Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Real or Bluff Wan?

Imitation Abalone.


Strolling along the Hypermarket's aisle especially the frozen seafood counters, we came across many types of seafood being offered for sale. Frozen abalone is one of them.

As anyone in Malaysia (also other Asian countries) knows, abalone is a highly prized  item. It used to be cheap (in 1960) until it was taxed highly by the authority. When they lowered the tax, the price did not come down.

Till today, canned abalones are placed in 'special' counters next to the cash registers in Chinese medical and speciality shops due to its high cost. Fear of shop lifting loss is high.
That also reminded me of a fateful trip (back in the 70s) to South Thailand for holidays when we were suckered into buying 'canned abalones' at a special price. We bought almost all of the stocks from this store. It turned out to be canned rambutans (fruit) with a fake label. Duh!


It is a 'must-have' when celebrating special occasions at Chinese restaurants especially at wedding feasts.

We spotted a fake at this hypermarket and one need to read the 'fine print' to confirm that it is squid and not abalone you are buying.

Besides its vegetarian version which is made from flour, these fakes are made with large squids, thinly sliced, soaked and processed with monosodium glutamate (MSG) for taste, add artificial abalone flavouring, salt and dark caramel sauce to look and taste like the real thing.

It is also sold at a high price for extreme profits.

Frozen Smoke? South America? Abalone? Squid!!!!! Sotong!!!!!
Is this false advertising? Hey where is the gormen?

One got to be careful when ordering such seafood to be served at weddings because many guests are  now aware of such rubbish. One would not like to be called a cheapskate would you?
Another scam is also abound..................it is called ........bullshit sharksfin!!!!

Oh dear,just why are we so ignorant?

Monday, December 3, 2012

Super Bright Pig's Feet?

A new Bak Kut Teh recipe!


Was in Klang Utama looking for lunch. At a coffee shop, we came upon a Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup) stall displaying various types of dishes.

Was puzzled on one dish called "halogen Pig's feet".

Drat! What was it again?

Dunno.
Wanted to try it but it was sold out!
Must be good because of someone's 'bright' idea...ha!Ha!....

Saturday, December 1, 2012

My Foot!

After being so many years (almost 35years) in the audio visual industry especially film and video making, one would expect to be rewarded with something worth while. A dream would be, at least, own an excellent cine-camera.


A Panaflex 16mm camera made by Panavision Inc. is one of them.

But, all I got was this. Panaflex, made by Panadol Company.

I am using it to ease my pain for a week now.

It is for my foot trouble thus forcing me to use a tongkat (crutch) as I have a recurring Archilles Tendonitis which is excruciatingly painful.

DUH!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pariasonic?

Ha!Ha!
One must need to look twice when buying electronic goods.
Genuine brands are often imitated.
Came across a brand of a DVD player displayed at a five-foot way here in Klang. It was manned by a 'China Doll'.
Almost fell into the drain when I noticed the look-alike brand of Panasonic called Pariasonic!!
Went home immediately to check if my Lumix GH2 comes from Panasonic or
Ha!Ha!Ha!...............

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Moved

Blessed Virgin Mary Image


The window pane containing the image of Our Blessed Virgin Mary is now at the Church of our Lady of Lourdes, Klang.
For those who wish to see it closer, please visit this church.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Blessed Virgin Mary

Image of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be moved.


LATEST!

It was reported that the window pane containing the image of Mother Mary will be removed
and placed in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Klang.

Read more about it at Malaysia Insider web site at:-
http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/virgin-mary-to-move-from-hospital-to-klang-church/

Monday, November 12, 2012

Blessed Virgin Mary-HD Video

Holy Mary Mother of God

An appearance of an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on the window of the Sime Darby Medical Centre (Subang Jaya Medical Centre- SJMC) have many Catholics visiting and witnessing this event. It was reported that the seventh floor housed the Cancer Ward in this hospital.
This HD video shows the location and the image. A 12-second time lapse video (shot with the Panasonic HDC TM300) was made to try to see any changes on the image for the last 90 minutes and the High Bit Rate video was shot using the Panasonic Lumix GH2.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Way to go, Michael

A picture is worth a thousand words!

Enter Dash Cam, a special camera that takes HD videos while you drive.
It could save you lots of money when an accident happens (make sure that it is not your fault)
See how Michael Chong caught one idiotic driver breaking the rules!
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/10/16/nation/12176117&sec=nation


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Restoran Shanmuga, Klang

Teh Tarik upped to Rm 1.40!!!!

The eatery we are trying to boycott have increased their Teh Tarik price by 10sen.
That was 3 days ago and now the Gormen tells us this!

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/10/2/nation/20121002135209&sec=nation

Hey Minister, it is so easy to check lah, just go there see for yourself.

