on Sep 29, 2012
Finally I've upgraded my 'Galaxy Nexus' to 'Jelly Bean' which is the latest 'Android' software to date... Actually I don't plan to do the upgrade as I find it really troublesome as I need to reorganize and customize the whole phone to my liking all over again!!! 

So why do the upgrading??? Cause I was forced to!!! My previous 'Gummy Ice Cream Sandwich' ROM decided to crash after updating the 'Apex Launcher' hence making my phone useless as I can't access to anything!!!

Restore it to original 'Ice Cream Sandwich' ROM and I find it really boring and lacking customization...


My phone is currently running version 4.1.1 instead of 4.1... Which means that the version I have is one of the newest... After running the custom 'AOKP Jelly Bean' ROM for a few days, I found that the ROM is not as good as my previous 'Gummy ICS' ROM... My phone is more prone to lagging and the reception is not really stable... If you crank the brightness of your screen to the half way mark, the rate of the battery drain is just staggering!!! As for the battery drain, it can be solve easily by turning the brightness down a few notches but the lagging part is really bothering me!!! Will test out the new ROM for a few days more and decide whether to stick with it or flash it to other ROM... 
on Sep 23, 2012

Frankly speaking this is one of the worst 'Resident Evil' movie franchise ever!!! I'm not going to beat around the bush as I don't want to waste other peoples time because they might think that this is a good movie... It is not!!! This movie sucks!!! I really don't see the point of filming it... There's no storyline at all!!! This might even be the worst movie of 2012!!! No doubt that 'Milla Jovovich' is awesome but I believe that they are purposely dragging and trying to cash in more money by making more films... I know there will be another 'Resident Evil' movie and according to the director, that will be the last... In my opinion, they should have just film that movie and skip this one... If you have watched all the 'Resident Evil' movie franchise, go ahead and watch this (luckily the movie is short!!!) and try to endure one and a half hours of pointless torture... After that, keep your finger cross that the last one will be better...
on Sep 20, 2012
I received a SMS from 'McD' yesterday saying that they will be launching a new burger which is call 'Samurai Burger' today... As an avid 'McD' fans, I will be sure that I'm among the first to sink my teeth into it!!! And I did...


I've never heard of the 'Samurai Burger' before (not sure whether is this a common burger found in 'Japan'???) and I'm really excited about it... From the SMS, I know that the burger is beef and it comes with a new drink call 'Sakura McFizz'... Complementing the burger will be 'Katsu Curry McShaker Fries'... 



As I'm super duper hungry, double quarter pound beef patty is the way to go!!!


Doesn't look special but trust me, it is nice!!! The beef patty is dip in teriyaki sauce just like how they prepare the 'Prosperity Burger'... The sauce tasted a bit sweet and it is very flavourful creating a wonderful taste eaten with the quarter pound beef patty... In my opinion, the 'Samurai Burger' is so much better compare to 'GCB'!!! 


I'm not a BIG fans of 'McShaker Fries' as I find it often spoilt the taste of the fries... Since this is something new and I have never eaten before, I decided to give it a go... 


Surprisingly, I find the 'Katsu Curry McShaker Fries' quite nice which is something I'm not expecting... But still I find the best way to enjoy fries is with a little help from salt and pepper!!! Simple but still the best... Lastly the new 'Sakura McFizz' drink... Nothing to shout about for this and I will definitely go back to my norm which is 'Diet Coke'... 'Sakura McFizz' is just 'Sprite + Ribena'!!! 

The only downside is the cost of it... Quite expensive in my opinion as this 'Double Samurai Burger' set cost me RM18.50 during 'McValue Lunch' promo... So without 'McValue Lunch/Dinner' expect this set to cost around RM20!!! But I will definitely go back for more as this burger rocks!!!

I'm Lovin It!!!
on Sep 17, 2012
Choosing a stroller for our little one is the most difficult decision for us to make as there are a lot of great stroller in the market... Pricing play the most important factor in this... After that we will judge it on the maneuverability and also the ease of closing and opening the stroller... My first choice to be frank is not this... As I'm a car freak, brand like 'Recaro' is definitely my first pick... Hence my first choice is the 'Recaro Akuna' stroller... The only thing stopping me from buying it is not having a deep enough pocket!!! Without discount, the 'Recaro' is retailing at a hefty price of RM2,199!!! Another reason for not getting the 'Recaro' is the weight!!! Very heavy indeed...

