Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Political Reality - An Essay

After listening to Radiohead's songs I decided to pay a visit to their official site, which is my first. It decided to embrace the blog concept, where personal experiences are shared ahead of the plain black background. Also interesting is one of the content which links us to an interesting essay called 'Political Reality'. It touches on global warming and points out why reversing or slowing its effects isn't going to happen. Link here Political Reality.

The truth is scary and we are already feeling it's heat. Bring life to years later and we have something badder than today's bad.

Radiohead - 4 Minute Warning



Radiohead is always bent on eccentric when it comes to music. It may not fit for some but suits just fine for me. '4 Minute Warning' has this lulling effect, appeasing and vaguely disturbing in a positive way. This is distinctly Radiohead sound. No other bands come close.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Band Of Horses - No one's gonna love you



Like taking a step back and hail to the beautiful life.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ip-Man (5 out of 5 stars, I promise!)



'Ip-Man' is not a superhero distinction like Superman, Batman or Ironman. It's a name pronounced as 'yip-mun' belonging to a revered Wing Chun master in the 1930's in Fo Shan town, China.

I promise that this will be a good movie to watch.

BBQ Nite

One of the assistant cook (aisey)

Looks really juicy!!!

I don't know why but it is almost natural to have a barbecue when it's approaching the new year. Just last night my mom decided to hold a mini bbq feast at home for us and some close relatives. The preparation went very well last night with the exception of the barbecued fish which was left too long above the burning embers.

This has been the second BBQ I had for December. The earlier one was catered last week at Kundasang where the size of the family is much larger and merrier. And something tells me that there will be another coming soon...

Thursday, December 18, 2008

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

You Don't Know Me - Ben Folds feat. Regina Spektor

Show Us Some Love - RapSoul

One listen to their music, immediately one can feel its vibrant energy. RapSoul is a local, originally, 6 member group whom I had the pleasure to meet a few years back. These guys are down to earth and cool. They run a blog at RapSoul Blog where you can listen to one of their latest song and judge for yourself how talented they are.

Unfortunately, their pursuit in realizing a musical career have been stifled by various obstacles and hence hasn't been able to prove to society how incredibly talented they are. I believe there is a huge untapped potential here. Show your support by visiting their blog and give moral support to these guys. They deserve all the praise for their initiative.

Show some Love! Peace!

Holiday @ Kundasang

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Free Ebooks on Forex

Thought I share a site that provides resource on forex and is free -mundoforex.net.

John Templeton

Extract from http://ezinearticles.com/?expert_bio=John_Templeton

John Templeton has been a long time trader of the forex market. Like so many traders, he had a hard time generating profits.

It wasn't until he discovered that all the relevant information that was needed to trade forex successfully was hidden behind all his indicators, that it finally dawned on him why he wasn't making money.

After he completely wiped off the indicators from his charts and studied the concepts of price action and price movement did he become a successful trader.

That was two years ago and he has been trading forex full time ever since.

He's developed his own forex trading strategy based on price action, in which he uses price action patterns that form key support and resistance areas to spot where the future price of currencies are headed, by always trading with the trend.

To help educate struggling traders, he has written a course on his trading method called Trading In The Buff. www.tradinginthebuff.com

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Massive Attack



While thinking about music, I recalled a band named Massive Attack, from the UK, bringing on the Trip Hop genre to form. The album, Mezzanine, was released in 1998 and if my memory serves me right, I first heard it in 99 from my uncle's collection. His taste is eclectic with a bit of blues and jazz bias.

Trip hop music is self explanatory for it gives us the impression of a 'trippy' feel when we listen to them.

I was actually thinking of a particular music which I thought was composed by this band. It's in my head but I can't seem to pin point the originator. Anyway, here is a sample of Trip Hop from the UK. Also look at their official site which is something different - Observe the site's background. www.massiveattack.co.uk

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Movie Nite



My wife and I did a last minute plan to watch Twilight at Growball Cinemax and we got tickets for the 7.10pm screening. We didn't realize that it was movie night tonight, so we got a little bit happy paying RM5 for each ticket.