Blardy profiteer!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Thursday, September 13, 2012

5 Bilis & 9 Nuts!

Niah Mudder!

Just what da fcuk the boss of this joint take us for? Why is everyone taking this shit sitting down?
No balls to complain? Is our Gormen still sleeping?

Lately, the Klang famous Shanmuga 'TT' stall (lepak-ala-teh-tarik) in Taman Bekerley did that. They physically shrink the content of their nasi lemak.  Instead of the usual portion of kacang (peanuts) and fried ikan billis (anchovies) they cut down to 5 miserable pieces  and 9 pieces of nuts! This is down right cheating.
I am going to boycott this eatery and encourages all my friends to do so.

Let us see this boycott works, if not, we can safely say that the majority of us have no balls!
We may even tell them that it is all right to screw us and can even go further.
Shame on you Shanmuga,
Please remember that we PAY  for our meals and not given free meals like in lokap/prison.
By the way, please smile while you serve.
We are not all that hard-up, bloody idiots!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Get Rid of Monkeys!

Pondering Psychology
If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the cage, hang a banana
on a string from the top and then you place a set of stairs under the banana, before
long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold water.

After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ... all the other
monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another monkey tries
to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away.

Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new one.
The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs.To his shock,
all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After another attempt and attack,
he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs he will be assaulted.

 Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.

The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part
in the punishment...... with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the "team".

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the fourth, then
the fifth.  Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to
climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of
the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys
will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will
try to climb the stairway for the banana.

Why, you ask? Because in their minds...that is the way it has always been!

This, my friends, is how Parliament operates... and this is why,  from time to time:
ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME.


What are you waiting for.... vote all the Monkeys out from parliament at the same time 
in the next General Election or By-Election....................

Ha!Ha!





Thursday, August 23, 2012

Show Me The Money!!!!

There Is Money In Garbage.

Caught with my HD Spycam, a garbage collector found a purse loaded with cash. I co-incidentally shot this video as a test and end up striking a rare shot. Well, technically, he did not steal the money but it came to him on top of his truck in a huge pile of garbage. He should, at least, find a way to return it. Honesty huh?

This lucky bloke sure got an extra duit Raya.

My gripe here is with MPK (Majlis Perbandaran Klang) or our town council, because of the way these contractors are doing their job unprofessionally and is a health hazard. Just look at the truck itself. Is this the proper way to do this? What happened to the enclosed trucks with hydraulic compactors and with liquid catchment traps? We pay our taxes too and I believe it covers proper garbage collection.
It is getting frustrating everyday to witness just how our government is losing touch with all that claims of success and promises so called 'delivered'!
 As I blog this, I can even smell the foulness of the drippings and this could cause some health problems. You see, the children playground is nearby and kids, being a holiday season, would be walking over these rotting liquid.



Malaysia  sure Boleh!!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Swarovski's New Scopes

Swarovski Optics Austria announces new line of their spotting scopes.
It is modular, it has zoom functions and the new model, the 95mm is what we call, re-inventing the telescopes! With its world's famous High Definition glasses, it would be exciting to read its review when it launches in England on the 17th. August, 2012.

This hot news  came in 16 hours ago and you can read a report from Birdwatching UK. here.
Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Rest In Peace Sabrina

Sabrina Yeap, the founder of Furry Friends Farm in Kundang has passed away today.
She spent most of her life saving stray dogs and cats and made the headlines when the Pulau Ketam fiasco came about. The authorities gave Sabrina and her rescue team difficult moments when the news broke out that close to 400 rounded-up dogs were 'thrown' away into a tidal swamp where all of them died a slow & horrible death. I was part of the rescue team and witnessed the horror.
Sabrina, the Lord knows of your kind deeds and love for animals. May you Rest In Peace. You have been an angel for all those strays who have suffered and it was you who showered them with love and kindness.

Please view some video clips on the Pulau Ketam Dogs Rescue and press reports.

1) Swamp Dogs Rescue (Video) here

2) Saving Grace (Video) here

3) Saving Grace Part 2 - At the Vet. (Video) here

4) The Rescue team.

5) Animal Welfare Association Malaysia 

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Praises for MCA

It was reported that.....
"A newly wedded couple praises MaC for their sex life.
Ah Lian, aged 23 said that after reading the recent news on the papers, she felt that her life is very satisfied and have improved her sexually. This was echoed by Ah Beng, her 20 year old husband and added that both of them are having good sex in bed. He added that Boss Jr. of 'you-know-who' have succeeded in arguing about the 'kueh-talam' case and have impressed both of them about their future.
Unlike a similar case in Kelantan where a couple blames their divorce on PAS for favouring another race,(please see here for details), this newly weds are so full of praises that they experience multiple orgasm everytime they are in bed. She fantasises about Sor Hai Lek as she claimed him to be handsome, and very macho.
They now plans for record their romp on DVD so as to encourage other couples to share and experience their good time."

