Saturday, May 31, 2008

Let's get rid of the cellulite, LADIES!

I'm thankful that I'm one of those lucky people who don't have to watch my weight. Infact, I find it difficult to put on weight even after childbirth. Although I enjoy good food, I manage to keep those extra kgs at bay because of my high metabolic rate.

I know after three kids and the fact that I am getting older (sobbing), I have a little problem with cellulite in the tummy area. Most women get cellulite around their thighs, upper arms, buttocks and tummy. Incase you don't know, cellulite is a kind of accumulated fat tissues located beneath the human skin.

All about fats

Cellulite exists on every woman, normally getting worse as we age. But thanks to Trudtox tea and organic green tea, my belly fat has reduced. Yup, drinking tea, may not completely remove cellulite but it certainly does help.

Nutrition is equally important. Consume lots of fruits and vegetables. But be realistic, okay? Losing weight, burning fat and avoiding the build up of cellulite is a process that doesn’t happen over night. Different people, different results.

I still take regular portions of meals every now and then, but I'm still drinking tea every few days to maintain general well-being . I'm not personally obsessed over appearance (ahem!) but liked to look good.

Oh and by the way, cellulite doesn't just come from not eating right or not exercising. When I was in my best shape, I still had a little cellulite.

What I gotta do now is maintain my fitness and strive hard to keep that ugly cellulite away.

Friday, May 30, 2008

World No Tobacco Day 2008

World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on May 31st. I've always reacted badly to smoke of any kind. Any form of smoke is bad for you, no matter how little you take in.

If you love your children, then support this campaign. Break the tobacco marketing net. It's never too late to quit smoking. The power is in your hands.

Click here for more details.


Thursday, May 29, 2008

Roaring My Way to Nuffnang Wild ‘Live’ Blogging”

Time – 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Date – 21st of June 2008
Venue – Modesto’s/Rain, Desa Sri Hartamas
Dress code – Animal theme (Anything and everything animal will do. Come in your best impersonation of Catwoman, or be a bore in a T-shirt in animal prints).

It's time for Nuffnangers to rock and roll again for some great fun. In collaboration with Maxis Broadband, Nuffnang is putting together yet another blogger gathering of 100 people this 21st of June 2008 in Kuala Lumpur. I guess this is going to be an awesome event as fellow Nuffnangers will be parading in animal costumes and some cool prizes will be awarded to lucky winners.

Honestly, I'm not a party animal by any chance, so I don't have any intention of joining the party. But what the heck, I'll submit my post anyway to get a feel of the animal theme.

This is my version! As you can see, this is quite the 'ROAR'! The animal that I actually a cat but it roars like a lion in this picture. Cats purr to show affection and happiness and meow to talk, so to speak.

So to lucky bloggers who received invitations to the party, have fun 'ROARING'. Keep it real,!

David Cook Dating Kimberley Cardwell

David Cook asks Kim Caldwell out to dinner

Kimberly Caldwell reacts to David Cook asking her out

Is this the new beginning for David Cook? The newly crowned "Idol" winner said Tuesday on "Live With Regis and Kelly" that he recently had a dinner date with former "Idol" contestant Kimberly Caldwell.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Why Married Men Stray?

The question is not about my relationship but I’ve seen many cases on how men stray upon seeing another woman.

When a man strays, the blame often falls on the wife for not keeping her husband satisfied. Men can be easily succumb to temptation and seduction when they are home away from home. How true is it? Of course, I'm not saying all men are likely to cheat. While lust plays a part, as does boredom, I suppose the obvious reason is they are not getting attention at home. Do women stray almost as much as men? I’m not in the habit of judging people, as I always believe that you cannot completely understand them unless you are in the same situation as they are. Anyway,I still think that a real man will know the difference between the pretty face and the real faithful.

As they say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. I'm not exactly a star in the kitchen. Although I'm not a great cook by any measure I know my husband will still live if he had to eat my own cooking. As long as he knows how to eat, that's all that matters. My husband has not cheated as far as I know and we still have that spark between us.

And I love this quote:One night stands are different from affairs. One night stands are typically mistakes. Affairs are more deeply rooted. And someone wrote " the time that is spent hiding the affair and the thought involved with making up lies could easily be spent investing in the relationship they are in to make it better"

So what really makes men stray? Bad sex? Nagging wife? Prettier woman with a better body? An escape from loneliness? Not getting attention? What's really on their minds?

