Tuesday, October 28, 2008

wow! back at college after 6 days!


[Back at college... looking at familiar faces again]

Reason why it's 6 days is cause last week i had Monday and Tuesday of classes only. Weds to Monday ( i.e yesterday), was such a good time of relaxing and getting my sleep patterns on track!

It was a great weekend by the way, Liverpool won!
Today was like class all over again!

Was darn early today for class... I thought there was Psychology at 9a.m so i came to college at 8:45.. on the master timetable, it says that there is no Psychology class today... -.- figures... anyways... Me and my gang of friends who are early as well, went off to the library to "study". Why it's in speech marks? Cause some of us were distracted! 
[Kenneth, Chloe and Sherman playing some halloween haunted house game]


[Alice, Cynthia & Sandra busy with assignments whiles... Shy Theng is busy with facebook!]

I was so darn hungry in class, I can't even think of anything else but the Marmite chi yok fan (Marmite Pork Rice), in the corner shop! (Sorry Ms. May! It was only for the first half of class!) 

[As you can see... I was probably thinking of Lunch! btw.. nice shot Clement!]

[Just class as usual]

[Hmm... I wonder what Chloe (left) thinks of class! While Karmen and Santik (center & right) were deep in focus on what Ms. May was teaching today!]

At 1:30 p.m, we got our half hour lunch break! My Gosh! I thought lunch would never come! Me, Karmen, Clement, Shermaine and Ken went downstairs to the next door corner coffee shop and feasted! (Don't think that's gramatically correct hahaa!) 

[Karmen had a bowl of wantan mee soup]


[Shermaine had her nasi lemak]


[My Crysantimum tea]

[VUALA!! my Marmite Chi Yok Fan!!]

Trust me on this one, The Marmite Chi Yok Fan was to die for! I can't believe I didn't eat that for just under a week! 

I think tomorrow I'm gonna eat the Sweet Sour Pork Rice ( Ku Lou Yok Fan)! 


[Karmen and Shermaine was finding interest in Clement's wallet cum phone pouch]

Ahh... What a satisfying lunch! We head back for the 2nd half of Ms. May's Marketing Management class and was reminded of our exam classes and when it was going to be postponed.. sigh....

[zoom in to read if desired!]

Yup... Reality check... 6 assignments to complete, exams are coming to a month and a half ... study... study... study...

DannyBoy

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Grace got me addicted to this game!

Monday, October 20, 2008

One Day As A Lion!!!


NOO !!! I don't mean I want to be lion for a day! =.=" I am talking about the band! O! What a treat we have today!

The band " One Day As A Lion", is a duo combination of vocalist / keyboardist Zack de la Rocha (pict below on the right) and drummer Jon Theodore (on the left). Yes... You guess it right! It’s a terrific combination of former front man of RATM (Rage against the Machine) and The Mars Volta!


The premier of their song “Wild International” the first song on their new CD (pict below), was premiered on July 26 this year and was available on their MySpace, premiered in Australia and on US radio and later released on iTunes. Their5 song EP was sold extremely well selling 17ooo copies in the first week, which I feel it’s really good for a 5 track EP!


They are going on a tour soon I heard, but have to wait for de la Rocha’s Rage Against the Machine Reunion Tour.


Wondering how the name, “One Day As A Lion” came about? Well, it was derived from an infamous black and white graffiti photograph taken by George Rodriguez in 1970 where there is a caption saying “It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.” Hmm... Strange... LOL!


Am looking forward to listening to their tracks! Combination of RATM and Mars Volta!


Links here!

One Day As A Lion MySpace

One Day As A Lion Official Site

Can’t Wait!!

DannyBoy :D

Sunday, October 19, 2008

13 things men shouldn't fear! by Men's Health

13 things a man shouldn't fear Men's Health

By Neal Pollack, Men's HealthMen's Health


1. Yoga. You may feel as if you're trapped in an endless self-empowerment workshop. But you'll also probably be the only man in a hot, enclosed space full of beautiful women in clingy clothing.

2. Having her drive. It establishes your commitment to a relationship based on gender equality. Plus, you pick the music.

3. Black-and-white movies. Dropping an All About Eve reference may elicit blank stares, but knowledge of this genre makes you a person of intrigue. Besides, you'll learn a lot more about moving through the world from Cary Grant than from Spike TV.

