on Aug 28, 2011

Actually I told myself to stay away from this movie franchise for good but one of my friend got me curious so off I went watching this movie franchise again!!! I'm really hopeless in keeping promises!!! But I don't think you can blame me because my life motto is the same as 'National Geographic' slogan... 'Live Curious'!!!

Guess I don't have to talk about the storyline here as I'm very sure that all of you out there know what this movie is all about... Is the same old thing again and again and again!!! I'm quite shock when I know that there will be a fifth movie because from what I know, the fourth will the last in the franchise... Somehow they manage to squeeze another one out... I really hope that they will just stop here as I don't see the point of continuing this movie franchise any further...

I must admit that I really like the first one... I guess the reason is simple... FRESH as that was the first time I've watched something like this... So obviously I'm attracted to it... Although I don't really fancy all the other franchise but somehow I manage to watch all of it... If you like gory stuff, I still won't recommend this movie as this looks child's play to me... I guess they succeeded... Although 'Final Destination 5' sucks BIG time, I still watched it!!!

If you insist on watching it, be my guess as that's your hard earn money... Note to myself: 'PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS MOVIE FRANCHISE'
on Aug 25, 2011

Went Singapore today for a one day business trip... I consider myself damn lucky because I managed to see a brand new BMW 1M Coupe... Really damn nice to see the car in flesh!!! So much meaner compared to the docile looking M3!!! M3 can virtually kiss the butt of the 1M Coupe... Too bad I can't afford this beauty and as said by my friend, the only thing I can afford to buy now is 3M products!!!


I have never heard of 'Kraze Burgers' to be honest with you... Since I'm officially a burger junkie, a trip to 'Kraze Burgers' seems like the obvious choice for me...


Since I got nothing to do, I decided to take a pic of the table... Haha...


The burger is quite nice but quite frankly not the very best... In my opinion, the beef patty lack seasoning and it tasted quite bland... I don't know whether is it because of the healthy image that they are trying to potray... My burger set cost $14.50 with comes with fries and a 'Diet Coke'... If you don't convert it to RM, I think the price is consider acceptable where a trip to 'Carl's Junior' in Malaysia cost a lot more if you opt for their signature burgers...


Overall Rating - 3.6/5

No address this time but the shop is located in 'Marina Bay Sands' just in front of the skating rink...

on Aug 19, 2011

This was my second time to 'Ole Ole Bali' and we went back to the very same restaurant!!! We went there around 3 something and it was somewhat deserted... Not a single soul in sight if you minus out the workers there... Don't really blame them because who in the right mind would wanna eat at this hour???


I really like the decoration but it does makes the restaurant look smaller and cramp in my opinion...



The last time I had this 'Barley Lime', I can't get enough of it... So this time round, we ordered a jug just for the two of us!!! The jug cost us RM18.00!!! Expensive if you asked me but it was delicious... Just a bit sweet this time...


'Nasi Cumi'... RM29.00


'Nasi Campur Chicken'... As usual, we loved the taste of the food and the portion was BIG enough to satisfied a glutton like me!!! RM33.00 for this...


Overall Rating - 3.7/5

Ole Ole Bali
J-OG-15 & J-OG-16, Soho KL,
Solaris Mont Kiara,
No. 2, Jalan Solaris,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
03-6204 9688
on Aug 18, 2011

In the beginning, I don't really know why but I just don't feels like watching this movie... But I'm glad I watched because in my opinion, this movie is better than 'Captain America'!!! First of all, the CGI is just awesome!!! The apes look so real that you think that it is real... I'm not kidding you... I know this is the norm in 'Hollywood' nowadays but you really need to see the facial expression of the apes... INCREDIBLE!!!

Nothing to shout about the story line as this is not the first time people starts recreating the 1968's original... But thinking back, it scares the hell out of me if someone really created something so potent that it actually made the ape talk!!! But at least for the foreseeable future, this won't happen yet... So go on and watch this movie... Worth every penny in my humble opinion!!!
on Aug 15, 2011