Monday, May 26, 2008

Donate to Myanmar & China Relief Fund

Every now and then we've heard or read the recent news about the devastating natural disasters in Myanmar and China. It's disheartening to see the increasing number of casualties, deaths and the tragic scenes of the disaster areas.

Millions are homeless and suffering from starvation, contaminated water, diseases, the list goes on. Victims urgently need money and basic daily necessities following Cyclone Nargis and China Quake. They need every help they can get. That said, we are grateful to be spared of such natural disasters other than the tsunami in 2004. We should also never get too comfortable with what we have now.

Many people want to contribute but unfortunately, fall prey to email scams. These 'thieves' grabbed the opportunity to collect the people's money as 'donations'. This is a stern reminder to all people. If you want to donate towards relief and humanitarian aid for the victims from both countries, seek out the appropriate websites of the charitable organizations. The best way to avoid email scams is don't respond to unsolicited emails.

If you are a Malaysian like me, there are a few options you can help out:

Write cheques payable to The Embassy of the People's Republic of China. Cheques can be drop or sent to the following address:
Sichuan Quake Fund,
Star Publications (M) Bhd,
Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11,
Petaling Jaya 46350, Selangor, Malaysia .
For inquiries, call: 603-79671388 ext 1121

Alternatively, you can also donate to World Vision Malaysia. You can also send a cheque in the name of Tabung Bencana Kementerian Luar Negeri (Foreign Ministry Disaster Fund) to the ministry. The cheque can be forwarded to the following:

Encik Mohamad Zamberi Othman
Ketua Akauntan
Kementerian Luar Negeri
No.1 Jalan Wisma Putra
Tel: 03-8887 4251 / 03-8889 2924

So people, please DONATE wisely and generously and help make the world a better place to live. No amount is too small.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Going Organic

I’m sure all of you are aware of the recent rising food costs issue. All food products cost a lot more than they have in the past. Organic food is no exception.

I'm usually conscious about my food intake. Infact, I try to buy as many organic products as I can afford and feel that my family and I benefit from this. A few years ago when I started consuming organic milk and other supplements, I gained a lot of energy, and felt really good, and I maintained that until recently. I feel that my skin has improved tremendously too. In a way, I should practise looking my best at all times because I want to still look good even when I'm 50.

I've to confess that it's not entirely easy (or cheap) to go totally organic, but I have made the switch with some items we eat frequently. Although I might not be able to fully control the food I eat at restaurants at times, I tend to stay away from fast food as much as possible.

If you wish to purchase organic products, there are two main definitions that you should look out:

100% Organic: Made with 100% organic ingredients
Made With Organic Ingredients: Made with a minimum of 70% organic ingredients with strict restrictions on the remaining 30%, including no GMOs (genetically modified organisms)

These days, more and more people are choosing to eliminate processed foods from their diets. In Malaysia, organic food has gained more popularity in the last decade. Organic stores are booming especially in cities. However, some people think that the health benefits of organic foods are overrated.

Click here to view a more detailed list of the 43 fruits and vegetables that were researched by Environmental Working Group.

Pulau Batu Puteh goes to Singapore

Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh: SINGAPORE (12 votes - 4 Votes)
Middle Rocks/Terumbu Tengah: MALAYSIA (15 votes - 1 vote)
South Ledge/Terumbu Selatan: WILL BE DECIDED SOON… (15 votes - 1 vote)

The International Court of Justice here today ruled Singapore has sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh while Malaysia owns Middle Rocks, and South Ledge belongs to the state in whose territorial waters it is located.

The judgment brought to a close a 28-year-old territorial dispute between Malaysia and Singapore over the island which Singapore called Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks and South Ledge.
Pulau Batu Puteh is located 7.7 nautical miles off the coast of Johor’s Tanjung Penyusuh. Both countries have pledged to abide by the decision of the ICJ, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, whose decision is final and not subject to appeal.

Malaysia and Singapore have also repeatedly emphasised that whatever decision handed down by the ICJ, would not strain ties between the two neighbours.

The judgment was delivered by ICJ Vice-President Shawkat Al-Khasawneh, who was the Acting President in the case, at 10am Netherlands time and ended reading out the verdict five minutes before noon.

Shawkat and 15 other judges had heard oral submissions by both countries from Nov 6-23 last year.

Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim regarded the judgment as a “win-win” situation and stated that the status quo remained although Singapore had sovereignty over Pulau Batu Puteh and Malaysia over Middle Rocks.

The delivery of the judgment was televised live by RTM from The Hague, Netherlands, from 10am (4pm in Malaysia).