KNCB!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Why Bitch about?

Ok, we are all pissed off about a Minister saying this, and another MP doing that. This cannot and that cannot.
ok ok ok. Then, just what the hell can you or I do about it? Millions and Billions of Ringgit disappears or go down the drain, yet newer cases surfaces. Wtf?
Why don't we just sit down and use our shitty brains to think deeply why all these continues. No need to go that far. Just think back. Just ask your brother, sister, cousin, nephew, niece, grandpa, grandma, uncles..blah..blah..why these assholes continue to plunder and blunder thus making our lives so suckingly SUXs!!!

Did they vote the last time?
Were they registered voters?
Did they care? I was shockingly amazed that many did not care to vote.
Their stupid reasons were:-

i) No time to vote
ii) Not interested in politics
iii) No difference as my one vote don't count.
iv) Don't like the candidate of the area.
v) Not bothered

Not bothered? Let me tell you friend, you may have kids (or going to have kids) and their life is going to SUX big time. You, their parent may have already condemned their lives to hell and they may end up being maids, dvd sellers, mandarin orange sellers, washing hairs, selling dried pork meat, bouncers for ah longs....
Put down your blardy smart phone and think real hard....

Welcome to reality!
Stop bitching about. Blardy fark!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fancy Me?

A new foodie joint has open in Klang today.
It is called Fancy Mee, a Pan Mee outlet located in Setia Alam. Although Klang is famous for its Mee Hun Ker (Meen Fun Koh), we are so familiar with the soup version (original) a variety from Jalan Batu, (KL) Kuala Lumpur, is the dry, version and have been available in Kota Damansara and PJ.
My earlier blog (and video) refers.
We also like the dry version which is a welcome choice when you like dry chillis to 'oomph' up your afternoon.
Fancy Mee is opened from 11am till 8pm daily and closes on Monday.
Please watch the video for the address and GPS co-ords.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Ayam, Kambing, Beg





AYAM, KAMBING, BEG....[in the Malay Language]
I AM COMING BACK!!!!! (Chicken, Goat and a Bag)

Get ready to rock and join us to do some birds talking or talking cock. I have been too quiet for too long and aching to shoot some cock who have been a kinda asshole lately.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Da Book!

The Unofficial Quintessential Guide to The Panasonic Lumix DMC- GH2

Whoopie! Got my book ordered directly from Amazon . com.
Understanding my GH2 now, got better. As all of us know how great this camera is, this book gave clearer explaination on its features which some was never known to exists!!! No thanks to Panasonic's original Instruction Manual which is in dull black and white, monotonous explainations , cheap printing....small sized fonts....
This 271 paged book is in full color, is a must-have for all GH2 owners. I strongly suggest to Panasonic that they give this book away free of charge (replace the manual) so that people would love their camera more deeply.

Go get this book (USD 29.95) by Brian Matsumoto and Carol F. Roullard  ISBN: 978-1-933952-89-5. It is worth every sen of it. I am not sure if it is available at the local book stores here in Malaysia yet.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Manakin Bird

Another view of the Moonwalking Bird

An update of a blog I've posted 2 years ago.

It is the Red-capped Manakin Bird of Latin America. Its scientific name is Pipra mentalis
With a special high speed HD camera, researcher Kim Bostwick from KPBS,(Public Broadcasting Services, USA) updates us on newer findings.

A part of a clip from the KPBS's new HD video "Deep Jungle-New Frontiers" can be seen here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_quJRRGxk

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Learn a Word a Day

Today's Word is 'TUTU'!

WTF..... are Malaysians going to?
Looking at Tutus are now banned and are sinful?
Here, look at some and see if would be tempted to drool, become a sex maniac, go on a high, dirty ideas running through your otak and feels like sinning?
Come on, be matured lah! Why so childish!





Stop the driver, ..........................we are all going nuts!!!!!!!!!!!



FYi.....According to dictionaries, it is meant:-

a) a short projecting skirt worn by ballerinas [Merriam Webster]

b) From [Cambridge Dictionary]

Definition

a very short skirt made of many layers of very thin stiff material, which is worn by female ballet dancers
c) From [Oxford Dictionary]: noun
  • a female ballet dancer’s costume consisting of a bodice and an attached skirt incorporating numerous layers of fabric, this being either short and stiff and projecting horizontally from the waist (the classical tutu) or long, soft, and bell-shaped (the romantic tutu).

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Good Riddance!

Today is a good day.
Very good indeed.

We got to do the things we have always wanted to do.

We got rid of Streamyx.


We also got rid of Astro.


Both combined cost us RM 299.00 per month. We now only pay half that amount but surf the net and watch stream TV at 18 times the speed. My upload to youtube (HD) is 20 times faster!!

