Archive for December, 2005

Jump shot

December 28, 2005

While waiting for our turn at the futsal cage, I took a few jump shots. Here’s two of them:

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Favorite moments of the Amazing Race 8:family edition

December 21, 2005

Carissa Gaghans trying her best not to cry as her family was eliminated.

I’ve just finished watching the final episode of the Amazing Race (get the torrent here: ).The family edition was heavily criticized for only racing around the States most of the time. However, I thought it was a great race overall especially seeing family members supporting one another and at other times fighting with one another. Early on, I wanted the Gaghans to win, though I’m just as happy that the Linzes won. Here’s my top 10 moments of the season 8 race:

1. Lauren Bransen “mooning ass’ to the Linzes eventhough the “moon” was actually censored.
2. Tony Paolo carrying the banana on his shoulder while his sons are finding it difficult to the same. Tony singlehandedly won the leg for his family.
3. The Paolos’ sportsmanship in telling the Bransens not to step on the mat, but get their clothes on. They looked ridiculous with all the clothes on.
4. Carissa Gaghan trying with all her might to fight back the tears at her family’s elimination. Carissa was the cutest on the Race. Her mum was close second 😉
5. In Costa Rica, when the Gaghans knew they were going to the mat in last place, Dad and son walked hand in hand admiring the beautiful scenery and the son asked his Dad if they could come back someday.
6. Everything the Gaghans did.
7. Nick Linz doing the flips on ski. It was spectacular.
8. Wally and the girls lurving each other at the final mat. And Meghan Linz crying at the final mat.
9. Tony Paolo saying he loved Marion and that she was his babe or something like that. And DJ saying he was proud of his mom.
10.The final puzzle between Alex and Wally for the one millian dollar.

Raihana has a blog.

December 18, 2005

A buddy of mine, Rai has started her own blog on livejournal. Check it out at for some very wacky writings and interesting daily stories. Like saving the elephant? yup.

UTM library in pictures.

December 16, 2005

A friend of mine from Kuittho wanted to find books which weren’t available at Kuittho’s library, so I took him to UTM’s library. Since it’s holiday and not many people were around, I took the opportunity to take some interesting pictures. By the way, I wasn’t studying, more like acting. In the end, we borrowed 10 books including topics on soccer tactics, how to play tennis, html, xhtml, css, php, and interior designs.

Power adapter for router overheat

December 12, 2005

The power adapter for the Gigabyte wifi router got overheated and finally burnt. Bought a universal adapter to replace it which also overheated and burnt.

So I bought a new Linksys wifi router. The adapter overheated after one night. Now, I’m using a universal adapter with 12V and 1A.

Please leave your comments if you know why this is happening. I’m totally clueless. In total 3 power apater got overheated.

PC Fair @ City Square, JB

December 9, 2005

I went to the PC Fair in City Square this afternoon. It took 15 minutes to get the car parked. There was too many cars. Some  just let their friends/family visit the fair while the driver waited in the car.

From my observation the gadgets that are most exhibited (not popular as I do not know how many are sold) are:

  • MP4 Player with small screen
  • Speakers
  • Printers

The MP4 player is something new this year, and most booth have some kind of MP4 player on show.

How safe is Maybank2u online banking?

December 9, 2005

I’ve been paying bills for the family using my dad’s maybank account. So I’ve been wondering how safe is Maybank2u? Maybe I should set up another maybank account dedicated for online banking, so that if anything ever happens, at least there’s not much money in there. Has anyone experience any online fraud with maybank2u? Please leave your comments even if you’ve had positive experience.

Recycling centre @ Taman Universiti

December 7, 2005

Recycling centre @ Tmn Universiti

For those who didn’t know, you can recycle your stuff at this recycling centre in front of the computer shop Pusat Komputer Resak (the road across Maybank) in Taman Universiti. They will set up the place in the morning of the first Sunday of every month. The picture above was taken on the 4th December 2005.

Stuff for recycling:

  • Plastic bottles (any kind – drinking bottles, washing up liquid, shampoo, etc)
  • Newspapers
  • Cans
  • Clothes
  • Books
  • Cardboard egg carton
  • Containers (biscuit containers)

By the way, don’t expect any money in return.

Masjid Taman Mutiara Rini update

December 6, 2005

Masjid Taman Mutiara Rini - June 2005

The mosque in June this year. There is no dome, but instead a typical modern roof.

Masjid Taman Mutiara Rini in December 2005

This is the mosque six months later. The second unorthodox feature of the mosque is the minaret which is different from traditional ones.

Top Gear season 7 episode 3

December 6, 2005

Get the torrent here:

The highlight of this episode is the tallest bridge in the world, the Millau Viaduct in south west of France. The footage of the actual bridge isn’t long but the angle and view, including panoramic view of the bridge is amazing. To top it off you get three supercars on the bridge.