on Jun 30, 2011

I can't remember how many times that I have watched this movie... If I'm not mistaken, it should be three... This is something very normal for me if I find the movie worth watching... So I guess you know that I love this movie just because I have watched it three times!!! The third times just happened yesterday night... I'm not going into politics here but I believe it is the right time to watch this movie now!!!

If you are Malaysian and you don't know what I'm talking about, then I suggest you log on to 'Facebook' or read the newspaper... Okay let me give you some heads up... The latest news was the radio stations are not allow to say the word and the date!!! Get it??? No??? What about a colour that you can't wear next weekend??? I believe you know what I'm talking about now...

If is possible, I would like to recommend this movie to all Malaysians regardless of race, age or sex... Watch it and think for yourself... I know some might not accept what 'V' did in the movie while some might believe that this is the way to go... If you think and see carefully, you will find some similarities if you compare our beloved country with the one portray in the movie... This is really sad but is true... I won't give you an answer on which side I'm on but if you have my 'Facebook' then I'm very sure you know the answer!!!

I can still remember a phase that 'V' said in the movie... "The people SHOULD NOT xxxx the Government, instead the Government SHOULD xxxx the people (please replace the xxxx with the word that you find fit)... This is very well said!!! I couldn't agree more!!!

on Jun 28, 2011
Their specialty... 'Steamed White Promfret'... Definitely a must order dish...


This year we celebrated 'Father's Day' at one of our favourite restaurant in 'Batu Pahat'... No fancy restaurant for us as we are looking for quality food... So let me introduce you to the magnificent 'Restoran Chor Kee'!!! If you are in 'Batu Pahat' and looking for something to feast on, look no further... Trust me...



Also their specialty... 'Steamed Egg'...


'Fried Chicken'... This is my first time trying this and it tasted okay for me... Nice but not spectacular...



This is definitely my favourite dish... We call it 'Bak Pa' which is 'Hokkien' for 'Pork Chop'... Frankly speaking, I believe I can wallop the whole plate!!! This is also a must order dish!!!


First time trying this tofu as well... Quite nice...


I like their fried fish too... But remember to use black promfret because it tasted much better compare to this fish which I don't really know the name...


Overall Rating - 4.3/5

Restoran Chor Kee
49-4, Jalan Pegawai,
83000 Batu Pahat,
Johor.
07-434 6955
on Jun 25, 2011
Finally the 'Toyota 1JZ-GTE' engine is ready... Didn't do much to it just the usual timing belt, oil filter, engine and gearbox oil change... Frankly speaking, is been a long time since I'm this excited!!!


Adding some final touch to the engine...


Measuring the cross member in order to fabricate a custom engine mount... The original 'Merc' engine mounting is still retain though... Can't wait for them to fix the engine in!!!


My goodness... Just look at all the rust!!! The whole battery tray is gone...


Another 'Merc' sitting in the workshop... This is a W140 model with a 'Toyota 1JZ-GTE' engine with manual gearbox... If I'm the owner I will not go for manual although I love manual transmission... But I think that a 'Merc' is more suitable with an auto gearbox... Besides that, I would opt for the 'Toyota 2JZ-GTE' instead of '1JZ-GTE' as this 'S-Class' is one BIG and heavy car... So I believe the '2JZ-GTE' with all the extra torque is a much wiser choice...


To be continue...
on Jun 22, 2011

Recently we have been assaulted by various 'Super Heroes' movies starting by the magnificent 'Thor' follow by the awesome 'X-Men First Class' and last but not least the disappointed 'Green Lantern'... Err disappointed??? Yeah there is nothing wrong with your eye sight... DISAPPOINTED!!!

I don't know about you, but I find the storyline rather bland and boring... It just doesn't feels right... Apart from the CGI, there is really nothing fancy about 'Green Lantern'... Come on who wants to see the bad guy which looks like a bunch of smoke or clouds... It is definitely not scary nor awesome...