After the 'Recaro', we have a look at 'Quinny' and 'Peg Perego' which are very good brands also and it reflects on the pricing as well especially 'Quinny'... Those that I like is way too expensive and those that I can afford is something that I don't really like... My darling ask me to give 'Combi' a chance as I don't really like the brand... I find their stroller really flimsy (but very light indeed)!!! Tested a few and I almost bought one (luckily it was out of stock!!! if not I will definitely regret buying it!!!)... The thing that I like about 'Combi' is the weight and ease of closing and opening the stroller... But the maneuverability of 'Combi' sucks... Seems like the there are no ball bearings in the wheels and the stroller feels really fragile!!! It feels like a 'Toyota Vios' (no offence for 'Toyota Vios' owner) while the other makes feels like premium continental car!!! The difference is HUGE in terms of fit and finishing!!!


This is definitely not love at first sight for me as I really hate 'Maclaren'!!! Actually I don't hate the brand but more on the style of the stroller... I don't really like 'umbrella stroller' as I find it dangerous!!! If you put too many things on the back of the stroller, it will definitely topple over and this is not something that I like... So this is the last brand that I tested... But once I push it, the rest is history... The wheels are super duper smooth and the maneuverability is just awesome... Should have tested it earlier so that I can save those time testing all the others!!! And the best part is we got a very good deal saying us a lot of money... 



 'Techno XT' which is suitable for new born up to 20kg if I'm not mistaken...



Harness looks really racy!!!


There are a few colours for us to choose but decided to get the black one (actually we regret getting the black one!!!)... We really like the charcoal colour which is more like light grey... The reason we didn't choose that colour is the fear of cleaning it as light colour will get dirty easily...





Reflector on the wheels which is something that I like... At least I know motorist will be able to see me during the night...


Got a free foot muff when we purchase the 'Maclaren Techno XT'!!! Not really suitable for our climate here in 'Malaysia'... The only place that I can think of using it is definitely 'Genting Highlands'!!!  
on Sep 13, 2012
I used to be an 'Apple' fan boy!!! The moment I lay my hands on the first 'iPhone', there is basically no turning back for me... I'm hooked!!! Frankly speaking, 'Apple' single-handedly change the way we look at mobile phones and this is something I'm very sure of... But after using it for around 4 years, I'm kinda sick of it because there is nothing much for you to do with it... My main gripe is the operating system... True, it is super duper easy to use but there are also a lot of limitation!!! No widgets!!! Widget is something very important to me as it makes the interface much nicer and not forgetting easier to use (this is something that I really like about 'Android')... Now come the sixth iteration of the world famous mobile phone... So does it tempt me to jump back to 'iOS' camp again??? Frankly speaking, the answer is a bloody BIG no!!! 


Look at it, what do you see??? Nothing cause it look exactly like an 'iPhone 4 or 4S albeit a wee bit longer only... We need something revolutionary as we are really bored with this outlook... Imagine looking at it for 3 generations!!! No doubt it does look solid and not forgetting premium (as with all 'Apple' products) comparing to 'Android' counterparts... Still it looks old to my eyes... If this is a new design with at least a 4.5" and above screen size, then it might be a different story altogether...


No doubt my 'Galaxy Nexus' looks cheap compare to 'iPhone' with it's all plastic construction!!! What I really like about the 'Galaxy Nexus' is the buttonless front screen!!! I hate physical button and this is the main reason I choose 'Galaxy Nexus' over other 'Android' phone in the market...

I'm very glad that I made the decision to abandon 'iOS' and turn myself to the darkside... It might be lag sometimes but this is something that I can accept as 'Android' is really much more powerful when comparing with 'iOS'... I no longer looking forward to any 'iPhone' launches from now on!!! Sad but true...
on Sep 12, 2012
Recently, I've been toying with this idea of selling 'FrankenBenz' and get something cheaper to maintain especially on petrol bills!!! (I've not driven 'FrankenBenz' for more than two weeks now as I've send the 'ECU' for repair... took more than a week for them to sort it out - will blog more about this later... in fact I just got my car back tonight)... But after getting so used to 'FrankenBenz' power and torque, ordinary car will not suffice... So what other car that have the ability to thrill and go gentle with the petrol??? I'm thinking about high revving naturally aspirated (NA) car of course... Before driving a turbocharged car, I used to believe that it will save fuel when you're not boosting it... I'm so very wrong (this does not apply to puny continental turbocharged engine)!!!