Friday, May 23, 2008

David Cook wins American Idol Season 7

Photo courtesy of Fox

America has just crowned its 7th Idol. After a dramatic, tension-filed few months, Rocker proves judge Simon Cowell wrong by 12 million votes. This win comes as a surprise since Simon Cowell pretty much declared David Archuleta the winner after last night’s performances. Simon gave all 3 rounds to David A on Tuesday night, it made the David Cook fans even more determined to VOTE VOTE VOTE! I am pleased that Simon apologized to David Cook about his harsh critics last night.

I haven’t ever seen such a fabulous finale so far. Season 7 was the best! Top 12 finalists made one final comeback to the show, with several group, solo and duet performances. Guests included Seal, Donna Summer, Bryan Adams, ZZ Top, Graham Nash, The Jonas Brothers and OneRepublic and a grand finale by George Michael, who is making his first comeback tour after 17 years.

Congrats to David Cook on being this seasons American Idol. My Idol! David Archuletta, you are fabulous, and you have a magic career ahead of you.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

School uniforms encourage rape, pre-marital sex?

I nearly fell off my chair laughing when I read this piece of crap in today's Star. To say that our school uniforms encourage rape and pre-marital sex is ridiculous. I just can't comprehend what kind of backward thinking this is! This is a humourous remark. Read on.

The school uniforms have been worn for decades. Uniform transparency is not the major reason leading to rapes and pre-marital sex, duh! You have the blue pinafore to cover up the white blouse. Do you think that by 'covering up' can fend of social ills, such as rape, sexual harassment and molest? What about fathers raping daughters, young children getting raped or molested? Those crimes are easily committed anywhere. Why are they always putting the blame of crime on the victim? Women should not be blame if men failed to control their urge. Infact, there are so many other ways to reach out and stop it from happening but this particular proposal is totally out of the question.

I think the whole world must be laughing their heads off while rolling on the floor. Something must be seriously wrong with local men if school uniforms worn by girls turns them on.

If the authorities really review the uniform policy and make changes, will it really helps? Honestly, if they seriously want to proceed with their crazy plan, I think that the baju kurung should be disallowed as it is more transparent than the blue pinafore with the white blouse.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tun M Quits UMNO

Much has been said about the former Umno president Tun Dr M's announcement to quit Umno. Is this the end of chapter or a new beginning? Infact, Dr M's intention to get out from UMNO should not have surprised anyone. The question is why only now? He should have left UMNO long ago enjoying his golden age. Despite his age he still shows sharpness and able to give critics towards his foes. What is his polictical tactics this time ? His wife Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali has also quit, according to his website

Dr M said he will only rejoin the party when Pak Lah steps down as Umno president. Abdullah has so far refused all calls for him to step down, and said he would defend his presidency in the party polls in December. Sanusi Junid, who is a former Kedah Mentri Besar, also quit the party on Monday.

Dr M also urged other Umno members and Cabinet members to quit. How many members will follow suit? Will Mukriz follow his father's footsteps as well?

I don't think the matter will rest easy. I think the 'war of the worlds' are getting more intense. Do you think that there's a hidden agenda behind Dr M's legacy? I guess only time will reveal everything. Let's just stand aside and watch!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Do online relationships really work?

It can be rather difficult to find that true love everyone is looking for, and even more in today’s hectic society. Especially for busy professionals, online dating is a short cut and very convenient service. These days, the internet can be a very handy tool in meeting that special someone. You see advertisements all over the place. However, online dating is very different than dating someone that you meet in the “real” world.

Why do most online relationships fail? Perhaps, they were never meant to be lifetime relationships. You may end up in messy consequences.

A friend of mine recently moved to a foreign country. She had visited there several times, and had met a man along the way…and initially, they started an online relationship which eventually led to becoming engaged. When she moved down there…they began to date in real life. Unfortunately, after several dates, she realized that he was not her dreamlover, so it seems. Soon after, they went separate ways. My friend said that she should not hang on to something that has no hope.

I guess it’s not easy for you to find the kind of guy you’re really looking for. I believe tons of other women might encountered this exact same problem of dating all the "wrongmen."

Online relationships are usually tricky because love is always sweeter and more passionate from afar. You'll never know until you see your date's true colours in person. I've seen this happen before.

