Monday, July 30, 2007

Movie Review: Syriana

I watched this movie at home at HBO around 1 morning. I really want to watch it for long time but the showing time is not right. This movie full with a very strong political statement on which the addiction of oil by the western country causes for all the havoc and crisis we see in middle east now days. Please click here for the in depth detail and story plot.

It true that our world are actually control and govern not by those people who win the fair and democratic election but a group of people who own a company no matter what business they into in goal to get the maximum and guaranteed profits. Syriana show the audience on a fictional but almost true plot how the big cooperation conspire on others and corrupting one nation and government to fulfill and achieve its own agenda that is unlimited profits. The rich is going to be rich and the poor remains to be that so.

In Malaysia context, i remembered the post that I wrote about a big cooperate company was bidding to obtain a piece of land own by University of Malaya for their own development purposes. It is so true that now days, big cooperation is slipping on their influence tentacles on a fragile government for their own benefits and profits without considering the general needs in what we known as lobbying in government. A very critical issue I can see in Malaysia is the slow start to the privatization process of the medical health care infrastructure. No matter what the government says, the winners are always the business people.

I'm not against nor agree on what happened now days around the world. Nothing can be done to avoid it. As might as well if you can't beat it, join it but with a bit of goodness twist on it. We need to aware and know more about what happen at our surrounding and message those others trying to spread. Not saying to accept it fully but to investigate and give it a good deep logical thought. It only can happen if we have a wide understanding in general knowledge. You don't want to be directed like flocks of lamb don’t you?

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Parti Keadilan Rakyat in Sabah Politics

I had written about how the Federal Government is breaking the agreement of Malaysia Federal Constitution when allow a non sabahan political party into its coalition state in my past post. Never the less, there are also opposition party who illegally practice their political agenda in here such as Democratic Action Party and Party Keadilan Rakyat. I find it so disturbing and sad that we sabahan at the point of turning to a non sabahan party to fight for our welfare and benefits of its state. Sabahan political platform now fill with people who not really know us at first, no nothing about the history of the state and want to apply its own agenda and fights that we never started many years ago.

I would like to point out a news article in which Umno Youth chief Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein say that Parti Keadilan Rakyat are doomed to failure. Yes, it true. Not because of the party itself but merely that Parti Keadilan Rakyat doesn't seem to be relevant or understand and what the majority want for its state. The birth of Parti Keadilan Rakyat as most people knew is because of one man. Yes, the former Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim. He is the same architect who put UMNO to Sabah at first and by its own people kick out from the party.

Do we need someone who we all knew taken part of cutting away our privileges federation rights to defend us? He even cannot hold on to its own pants in his own party. How he going to do that? Even if Parti Keadilan Rakyat able to gain support and be the government in which I doubt that, we also ended up with non sabahan in power. What is the different then? I don't know why sabahan never learn from the lesson. Why do we often trust the rich and powerful rather than the one whom wise, charismatic and poor? I don't think we need someone who just knows how to plan to fatten its own pocket other than the development of the education, medical and economic system of its state.

We are always in the impression that only the federal government can develop the state. No, it’s not quite true. Most of the developments in Malaya are sources from Sabah's oil and timber industries. So, beside thinking that, I believe that the Malaya need Sabah natural resource to keep the money flowing to them to develop in which the power balance is switch unbalance to most of the small states in Malaya. Sarawak is in status quo and critical point of becoming the last state that have its own grip of its government. I hope that they learn it from us.

Never the less, there are nothing bad if Sabah lost all its privileges on its own state. We will not be so dependent to some ancient agreement that protect its own rights and learn to be more competitive with others. The chinese and indian live their lives in a hard way and earn a good decent living in it. Sabahan had about 30 plus years chances to run the country and they blew it. So, it’s time for others to run it and in a pick of luck and hope, we can live in prosper and happy without the ancient federal agreement rights haunted us.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Universal Health Care in Malaysia?