So 'NA' is the way to go... But what kind of 'NA' engine??? Rotary is definitely out of the question as it drinks fuel like you drink cold beer during a sunny day!!! Continental engine is out of the question as well as famous potent 'NA' engine are either too BIG in capacity or too expensive for me... So left the usual  three 'Japanese' so to speak... My criteria is very simple this time... 2.0 liter is the max for me... 'Nissan' have the SR20 Neo VVL engine that packs a punch but their car is a bit boring expect the hard hitting 'GTR' and 'Skyline' of the past... 'Toyota' have a very nice engine and it wins me over with it's amazing technology... 5 valves per cylinder coupled with individual throttle body (ITB)!!! Presenting the famous 4AGE 20V engine!!! The only downside to this engine is the capacity which is only 1.6 liter!!! So left 'Honda' which is really famous for it's high revving 'VTEC' engines... From the humle B16A --> B16B --> B18C --> B20B till the mighty K20A, you will definitely find an engine that suit your needs and budget... For me, I'm inching more towards the newest K20A engine which came with 220hp standard coupled with a 6 speed manual gearbox!!! Plonk the engine in a humble 'Civic' and you got yourself a giant slaying car!!! Yummy!!!


'Nissan SR20 Neo VVL'...


The very famous 'Toyota 4AGE 20V' aka 'Blacktop'...


The almighty 'Honda K20A'... But still...


NOT as mighty as this!!! 'Toyota 1JZ-GTE' which is also the heart of 'FrankenBenz'!!!


Like I mention earlier, I just got my 'FrankenBenz' back less than one hour ago and the moment I step on the accelerator, all my previous thoughts are gone!!! What 'NA' or 'VTEC'??? 6 cylinder and a pair of turbochargers are the way to go!!! The power delivery is super smooth and addictive!!! I just can't get enough of it... Will continue boosting tomorrow!!! Will update the status on the 'ECU' repair in my next blog post... Besides, I manage to get rid of the bell tinkering sound too!!! Till then and happy boosting!!!



To be continue...
on Sep 5, 2012
'Swee Sian' is very famous for it's 'assam fish' in my hometown... They used to serve really good 'assam fish' and I can vouch for that!!! But sadly they decided to close the business down when the boss which is also the cook passed away due to dengue fever... We were all saddened!!! 

Fast forward a few years, the wife decided to start the business all over again!!! When we knew about this, you can bet that we were among the very first to try it out... They don't serve fancy dishes... Just some very normal one and not forgetting limited in variety as well... For me, one dish is enough if it is really good... No point having a table full of dishes when the taste is nothing to shout about...



 The very famous 'assam fish'... Look the same but sadly it doesn't taste as good as it used to be... 




'Otak-otak' that is very famous in 'Muar'... But 'Batu Pahat' serve really good 'otak-otak' as well... Definitely much nicer compare to those in 'Kuala Lumpur'!!!



 Another famous dish of theirs!!!



Although the 'assam fish' is not as good as it used to be, we still can't get enough of it!!! To me, it will always be the BEST!!!


Overall Rating - 4/5

Sorry no address as I didn't managed to get it... Will update once I get hold of it...
on Sep 1, 2012

I'm really lost for words on this one... Don't really know how to blog about it and where should I start... What I can say is the cast is pretty awesome albeit a bit on the old side and the storyline is as interesting as a washing machine!!! In short you only need to know that these guy just won't die no matter what the enemy did to them... They can be shot at, bomb at and whatever shit you can think of and they won't even get a scratch... And when they fire back at the opponent, all they need is one bloody bullet or a puny little knife!!! 

I can only categorize this movie as extremely old school... 'Rambo' anyone??? Times have change unfortunately and we demand more than pointless shooting and killing... In the 80's yes, this can be accepted and even applauded but fast forward 30 years, we demand more than this... The enormous 'old school' cast is the only reason I can think of that is worth my RM!!! Other than that, none unless you're a psychopath who enjoy watching people shooting at each other!!!

p.s. 'Stallone', Van Damme and 'Arnie' in my humble opinion, please brush up your acting skill!!!