So…do online relationships last long? Do people get married eventually? I've heard that other women have met their boyfriends or husbands online but to me nothing beats the 'real world'. It's easier to determine the personality of someone. Perhaps, it all depends on your timing and luck in online relationships. Well, I’m sure it is, for some. But that just couldn’t be the situation in all cases…

Saturday, May 17, 2008

American Idol Finale: David Cook vs David Archuleta

David Cook vs. David Archuleta. Who do you wanna see come out on top?

I think this season’s (7th) American Idol is the best so far. It’ll be the guy vs. guy finale since season 2’s Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard showdown. One little David and one adult David. The other David (Hernandez) was just not lucky. What if it had been David A vs David C vs David H? Would it have been fun and cool? Anyway, I am rooting for David Cook. I just think that from all of his performances, he deserves it the best. I personally think Cook is more relevant in today’s music industry. Archuleta appeals to a large young teenage group, while Cook’s audience are more mature and appeal to more people at all levels. Maybe my predictions are wrong but it's merely my opinion. I like David A though...he is a breath of fresh air and all, but he's no David C!

I don’t think it was any surprise that Syesha Mercado was voted off “American Idol” on Wednesday night. It was a rough night for Syesha, and it almost seemed like the judges were telling America to send her home judging from her average performances. I guess she is now out of the game.

Whatever happens, the two 'Davids' are going HEAD to HEAD in the finale. They're both of the same potential and of a strong fan base. Tough call. Which David is your pick? One thing's for sure, I’m not going to miss the finale. It will be be Idol mania next week. Gosh, this whole post is about DAVIDS.

This dolphin is one lucky mammal!

In this photo, David Archuleta kisses a dolphin. Yes, you read that correctly. Are you jealous of the mammal, ladies?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Natural Disasters: Myanmar & China

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar

China Earthquake

For the first few months of 2008, many of us became impatient and looking forward to our new beginnings and the new world to arrive. Unfortunately, this May had been an unlucky month of natural disasters, particularly in Asia. Natural disasters always happen unexpectedly. As the people of Myanmar struggle in wake of Cyclone Nargis, along comes the earthquake in Sichuan.

Hundreds of thousands of people are dying in Myanmar as a result of the cyclone, and now tens of thousands are feared to be dead in southwest China as a result of an earthquake and the numbers are staggering. As I write this, another storm appears to be headed to Myanmar.

Imagine if, here in Malaysia, something like a cyclone whipped through your neighbourhood, flinging pieces of your house and all of your belongings far away. Having said that, it reminds me of the tsunami that rocked Penang, Kedah and some Asian countries in 2004. Imagine being separated - by yards, by miles - from your partner, your kids and not knowing where they were. It's unimaginable and terrifying, I know, but surreal to a lot of people at this sombre moment. I'm very thankful that I haven't encounter any personal experiences with natural disasters so far.

I've been in the state of grumbling and rumbling lately about things in life but these recent natural disasters have shaken me awake to reality. My heart oozes with compassion for those caught up in these disasters. When I think of those people must be going through, my spirit falls miserably.

What's happening to this world? Is doom day coming?

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Half price, Singapore Surprise for Malaysian tourists

The popular Half price, Singapore surprise (HPSS) promotion is back from May 23 to June 30 to enable Malaysians to enjoy the Lion City at Malaysian prices. If you are looking for a good bargain, now is the best time to visit Singapore. Those married with children can promise their kids a great holiday if your budget permits that is. Otherwise, there's no point going to a place and have to worry about money all the time. That might take away the pleasure of having a holiday. It's either go and don't save, or save but don't go. I think I'd rather don't go and save for my trip to Italy next year.

Back to Singapore, for places charging an entrance fee of S$18, Malaysians only need to pay RM18 or S$9. In other words, you can enjoy 50% off on regular admission tickets. However, you need to show your passport and embarkation card as proof that you are a genuine Malaysian tourist. HPSS also coincides with the great Singapore sale from May 23 to July 20 with outlets offering disounts of up to 70 percent. So people, shop till you drop!

Some of the incredible attractions promoted under HPSS include the Science Centre Singapore, Sentosa, Chinatown Heritage Centre, Singapore River Cruise, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park, the list goes on. Click the link for details.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights : May 15th

All eyes will focus on Bloggers Unite For Human Rights on May 15th. Sponsored by Amnesty International, BlogCatalog, and Copywrite, Inc., the movement encourage all bloggers out there to blog about human rights and draw attention to the challenges and successes of human rights issues.

In order to participate, sign up for Bloggers Unite on their website, add one of their badges to your website’s sidebar and on May 15, share your human rights post with the Bloggers Unite community on Blog Catalog. What those topics may include — the wrongful imprisonment of journalists covering assemblies, governments that ignore the plight of citizens, and censorship of the Internet.