After watched Michael Moore latest movie documentary, i do a little bit research on what is actually Universal Health Care. Refer to Wikipedia entries on the topic, it is a state in which all residents of a geographic or political entity pay for and have access to some type of health care by means of provision of health insurance or direct provision of health care. It is also known as Single Health Pay in which have three aim that is Access, Quality and Afford Ability. Universal Health Care divided two groups that is the supporter and who against it. Please click here to read the differences.

I had to agree mostly on what documented in sicko movie even some argue that the director Michael Moore has fudge or fabricating the fact. I did some reading on those who write against the movie and found out that their arguments are weak. In the case which Michael Moore and Sanjay Gupta, I don't find any misinformation as claim by Dr Sanjay Gupta on Sicko movie. Sicko many time mention the free medical system implemented by Canada, Britain and France pay by high tax payer money. He did ask if this system is not fair to the middle class who have to pay for the poor, one said no. It is a system where the rich help the poor. I don't think universal health care are going to make any country in financial crisis as claim. Although that Dr Sanjay Gupta is a doctor and surgeon, I don't think he understand or don't want to understand the low class society who cannot pay for their food and not to mention high medical fees.

Dr Sanjay Gupta claims that free medical system going to make the country bankrupt. I don't really agree with the statement. The Bush Administration spent trillion dollar for support the Iraq and Afghanistan war on terror. Some of the money was spent on free medical care for the Iraqi and Afghanistan people. It kind of ironic to know that the government can give a universal health care for other countries but find it hard to do for their own people. It is a weak argument in this case. I don't think any country potentially in risk of bankruptcy when giving the people a free health care. It just depends to the willingness of the group of people who governing the country to spent it or not.

Malaysia in not implicating universal health care although by comparison pays less that other country on it medical fees. Malaysia have a poor record on its medical care level where the risk of being threaten by inexperience medical staff is high and always resulted death or even serious sickness. I don't have any detail about the health care in Malaysia, but will doing some research about it using internet later. Malaysia health care is based on premium or rewards. Whoever works in government department or government based company will have full access on its free health care. The health care benefits are extended to his or her spouse. Never the less, the health care provided by government clinic and hospital not up to its standard due to some cases involved the neglect case from its medical practitioners due to lack of experience. The surge of medical practitioners from local universities in which their qualification is questionable contributes some part of the bad health care level in public hospitals and clinics. Most of them will resolve to private health care when dealing with life threatening illness.

It a long road for Malaysian to have a awareness on its social benefits and care to its own society as i seen in the western countries from Sicko documentary. I wish we have but we don't. Our society is divided in groups such as religion, race, clan and political ideology. We're even divided in a basic fundamental on what type of country who we really are. So, what chances do we have in getting a universal health care?

Friday, July 20, 2007

News caption and my thought.

The Star
Remand extended in child killing case

The death of Shearwey Ooi Ying Ying really make public angry to the step father and the mother. This case get a nationwide coverage because it so sad to know that the mother also involved in the killing of her daughter. It really makes everyone feel so sad and angry. I feel that justices will serves its purpose on this case no matter the verdict is. Better not to assume anything first before we really know the truth. Give justice a chance! More on here.

Stepdad rapes girl after oral sex

It is sad to be always read this on newspaper daily. It seems that children are so vulnerable and so easily to be manipulated and used for bad intention. I remembered my post on child at work where some of the coffee shop owner hire the illegal foreign children to work.

BN parties, Opposition reject PR status for Filipinos

At last, thestar daily wrote news about this critical issue. This should be a lesson to whoever wants to impose its illegal obtained power on how to run Sabah. Sabahan politician should be united to against any ridiculous policy that thrown upon to the Sabahan people and letting them know they are not keeping their part of promise. Naughty federal government ya! More on Malaysia Federation or Malaysia.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Malaysia Federation or Malaysia?

Prime Minister's Department Datuk Mohamad Nazri Abdul Aziz made a critical decision when he proposed that all the IMM13 or Filipino refugees in Sabah will be automatically given a Permanent Residence (PR) status. These create a big protest among Sabahan political. It seems sabahan slowly losing grip of power on governing the state to non Sabahan politician. I'm not blaming non Sabahan politician, but on the sabahan politician.