I'm in love with the power of the 'Green Lantern' where they can create anything just by thinking about it and I believe the power that they have is considerably more awesome than a lot of super heroes... But, it just don't feel so awesome in this movie... Looks like 'DC' is really getting it's butt kick by 'Marvel' this time!!!

on Jun 21, 2011

Is been a while since I last posted anything under this section... Nowadays, I seldom took pictures except foodies and the process of converting my 'FrankenBenz'... So I guess what I need to do more often now is to take some random pictures...

Took this pic some time back with my then NEW 'Sigma' 50mm lens... Gosh I really love the lens... The area that you focus on is sharp even wide open at F1.4!!! This is what I like about this lens over my previous 'Sony' 50mm lens...
on Jun 20, 2011
The thing that I hated most on the interior of my 'FrankenBenz' was the sun-visor... Just take a look at the pic and you will know why... Although I don't use the sun-visor, but looking at it makes me feel like puking!!! So I decided to search for a second hand one as I'm sure that it was almost impossible to get a new 'ORIGINAL' one nowadays!!!


And finally, I found what I wanted!!! This was a newer version and it looks so much cooler than the one in my car... The price was steep but good things like this seldom comes along often... So I took the brave pill and bought the damn thing!!!


Damn... It looks good!!! Making my 'FrankenBenz' a few years younger now...


To be continue...
on Jun 19, 2011
This is a long overdue post that I've totally forgotten!!! Since I'm not familiar with 'Subang Jaya', I left the thinking to my sis on what to eat for dinner and this is her suggestion... I'm fine with any suggestion because I eat virtually anything...


I really like the decoration...





Very nice condiments set!!!



Free Japanese salad... I can't remember but they have this specialize sauce that tasted really great with the salad!!! In fact, they do sell the sauce if you wanted to buy and it doesn't come cheap if I'm not mistaken...


'Edamame'... RM8 per plate...


'Chawan Mushi'... RM7...


'Okonomi Yaki'... RM26... I like this a lot... It tasted a bit like 'takoyaki' + pancake + pizza...


'Ebi Tempura'... RM22...


'Ebi Pan'... RM15...


'Shogun Temaki' RM8 for one roll... This is one of my favourite for the night...



'Dragon Roll'... RM35... This is my sis favourite... As I don't really fancy raw stuff, I just ate one... Nice but not to my liking as I find the 'sashimi' really gross!!! I like Japanese food but not 'sashimi'...



'Ebi Ten Maki'... RM15...


I will definitely revisit this restaurant as I can't recall most of the name for the dishes... I will make sure that I remember them in my next visit!!! So I guess you know that I like this restaurant a lot as I'm planning a revisit... If the food is not up to par, I won't even consider it!!! If you ask me, I find this restaurant much better than 'Rakuzen'!!! So stay tune for my next visit...

Edited: Looks like I manage to find the receipt!!! So I have included the name and price for all the dishes... Nevertheless, will definitely return for something else...


Overall Rating - 3.7/5

Tomoe Japanese Restaurant
No. 1, Jalan SS15/5A,
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor.
03-5633 5919
on Jun 17, 2011

I totally agree with the title of the movie as this latest 'X-Men' franchise is indeed first class in my opinion... I love 'X-Men' but unfortunately I don't have the privilege to read it's comic, so it is all about the movie I guess... I find this movie really likable because it let's me understand more on 'Professor X', 'Magneto' and how they first started the academy and why they ended up being enemy...

But this movie is not without it's flaw as the first half of the movie is a bit on the slow side more like an introductory rather than outright storyline... But after all the introductory, everything started to flow cohesively... If you are a 'X-Men' fans, remember to watch this latest movie and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!!!

on Jun 12, 2011
Sent my car to the workshop and it took only half a day for them to take out the original engine... What's left inside the engine bay was the original 'Merc' engine mount and aircond condensor...


