on Mar 30, 2011

A movie about ballerina??? Nah I'm not interested!!! I'm not into dancing so obviously ballet is not my cup of tea as well... But after 'Natalie Portman' bag herself a 'Best Actress' from the 'Oscar', it change my mind a little... Besides that, I like 'Natalie Portman' as well... So I made up my mind and decided to watch this movie...

After finishing watching, OMG is the correct word to describe it... It is fantastic!!! The movie itself is awesome but in my opinion, 'Natalie Portman' is even more awesome... She really brings out the character in this movie... As I don't really like movies with straight forward storyline, 'Black Swan' is something that I really need as I've been watching movies that doesn't require any of my brain muscle this year... This is a really good movie and I highly recommend it and please don't watch it when you feel sleepy as you might not understand the movie at all!!!
on Mar 28, 2011
This was the original steering wheel that came together with the 'Benz'... Well as you can see from the pic, it is kinda HUGE!!! Frankly speaking, I feel like driving a lorry when I grip on this steering wheel...


And this is the steering wheel that I have grip for almost a decade!!! I know it looks kinda odd in a 'Benz'... I got no choice but to use it because I don't want to drive a lorry around anymore... The original steering wheel is driving me mad!!! But not to worry because I just got myself a new steering wheel which I've been searching high and low for it!!! Will update on it later...


Another thing that drives me mad is the bosskit... In order to fix an aftermarket steering wheel, you need to find a correct bosskit for your car before fixing the steering wheel... If not, there is no way for you to fix that aftermarket steering wheel of yours... I've been searching everywhere ranging from chopshop to car accessory shop for the bosskit and finally, I manage to find one!!!

To be continue...
on Mar 27, 2011

Quite frankly I don't really wished to watch this movie from the beginning because the moment I watched the trailer, I came to a conclusion that this movie sucks... But you know what??? I'm so very wrong because I love this movie... I love the chemistry and bond between 'Matt Damon' and 'Emily Blunt'... Perfect!!! They are the main reason that I love this movie... As for the storyline, it is passable but it doesn't make sense in a way... But well this is a fiction movie so obviously anything goes... Wait a minute... Is this a fiction movie or a romance movie??? Guess I'm all mess up here... Definitely worth watching... Just watching both of them act is enough to justify the price for the ticket... Thumbs up from me...
on Mar 25, 2011
Is time for us to do our part again in this year 'Earth Hour'!!! And this year, they are urging us to go beyond an hour... So lets see what I can do... :)
on Mar 24, 2011
This is the original engine on my W124 'Benz'... Codename M103... This is a single cam engine that comes with two configuration... The 2.6L and the 3.0L and my car is the former... Although I agree with the widely known fact that there is no replacement for displacement... But please don't let the displacement fool you because it only produces 166bhp!!! Can you believe it, only 166bhp from a 2.6L and this car weight almost close to 2 tonnes!!! So obviously the power is not great at all and not to mention the fuel economy... The '308 Turbo' produces 140bhp from a mere 1.6L!!! So what about the torque... The ever important torque!!! Haiz, I'm really embarrass to say it here... Only 228Nm and it even loses out to the '308 Turbo' which produces 240Nm...


So obviously when you are driving this car, don't expect to out drag anyone... But when you drive it serenely, no doubt this is a really good car... The ride is smooth and comfortable but this is not what I want for my ride and naturally this engine need to make way for something better in terms of horsepower and torque...

To be continue...
on Mar 21, 2011













This is a long overdue post which should have been posted one month earlier!!! In fact I have some other posts that are so much worse than this... For example, the 'Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS)'!!! I felt so sorry for those who frequent my blog because you are reading outdated blog post most of the time!!! Don't worry, I will try to rectified this problem as fast as I can... At the meantime, enjoy my last 'Chinese New Year' posting!!!
on Mar 20, 2011
Guess I'm getting old nowadays... I totally forgot about it!!! Actually the brake pad change is before I change the tyres for the '308 Turbo'... It cost me RM5xx just for the front brake pad... In my opinion, I think that the price is a bit steep because these are OEM brake pad and not performance brake pad!!! But frankly speaking, the performance is rather good because after repeated high speed stop, I can't feel any brake fade at all...