Why? First they fight among them self. Each of them selfishly want to hold power on this big state that full with never ending natural source such as oil and timber. When this happen, the state become vulnerable and it is a good time for non sabahan who waiting for a long time to get hold and plant it seed to get a good grip on this big estate.

It is actually a void and illegal for any political party from the peninsular to interfering or involving on the Sabah political platform. This is actually the agreement made during the creation of Malaysia Federation. Malaysia is the combination few state that is Malaya, Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak. Brunei last minutes reject on this coalition state is merely pure luck and non will ever guess what is going to happen to then 46 years later. You lucky bastard Sultan Brunei! You should thank those resistance who that you taken to jail because of this issue. If not, I don't think you will be able to live your luxury life today. Singapore was kicked out because Tunku Abdul Rahman couldn't stand the nagging of Lee Kwan Yew and decided to file a divorce letter to him. That’s a bad luck in which turn out to be a tough luck. Again, thanks to the people who work so hard to made the Singapore Republic a success.

Sabah is slowly sinking from an autonomy state back to colonial state. We’re actually colonized by the people who at first hate the colonial government so much but ended up thinking otherwise. The depressing part is even we aware about it, nothing was done. We let non sabahan people to take over what was supposed to be agreed upon the formation of Federation State. I will not list out each details on this matter because it not make any significant differences when all of it was given up by our own politician who drunken by money temptation.

I don't expect anything miracle to happen after this. But I believe Sabahan have to be more aware of their rights that was agreed upon by the previous generation and not to let it go so easily without a fight.

Daily Express: State Govt 'no' to PR move

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Singer Review: Hirai Ken

To cut it short, please click here and here to read his personal background. I remembered saw him at CNN
Talk Asia interview
in which at the moment i did not listen to any of his songs until on Japan A Radio internet radio in which a song titled Kimi No Suki Na Tako (君の好きなとこ) run over the radio for few time. I did some research about him and to find out that he is a big hit in Japan. He sings differently from others Japanese singers same as Fukuyama Masaharu who sing in a weird foreign Japanese pronunciation.

A good looking foreign look face although he claim that he is pure Japanese. Maybe his ancestor is a foreigner. I remember my university roommate look like a foreigner although he calm that he is not. Genetics sometimes can do some illusionist trick on us. I believe he don't have any problem with his talent and looks to be famous. I remembered that in the CNN interview he hate his face because it doesn't look like typical Japanese.

Well, it was not only when I was a teenager. Even now I don't really like my face. It's uncomfortable for me when I'm not regarded as Japanese even though I was born in Japan and speak Japanese as my mother tongue. Of course, now people know my face so I don't encounter that perception often anymore. But before quite often Japanese people would speak to me in English, or Japanese kids would surround me, saying "he's a foreigner!". I'm tall as well, so I had a complex about myself. I guess my appearance stands out both in a positive and a negative way. But I still am uncomfortable with my visual features.

CNN Talk Asia

Here is the video clip of Kimi no suki na toko. He wrote both of the music and lyrics.

Link: Hirai Ken Official Website

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Featuring Blogger: Love & Peace by Josie

Disclaimer : I only feature a blog if permission was given. My feature will based according to what i read in the blog or some extra research strictly from Google and no other means like stalking at her home, digging her home rubbish and hire a private investigator to follow her 24 hour a day.

Josie, know as Josiekupi or Kupi as her pen name or glamour name starting to write this blog on 21 December 2004. She started her blog writing a post about Alzheimer in which her family members got it. Who is really Josie? Well, she have a very detail description in here. You never guess that she is the youngest in her family. She is a nasty little girl as written in the post and no wonder where all her fun and happiness came from. If I'm not mistaken, she works with government with a government pay check as a computer programmer. Most of the entry is the blend of English, Dusun and Malay hybrid and not everyone knows how to enjoy it.

taken from josekupi blog.

I read lots of blog, from Xiaxue, Minishorts, Kennysia and other blog. Some blog can make you think, some plain narcissist who like to talk about him/her self, some do stupid and weird things and blog it out and some just about others people and the experience they encounter. Josie might have all of it but she also has the humor. A down to earth humor that from her personal character. I meet few funny friends all my life but none have any funny blog to share.

