Friday, December 30, 2011

Same to you, Bro!

Finger Lickin' good?

This is about hand gestures.

Hand signs and giving the finger.
Universally, one got to be careful and considerate when showing any part of the body.

In a few months, we Malaysians, may be showing a finger to prove that we have done our duty as citizens.
The press reported this here.

Just as this President.
Thank you Sir. That is gentlemanly indeed.
That is why he is da President.

............and you too, sweet lady and baby. God Bless.

But I sincerely hope that the ' universally educated' people and big shots who are in the high authority show some good examples. Otherwise, we would be insulting others by telling how much 'kurang ajar' (rudely un-educated) we really are. It is of no point getting 8As or 100As if we are kosong (empty) in the head.

Hey, brudder...this is not so good lah.... angry or what? You both are giving da middle finger!!! Hot weather izzit?

So blardy damn big shot, you got money so you can do that? As*#%oles!
In Malaysia....
Blardy fark, same to you dickheads!
Stupid uneducated buggers!

Here! Up yours too, you blardy dumb ass!

Damn it, our kids are watching and learning from us.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Skater Dolly Video Clip

Smooth Operator

Kindly view the HD video clip below to see the panning/trucking effect used when my camera was mounted on a DIY skater dolly. It was then edited on Sony Vegas HD software.
A Leica macro lens was fixed onto the Lumix GH2 camera to shoot on the 24p cinema mode.

C&C most appreciated.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Death of the real Ice Cream?

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream
for Ice Cream Dept.

If one were to carefully read the recent report in the news about the 1Malaysia Hypermart selling Iced Confectionery as Ice Cream, it is time we wake up from our long slumber.

Just a minute ago, I chatted with a younger sister about Sweetened Condensed Milk of the old days and the present Sweetened Creamer. She was shocked to realise that she was ignorant about the truth between the two! Just how many in our age group know this?

Did you also know that this is only prevalent to South East Asia?
We took for granted that creamer is from cream found in dairy products such as milk.

And anything that come with the name such as cows, farm, milk maid, buttercup etc. are dairy products thus are milk based?

Then, why are products permitted to carry such name which could easily mislead consumers thinking they are dairy based instead of chemically ladened mass produced, processed products?
The authorities should be vigilant enough to protect our health conscious public instead of keeping an eye closed until someone bring it up?

The issue of many mistakenly buying Sweetened Condensed Creamer as sweetened condensed milk is still outstanding and many are still unaware about it.

So the Condensed Milk is Dead.

A report two years ago in Lowyat Malaysia, explains.

Whenever there is a global price increase of milk, our local selling price of the so-called 'condensed milk' also goes up. This is a sheer act of profiteering by the manufacturers.

Let us look at the recent hoo haa.

Ice Cream it says.
But is it really ice cream we are eating?
The current price of cream is at RM 10.00 per 250ml and that equates to RM40.00 per Litre. Then, how can a brand sell a 2l tub of their ice cream for only RM5.89??

Something is not right here. Is it cream from old milk?

I strongly suspect that no cream were used. It is made from the very stuff that also made that non-dairy creamer namely 'the-white-stuff'-they-get-from-palm-kernel 'milk' and processed with added chemicals to make it taste and look like dairy milk, derived from cows.
If one were to closely look at the packaging, the product is legally correct. The word printed is so small that as if the makers do not want you to look at it. See if you can hold a frozen tub with your bare hands long enough.

It is now called Iced Confectioneries and not the usual Ice Cream we were so familiar with.

Then what have sweetened condensed creamer got to do with ice cream?
Plenty. Profits that is.

Just use the same cheap 'white-powdered-stuff'' and mix it with more chemicals, then freeze it like crazy and viola!..........................iced cream look alike!