The '308 Turbo' came equipped with 'Bosch' brake pad while the replacement one is OEM for 'Peugeot/Citroen'... Kind of weird because I though the car should come equip with OEM one instead of 'Bosch'??? But this is a small problem because the performance level of both brake pad are rather similar... Just praying that the OEM one will last a little longer than the 'Bosch'!!! Or maybe I should just change my driving style???
on Mar 18, 2011

From the producer of 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' is written all over the poster of 'Sanctum'... I think from the beginning, they themselves are not really confident about this movie and since 'James Cameron' is part of the movie they might as well capitalize on this... So you know how I feel about this movie then... I'm not impress!!! If you are like me expecting it to be like 'Titanic' or 'Avatar', I got a word for you and that is 'IN YOUR DREAM'!!! So I got no choice but to watch it like a documentary but with lesser knowledge gain of course... But there is one thing I learn from this movie which is no matter how famous your name is, it will never save anything lousy even with your name on it!!! 'Sanctum' is the best example...
on Mar 16, 2011
To be honest I'm quite amaze at the 'Toyota Vios'... I have never really driven one for a prolong period until yesterday and I found that I'm in a love hate situation here... Driving the 'Vios' in isolation, it is a great car but this can't be said if you compare it to some other cars out there... But what impresses me is how frugal it is... I can't believe it because given the performance, I'm expecting the fuel consumption to be far worse... Don't get me wrong here about the performance of the 'Vios'... It is not supercar or performance car quick... Far from it in fact... But if you compare it to those in the same category, it is quite a performer...

The car is nippy and the engine is rev happy like there is no inertia... I believe this is because of the weight of the car or the lack of it... It weight like a feather next to the '308 Turbo' and not to mention my due to be out from the workshop, 'FrankenBenz'!!! I manage to use only one full tank of fuel for my KL - Johor - KL trip with some mix driving... Some town driving plus some pedal to the metal driving... This can't be achieve by the '308 Turbo'... In my opinion, no other car can have this kind of performance plus the frugality other than a hybrid or a diesel... I'm really impress...

So want to know what makes me hate this car??? If you have driven a new 'Vios', I'm very sure most of you will agree with me on this... This problem is so stupid that I find it hard to believe that 'Toyota' is capable of making it!!! The wiper system don't have a 'INTERMITTENT' function!!! I was driving yesterday and it started to drizzle and believe me on this, I nearly got my hand cramp because of the stupid wiper system... In order to wipe the windscreen intermittently on a 'Vios', you need to rely on your hand or finger... Come on 'Toyota'... The cheapest car in Malaysia have it and why can't a 'TOYOTA VIOS' have it??? Please don't tell me about cost saving because the whole car is already made from plastic... So any engineers working in 'Toyota' kind to elaborate on this???

p.s. - Thanks for lending me your car... You know who you are!!! ;)
on Mar 13, 2011
This is their limited edition dish which is only available during this 'Chinese New Year'... So obviously the name of this dish is call 'CNY Spring Chicken'!!! The whole chicken is deep fried to perfection but it tasted a bit bland to me...


My darling's 'Chicken Whole Leg'... I tried this dish some time back which I don't really fancy... But surprisingly, I kinda like it this time... Don't really know what happen maybe there is something wrong with my taste bud that day???


My all time favourite!!! This is a must have dish for me when I dine in 'Ikea'!!!
on Mar 4, 2011

Do I love 'Hong Kong'??? If you ask me about the country, then my answer will be okay and so so only... And what about the movie 'I Love Hong Kong'??? Fortunately the answer is much better than the one I gave just now... I find the movie really entertaining... If you compare it to the one I review a few days ago, this movie kick the shit out of it!!! It is not only funnier but the storyline makes sense as well... Other than that, it is really worth the price because of the array of famous 'Hongkie' actors and actress... The only thing that I don't understand is the title of the movie... It doesn't make sense for a 'Chinese New Year' movie... But that's me by the way...
on Mar 1, 2011
Normally what did most people do for recreations during Chinese New Year??? I guess the answer was almost the same for the average Joe!!! Playing cards, mahjong and I'm very sure watching movie is on the list as well... This applies to me as well...

This is the first movie that I watch during this Chinese New Year and luckily I don't have high expectation on it... But if you ask me, I like this movie better than the previous one which have the very same name albeit with a different year at the end... I think 'Chapman To' did a very good job because he's the one who made me laugh the hardest!!! Other than that, don't expect too much from it because the storyline is kind of lame and it is not that funny (only a few scenes that I find it funny) as well so this made me leaving the cinema wanting for more!!!