Saturday, May 16, 2009

Let's have a beer

This phrase may soon be spoken by local Muslim men (or women, for that matter) without much apprehension, in the same league of that other popular sentence, `Jom kita pekena teh tarik.'

Alcohol-free beer from Iran is now available in Malaysia. The beer is called Istak and is brewed from the same grains (barley and malt) as normal beer except that there is no alcohol content because of no fermentation, or so it seems.I've neither seen nor taste it yet,so I can't really justify how does it taste.

To many people, beer is an alcoholic product. It is part of a group of beverages that Muslims are prohibited from drinking. Even though it is alcohol-free, Istak is sold in bottles that look like any other normal beer bottle. Even the liquid looks like ordinary beer. So you cannot fault the average Muslim citizen to be a bit skeptical. The fact that it is manufactured in Iran, a very conservative Muslim country, does not help allay this doubt.

Who are the people who would want to buy and drink alcohol-free beer anyway? Muslims who have the hidden desire to drink beer but dare not cross the line by taking the real thing? So does 'no alcohol content' really equates 'halal'?

In the end, it all comes down to personal choice. We'll soon see if Istak becomes a popular drink in Malaysia.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

10 Signs To Know If U're A Typical Unhealthy Malaysian

1.Each morning,you rush to your local nasi lemak gerai/mamak and patiently line up and order nasi lemak + fried egg + rendang + curry + fried chicken and a huge sotong (squid) along with its sweet gravy for breakfast and teh tarik for your drink.

2. Each time you park the car at your office or shopping mall etc,you are willing to drive like 30 to 40 minutes and some even 1 hour and waste litres of petrol just to find the closest parking spot to the entrance,so u don't have to walk much.

3.Each time you use the putra lrt, star lrt and etc you never take the stairs(some dont even know where the stairs are) and use the escalator like a free funfair ride.

4. Each time for lunch you order stuff that the mamak insist that you must use extra plates to prevent from breaking their plates from sheer weight.

5. Every time some one says high blood preasure , you put your hand and fingers against your neck to check your pulse.

6. You have enough black rings on your eye due to lack of sleep that pandas want to mate with you regardless of gender.

7. Zoologist in Africa bans you from the safari as that the lions can die if they consume your highly cholesterol-filled body .

8. MAS airlines puts you in the last end seat as your weight helps the plane to tilt backwards easily for take off and touch down.

9. Each time you go to a japanese restaurant , the other customers on the other end of the food conveyer never ever see the food.

And finally

10.You can make an engine sound from your mouth like a big 8 liter V8 engine by simply breathing in your lungs as you smoke like hundreds sticks of cigarretes within a week just like a car carburator.(You could even produce exhaust smoke from your mouth)

Monday, April 13, 2009

The email that ruined my day

Your are requested to come back to Labuan latest by tomorrow evening for the SIT with Shell and the preparation for Shell SJ808B and SJ806 which will be mobilize by the 25th April 2009 as plan for now. Plan the SIT will be sometime this week with Baker Atlas.


That's it, back to Labuan after 6 days off.Mana cukup beb!Hopefully flight delay smp bulan depan.Hahaha

Saturday, March 28, 2009


After a string of persuasive emails, my boss finally gave the green light for me to have days off.Yippi! There's a job with Carigali Hess scheduled in mid April and I've been told to standby for the job.Well, as long I've enough time to prepare everything for the engagement,I'm ok with that.

I'm so excited to go home! :)

Mari tengok budak korea yg hebat ni

And this Korean version of "Tuts My Barreh".Hahaha

Hancus gile English.Pengsan Mariah kalo dia tengok ni.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Let's get popping!

This guy is definitely not from this world,yet he's really amazing.Enjoy! :)

Saturday, March 07, 2009


She sings better than the original singer, Bic Runga. Thumbs up Ana!

Enjoy the song

Don't stray
Don't ever go away
I should be much to smart for this
You know it gets the better
Of me sometimes
When you and I collide
I fall into an ocean of you
Pull me out in time
Don't let me drown
Let me down
I say its all because of you and here I go
Losing my control
I'm practising your name
So I can say it to your face it doesn't seem right
To look you in the eye
And let all the things you mean to me
Come tumbling out my mouth indeed its time
Tell you why I say its infinately true
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go
Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know
All about you
And there's no cure
And no way to be sure
Why everythings turned inside out
Instilling so much doubt
It makes me so tired
I feel so uninspired
My head is battling with my heart
My logic has been torn apart
And now
It all turns sour
Come sweeten
Every afternoon
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go
Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know
All about you
Say you'll stay
Don't come and go
Like you do
Sway my way
Yeah I need to know
All about you
Its all because of you
Its all because of you

Thursday, March 05, 2009

A bit of this and that

Gosh, it's already March. Time just flew by so fast. I spent New Year+Raya Haji in middle of ocean which last until end of January and it was the most bitter time I had in offshore ever. The job had a lot of hiccups and I almost gave up at one point. Lucky we managed to get through it even in a painstaking way.

I'm in Kemaman at the moment, helping out and at the same time learning bout the tools. It's glad to be back here again, which was like my 2nd home a couple years back. I still can recall that journey with my Uni frens, after our FYP presentation in 2006, just for the taste of the legendary Haipeng coffee and we went there for 2 weeks in a row! Hehe. Bunch of crazy fellas, reminds me of Harold n Kumar Go To White Castle.

Wedding invitation keeps coming after one n another and I'm expecting more to come throughout the year. I guess I won't be able to attend much of them since I can't really plan my days off. Job is picking up in months to come which is good for my career growth but in the other hand, it means I will have less time for myself and my sayang.Huhuhu. I hope we can still proceed with the engagement plan next month since it has been postponed few times. Just pray for us.

Selamat Pengantin Baru in advance for Andak-Partner, Iza-Afif, Su-Partner, Kak Aishah-Bro Amir as they will tie the knot this month. Semoga berbahagia hingga akhir hayat hendaknya. Aminnn.