So be careful folks, take care of your children. Do not think that by letting them eat this kind of 'iced cream', you are letting them nourished by mistakenly eating dairy milk. These are highly processed food that are made with loads of flavouring, colouring, additives and what not, that may cause allergy instead.
So remember when buying the real stuff, look for the word "Ice Cream". If no such word then it is a substituted fake.

It is going to be tough because real ice cream is very expensive. Real milk brands like Haagen-Dazs cost around RM38.00 per small tub. No way it is going to be priced at RM5.99 per litre.

Like the real sweetened condensed milk, it will eventually disappear from the market shelves.

Now, Ice Cream is dead!
Welcome "Iced Confectioneries", the new Iced Creamer!!

Misleading? You be the judge.
What is next? Fishballs?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Night Vision Binoculars


Why is it that every time whenever I meet someone while birding or discussing on the subject of binoculars, they would ask me if mine is a "Night Vision" version?
When I asked them why would one need to go birding at night unless one is seeking to observe Owls and Nightjars. I would then get cold sweats at their answers.

Many are so misinformed at the word 'Night Vision'.
They do not know the meaning altogether.

A pair of binocular is just that. A binocular.

They are meant to be used for observation and studying nature such as landscape, animals and for exploration. With latest technologies, glasses are developed with special coatings to improve the quality of images. HD (High Definition) lenses are now being employed to make our viewing more realistic.

Studying colourful birds (with e.g. varied hues) depends largely on the available daylight and it is an ultimate joy to see them as Nature's intended us to see. The Silver-eared Messia in Fraser's Hill is an example. My 20 seconds encounter nearly floored me!

So, back to the subject of Night Vision.
Does that mean that if I see a group of girls in bikinis on the beach at night,

I get to see as if in full daylight like this?

Fat hopes!

You see, Night Vision is not what you think it is. It was developed by the armed forces to track targets for their purposes. One do not see 'daylight' images. One would only see 'thermal imagery' like in heat signals in Infra-red signals. Or blurry greenish 'alien' like 'hantu' visions like this.

They are NOT optical devices but electronic in every sense. A 'camera' is placed in front and a mini LCD viewfinder at the back. Your eyepiece is focused at the viewfinder and the image is processed, amplified & intensified to reach its desired effect. These very optically limited views are very poor in descriptive qualities as far as nature observation is concerned.

Or is it just because some toy manufacturers decided to add red/yellow/orange colors to their lens coatings and claims to be 'Night Vision' so that you would be so impressed and buy it straight away?

The red color coating makes an impression issit?
Now where was I? Oh yeah, I am still wondering what type of BINOCULARS did the Ministry bought for RM50,000.00++? You see, there are no Binoculars made for Night Vision use. None what so ever. Surprised?
You bet your bottom Ringgit!

There are only MONOCULARS not binoculars as the other 'eyepiece' is an Infra-red transmitter which emits IR rays that is being read by the IR receiver!
So just what did the Ministry buy?

For RM50,000.00, I would have checked the contracts and wordings by professionals!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Robotic E-Book

Can I read You Something Sir?

Wow! 2020 is already here.

In this Bolehland, there are plans to rear cows in Condos.
And cows eats highly toxic Jatropha leaves!
And cows jumps over the moon everyday.

Then, there is a very special robot.

They are programmed to read you anything you desire.

Once programmed and connected to your super-lightning speed UNIFLY,
the reader can read you Tolstoy's "War and Peace". It also can give you quotes from the
1,678 paged Bible excluding the 2,223 paged Bible Concordance so that, just by listening,
you would drop everything you are doing and get converted!!!
As if proselytising is that easy!

The latest model is solar battery powered to ensure no interruption take place.
Maraysia Boreh!

Friday, November 11, 2011


It Is A MOOOoooooving Time!

Especially it is 11.11.11 today.

After Sex, it is all about homosexuality.

Now, it is about cattle feeding.
It is about Cows.

Then, it is about some folks looking for cows in a condominium,

Tough luck KJ, you have just fell into a deep hole. Now let us see how you gonna crawl out
of this one.