Join the challenge and unite for our right to humanity.

Monday, May 12, 2008

China Earthquake Buries 900 students

Almost 900 students have been buried by collapsed buildings during an earthquake in south-western China, state media reports. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Sichuan Province on Monday afternoon, raised immediate concerns that the death toll could rapidly rise. The earthquake's toll, in human life and damage to infrastructure, is still largely unknown.

The massive quake was felt as far away as Bangkok, Thailand, more than 2,000 miles from its epicenter in the Sichuan Province.

The massive and massively controversial Three Gorges Dam project was apparently not damaged by the quake, according to early government reports. Still unknown is whether the largest water diversion project the world has ever seen helped to trigger the earthquake. Tremors stemming from the project have been one of many long-standing environmental concerns.

The earthquake comes less than three months before the start of the Beijing Summer Olympics, when China hopes to use to showcase its rise in the world.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mariah Carey Ties the knot with Nick Cannon

PEOPLE has revealed that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have officially been married recently(duh!). It's a shock to everyone as news comes out about the unlikely marriage of Mariah and Nick. They seem like an odd couple. Nick looks more like Mariah's personal assistant rather than her hubby. Apparently, Mariah met Nick while shooting the video for her new single ‘Bye Bye’ six weeks ago. Anyone taking bets on how long these two going to last?

On the positive note, Mariah Carey is looking really fabulous. Her new slim body is totally working for her.

This is Carey’s second walk down the aisle and Cannon’s first, although it’s his second engagement in less than a year. Carey was married to music executive Tommy Mattola but divorced in 1998.
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon stepped out together on Thursday night for the first time since their surprise wedding in the Bahamas last week. Is this love at first sight or yet another Hollywood’s relationship failure? Let's see how it goes.

Friday, May 9, 2008

American Idol's Top 3: Jason Castro Heads Home

Jason voted off

It was rock and roll week and the remaining four idols had to pick two songs from that era. It came no surprise to me when it was announced Jason was voted off this week. Infact, he should have packed his bag a few weeks ago. His performances really sucks. It would have been a shock if Syesha got the boot. Somehow, Jason was lucky enough to survive through two incredible weeks. That's because he outlasted Carly Smithson and Brooke White whom many thought were better than him. I had to agree with Simon when he lambasted Jason for 'an utterly atrocious performance' for the first song. It was in the second song when Jason really messed it up as he forgot the lyrics of it.

David Cook was awesome again this week. He started with 'Hungry Like The Wolf' which blasted the house down. His second number 'Baba O'Riley' was unfamiliar number but David musically showcased his talent and earned high praise from all the three judges. Even Simon was compelled to remark, "welcome back, David Cook."

As for David Archuleta, he rendered 'Stand By Me' and 'Love Me Tender' and he absolutely captivated everyone with his deep, matured voice. I'd say that the night truly belonged to little David. I think he is going to go far in music industry. Besides, he has milllions of screaming fans in every corner of the world.

It was difficult to find fault with Syesha because she impressed everyone except Simon who said it was a bad impersonation of Tina Turner. Simon got that all wrong, big booo. When Syesha delivered her second song, 'A Change Is Gonna Come', strangely though, among the three judges, only Randy didn't like it.

Each contestant will sing three songs – judges’ choice, producers’ choice and finalist’s choice next week. The remaining three will get the opportunity to perform in front of a home town audience next week.
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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Mother's Day 2008

I am sure that there will be many articles, blogs and opinions honoring moms on Mother's Day this Sunday, 11th May 2008.

My mom is one of those choosy types. My parents are thankfully, have everything they need and will get anything they want. But when birthdays and occasions like Mother's Day roll around, it leaves my siblings and me stranded with very few options. It's not easy to please my mom's taste buds. I still have no idea what to get for my mom on Mother's Day. I think I'm a total flop when it comes to occasions like this.

As we all know, Mother's Day continues to be a highly commercialized day. Of course, it is always nice to honor our own mothers, whether it be through a simple visit, phone call or letter, because those are the best gifts. After all, mom is queen of our hearts, right?

So a word of advice, if you intend to take your mom for lunch or dinner this Sunday, make an advance booking. Otherwise, if you want to beat the crowd, an early dinner or supper might even be a saner option.

Now I am a blessed mommy of three, I'm not too sure whether my kids will give me anything on Mother's Day. As long as they know how to appreciate me, that's all that matters.