Firstly, i realized that she really like to watch reality show such as Akademi Fantasia, American Idol and Survivor type of stuff. I wonder how much she spent for a single season of Akademi Fantasia. Can be considerate a fanatic fans of local band and artist. One of that recently called Ebi. She even has a term of this fella called "Ebilicious". Yes, he is a tall charm and handsome fella. I have a friend that knew this fella since young. She told me lots of story that I prefer not to write it in the blog due to court action will take against me if he find out. It is a non stop post material for her all these years of blog writing besides the traveling post.

She always travels. No matter locally or oversea. Most of her traveling destination is KL. She also travel few times to Australia and written a detail travel log about it. It is really interesting to read her journey adventure on the blog. To anyone who interested on her traveling, need to dig to her old post blog.

meeting lots of friends..

She have lots of children dogs. She like dog more than cat. Write about her dog children as family. Dogs are the latest craves for Kota Kinabalu locals. Most of them have an expensive and special breeds such as "chi wawa" and others. I'm not against people who love cute dogs, but i hate it when they bring it to the coffee shops during lunch or dinner. DO WE HAVE SOME RULES ON PET OR ANIMAL ON EATERY PERMISES? Just imagine this. A waiter girl saw this cute little angel dog. She give the dog a cuddle, forgot to wash her hand serving food to others customers. What do you think?

Anyway, Josie little craves of pet dog makes her to create a family tree for them. I wonder if she herself also have a family tree. It's so cute to know that the pet dog does have such structural organized family chart. She wrote it in a post titled newly born.. additional to the family. She also done a live coverage of one of her pet dog that giving a birth on little puppies in her post here.

Even thou that she is a fanatics fans of Ebi, I believe that she also have a fanatics fans of hers. Danjoe and Guragak is a loyal friend, commenter and fanatics blog fans. Due to their harassments and unable to get a restraining court order against them, she had to publish a public statement at her blog. If that really happened.. lol.

Once she was thinking of shutting down this blog due to bad respond from unknown people. Luckily she decided not to do so.

Here are some of the link of her post that really put out her is the local taste down to earth sense of humor that we rarely read on a blog.

This is what stress can do to u
Top 10 Petanda Anda Mabuk
Selamat Hujung Minggu (a short moment of fame and famous)
You look blue (a new definition of bad hair day)
Hari malam yang galap

And at last, me and Josie at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering.

ps - All of the photos are credited, taken and belongs to Josie's blog.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Michael Moore and Dr Sanjay Gupta on Sicko

I was attracted by one news about Michael Moore who slam Wolf Blitzer on how he fail the American people on stopping the war on Iraq by President Bush. Michael Moore demand apology from Wolf Blitzer on how they fail to ask the tough question and lead the country to this war and all what he said on the movie 911 are the actual truth and happened.

It all started when Wolf Blitzer in the Situation Room with Michael Moore shown a short documentary clip by Dr Sanjay Gupta, a neurology surgery doctor made a conclusion that most of the fact in Michael Moore latest documentary movie "Sicko" was fudge which meaning a mistake.

The transcript of the situation is here

Then Dr Sanjay Gupta and Michael Moore have an opportunity to debate this issue in Larry King Live. It seems that both of them do the most talking and Larry was the referee at the moment. Michael Moore and Dr Sanjay Gupta debate their argument in a very strong way. Both of them really know what they're talking and there are no talking crap as most others interview I saw in television.

The transcript of the debate is here

I see that Michael Moore and Dr Sanjay Gupta is on the same boat but have a small differences on the numbers fact. Indeed both of them did their own thoroughly pains staking research just both look at the same issue at a very different point. I really like the way of how Dr Sanjay Gupta trying to balance out the issue but the things is that he doesn't know most of the people who really experience it. I believe that he never experience the problem first hand and really understand why Michael Moore is so critical about this issue especially when Dr Sanjay Gupta said the Medicare system will going to bankrupt the country. I myself find it so hard to believe too when Michael Moore argue back that why not the war on Iraq has no issue on bankrupting the country. Yes indeed! Michael Moore is the people's voices.