Again, it is back to cows.

Selangor Government takes up challenge. Bravo! A wise decision.

After all, let us see whose cow have been jumping over the Moon!

How will it end?
Just wait till the cows come home!

Friday, November 4, 2011


The Dead Comes Alive and Stinking.

For the last two weeks, reports in the press causes one to smell rotting flesh.

The dead, near dead or those left to die and rot, began showing some signs of movement. As if one did not get the full effect of crap while they were alive, the words came out of their mouth stinks[again] to high heaven!

The taste and smell of salted fish is usually, passionately, acquired to some degree, but these niahmas' breath is a mixture between 'stinko' and 'dunggu'. This composting bloke murmured something about......human rights...! What a dung!

As the Cantonese says " Harm Yee Farn Sarng " literary meant 'even a salted and preserved fish comes alive' It is akin to a packed-dead and dried-fish now swimming alive in a fresh fish tank with air pumps in a hypermarket!

Some who came alive and out of the closet have begun showing us how lucrative Cow Farming is and may be contributing to a book called "Cow Farming for Dummies".

Strangely, equally puzzling to science, how can one exponentially increase 3,000++ head of cattle to 60,000 heads of full grown Cows (not calves, mind you) in 3 years!!
The 'england' is also not clear in defining "Feedlot" or "Feed-a-lot"
Are we missing something?

By the way, did you know that a food dish called "Bombay Duck" is actually salted fish served with chilli paste?

Then, it would be equally interesting to write a book called "Salted-Fish farming in Malaysia 101" !! It beats interesting hotdog made in Malaysia.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Puzzling Business Indeed.

Among other shocking report by the Auditor-General besides a pair of binoculars which was ridiculously over-priced, a short report caught my eye.

It was reported in the newspaper today that a Catfish sausage factory failed to start up after spending RM488,000 on equipment which is now left to rot!

The report in The Star here.

Why set up first and look for interested party later?
Catfishes need to be raised and it take years for them to grow.

This is indeed sheer waste of fund and very bad planning by the agro-based entrepreneur development programme. I thought that planning proper and profitable business need careful forecasting and maximizing resources?

By building a factory, buying the expensive equipment and forgetting about rearing the catfishes in the first place is extremely bad planning indeed.
How to set a good example for those folks who could be very interested instead?
Are the planners trained to plan in the first place?

Was also wondering what name would this kind of sausage be called instead of Hotdogs? HOTCATS??

Gotcha Taxpayers,
Holy Meow! Ha!Ha!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Box Fixed Up!

Talk Like That, Also Kenot!

Wah, just a few days ago, I blogged and complaint about how UNIFI 'dissapeared' after fixing up the cables.
That was for Thursday.

Then, the next day, on Friday afternoon, they fitted up the junction boxes and connected the fibre optic cables from the poles onto the under ground ducting towards the main road.

This is good news..

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Little India

Preparing for the Festival of Lights.

We visited a very busy street here in Klang yesterday.

It was filled with shoppers preparing for Diwali, which is to be held this coming Wednesday, 26th. October.

A lovely hanging 'lantern' is one of the modern contraption that was found selling in Jalan Tengku Kelana, Klang yesterday.

Shops and stalls were geared up selling everything related to the festival ranging from clothes, sweets, balloons, fireworks, etc... to a heavy crowd before a rain storm sets in.

It was also a photographers' delight as sellers willingly obliged to strike many poses with glee.
It also gave us a nostalgic feeling of closeness amongst our multi racial population, built up during the years of togetherness here in Malaysia.

With beautiful festivals like this, we sincerely wish that despite all present negativities 'others' are creating, cool down 'hot heads' so that it would not drive sanity into a deep hole.

To all our Hindu friends, Happy Diwali.

May the Lights shine on our path forever.

(All pictures are taken with the Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Thirds System)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shiok Onli Issit?