What are you buying for your mom this year? Pay your tributes, send your love and regards and make her smile!

"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell "MOTHER", a word that means the world to me.
~By Howard Johnson~

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

McDonald's Big Mac Chant

I came across the advert for the free Big Mac that McDonald’s is offering and the ads also happen to appear in my page as well. I guess many people have been bitten by the Big Mac bug lately.

What you need to do is to chant or sing or rap or do whatever is necessary within 4 seconds :
Two all-beef patties
Special Sauce, Lettuce
Cheese, Pickles, Onions
On a Sesame Seed Bun
and if you succeed, the free Big Mac is all yours.
This is what’s even better : McDonalds teamed up with Nuffnang to organize a Big Mac Chant competition, where you stand a chance to win RM 10,000 in cash if you take a video of yourself doing the Big Mac Chant as creatively as possible. Sounds so tempting, isn't it? Once you've made the video of yourself doing the Big Mac Chant, upload it to Youtube; email the URL & your contact number to before 28th of May 2008.

Sadly, I'm unable to chant the big mac challenge as I can't take beef, where religion is concerned. Honestly, it's not the free big mac that I'm aiming for. It's the RM10,000 that I'm interested in, now that's a lot of money.........

Well, well, well, it's not the end of the world. For beef lovers, have fun with Big mac while to participants out there, good luck chanting! Fast and furious wins the race.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Global Rice Crisis

You all might know that currently we are facing the Global Rice Crisis. The sudden rice price increased is out of our control. It's like a chain reaction. Infact, some of the food hawkers have began to increase price. They take it as a good opportunity to raise their prices due to skyrocketing food costs.

The Asian community are feeling insecure and panic over the current situation and seems like they have started stockpiling rice. So much for government’s reassurance that there wasn’t any crisis. The world's biggest producers have begun to restrict exports to ensure supplies at home.

Perhaps, the current crisis is a good thing. Somehow, this is a good way to cut down on our rice intake and adopt healthier eating habits. On the other hand, it's the perfect timing for the overweight to shed some pounds. Instead of having nasi lemak for breakfast, economy rice for lunch and nasi kandar for dinner, eat bread, biscuits and more grains and seeds. In many parts of the world, they are basic daily food and could be alternatives to rice.

The worse is not yet over. Oil crisis, rice crisis, what's next? Rising prices are giving me headaches and heartaches.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Mat Rempit Strikes Again

I've been walking around in the office in a zombie state lately. No thanks to the 'Mat Rempits', the loud exhaust noise has caused me to have sleepness nights of late. It is high time we have strict enforcement laws to combat the growing problems of Mat Rempits. These crooks are getting more daring these days. These daredevils are not just endangering themselves but to other road users as well. Besides, they are also a social menace to the community. They are constantly in the news for the wrong reasons.

I'm totally paranoid with the Kelantan government for proposing to build a special race circuit for the state’s Mat Rempit to race and show their daredevil stunts to the crowd. Most motorcycles used by the Mat Rempits do not meet standard specifications, or have been modified extensively. Moreover, some Mat Rempits do not have valid motorcycle licenses, do not pay road taxes, ride stolen motorcycles, vice versa. So, why the state government is rewarding them with something they do not deserve? They play bad role models to the children of tomorrow in regards to what good behavior for our youth should be. I seriously believe this race track will bring more harm than good. So, will other state governments employ this method as well?

Friday, May 2, 2008

American Idol's Top 4 and Brooke's Out

photo courtesy of PR Photos/

This week, the legendary Neil Diamond played mentor for the remaining five contestants. He was a big name from the 60s to the 80s. I guess this time, when Brooke needed the support most, the fans were just not there. Obviously, as fate and voters have it, her fan base was not as large as other contestants.

Brooke White didn't perform her best on Wednesday evening. It wasn't the first time, she had to struggle with the rhythm of the song. She always felt so intense during her performance. I bet if Carly Smithson was still in the competition she would have really sung some terrific Neil Diamond tunes. I thought the '2 Davids' have a pretty good potential of reaching the Top 2. Well, that's my personal opinion. Infact, I thought the most deserving to go home for the week was Jason Castro. His performance really sucks. Now that Brooke is gone and Jason lives on.
Personally, American Idol show has been great fun for me but it's disheartening to watch the truly talented ones receiving their exit ticket early, just because they are not that popular among the Idol fans. The final 4 will be singing rock and roll on May 6th and 7th, 2008. It's going to be an awesome night!
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