and I would be a likely candidate for a Columbian neck tie. I wasn't a happy camper.

My wife was kind enough to leave me for dead in bed and she left me a plate of noodles and some coffee for me to crawl my way to it. As I sat up on bed my head started throbbing. I was a little hesitant to have any food but as I rummaged the fridge I found some paracetamols and it should be taken after a meal. Great. It was like insult to injury. So I forcefully ate the plate of noodles and gulp down drugs with some coffee. In my drowsy state of mind I managed to channel surf and landed on the Asian Food Channel (AFC). It was a documentary on Chili Crab in Singapore.

I could practically smell the crabs being cooked on telly. I kid you not! Apparently the best crabs for this dish are the Sri Lankan crabs. Their shells are less thick and which means pound for pound you get more meat from a Sri Lankan crab compared to an Australian crab. * A Malaysian Mud Crab
However most crab afficionados would agree that since the crab is going to be fried and soaked in chili sauce there isn't much difference to the type of crab used for this dish. So any mud crab would do. Here's a recipe for Chili crab:

Ingredients :


1/2 cup

1/4 cup

1 medium

5 cm

4 cloves


2 cups

1 cup

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

Fresh crabs approximately 500 g each

Plain flour

Cooking oil

Finely chopped onion

Fresh ginger finely grated

Finely chopped garlic

Red chilies, finely chopped

Bottled tomato pasta sauce


Soy sauce

Sweet chili sauce

Rice vinegar

Soft brown sugar

Method :
  • Wash the crabs well and scrub the shell.

  • Using a large cleaver, cut the crabs in half and rinse well under cold water, carefully removing the yellow gills or spongy parts.

  • Hit the legs and larger front nippers with the flat side of the cleaver to crack the shell. This is to make the eating process easier.

  • Lightly and carefully coat the shells with a little flour.

  • Heat about 2 tablespoons cooking oil in a large wok and cook 1 1/2 crab at a time, carefully turning and holding the crab in the hot oil until the shell just turns red.

  • Repeat with the remaining crab halves.

  • Add the remaining oil to the wok and cook the onion, ginger, garlic and chili for 5 minutes over medium heat and stirring regularly.

  • Add the tomato sauce, water, soy sauce, chili sauce, vinegar and sugar. Bring to boil and cook for 15 minutes.

  • Return the crab to the wok and simmer, turning carefully in the sauce for 10 minutes or until the crab meat turns white.

  • Do not overcook.

  • Serve with steamed rice.

* Source

After the show ended I was back at being miserable and slept half the day away until I couldn't take the pain in my throat and drove to a nearby pharmacy for some medicine. Today the fever has dissipated but my throat still feels sore.

Here's another link to the chili crab recipe.

06 February 2008

Some old school Joe for Jojo

Don't you worry about a thing Jo if you're listening...

Here's for you kiddo

This last video is entitled, "Made of Tears."