When? Oh When? Unifi.

Remember, almost two months ago they came and put up the cables and we felt so 'shiok'. We gave them a big smile and they made our day by giving us a reply like....'in two months time'.

The entire team even gave us a pose with big smiles.

This morning I went to investigate. Yup, the Fibre Optic Cables are up.
Wound up in a large roll 15ft up and is hanging on a pole. It stopped there.

That's it. Huh?

Blardy Monopoly izzit?..So can waste time?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

GH2 on Steriods!

Hacked Firmware make the
GH2 closer to RED

It was announced recently that the hacked firmware in the Panasonic Lumix GH2 Micro Four Third camera outperforms any present professional DSLR cameras such as CANON 5DMk11 or the flagship of NIKON in High Definition Video production.

The news about the hack is here.

The AVCHD Intra at 176Mbit can be programmed due to the GH2's tri-core processors. Very unique on this small camera.

That would mean that the GH2, when tweaked, can perform like the World's famous Movie production camera, the RED Scarlet which was used to make "Lord of the Rings".

Read more about the Red's Scarlet.

Now, I am planning to feed my GH2 with Tongkat Ali, Red Bull, Livita plus Ginseng!

Lets see how 'WILD' my Panasonic Lumix GH2 can go!!! HaHa!

Monday, October 10, 2011

TizzBird Is Out!

A New Bird in Town


For those who are familiar about media players, a new 'taikor' have arrived here in Malaysia.

It is the 4th. generation of media players and is setting the standard as the next trend for Media Players. You would NOT need anymore CD players, VCD? or DVD players of even a BlueRay player. It is going to be the real 'heart' of your home entertainment system linking it to your new Flat screen HDTV, connecting it to full HD videos and Dolby Digital EX Matrix 5.1 system.

It is an Andriod base machine that can do what other media players cannot. Read more about it here or buzz me if you want to see one in action.

Visit Ideatools site for more information.

1080p.....even Asstro cannot reproduce it in their 'B.beyong' HD. HaHa!

Word of advice to those who think all media players are alike....."must you buy one to see the difference and waste all 'them' bucks...? I told you so....!"

More here.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Ngau Kok

Those were the days.

Gone were the days we had to rely on mother nature to pass our time.
These days, the kids have 'canggih' mobiles to click SMSs, play angry birds, watch videos or getting themselves high on music in 3G.
In our time, if one remembers, we made for ourselves traditional 'toys' to keep ourselves thrilled. One of them 'oldies' was the spinning tops made out of a strange type of 'nut' known as Ngau Kok.

Also known as Bull's Horn or Goo Kuck (hokkien). A piece of string is tied to a 'joss stick' end between two Ngau Koks and is winded-up and pulled.

This spinning 'top' can spin for minutes on ends.
This is popular during the Mid-Autumn 'moon cake' festival. It is also eaten after boiling it and there are claims that it could help those who are suffering from the dreaded cancer.

Now, just where these 'tops' comes from? I was clueless until ten years ago, I discovered it still attached to a live plant in the famous Chachutak market in Bangkok, Thailand.

The actual name is Chinese water caltrop (Trapa bicornis).
More information can be obtained by Googling it.

Few years ago, we managed to buy some of these 'nuts' to try an experiment. Since it is from a type of water lily, we scattered it into our home pond. It sprouted!
These pictures were taken in 2006.

It sprouted from the top end.
Grew up with runners to reach to the surface. The stem of each leaf begins to bloat creating a 'ballast' similar to our common water hyacinth, thus floating up-right. The nut then rots away. When matured, the plant turn purplish-red in color and new 'nuts' soon occur. A healthy plant may produce up to 20 'nuts'.

In other parts of the world, this plants are treated as nuisance because it overgrows and clogged waterways and canals.
Try asking your friends if they know about the water caltrop. You would be surprised that some will tell you that it came from trees or beneath the ground!!