Ok, maybe Assthrow have more HD contents but so what? On repeats, repeats and repeats?

The new TV show called "Smash" which is a talk about would not be shown here in HD. It would be on Diva which is not on HD. I am still puzzled as to why are we not getting new shows on HD when 99.999% sales of new flat panel TVs are all in HD?
Must we pay extra for HD?
Aren't everyone is entitled to get it in HD?

Anyway, welcome.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Poor Show!

You may not be our
"Companion for Life" anymore.

What say you?

You have been using a brand of mechanical pencil almost all your life and have been using it with ease and confidence especially in Motor treasure hunts, camping, research nature trekking to record findings, playing the crossword puzzle and speed checking while playing Soduku.

With a replaceable eraser at the other end, these pencils are sure quick and handy.

We have close to 40 pieces in 3 households by now.

Honestly, it is indeed frustrating trying to buy the refills yearly!

The bad news came today, after we wrote to Faber-Castell. They have confirmed discontinuing to make and sell this refill erasers.

But then, what are we going to do with our pencils? Do we have to buy 40 separate pieces of standalone erasers either to be fastened with a piece of cellophane tape or use a raffia string?

Sad indeed, especially from the brand we trusted for so long and for its superb quality.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Early Birds

Raptors


The Malaysian Raptor Watch would be held on the 10th. March, 2012 in Tanjung Tuan, Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan.

This morning, cruising around Kuala Selangor from Klang, I made many video shots and noticed 'extras' especially the bigger and heavier ones. Of course, the usual Brahminy Kites, Crested Serpent Eagles, a resident White-bellied Sea-Eagle and the Black-shouldered Kite are still there but these new comers are quite difficult to be identified.

Anyway, here is the video.

Kindly give your comments and id if possible.
Thanks.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Poor Video Quality Flagship

New Nikon D4 Professional DSLR

This new model of the Nikon was launched 2 weeks ago and is taking pre-orders.

Expecting 'excellent' everything from professional photos to HD videos from this RM22,000.00 camera, (price excluding lens) testers and reviewers are getting poor test results from this flagship.

In the first place,do users of Nikon ever know what 1080p HD videos looks like? Since many DSLR users shoot photos 99.99% of their time, do they know what real progressive scanned videos really look like? Ironically, the claim by Nikon for their new flagship's video, is "broadcast quality', it does not do so as reported here.

This reviewer has just cancelled his booking!



Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Un-banned!

Problem solved!

Thanks to the Administrator, the problem is solved at 3pm just now.
We now got to really keep an eye on these 'dishonest' newbies.
It can happen again.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Banned!

Blardy Mad as Hell!

What did I do?
It is the first day of the Chinese New Year and I am banned from Klang E-space website.
What kind of good news is that?

I have been a faithful follower of this website ever since its inception and have been proud to have participated and promoted this site as s good portal to promote Klang on the internet. I have also added this site as a recommended read to know Klang better.
My proof? Go to the site here and see for yourself, if it is not taken off already.

Lately, there have been many newcomers posting spams, pornography and pharmaceutical drugs which leaves many in bad taste.
Just today, after seeing some pages of naked women, I began to tell off the poster.
But the site, automatically claimed that I was a spammer thus baning me straight away, accusing me unjustly.
.
It stated..." My Forum account is currently banned.
Ban reason: Automatically banned by the Akismet system for spamming.
Ban will be lifted: Never!!!!!

I am pissed off by the words "Automatic" and "Never"

What kind of system is this?
Where is justice?
As a senior citizen, I do not spam and I hate pornography.

Dear Administrator, please be fair and investigate properly.
Go for the spammer instead.

I am going to delete my recommendation of this site.
The internet is 24/7 and speed is a necessity.
I know that it is a holiday season and it takes time.
But you have decided to call me a spammer and banned me unfairly.

If this Akismet system sucks, please change it immediately instead of executing innocent people.
Please go to the site NOW and see that the poster is 'scott' free and laughing away!
An apology is in order!

Damn it!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Standing with the Big Boys

Red Scarlet vs Panasonic Lumix GH2

Now, that is brave.

The Panasonic Lumix GH2 is placed with the Professionals in film making where other DSLRs dare not thread.

See here for the full report.

More about RED. The camera that shot Underworld: Awakening, The Hobbit, 12-21-11,Green Zone, The Untold Story, Prometheus, Jumper.

The Red Scarlet would cost us RM48,000.00 and the GH2 at RM3,999.00.

I am still wondering why even here in Malaysia, the idol worshippers and followers for the two 'top selling','photo' camera brands are in denial mode that the GH2 is being proven time and again to be a top video shooter.
You do not need big bucks and ultra expensive lenses to get good results.

Or is it that many cannot accept that a company which manufactures other kind of electrical products 'would not be able to' make better cameras than them?

Wake up guys!