Later, both of them issue a statement on the debate. Dr Sanjay Gupta and Michael Moore agreed this argument is not the issue but the medical benefit and the health issue. Dr Sanjay Gupta tries to tone down on his reports about sicko and lead the reader to focus on the real issue. Michael Moore published a detail facts and documents on his web to proof he is not wrong. He still demand apology from CNN in which many time made a false report on his movie.

Dr Sanjay Gupta: My conversation with Michael Moore
Michael Moore: 'SiCKO' Truth Squad Sets CNN Straight -- Again

I know that this argument not relevant to us, but the issue is. Malaysia has no a significant problem on health benefits compares to other country, but still not the best compares to others. Health and medical care not really a big issue in Malaysia political platform. I don't know how much Malaysia government spent for his health spending but i believe most of the money is on building more hospital and benefited the contractors and the suppliers and not the sick patient.

Most of the politician spent too much time on bashing each other. No matter he is a member of parliament, political activist, political writes and bloggers, it always on digging out each others weaknesses and picking out specific person personally. I think that most of us are too easily get distracted news that not helping to the people.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wedding Photos: Najib and As

I never had a chance to release the photos of my friend's wedding although I did the book last time. This wedding was held last year in Serdang, Kuala Lumpur. I do the touching up again from the original photos I took. It looks totally different as my skills with photo shop improve all this time.

I'm thinking of doing a personal photo book collection for my self to show to my potential customer and for the web that I getting on to. My present profile presentation looks so clumsy and bulky.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering: The Final Report

It definitely fun meeting new friends and chatting about blog and what new about it. By definition, blogging means writing something and post it online for sharing to friends and others strangers. By all mean, I don't believe in a personal blog or private blog. I don't believe in banning others people comment because I can do what ever I want and this is my blog. Yes it’s true that this is your blog, you can write anything you want but you cannot control your readers to click in and its writing its comment. That is why the comments section should be control by the administrator, and not by you in most of our free and personal blog host.

I do not mean to patronize anyone who read this particular blog. I just want to ask why you want to blog? Doesn't it because you have lots of free time in front of the computer at work? Or, you don't have any other hobbies and have nothing to do? Or, you saw some of the cool bloggers did it and you want to be like them. There are many reasons to start blogging. With out realized it, you already post the 100th post.

Anyway, i have great time know new friends especially who blog for fun, blog for fame and might be blog for money. I do accept now days that blog was not like the old days. People do earn real money just by blogging, but with an extra hard work as the rest of the job around us. I only manage to take some few shot with some fellow bloggers and here are the photos.

julian, me, lionel and ned

Jacq wrote in her blog that ned is the last bloggers to arrive and still able to catch the boat before sailing away. Julian is actually among the most prominent blogger among us. He quite glamor among us and do write about photo, video and graphics and some politics. He a kind funny fella and well know with his Buddha pose.

Anthony, Siew Ling and me.

This double is a couple. They cannot be torn apart by any mean. Anthony writes anything from food to cars. You name it, he writes it. Siew Ling his wife girlfriend. Just started a blog because of this gathering and i can't see any particular direction to her blog. We will see it later. It is quite nice to know that this gathering actually sparks some interest on people who never blogs and want to try.

Daniel and me that i think need no introduction

Jacq and me

Jacq is also a co-founding mother and the girl who coordinate all of us for this gathering.

I believe there Debbie also help by dealing with the Pirates at Borneo restaurant manager. Credit is given to her as well because she also a contact book keeper for all who come. She also should win a second prize for the best dress.

Olivia Chong, Jimmy and me

Jimmy was my junior when the secondary school. Nice getting to see some familiar face around there. He came with Olivia Chong. She is a non blogger. I hope she can start her own blog after this gathering.

Murphy and me

Murphy is the owner of mysabah website and i believe among the most well known blog for sabah. He also write anything.

