Saturday, September 27, 2008

Breach-able ads.

Ads have been up for the Raya holidays in the newspaper. Some of them are quite... breach-able.

A keep safe ad.

Basically what you'd expect in this ad are advices on how to keep safe. Upon closer inspection:

So children are expected to not get into trouble by riding their bikes in that fashion? Sooner or later they would keep that style but do it on a motorcycle. Lt

Then there's one with money.

I guess with the enforcement officers out in the wild, more fortune is spent on duit kopi rather than duit raya. Once yer caught playing with fireworks (banned but ironically we have an international fireworks competition): " Err boss, you will be fined for dealing with banned substance. Since it's the raya festivals I'll settle it for you with a little duit kopi."

Happy holidays! You know you won't be happy coz the exams are stalking you right after the break.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Went for tuition at KL today. Saw this:

CR155. The font was so ambiguous that we thought it's some new model wit 'CRISS' as the name.

Fckin cun number plate. See? Our country has customizable number plates as well!

On our way back, on the bus, this made me disgusted at the way guys are dressin themselves:

Rule #3045: Do not put anything aunties wear on your body.
Rule#9954: Belts have a purpose, and yer supposed to use it to make sure your pants don't slip down.

Obviously this guy thinks his ass is too heavy and it needs some extra support, by usin some aunty-style+lala-punk-rock-style belt. Anyone dumb enough to realise the change in men's dressing pattern might think that this lad needs help wearing his belt coz the lad missed almost all of the 'ring' thingy.

My mom has a few of these belts, so I wasn't jokin:


On the same ride, Meng Yong noticed something on someone else's backpack:

The difficulty of breaching the bag without a pair of scissors sets the bar high. Or low?

And finally,
there's this ad around my house that's very... i dunno see for yourself.

First you look at the chinese sentence. It says 'borrow 1000, get 960'. WTF? If I borrow 1000, why should I be given only 960? Does it mean that if I wanna borrow 1000 i have to instead borrow 1040? "Ini teori ekonomi, siapa yang ajar begitu agaknya?"

Then you see a row above. It says 1%. Means wut? 1% interest? 1% reduction from the amount you borrow? If it's the former, then why should I even go borrow from the bank anymore? If it's the latter, 40 isn't really 1% of 1000.

Then you see the first row, "Home tuition". WTF? Do they even noe wut's home tuition? Wut does home tuition has to do wit borrowing money? Wut does home tuition have to do wit 1%? Maths ka? Hrmm maybe this is a cost cutting measure. 2 ads in one. First number connects to a home tuition teacher, second one goes to a money lender.

The last thing you notice is the fine print. It's some code that most registered ads have. Hrmm... Since when did the government approve ads for tuition, not to even mention money lending services? Are you sure you registered this ad?

Went to ramadhan bazaar after gettin off the bus. DAMN IT THE FOOD SMELLS FCKIN GOOD. Too bad didn't bring enough money. Bought ayam percik for Rm5. Expensive lar... But nice! I'm gonna get the murtabak next time.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

News Portal It Is!

This is becoming a news portal...


Uganda seeking miniskirt ban

A woman wearing a miniskirt in Uganda
The minister said wearing a miniskirt was akin to going naked

Uganda's ethics and integrity minister says miniskirts should be banned - because women wearing them distract drivers and cause traffic accidents.

Nsaba Buturo told journalists in Kampala that wearing a miniskirt was like walking naked in the streets.

"What's wrong with a miniskirt? You can cause an accident because some of our people are weak mentally," he said.


"If you find a naked person you begin to concentrate on the make-up of that person and yet you are driving," he said.

"These days you hardly know who is a mother from a daughter, they are all naked."


[End Quote]

Full report here.

Alright, where are all the feminist groups?

This is something like the RM500 fine in our country when yer caught wearing 'skimpy' clothes.

Please don't take these eye candies away from us...

P/s: I created the title after the post. Go figure.


Monday, September 15, 2008


I dunno but I juz find this pic funny. Caption this?


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Climate Inaction Infringing Human Rights?

*In case yer wondering, I'm goin to start highlighting news reports relating to climate change to highlight the issue. It's the least I can do. News have been popping up for ages, but I've decided to start highlighting it now (or a few posts ago)*

*Bolds are manually done by me to highlight, except the title and sub-title.*

[Quote from BBC News Website]

Climate inaction 'costing lives'

Feet on parched soil (Image: AP)
Oxfam says rich nations' carbon footprint are putting lives at risk

Failure to take urgent action to curb climate change is effectively violating the human rights of people in the poorest nations, an aid charity warns.

A report by Oxfam International says emissions, primarily from developed countries, are exacerbating flooding, droughts and extreme weather events.

As a result, harvests are failing and people are losing their homes and access to water, the authors observe.

They say human rights need to be at the heart of global climate policies.

" "Climate change was first seen as a scientific problem, then an economic one," explained report author Kate Raworth. "Now it is becoming a matter of international justice." The global impacts of climate change meant that nations had to be held accountable for the consequences of their actions, Ms Raworth said. "
Crop yields could increase by 20% in East and Southeast Asia, but decrease by up to 30% in Central and South Asia.
Agriculture fed by rainfall could drop by 50% in some African countries by 2020
20-30% of all plant and animal species would be at increased risk of extinction if temperatures rose between 1.5-2.5C
Glaciers and snow cover are expected to decline, reducing water availability in countries supplied by melt water.
[End Quote]
For full report, click here.

Wow, the problem triangle! It now involves not juz economic and environmental issues, it's also a social issue now! HUMAN RIGHTS INFRINGED BY CLIMATE INACTION. Can you argue that climate change is not a big issue now?

So kids if yer whining about famine in Darfur, come join the climate crisis camp. You'll be damn sure to find your solution here.