Minutes before Twilight was showing, we went to the basement to scan for updates on DVD content. Usually we go for 4in1's which is value for money, and we always pay at a discounted price since the staff know we are regulars. This time we took the 4in1 combo of James Bond, Max Payne, House Bunny and High School Musical 3. And do take note that the purchase was made only because it has Quantum of Solace in it, and not High School Musical 3. :)

When we entered Growball Cinemax Hall 8, the seats were half full. I don't know why that night was an unfortunate experience for my wife who had to endure a stinking smell coming from the guy seating on her left. And apparently he came to watch the movie solo. I am not surprised at all. :)

While I enjoyed watching the movie without distractions of any kind, my wife wasn't able to feel the same. I could see that she was uneasy throughout the entire 2 hours.
Well, what to do ...

Twilight was a fun watch although the pace of the movie was quite slow at the beginning and you only have 1 fight scene and that too didn't last long. To sum it up, it is a vampire/human love story with a different twist - less violence and more of your teenage crush type scenes. Overall, I give Twilight 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

To Name a Few

Malaysian Indi Bands under the limelight and to expose just a few talents - Nice Stupid Playground, Estrella, Couple. Many more at Malayapark.com.





KT Tunstall - Other Side of The World



Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thievery Corporation

David Belle - Traceur

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Take Care of My Cat OST



Sunday, October 26, 2008

Free Running



Free running, a.k.a parkour, is an extreme activity that is relatively new. It has made its first blockbuster film appearance in the James Bond - Casino Royale.

Practitioners are called traceurs and what they do is they basically traverse urban and natural landscapes by finding the shortest way to a certain path. For example, non-traceurs would descend a 2-storey building by going down the stairs. Whereas, free runners would just jump off from the building with no strings attached. There you have it ... travel time cut down to just 2 seconds ... :D. That is the concept of Parkour.

Part of Parkour's philosophy is that it can be useful in emergency situations. Such as escaping from a fiery building and things like that.

Jumping from high spots and landing gracefully is not the only factor that inspires most on-lookers. There are also the acrobatic elements, fluid manoevering in complex spaces and wall scaling capabilities that spark awe. The possibilities of creative expression through physical movement in intricate landscapes are limited only by our thoughts.

This activity is not only an unorthodox form of exercise but is also a creative form of expression to traceurs and brings them to a path of self realization or inner enlightenment. In other words, it affects the soul in a good way.

In Sabah, there are also a few practitioners of parkour and they recently debut their talents in Nexus, Karambunai Resort (13/10/08 to be exact). This small group of youths have had the opportunity to practice with foreigners as well. They currently host a forum (KK Parkour) dedicated to local parkour enthusiasts and individuals who want to know the latest happenings.

This is a commendable youth initiative to inculcate a positive vibe towards their generation. I wish them all the best and hope to meet them one day to experience their activity first hand. :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Indonesian Song Resource

Want to listen to new Indonesian music? Then visit here GudangLagu.Com for lyrics, music and videos. Most music you can download for FREE in mp3 format.

Selective Memory Deletion



After a two decade research on selective memory erasure, there has been an interesting find which suggests the possibility that one day humans may be able to remove a specific memory that they don't want to remember, say for instance, traumatic experiences due to accidents or disasters.

Experiments have been carried out on mice which have been genetically modified to react to a chemical protein called alpha-CaM kinase II, which is known to play a role in learning and memory consolidation. These experiments look at the effects of the chemical on long-term and short-term memory, and apparently they have discovered methods to pin-point a specific memory to delete. However, the research is said to be still in its infancy stage and the likelihood of it being used in human therapy is still far fetched.

This is an intriguing discovery and if it can prove effective and harmless to humans it will certainly have substantive benefits in the medical field. And not surprisingly, with this kind of technology, it will also find itself being applied for malignant purposes.

Source : Selective Memory Erasure

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Papaya Tree

My cousin said that the papaya tree that grows at my mom's house compound is the first he's seen that looks different since the fruits grow very close together and in many numbers. The tree stands 7 feet tall and most of the fruits can be handpicked.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Observing Winpips in Action

This is the AU pair ... If you entered a BUY in the third image you would have eventually got 10 pips or more ...