Olivia Chong, Josie, me and someone butt.

Josie is cute. Her blog is cute. Her dog is cute although only anjing kampung. I read her blogs with tears came out. Not the sadness but the laughter. Have you ever heard laughing to death? I think she have to put some disclaimer warning on people who have health problem. lol....

Thats the end of this Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Blogger Gathering post. I am looking forward for the second time but not sure if I am still in Kota Kinabalu or not. Will see how it going to be then.

Shearwey Ooi Ying Ying

A Moment of Silence...

The Star:
Cops seek mum’s help in investigation
Quarrels heard, say neighbours
Teacher: Ying Ying was cutest in class
Dad mobbed by members of the media
MCA: Efforts not in vain

Ibu, teman lelaki disyaki bunuh Ying Ying

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering: The Event

Lucky draw event is the best part for all of us. It means that we will get all the goodies sponsored by the nuffnang. That’s why all the people in this photo have a big smile on it.

The next part is the introduction. Daniel has hard time to think what to do next after all the gift given to its rightful lucky winners. Practically, everyone should introduce self to everyone. Maybe a little bit about the blog too.

This is not a complete set of photos. I only manage to take some part of it. For others who not in the sets, please do accept my apology. Anyone who spot their face in the sets just click on photo when you saw it to save or curi for their own personal use.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering: The Gathering

After the dinner, we supposed to have some ice breaking program. Due to the unknown reason that we're not expected to be on the boat, it was canceled. We just jump to the best part. That is Lucky Draw! It seems that most of the bloggers are very luck indeed. Some go back with Bon Jovi CD and some with 1GB Pen Drive. Thanks for Nuffnang for sponsoring the gift.

Everyone starts to warm up their digital camera. Testing to shot like there is no tomorrow. I myself have problem in decide which setting is the best for boat shot because I never take any photo in a boat and night before. I try out some setting and ended up decided using the automatic setting instead in which can get the flash batteries burn out easily. Due to the camera is a professional used, it quite difficult for the first timer to take my photos with other bloggers. I only manage to take some shot with few blogger but especially with Daniel and Jacq.

The event was started by Daniel, the official MC for the day. He is a hilarious, charm and with an interesting personality and i believe with lots of experience doing MCing jobs before. Luckily we have him as the MC if not, I think it going to be an ordinary sabah style of event.

Well, who really is Daniel?

First i would like to quote the about page from his own blog:
Expressive natured, idealistic and driven with a strong inner urge to be of divine service in some way that would uplift mankind. A fervent music lover - love playing the guitar and penning songs. A proud chocoholic. I love sunsets, love the beaches and its surroundings. I love my freedom and being on the move.

I see the best in people, honest and fair-minded, passionate, devil-may-care and indulgent. I also can be combative, un-forbearing and inadvertently tactless. I am critical to those who deny their talents.

He is a blogger and his website called The Gallivantings of Daniel Franklin. He likes to blog about music and song writing and a hardcore fan of Bon Jovi and i guess he is a musician and songwriter besides being a programmer. Never yet I heard any of his songs because he wrote lots of lyrics in his blog. I wonder if any of his demos loaded in his site.

He looks good on camera as you can see it the photo. Most All of the tourist blogger have his photo taken via hand phone or video and digital camera as he being our honorary mascot MC and organizer. Nevertheless, he did a perfect job in making this gathering happening with out the alcohol drinks.

So that’s all with Daniel.

The luck draw are even fun. I myself got a pen drive. To who have my photo of please can you send to my email? If can, sent an uncompressed version so that I can do some touch up over the photo. I managed to take some shot of the lucky draw. I will post it out after I compiled it in a single frame photo layout.

this is a fake one.. izit?.. no la..please give me my prizeeeee....

yaaata... kick arse pen drive.. fuuyoooo!!!

Let me introduce some of the point and shoot digital camera professional in action. The group photo of mine was taken by the guy who stands at the right side of the photo. Thanks, man!