If yer worried if your economical benefits are affected, come join the climate crisis camp. You'll be damn sure to find your solution.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Went to some steamboat restaurant last week. Last week as in post-National Day last week.

The food was better than average steamboats, but still it's juz steamboat.

But this caught my attention:

Ou... She came b4 huh?

Apparently the steamboat restaurant's seafood was so good, Joey Yeung loved it to the max!

I'm a stingray!

She's def dressed for the occasion.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"The Bank Job (2007)"

Juz watched this movie. Gotta say it's one of the rare well-written films I've ever watched. Well plotted, although partly based on a true story of the 1975 Baker Street Robbery.

My friend introduced this movie to me in this way: "it's a robbery done by inside ppl". No Sai Hoong yer wrong... It's a robbery done by normal desperate robbers that involves loots of high-profile, and the nature of these loots are the main drive of the movie.

Never knew governments of the world had so much secret...

The movie's a lil gory when it comes to the torture part. DAMN... And there're some nudity coz one of the character is a porn king.

It's an English film. Kinda fond of films with the actors speaking wit a British accent these days. The accent in the movie's not heavy la, but the accent made it fresh.

It's something like Ocean's Thirteen. Juz wit more gore, and less intelligent planning. But it's well-written.

Look out for the plasma cutter.

Friday, September 5, 2008

This is What I Meant When I say...

The Sea Levels Are Rising, and accelerating...

[Quote from BBC News Website]

Sea level rise by 2100 'below 2m'

By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website

Thames Barrier in the evening
A revamp of the Thames Barrier is likely as sea levels rise

Sea levels globally are very unlikely to rise by more than 2m (7ft) this century, scientists conclude.

Major increases would have to be fuelled by a faster flow of glaciers on the Greenland or Antarctic ice sheets.

But writing in the journal Science, a US team concludes that a rise of 2m would need glaciers to reach speeds that are "physically untenable".

However, even increases substantially less than 2m would cause major issues for many societies, they say.

"Even a sea level rise of 20cm (8in) in a century will have quite dramatic implications," said Shad O'Neel from the US Geological Survey (USGS).

"The current (sea level increase) rate is about 3mm per year. "
"Most of the ice comes off in glaciers. Scientists know that many of the glaciers have accelerated in recent years - some quite spectacularly. The Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, for example, doubled its speed in six years to about 12km per year. "
[Complete Article Here. Dun worry, it's published today, so it's quite recent.]

Hrmm... It's highly UNLIKELY for the sea level to rise by 2 meter. It's like saying oil prices won't reach $300. There's a possibility, but unlikely. Any rise within that range should be anticipated. (Juz stating the obvious in case you dunno whether the report is for or against the cause of melting glaciers)

Let's do the math. The rate that will bring "dramatic implications" is 20cm per century = 20cm/100 years = 0.2cm per year = 2mm per year.
Current Rate = 3mm per year.
3mm per year (current) > 2mm per year (benchmark)
Are we heading for doomsday?

Quote from Holland's Wiki: "60% of its population located below sea level."

Quote from "Bangladesh, Pakistan and India have almost 130 million people living in the Low Elevation Coastal Zone who will be the most vulnerable to sea-level rise and coastal erosion as well as drought. "

Remember Langkawi? It has 99 tiny islands around it, most of it could only be seen during low tides.

Sea levels are accelerated by the act of increasing sea levels. More water = more place to store heat = more heat around glaciers/ice shelfs = more melting = more sea level rising. It's a never ending cycle and once sea levels increase, it accelerates. So it's getting faster and faster, unless we do something about it.

Still think climate change is nothing you should worry about? Think again.
The footprints you leave on Earth is more than what you think.
Do the right thing.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The North Pole becomes an 'island' for the first time in history as ice melts


The North Pole becomes an 'island' for the first time in history as ice melts

The North Pole has become an island for the first time in human history.

Startling satellite pictures taken three days ago show that melting ice has opened up the fabled North-West and North-East Passages - making it possible to sail around the Arctic ice cap.

The opening of the passages has been eagerly awaited by shipping companies which hope they will be able to cut thousands of miles off their routes.

arctic map

Blocked: The Arctic ice, showing as a pink mass in the 1979 picture, links up with northern Canada (on the left) and Russia (right)

But to climate change scientists it is yet another sign of the damage global warming is inflicting on the planet.

Mark Serreze, a sea ice specialist, described the images as an 'historic event' - but warned they added to fears that the Arctic icecap has entered a 'death spiral'.

The pictures, produced by Nasa, mark the first time in at least 125,000 years that the two shortcuts linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have been ice-free at the same time....


Read rest of news report here, please

Tell me this is not serious...

C'mon. The North Pole is reduced to an island now. NO MORE FCKIN ICE! There's no more 'mirror' to reflect most of the sun's rays back to outer space! WE"RE DOOMED!!! Water levels are def goin to rise. Cities (read: HOLLAND) is goin to be flooded and possible submerged. People are goin to get displaced. Economic activities are goin to be distrupted. People die. People suffer from irregular weather and die.

Do the right thing.

EDIT: Oh yea, please do click on that link linking to the polar bear news as well. I've been talkin about polar bears drowning (yes, polar bears can swim but they drown too. COZ THEY DUN FREAKIN LIKE TO SWIM AT ALL! THEY GET TIRED AFTER SWIMMING MILES TO REACH THE SHORES!!!). Evidence, evidence, evidence. Do we need more?

We've waited for 30 years (assuming the 20 years b4 the 30 years ago was great) to finally asked for a change. Please don't wait till the polar bears have died off and Ice Shelfs reduced to icicles to take action. Be a responsible citizen of the world. Be responsible to the world.