I'm going to use back the original rear axle as well... Fabricating and fitting a 'Toyota' unit causes a lot of headache so for the time being, the original one will stay... I was told that the 'Merc' axle is the weakling here because it can't handle the power and torque from the 'Toyota 1JZ-GTE' engine... Besides that, the ratio is also different... But I guess the reason the axle fail is because of the material used for the gear inside the axle... Kinda soft I guess...


Original mounting...


Back half of the original 'Merc' long shaft still in place... A custom front section will be fabricated in order to fit the 'Toyota' unit with the 'Merc' unit... A word of caution here... A well balance long shaft is really crucial because if it is not balance, you will feel the car vibrating and this can be really annoying!!!



One BIG hole waiting for the new heart!!!


To be continue...
on Jun 8, 2011

I don't really know whether can I be consider as a fan of 'Pirates of The Caribbean' movies franchise... The reason for this is because I love the first installment... But I skip the second and the third installment... I can't remember the reason for that but I didn't watch both movies and I know 'Pirates of The Caribbean' franchise can be considered as one of the most successful around... Kinda weird huh for a movie freak like me!!!

But this doesn't stop me from watching the latest installment, 'On Stranger Tides'... So how's the movie??? I would rate it as a 'B+' or maybe a double plus... Definitely not in the 'A' category I'm afraid... The storyline is very predictable and very typical for a movie involving pirates... You can't run away from adventure and of course some mythical creatures... Mermaids to be precise... Besides 'Captain Jack Sparrow', mermaids are my favourite character in this movie (Just look at the movie poster that I posted!!!)... I don't have to explain why I love them because the answer is really simple... They are gorgeous with their lovely legs err I mean flippers and not forgetting their naked body!!! Ok I know I'm 'hamsap' but you can't blame me cause I'm straight... Ask any straight men and I can guarantee their answer will be the same as mine unless they are a BIG liar and a bloody hypocrite!!!

What about the other movie stars??? I don't care who they cast for the characters but 'Johnny Depp' must be a part of it... In my opinion, it is him alone who make the movie enjoyable... If they decided to take out 'Orlando Bloom' or 'Keira Knightly' or some other people I'm fine with it... As long as 'Johnny Depp' is in the movie, you can't go wrong with it...

on Jun 7, 2011
I'm having headache for these pass few weeks all thanks to our beloved cars... 'FrankenBenz' and 'Puggy' are giving me lots of problems recently... First was 'Puggy' which decided to have a flat battery again... After that, 'FrankenBenz' decided to throw tantrums and causes lots of headache for me... Temperature and gearbox are the main problem... And yesterday, 'Puggy' decided to throw something BIG at me... I was driving the car and suddenly I felt that the car lost a lot of power and simultaneously an error code came out... 'Depollution System Failure'... WTF was that??? So we decided to stop the car and took out the service manual and started searching for the error code... But we can't find anything and I decided to call 'Peugeot Service Care Line' and they told us that we should send the car in for a computerize diagnosis... So we got no choice but to send it in today... Seems like the turbine solenoid valve was the culprit... No wonder the car lost a lot of power... Now we are still waiting for the parts and it will only be available in a few days time so we got no choice but to drive the car in limp mode... As for 'FrankenBenz', overheating and gearbox problems still exist... Still can't determine the exact culprit for the time being!!! Problems, problems, problems!!!
on Jun 1, 2011

WOW was the first reaction that I've got when I saw the movie preview for the very first time... Looking at the name of this movie, make it a double WOW for me... I like movies involving exorcism and vampire... So 'Priest' will definitely fit in my 'MUST WATCH' list for this year...

But after the movie, I started to curse myself... Why waste money on this shitty movie!!! Not even 'Maggie Q' can saved this movie as it was a disaster!!! So so storyline plus not so visual appealing CGI... What more can you ask for from a BAD movie??? 'Priest' tick all the right boxes so in my humble opinion, definitely not worth watching... Save you time and money from it!!!