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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Quarter Final

World Cup 2010 is moving into Quarter Final. After seeing "Eng Kok" lose to "Teik Kok" 4-1 is kind of sad. "Eng Kok" play badly. Is it FC fault or the Player fault? Hmmm...

There will be 2 days of resting before the Quarter Final start.

1st match Ned VS Bra
2nd match Uru VS Gha
3rd Match Arg VS Ger
4th match Par VS Esp

So who will be going into Semi-Final?
this is my prediction

Uru VS Bra
Arg VS Esp

So this next 2 day will get alot of sleep and gear up for the Quarter Final....

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Can "Eng Kok" beat "Teik Kok"????

With the like of "Huat Kok" and "EE Ta Li" already out of World Cup during group stage, will "Eng Kok" follow "Han Kok" and "Bee Kok" pack bag go home on round 16?

So Who is the player to watch and key battle in this "Eng Kok" VS "Teik Kok"

England player to watch:
Jermain Defoe. With only one goal against a major nation, and that being in an international friendly against Netherlands, questions remain over Defoe's pedigree on the biggest of stages. Goals against Andorra, Kahzakstan and Trinidad & Tobago and all well and good, but Germany will not allow the same time and space. His match-winning performance against Slovenia provided a timely boost, and his ability to shake off the shackles of the German back line may shape England's hopes.

Germany player to watch: Miroslav Klose. Second only to Gerd Muller in Germany's all-time scoring chart, Klose went into the finals with questions to answer after a dismal season with Bayern Munich. A goal in the first game against Australia relieved some of the pressure but he was then controversially sent off against Serbia. England have yet to face a quality forward yet in the finals, with Robert Green's gaffe against USA the only goal conceded, and despite Klose's troubles, he is a tournament performer and his display could be the difference.

Key battle: Germany's left-back v James Milner. The fact that we do not know if Badstuber, Boateng, Jansen or even Lahm will play on the left for Germany must pose problems for Low's organisation at the back. After playing like a rabbit in the headlights against USA, Milner was dangerous on the wing against Slovenia and provided the cross for Defoe to guide home the winner. If Milner can again impress, up against Germany's "problem position", England's forwards may have plenty to feed off.

Stats: England have played Germany four times at the World Cup, and each game has finished level after 90 minutes, with three extending to extra-time and one being decided on penalty kicks. England have taken 29 corners so far in the World Cup - more than any other team after the end of the group stage.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Switzerland stun Spain

Gelson Fernandes' scrappy second-half goal gave Switzerland a shock 1-0 victory over World Cup favourites Spain

Man of the Match: Stephan Lichtsteiner
- The Lazio defender epitomised everything about this organised, outstanding Switzerland display. Throwing himself in front of everything - none more so than his excellent diving header to clear a corner in injury time - Lichtsteiner was a rock.

Spain verdict:
Without doubt Spain were brilliant, playing with style and the kind of attacking pace we have seldom seem so far at this World Cup. They would surely have won just about any other match. That doesn't change the result, one which puts them in serious danger of finishing no better than second in the group and a much-feared date with Brazil in the second round. Spain v Chile on the final group day now looks huge.

Switzerland verdict:
Yes, Spain were good, but Switzerland produced an outstanding defensive performance to keep out one of the most complete attacking line-ups in the World. The Swiss, with Honduras and Chile still to play, appear almost certain to go through now and after this display they will deserve it. Superb.

Could do better: David Villa.
He fluffed his lines in the first half and then seemed off the pace after that. While he is used to playing as the lone striker in international football, he looked lost at the Durban Stadium. The top scorer at Euro 2008 will have to find his scoring boots to dig Spain out of this hole.

Stat attack:
Spain created more chances on goal (24) without scoring than any other team in this World Cup.

Taken from

Monday, June 14, 2010


As u watch the live world cup match on tv u will hear sound like bee or air honk. It very unpleasant to the ear.

World Cup organising committee head Danny Jordaan on Sunday did not rule out banning vuvuzelas, the noisy plastic trumpets which have proved a hit with fans in South Africa but threaten to deafen players and viewers alike.

Criticism of the vuvuzelas has been almost as loud as the instruments themselves with broadcasting companies complaining the din is almost drowning out commentary.
"We've tried to get some order," said Jordaan.

"We have asked for no vuvuzelas during national anthems or during stadium announcements. I know it's a difficult question," he added, saying that "we're trying to manage the best we can.

"We heard from the broadcasters and individuals and it's something we are evaluating on an on-going base.

Jordaan told the BBC in an interview that he had to consider the option of banning the trumpets.

"If there are grounds to do so, yes," he said, asked if a ban was an option.
France captain Patrice Evra said the incessant noise was a factor in his side's poor display in their draw with Uruguay.

According to Evra: "We can't sleep at night because of the vuvuzelas. People start playing them from 6 a.m. We can't hear one another out on the pitch because of them," the Frenchman added.

Jordaan said: "I would prefer singing" and called on fans to chant instead.
"In the days of the struggle (against apartheid) we were singing, all through our history. It's our ability to sing that inspired and drove the emotions."