4. Superhero cartoons. A solid relationship with nerd culture enables you to connect with nephews and sons. The sad truth is, Pokémon isn't going away.

5. Small dogs. Okay, they're neurotic face lickers with breathing problems. They're also the next-cutest thing to human babies, and merely having one in your proximity makes you look like a caring person. If you can take care of a pug, you can take care of anything.

6. Snuggling. If done properly and consistently, it leads to the Promised Land. Or possibly to more snuggling, but this is a calculated risk.

7. French cheese. Though most of the good stuff smells like Nicolas Sarkozy's private apartment, cheese really is the most incredible food in the world. Start with a ripe Epoisses, and then let your cheesemonger take you deep.

8. Makeover shows. There's nothing like watching perky strangers barge into someone's life, only to find it empty. The shows are formulaic and fake, yes, but you're getting free tips from professionals who would otherwise charge thousands.

9. Tea. We're not talking crappy dorm-room stashes of Lemon Lift and Constant Comment, but the real stuff: first-flush Darjeeling and South African rooibos. Men have been drinking it for thousands of years, it tastes great, and it doesn't crack you out like coffee.

10. Video games. "I play a buttload of Grand Theft Auto" isn't exactly a calling card, but there's something to be said about keeping certain childhood enthusiasms alive. It's still socially acceptable to play Monopoly or Scrabble, so why not Centipede or Mario Kart? Stay in touch with your younger self without the trauma of having to go through puberty again.

11. Country music. Your snobbery betrays ignorance. Some of the greatest songs in the North American canon have come out of this genre. Also, if you think you have problems, just listen to some Merle Haggard. You'll feel a lot better.

12. Street-cart food. Your odds of a little gastrointestinal distress may increase slightly, but it's immensely satisfying to eat out at a most basic level. You could discover a brand-new taste that will change the way you think about, say, Sri Lanka. At the very least, you'll have a cheap lunch.

13. Staying home alone on a Saturday night. This could mean a beer at the kitchen table, a long, mopey bath, and an early bedtime. Or you could revel in the solitude and freedom. On weekends, everything is more crowded and expensive. Go out on a Tuesday, when the crowds are scarce and the beer is heavily discounted.


DannyBoy

Friday, October 17, 2008

Correct way cooking instant noodles link here

April 13th 2007 04:15


Ah... Instant noodles, it's bad for health, counting the calories and the sodium and MSG inside, but in the busy cities of most countries, and with the way how marketing side is promoting, instant noodles has become quite a norm to the society.

I know many may disagree that we should continue to consume instant noodles, but when we just can't avoid having a quick fill of the stomach and ahead with the rush of assignments we have in hand, there are some tips and reminders you need to know about cooking instant noodles.


Normally, we cook the instant noodles byputting the noodles into a pot with water, throw in the powder and let it cook for 3 mins. 

Believe it or not, this is the WRONG method of cooking the instant noodles. 

By doing this, when we actually boil the ingredients in the powder, normally with MSG, it will change the molecular structures of the MSG causing it to be toxic. The other thing that you may or may not realized is that, the noodles are coated with wax and it will take around 4 to 5 days 
for the body to excrete the wax after you have taken the noodles.

The Correct Way
which you may or may not know


1. boil the noodles in a pot with water. 

2. once the noodles is cooked, take out the noodles, and throw away the water which contains wax.

3. boil another pot of water till boiling and put the noodles into the hot boiling water and then shut the fire. 

4. only at this stage when the fire is off, and while the water is very hot, put the ingredient with the powder into the water, to make noodle soup. 

5. however, if you need dry noodles, take out the noodles n add the ingredient with the powder and toss it to get dry noodles. 

Hope this piece of information is of importance to your health in relation to eating instant noodles and please apply this cooking method with immediate effect.


DannyBoy

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A friend sent this to me....

A friend sent this...

One day I met a sweet gentleman and fell in love. When it became apparent that we would marry, I made the supreme sacrifice and gave up beans.

Some months later, on my birthday, my car broke down on the way home from work. Since I lived in the countryside I called my husband and told him that I would be late because I had to walk home.

On my way, I passed by a small diner and the aroma of baked beans was more than I could stand. With miles to walk, I figured that I would walk off any ill effects by the time I reached home, so I stopped at the diner and before I knew it, I had consumed three large orders of baked beans. All the way home, I made sure that I released all the gas.