An approach to trading

For those who have purchased the Winpips system, Congratulations! You have actually created yourself a track to success. But that's just the first step ... there's the learning process which is not that hard actually as the rules are quite simple to follow ... Harness your power of observation and you will achieve your goal ... It may sound easy but it is actually harder than you think ... but not that hard as well.

If you keep yourself in this loop when getting into forex then only you can succeed.

learn - observe - think - analyze - approach - act - repeat until it sticks and be part of your system

Learn - gain more knowledge on forex. Start with simple stuff like know when the best time to trade is, when to avoid trading, forex terms ...

Observe - Study the system you use intently. Do not take anything for granted. Every indicator tells a story. Learn to recognize an entry position. Failing to do so will lead you to getting more losses than profits.

Think - Always use your objective reasoning when trading. Never let your EMOTIONS control the way you trade.

Analyze - Try to analyze every trade you made. If you won, you must know why you won. And same goes for losing. When you lose, find out the reason for your losses. Knowing your weaknesses, you'll be able to improve significantly.

Approach - When trading, you must be in a relax manner, no stress, not tired.

Act - Enter a trade based on the system rules. Do not enter any trade based on a hunch, gut feeling or from any emotional influence.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Investments under Investigation

Investment programs have been thriving in numbers this year. These schemes have come under various guises to avert coming under scrutiny by the authorities. But sooner or later, their discreet HYIP (High Yield Investment Program) will get attention due to them.

Today I received an SMS from a friend informing that certain companies are being investigated under Bank Negara's jurisdiction and one of it is the name of the company he had introduced to me a few months back.

And 2 days ago, another friend wanted to meet me and introduce an investment program claimed to be operating legally. It turns out that he had to cancel the meeting due to news that his investment program is also being investigated.

I guess that it is best to avoid all manner of investment programs no matter how enticing it seems.

Winpips Trading Steps

Sometimes you may have to wait longer to profit. It is normal for a trend to REVERSE and resume the intended trend later. As in this example, while you enter a SELL the trend trace back upwards but will eventually go back down.

Also, to avoid unwanted disappointments, we should be careful when making an entry. To be safe, it's best to wait for a confirmed entry signal first. Wait for the candlestick to CLOSE. However, this is only my opinion ... I'm not saying this is the RIGHT way to enter but it is certainly safer ... I GUESS.




Winpips Trading Steps

When the timing is right, you can easily gain profits in minutes. Observe how the trade is made ...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Winpips Entry Rules in Brief

A glance of Winpips V1 system and entry rules is shown here. In this case, a buy entry is executed when all requirements are met. You may take 7-10pips profit per trade. If you are interested in making money online, stop thinking and buy the Winpips system now. You can make the purchase by clicking on the WINPIPS banner visible in my blog. Price : RM40 ... Returns - Priceless!!

For new traders, it's best to test the system on DEMO before going into REAL ACCOUNT. Learn how the RULES apply in every trade and get consistent wins. Manage your money wisely.

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Demo Trading using Winpips V1.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Fun with Faces

My wife found a very fun site called yearbookyourself.com. This interactive site allows you to upload your face and the program will do the necessary computation and render your face in a yearbook right from the 1950's up to 2000. It gives you an impression of how you would look like in those days. :). And best of all is you can save it into your pc or laptop.

Here are my CHARMING looks! Oh my GODD!!

1950

1952 (Extra Gel on the Hair Please)

1954 (Wavy is in Vogue)

1956 (Office Smarts)

1958 (Clean Cut & Overkill on the Hair Gel)

1960 (Mind the Specs)

1962 (Specs is Still IN)

1964 (Hair Gel & Specs)

1966 (White Collar Look)

1968 (Hippie Locks)

1970 (Clerk Look)
(Wife says Austin Powers)

1972 (Young Manager)

1974 (Prom Night Gentleman)

1976 (Romeo)

1978 (???? No idea)

1980 (British Influence, maybe)

1982 (Personal Favourite)

1984 (Queen Elizabeth)

1986 (Messy)

1988 (Good Boy Look)

1990 (Mullet in Vogue)

1992 (Casual 90's)

1994 (Rap Era, yo Yo!)

1996 (Biasa Je)

1998 (Couch Potato)

2000 (From Couch Potato to Undergraduate)