Recently I'm really frustrated with my cars... Both throwing tantrums at the very same time... I won't talk about FrankenBenz in this particular blog post... So obviously I'm going to concentrate on the 'Pug'... Quite frankly, the 'Pug' is really getting on my nerves and is driving me crazy!!! No doubt it is a very good car when you look at the asking price and the equipments thrown in... Besides that, there is nothing to complaint about the joy of driving it either... So what is driving me up the wall???
Three words!!! These three words is the root cause for all the trouble that we have been through and not forgetting about all the sleepless night (okok I'm exaggerating a little bit)... 'DEPOLLUTION SYSTEM FAULTY'... Isn't it good that the car tell us what is wrong with it??? It is really good in my opinion but please be specified 'Peugeot' because according to the service centre, those three words can mean a lot of things... It does not pin point to the exact problem...
I've sent my car to three different service center and three of them came out with different error code... One of them said it is because of vacuum hose... Another said there is problem with the turbo solenoid valve, turbo and timing chain!!! Can you believe it, timing chain??? Don't really make sense to me... Why I don't think the problem lies with the timing chain is because the car feels under power... This only happens when you drive the car for around 10-20 minutes... I suspect the main culprit is the turbine because you know it is not boosting... I can't even hear the dump valve/blowoff valve... Besides that, I can see that the turbo is leaking oil...
Last week I decided to sent my car to 'Glenmarie Blue Box' for second opinion after the dealer told me that the main problem lies with the timing chain... Before that, they told me they suspected turbo failure as well but need to do some further diagnosis to confirm... After that they said is because of timing chain... My darling's colleague also encounter the same error message and he sent the car to the same dealer that we went... And guess what, they told him exactly the same thing as they told us... Timing chain problem... I'm not buying it... Ok back to 'Glenmarie Blue Box'... After diagnosis they said the problem lies with the turbine and they need more time to take out the whole turbine before they can confirm it... So my darling is going to be carless next week as the car is schedule to admit next week (I'm carless this week!!!)... I'm really keeping my finger cross and hopefully they can settle our problem once and for all!!!
on Aug 11, 2011

Finally I managed to watch 'Captain America: The First Avenger'!!! I'm a sucker for comic derive movies... If there is someone filming it, I will definitely watch it... Till date, I believe I have watched all these movies showing in the cinema... So I won't leave this one out for sure...

What I like about this movie is the retro feel of it... I'm really into retro nowadays!!! I'm very sure a lot of people will compare 'Captain America' with the recently shown 'Thor' and to be honest, I prefer 'Thor' a little bit more... Don't get me wrong as I really like 'Captain America: The First Avenger', but in terms of story line, I prefer 'Thor' a teeny bit more... The problem with 'Captain America' is you know what is going to happen next... So there is no suspense or whatsoever...

Another thing that I like about 'Captain America' is how a small guy with a BIG heart manage to be the ultimate soldier which is the polar opposite to 'Thor'... 'Thor' was born with mighty power and this makes him damn arrogant... So I guess I'm just comparing apples to oranges huh??? But this is still a very good movie if you ask me... Down to earth kind of movie where you get to cheer on the good guy and hates the villain!!!
on Aug 7, 2011
After getting my car for a few weeks, I needed to sent my car to the workshop again... When driving I can hear some grinding noise and during initial acceleration, I can feel the car vibrating a bit... I'm suspecting the long shaft to be the main culprit...

After checking my mechanic confirm that something is indeed wrong with my long shaft... But the problem does not lies on the long shaft rather than the mounting... Guess I need to train myself not to step on the accelerator pedal everytime I'm behind the wheel of my 'FrankenBenz'!!!


Besides the long shaft mounting, I'm changing my power steering box as well as the old box is leaking severely... I need to top up everyday and a 1 litre power steering fluid won't last me a week!!! That's how bad it was leaking... After replacing the power steering box, there is a noticeable difference between steering feel... The steering is so much heavier and a lot less free play... This is how it should have been...


What is this 'Proton Savvy' doing in my mechanic shop???


A 'Toyota 4E-FTE' in a 'Proton Savvy'!!! Really Malaysia Boleh...


To be continue...
on Aug 3, 2011
I don't know when it really started but it seems that I'm really falling in love with 'classic' cars!!! I guessed it started when I decided to start on 'Project FrankenBenz'... There are a few classic cars that I'm really fond of before I even started my 'FrankenBenz' project... This particular car will get my blood pumping and even making my knees weak if I have the chance to see one on the streets of Malaysia... But I guess chances are pretty slim... If you watched 'Fast Five', I'm very sure you know which car I'm talking about...


The KPGC-10 or better known as 'Hakosuka'!!! One of the nicest 'Skyline GTR' if you ask me... Sex on wheel...



If you let me choose between the 'Hakosuka' and all the other 'Nissan Skyline GTR', the 'Hakosuka' will definitely be my pick!!! I know it won't out run all the other 'GTR' but there is something with the design that got me tingling!!!
on Aug 1, 2011
Boost meter install on my 'FrankenBenz'!!! Currently still running on stock boost so I'm only able to boost at 0.7 bar the most... If you are not power hungry, stock boost is more than enough... But my target is to boost at around 0.9 to 1.0 bar!!!


All the meters are working fine... If you are familiar with W124, I'm sure you will notice something different with my speedometer... My mechanic swap out the original 'Merz' speedometer and replace it with a 'Toyota' unit... I'm really impress because he manage to find one that looks almost identical in terms of design and lettering!!! The only downside is the meter max out at 180km/h only as oppose to the original one at 260km/h... I don't know about others who went down the same route as me by transplanting another engine, but i find it really hard for me to keep track on my service interval... When I bought the 'Toyota' engine, the mileage is around 155k++ but the speedometer that my mechanic found have around 189k++!!! So I guess that's the price that you need to pay... No BIG deal actually...


To be continue...