When I got home, my husband seemed excited to see me and exclaimed delightedly: 'Darling I have a surprise for dinner tonight.' He then blindfolded me and led me to my chair at the dinner table. I took a seat and just as he was about to remove my blindfold, the telephone rang. He made me promise not to touch the blindfold until he returned and went to answer the call. The baked beans I had consumed were still affecting me and the pressure was becoming unbearable, so while my husband was out of the room I seized the opportunity, shifted my weight to one leg and let one go. It was not only loud, but it smelled like a fertilizer truck running over a skunk in front of a garbage dump! I took my napkin from my lap and fanned the air around me vigorously. Then, shifting to the other cheek, I ripped off three more. The stink was worse than cooked cabbage. Keeping my ears carefully tuned to the conversation in the other room, I went on like this for another few minutes. The pleasure was indescribable!

Eventually the telephone farewells signaled the end of my freedom, so I quickly fanned the air a few more times with my napkin, placed it on my lap and folded my hands back on it feeling very relieved and pleased with myself. My face must have been the picture of innocence when my husband returned, apologizing for taking so long.

He asked me if I had peeked through the blindfold, and I assured him I had not. At this point, he removed the blindfold, and twelve dinner guests seated around the table chorused: 
'Happy Birthday!'

I fainted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
saraswathy.b

DannyBoy XD

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Focus! Focus!

Recently I have been really lazy just to flip through my notes let alone having needing to complete 7 assignments by November!

Later during the day, Tuesday, I will be having a test for Marketing Management Gosh! I just finished reading through the chapters thats on the test only the 2nd time.. well.. I guess I've got time to do it later.. 

DannyBoy

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Marco's Again!

Ahh went to Marco's for dinner! I have to say right.. pasta's here are one of the best and closest to real Italian Pasta... Asides from Pizza Uno in CentrePoint!

This is what my mum ordered. Can't remember the name sorry!

My bro always orders the same thing! Linguini with Bacon, ham and cream!

Dad taking a slice of Marco's Pizza!(BTW i forgot to snap a pict of what dad ate! opps! But i remember its Pasta :) )

Here is mine! Lasagne.. well.. I have to say its small portion! I don't think I will be ordering it again! for the pasta same price and its SOO BIG portion, I get pasta hands down!

DannyBoy

Saturday, October 11, 2008

G7 aims broad five-point action plan at global crisis


The finance chiefs of the Group of Seven major advanced economies announced have a broad five-point action plan to tackle a global crisis that has markets and the banking system reeling.

The G7 pledged to use "all available tools" to support key institutions and prevent their failure in the worst financial crisis since the 1930s Great Depression.

"The G7 agrees today that the current situation calls for urgent and exceptional action," a joint statement released by the US Treasury.

"We commit to continue working together to stabilize financial markets and restore the flow of credit, to support global economic growth."

The plan states that the G7 would "take decisive action and use all available tools to support systemically important financial institutions and prevent their failure."

Short on specifics, the communique was released after a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers of the United States, Germany, Japan, France, Britain, Italy and Canada in Washington.

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the G7 had "finalized an aggressive action plan to address the turmoil in global financial markets and the stresses on our financial institutions.

"This action plan provides a coherent framework that will direct our individual and collective policy steps to provide liquidity to markets, strengthen financial institutions, protect savers, and enforce investor protections," Paulson said in a separate statement.

There had been conflicting signals on how far officials would go towards establishing a common platform and the G7 statement on the meeting recommended no specific actions, sticking to broad objectives.

"Never has it been more essential to find collective solutions to ensure stable and efficient financial markets and restore the health of the world economy," Paulson said.

He said "it is critical for governments to continue to take individual and collective actions to provide much-needed liquidity, strengthen financial institutions, enhance market stability, and develop a comprehensive regulatory response.

"We must continue to closely coordinate our actions and work within a common framework so that the action of one country does not come at the expense of others or the stability of the system as a whole."

At a news conference, Paulson said the US was working closely with China and Japan, two of the biggest holders of Treasury bonds, amid the financial crisis.

"We are in close coordination and communication with Japan and China and other investors around the world," he said.

China holds some 1.8 trillion dollars in foreign reserves, the world's largest, and Japan has nearly one trillion dollars in foreign reserves.