The organizer should ban the vuvuzela.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Google gets a Caffeine injection

GOOGLE has launched a new search indexing system that provides consumers with "50% fresher" web search results.

The real-time infused indexing system, Caffeine, will help users find content that has recently appeared on the Web.

Caffeine will help link searchers with current news stories, blog posts, real-time updates or forum comments that are more relevant to their search queries than the three-week-old webpage the indexing system might have returned in the past.
"When you search Google, you're not searching the live Web. Instead you're searching Google's index of the Web which, like the list in the back of a book, helps you pinpoint exactly the information you need," said Carrie Grimes, Google software engineer.

"Expectations for search are higher than they used to be," adds Grimes. "Searchers want to find the latest relevant content and publishers expect to be found the instant they publish."

Google said it created Caffeine to fill users' growing need to be connected with up-to-date, real-time content.

To provide fresher results, Google changed the way they indexed the Web, analysing webpages in small portions on a continuous basis instead of refreshing large portions of their index every couple of weeks.

For consumers, this means that Google's search results will help them find new information on existing pages plus information on newly published pages, much faster.
For web publishers, it means that their newly added content will appear on Google faster than ever before.

Caffeine, however, will not change the way in which Google ranks its pages.
"We've built Caffeine with the future in mind," says Grimes. "Not only is it fresher, it's a robust foundation that makes it possible for us to build an even faster and comprehensive search engine that scales with the growth of information online, and delivers even more relevant search results to you. So stay tuned, and look for more improvements in the months to come."

Taken from TechCentral - The Star

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Apple announces iPhone 4

Steve Jobs officially announced the new fourth-generation iPhone, to be called the iPhone 4 at WWDC.

The new phone is powered by an A4 CPU (the same chip used in the iPad) and sports a 3.5-inch screen with 960×640 resolution, dual mics, and an upgraded camera system that will include HD video recording and editing capabilities.

This is the specs we’ve learned so far:

9.3mm thick, 24% thinner than current iPhone
3.5″ display, same as current iPhone
326 ppi display, 4 times the previous iPhone’s pixel density
Case uses stainless steel and glass, including a glass back for the device
Powered by the A4 chip
Larger battery means 7 hours of talk time, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, 40 hours of music and 300 hours of standby
7.2MB download and 5.8MB upload speeds, depending on carrier capabilities
Gryroscope in addition to accelerometer
5MP camera with 5x zoom, tap to focus and LED flash
HD video recording, and iMovie for editing video on the iPhone
Front- and rear-facing cameras for FaceTime, the new video chat app
iOS will allow for multitasking

For more tech specs go to apple website

One of the most anticipated features of the new iPhone is iPhone 4.0 OS, or iOS. The new operating system supports multitasking, video chat, better file management and folders, iBooks, the new iAd platform and the Apple Game Center.

Current iPhone owners who have an iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS can also upgrade to the new iPhone OS 4.0, but only third-generation iPod touch, iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 owners will be able to take advantage of multitasking.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

PEMANDU's Idris Jala got it wrong

No idea who wrote this.

Idris Jala's proposals regarding subsidy cuts is commendable . However, he did not recommend a full "treatment" to "cure" our woes !!! You can cut and cut and cut , BUT if corruption and wasteful spending continues unchecked, we will be back to square one, maybe back to square four !!!

With PERKASA's Ibrahim Ali screaming to "protect" Malay rights, we are going the Greece 's way. He is not protecting any Malay rights -he is protecting his own rights .There are thousands of Malays who are recognised professionally in the country and overseas and claimed high positions without any political connections or "protections". He insults these people !! PERKASA only want the political rent-seeking system to continue. !! Read the article below --the truth hurts !!!

Idris Jala should have a footnote to his proposals that should read : All the subsidy cut proposals will come to nothing unless we stop subsiding corruption and rent-seeking in the country
Some of you are supporting the proposal to cut govt subsidies.... some of you are not sure... so, please read the following......

PEMANDU and Idris Jala are actually right to say that cutting subsidies could lower Malaysia ’s debts, but the cuts will ONLY BE successful if leakages from corruption are plugged beforehand.

For example, government subsidies are being given to Independent Power Producers (IPP), so that they can supply electricity to TNB and earn profits. These IPP-directed subsidies are worth RM13 billion every year and they include the supply of cheaper Petronas gas to the power producers themselves.

There is a 20-year interest free loan of RM 320 million given to SYABAS, the Selangor water company. As SYABAS is also a privatised company, why is the government subsidy via a 20-year interest-free loan necessary?

The total deficit the government need to cover amounts to a whopping RM47 billion. The total subsidy is even more staggering -- about RM74 million. Removing the subsidies will NOT help reducing the deficits a lot, but a considerable number of poor and middle-class Malaysians will undoubtedly be affected.

Details of subsidies are social (RM42.8 billion), fuel (RM23.5 billion), infrastructure (RM4.8 billion) and essential foods (RM3.4 billion). If this amount includes subsidies for health services, then PEMANDU must review the market prices of medicine and various pharmaceuticals and then compare them with the prices at which the Ministry of Health is buying.