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering: On The Boat

Up at the boat, we're all like a Japanese tourist photo shooting anything that move and not move. Yes! a bunch of not so sakai local people suddenly mutate to Angmoh, Japanese, Indian and Korean tourist. lol... ^_^

he is our first victim, pitty him...

On the boat, we continued to swarm the second deck in which we saw Daniel setting on the audio system that seem has a problem. Then we found out it caused by loosen audio plug. No problem after that. Everyone starts to chill out and introducing to each other at the second deck.

MrBadak, the one who drink from the bottles

from left to right: Julian, Lionel, Murphy, Anthony and Siew Ling

After that, we went back to the first deck to start dinner. I didn't eat much as most of the foods were barbecue. I'm not a person who fancy barbecue. I only try out some of noodles and roll spaghetti. The barbecue stick not cooked and I having hard time to cut it with a spoon. Yes! i got spoon when I’m asking for a knife. What a genius!

oh i feel sea sick.. lol..

Debbie, Josie and two other girls that i don't remember her name.. sorry.

Lionel the 2nd round .. yay!

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering: The Arrival

I reach Jesselton Point at 30 minutes early to dig money for the gathering. RM50 is quite an expense for me especially when you need to pay the bills and the loan. I just start doing full time photo, video and graphic design plus learning to improve my skills to be competitive. That is not the main point.

It took me around 10 minutes to withdraw money and going to The Pirates of Borneo restaurant where i realized that the counter has not set up yet. So, I spent some time footsal center watching people playing so called street soccer. The place is quite hot and most of the player just playing for fun I guess. I did not see any ronaldiho or ronaldo or roberto so of that (sorry for the spelling error), just a bunch of guys chasing and kicking the ball so hard and if you unlucky hitting the head, you might ended waking up at the hospital.

After 20 minutes, I went out again and see if the counter was set up or not. I didn't see it and thought it might be at the jetty entrance instead. Nope, it was not there too. I went in an art stall and find out that the painters never attend a formal art class. He has a talent in watercolor painting but lack of guide from experience people. I think I have that problem too. :P

I went back to the restaurant and at far and i recognized Daniel instantly with a glass of beer at his hand. The introduction happening fast with Anthony and Siew Ling the earliest to arrive said Daniel. Blogger Couple i think. Second i met Julian and Lionel, then MrBadak and his friends holding a video camera to give a coverage over the event and then Murphy for mySabah. I lost track who is who at this moment. Please do accept my apology if i told the story wrongly. Then JacQ arrive just in time to open the registration counter and everyone starting to go to the boat.

from left to right: Murphy, Lionel, Julian, Melissa and her friend Yolanda (forgot the name, sorry) and Faizal.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Bloggers Gathering: The Aftermath

Guess what i got from there?

tidak sia sia juga bayar RM50... muahahahahah! >:D

update: The pen drive was presented by Wei Chuen. Thanks for the photo Jacq!

Haha.. a lucky draw of number 08! yup fatt! ^_^ hope the luck going to stick with me for a moment because i need it now days. I taken lots of photos and still figure out who is who in the photo. It going to take a couple of days for me to write a dedicated post of this gathering or meeting.

Good works for Daniel for his good work on MC -ing the event and be our official mascot founding father and JacQ for coordinate the event, persuade and emailing others people to join the gathering. Luckily she email and invite me or i will not going for the event.

Conclusion: Majority, the bloggers are friendly. Just a few of them kinda shy i guess. The food, sorry to say, not worth the money, but the event even it out. Luckily the boat take off and we did burn some petrol for a boat ride. The overall is good for first time. Hope the next one will be better. ^______^

ps- the rest of the photos will be post later. still thinking how am i going post it.


I discovered that some one is using my name to write a comment at another people's blog. I don't know what is the intention to do it but i believe it is not a good one.

Please be notice:

1. I never write comment into chat box. I only gave comment at post comment.
2. Please check out with me via my contact email before accusing me making a bad mark on your site. If i find my comment was not true, i will apologize publicly.
3. Police report will be made and investigation will be done to find the culprit. The owner site will be able to track the IP address of the culprits.
4. I will personally take court action against any person who ever trying to spread false impression about me or my business.