There has been speculation about what the two countries might do with their reserves, which are mostly held in dollar instruments, in light of the ongoing crisis.

Paulson also announced the US would start moving "as soon as we can" to inject capital into troubled banks as part of efforts to stem the global financial crisis, in cooperation with the G7.

Earlier this week, the White House said such a plan to directly recapitalized trouble banks was "actively" being considered as part of the 700-billion-dollar US rescue designed initially to buy troubled mortgage assets.

The G7 statement said the members will "take all necessary steps to unfreeze credit and money markets and ensure that banks and ensure that banks and other financial institutions have broad access to liquidity and funding."

"Fluff. Good fluff but fluff," said Robert Brusca, analyst at FAO Economics.

"A pledge of everything (makes it) sound like they are clueless," he added.

The G7 meeting heralded a weekend of International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings that begin Saturday against a backdrop of growing panic in global markets.

As finance leaders and private financiers from the twin 185-nation institutions' members descended on the US capital, they face a stunning loss of confidence in the financial system that has sent markets into a freefall.

US President George W. Bush is hosting a meeting of the G7 finance chiefs at the White House early Saturday.

The major industrial powers have already pumped massive amounts of liquidity into the global banking system in an effort to unclog credit markets, and led a coordinated cut in interest rates.

source here.

DannyBoy

P.s I hope that the G7 knows what they are doing... The world is going haywire!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Did anyone tell you that you're beautiful?

Did anyone tell you that you're beautiful?

No??

Let me tell you then... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!! You are beautiful in my eyes, you are beautiful just the way you are!! and you are beautiful in Gods eyes!!! Let no one take away from you the beauty of being YOU!!!!

Let me sing you a song...

A song of our own...

I'll sing you our own love song...

YOU ARE TRULY BEAUTIFUL!! AND I THANK GOD THAT YOU ARE YOU!! *hugs*

Thank you for being you!!

... for those who are thinking who this am I writing about...

... who is that beautiful person I am talking about...

... who is it that can be so special that takes up a posts just for me to write about them...

That person is YOU!! You the person who is reading this... Let no one tell you that you are not... cause you are who you are for a reason =D

Much Loves...

DannyBoy

poem by. Damien

New Office Policy Dress Code!

Got this from Polar Bear's blog.


NEW OFFICE POLICY Dress Code:
  1. You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary
  2. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise.
  3. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise..
  4. If you dress just right, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
Sick Days: We will no longer accept a doctor's statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.

Personal Days: Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays and Sundays..

Bereavement Leave: This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends, relatives or co-workers. Every effort should be made to have non-employees attend the funeral arrangements in your place. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled in the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch hour and subsequently leave one hour early.

Bathroom Breaks: Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilet. There is now a strict three-minute time limit in the stalls. At the end of three minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper roll retract, the stall door will open, and a picture will be taken. After your second offense, your picture will be posted on the company bulletin board under the 'Chronic Offenders' category. Anyone caught smiling in the picture will be sectioned under the company's mental health policy.
Lunch Break:
  • Skinny people get 30 minutes for lunch, as they need to eat more, so that they can look healthy.
  • Normal sized people get 15 minutes for lunch to get a balanced meal to maintain their average figure.
  • Chubby people get 5 minutes for lunch, because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim-Fast.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, accusations, contemplations, consternation and input should be directed elsewhere. The Management. *********

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ipod 1st Generation for SALE!!!


Any one looking for a good condition MP3 Player? Well I am selling mine! 

Reason for selling: I'm upgrading to a Ipod Classic so I won't be using it and it will be collecting dust! It's been a faithful MP3 player and because of that I do not buy any other brands except for Apple Ipods! They are reliable, and does not hang like other brands out there. System condition wise its Perfect and I have never dropped it! I keep my equipments safe with my dear life!  

Ipod Nano 1st Generation first released in 2005

The first generation iPod nano is a small, thin iPod with a small color screen and a USB connector.

The first-generation Apple iPod nano has rounded corners, as opposed to the slightly sharper of the second-generation models. These models are also slightly smaller than the first generation. Headphone and dock connector ports are both located on the bottom of the iPod.