In 2008, the global price for crude oil is about USD140 per barrel, and the fuel subsidy the government have to bear was RM17 million. Today the global crude price is about USD70 per barrel, yet the govt. fuel subsidy has ballooned to RM23.5 billion. Why? Have we forgotten that recently the govt also spent RM8 billion on purchasing armoured vehicles and tanks not to mention another further RM3.4 billion for the infamous submarine that could not dive?

Idris Jala claimed Malaysia consume more fuel per capita than many countries. That is probably correct. But, has the government made serious efforts to combat the fuel subsidy leakage?

Take fishing fuel subsidy in Sabah as example. There are 1,200 trawlers registered with the Fisheries’ Department. However, there are only 200 real trawlers (physically present), this means there are 1,000 phantom trawlers enjoying fuel subsidies. How sure is Idris Jala that similar phantom trawlers do not exist in the Lembaga Kemajuan Ikan Malaysia (LKIM) registry throughout the country? And the government has the nerve to tell us that it is subsidising RM12,900 per household per year?!

Have we also forgotten the Auditor-General’s Report exposing misappropriation in the way of outlandish government spending such as RM500 to purchase 1 unit of screwdriver, or the same government-issue car being filled to full tank twice in a space of 1 minute apart, or Port Klang Free Zone’s project that has escalated to beyond RM4.6 billion from the original budget of RM1.1 billion?

Today, when you drive through Damansara-Puchong Highway (LDP), you pay RM1.60 at the toll. The government said that you are subsidised at RM0.50 else, it should costs RM 2.10 to use the highway. But here’s where the corruption begins: LDP was built with RM1.42 billion, with a concession period of 1996-2030 but the government pays out RM2.6 billion every year in subsidy to the same highway company. What this means is that once the government subsidy is removed, each usage of the LDP will cost you RM2.10. So the question is who approved and signed the contract with the highway company? Who agreed to such toll rates?

In the United Kingdom , British students pay subsidised university fees. International students there paid fees from £8,000 to £10,000 per year. In Malaysia , local students take PTPTN loans of about RM21,000 for 3-year undergraduate studies. Foreign students pay only about RM15,000-RM17,000 for the same duration of study. The government is subsidising foreign students so that we can become the education hub. Why use taxpayer’s money to subsidise foreign students? Why can foreigners get subsidised medical care at government hospitals? And, it’s not just the government that is proposing to reduce our subsidies; we are actually already subsidising government projects!

Let’s take the ERL (express train from KL Sen tral to KLIA) as another example. Did you know that each time you use the LCCT in Sepang, RM5 of your airport tax actually goes to subsidising the ERL? LCCT passengers like you and I who don’t use ERL are subsidising the ERL train service! No kidding – this was confirmed by the Finance Ministry. Why are we paying subsidies for a facility that we may or may not use?
In 2009 the government spent RM1 billion on sugar subsidies even though Malaysia ’s sugar is now controlled by BERNAS following Robert Kuok’s sale of his entire sugar monopoly. In plain English that RM1 billion subsidy is specifically meant as BERNAS’ profits, which of course suggests that “what comes out from the left pocket, goes into the right pocket.” Of course removing the sugar subsidy means most food prices will go up. Our sugar prices may be lower than most others in the region, but think again – our fresh graduates’ salaries are also among the lowest also! Yet on the other hand our food prices are among the highest in the same region – any tourist in Kuala Lumpur will be able to tell you if by comparison Malaysian foods are or aren’t cheap.

According to Idris Jala, the government debt stands at RM362 billion and still rising and may reach RM1.158 trillion by 2019. The possibility he raised is that Malaysia may go bankrupt following in the footsteps of Greece . Actually this is counter to Najib’s own statement recently where he assures the nation that we are not affected by the Greece contagion. So why the contrast?

Actually, it is true that Malaysia is one of the most subsidised nations in the world. But think again, where else in the world can you find endless tolled highways in almost every corner of the city? Where else can you find foreign students subsidised in universities by the government? Where else can you get a government who can spend billions here and there, and yet warns you that “we are going bankrupt” because of subsidies?

Last week, we were told that Malaysia is 10th most competitive country in the world. But has anyone told you that just 2 days ago, Malaysia has been ranked 102 out of a total of 152 countries in terms of average Internet speed? We are 18 times slower than South Korea while Thailand is at 63rd, Philippines 90th, China 76th, Spore 31st, and Taiwan 36th.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Project 365 - Day 5 (Khalil Timeless Live in HK 2009)

Got myself the Khalil Timeless Live in HK 2009 DVD.

It is record in HD and the sound is superb. Total 30 song in 2 single dual layer DVD.

found one of the preview on youtube

Friday, June 4, 2010

Project 365 - Day 4

Today Dinner

- Big Pau
- Lo Mai Kai
- Soya Bean Milk

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Project 365 - Day 3

Have Lunch at McDonald today!

Have the Glass meal. And Got this glass. Pink Color (Volley)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Project 365 - Day 2

My dad just come back from US.

Got this for me....

Nike Air Force 1
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Project 365 - Day 1

Today start day 1 of project 365.

Early of the month sure is time to pay the bill...