Ipod Nano First Generation Manuel here

Specs:

Space: 2 GB (approximately 400-500 songs depending on whether you put pictures with the songs)

Runs up to 14 hrs (depending on how often you swirl the wheel)

Built-in display

Built-in Display: LCD - color

Display Illumination: Yes

Display Illumination Color: White, blue, Blue-white

Resolution: 176 x 132

Diagonal Size: 1.5"

Display Menu Language: Danish, Hungarian, Czech , Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), English, German, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Polish, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Dutch, Greek, Turkish, Japanese, Korean

This Ipod supports:

Digital Audio Standards: WAV, AAC, AIFF, Audible, MP3, Apple Lossless

ID3 Tags Support: Yes

Playback Modes: Repeat all, random play / shuffle, one track repeat

Supported Bit Rate: 16 - 320Kbps

Response Bandwidth: 20 - 20000 Hz

External Hard Drive Function: Yes

Features: Variable bit-rate compatible

Connections

Connector Type:

  • 1 x docking station
  • 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ), 1 x headphones ( mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) 
Installation CD included and I'll chip in the Ipod casing for free! (Normally it's sold seperately) 

As for the installation CD, since i bought it 2 years ago, The ITunes version is old, therefore, you can go to the Apple webpage to download the latest version for FREE! 

Price: RM 230 (negotiable) 
 

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sunday Sunday....


Ah.. wow... one week's holiday sure does pass by super fast!

I had steamboat again but with a different group of friends this time. It's been a real fun experience eating steamboat especially with its two of my favorite things. EAT and Socialize.. I think we ate steamboat for the fun of it.. gelat already man... eat there Tuesday and then yesterday...

In an hours time, I will be in the 2nd last rehearsal for PhP concert! Gosh its a long Sunday!

DannyBoy

Friday, October 3, 2008

Malaysian couple beaten to death in bizarre quit - smoking ritual

A Malaysian couple were beaten to death by family members in a bizarre ritual to cure them of a smoking habit and illnesses, reports said Friday.

A 15-year-old daughter of one of the four relatives who carried out the beating was also attacked after stumbling onto the scene and is fighting for her life in hospital.

Police spokesman Ku Chin Wah told the official Bernama news agency that the attack took place when Mohamed Ibrahim Kader Mydin, 47, and his wife Rosina Mydin Pillay, 41, visited their family on Thursday.

They mentioned that Mohamed Ibrahim was seeking help to stop his smoking habit, and that his wife was suffering from asthma and a liver ailment.

"Following this, a 23-year-old male relative suggested that the couple undergo a ritual which involved all family members joining forces to beat up the couple to rid them of their ailments," Ku told Bernama.

The four relatives smashed the couple's heads on a table and assaulted them with crash helmets and brooms, he said. An ambulance was called only hours later when they had not regained consciousness.

Bernama said that one of the four suspects, who are now in custody, was believed to belong to a "deviant" cult. Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country and authorities periodically crack down on unauthorised sects.

Source here.

K I find this article shows evidently that cult acts can really get people to believe and make people do crazy stuff, that even logic as gone out of people. If we indulge ourselves in these demonic acts, gosh ... I mean are people like stupid or something? Hello? How is beating people up going to help resolve illnesses and ailments??

Seriously the world has gone haywire!

DannyBoy


Ah Mamma Mia! Here we go again!

Ahh... after a long day of practice in church for PHP concert this coming fri, had a good dinner n movie date with Grace, we went to IKEA for the Swedish Meatballs. Yes... We went there just for that, it was freakin worth it, delicious, we were discussing how she missed Malaysian food and home basically, and talk about other stuff... yes. confidential.. Right Grace? lol :P



After dinner we managed to get tickets for Mamma Mia... It was odd.. but the arrangement for the songs were so good! I"m going to the Mamma Mia play in December .. Grace u wanna go? HAhahah....

DannyBoy

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Gosh! Time flying ! PHP Concert next week!



The worship team for PHP has been busting their butts in terms of physical attributes, mind, in the spiritual realms, making way for time and dedication and hours of practice to perfection. Its next week and we have tomorrow, Saturday and the following Thursday then Friday for the Concert!

Here are some pics of practice. We are stressed, rerunning parts for singers, musicians are constantly trying to get it tight...

Ahh well time will come... God will make a way for those who believe and trust in him!

Click here for post on the PHP Concert... ITS GONNA BE A BLAST!

DannyBoy