on Dec 23, 2013
If you do not know, I'm a BIG 'Lego' fans since young... Till now, the love for 'Lego' have not diminish and I'm still very much in love with it... Recently got myself a set of 'Lego Technic Monster Truck' when getting some 'Lego' for my princess... Can't resist the temptation of playing with 'Lego' again!!!

I owned mostly 'Lego Technic' sets as oppose to normal 'Lego'... The reason I love 'Technic' sets is because of the mechanical property of the build... But I'm beginning to like 'Creator' sets nowadays... Might get myself one in the near future...


Featuring front and rear steerable wheels and massive suspension travel coupling with good looks... This is really one 'Lego' set that makes me crazy about it... Even my princess loves playing with it!!! I'm trying to get her to like 'Lego' so that we can play together in the near future!!! As most people will say... Start them from young and this is what I'm doing now... 




As with every 'Lego Technic' set, there are two models that you can make with every set... But most of the time, the 'B' model will either lack on looks, function or both... In this set, I'm afraid is both... Looks super ugly to my eyes... Function wise, nothing to shout about either with front steerable wheel and back suspension travel... That's about it... 

I love everything 'Lego' with one exception... The PRICE!!! Bloody expensive!!!
on Dec 18, 2013
Before this I don't really see the point in investing on a hipseat as we already got a stroller for our princess... The queen has been eyeing on this item for quite sometime and eventually she got what she wanted... And frankly speaking, I'm beginning to love this item... It is really convenient and princess is enjoying sitting on it as well and not forgetting sleeping... 

'i-angel' hipseat carrier is different from other carrier... There is a seat that your baby can actually seat on making them much more comfortable comparing to conventional carrier... 

Went to 'Ipoh' a month back and we decided not to bring our stroller along as someone is following our car and space is quite limited... We took a gamble and bring only the 'i-angel' and I'm really glad we did... It was so much easier just bringing the 'i-angel' instead of bringing the BIG stroller!!! The only problem with the 'i-angel' is fatigue on prolong usage... Other than that, it is just awesome...


 Evidence of her sleeping so soundly...


There are two ways of placing your baby... Rear of front facing... Both ways are fine depending on your baby... But it is better to put your baby on rear facing when she'he is sleepy... 


 Rear facing...


Front facing...

I highly recommend this item for travelling as it is much more easier to bring along... Unlike stroller, you can basically walk anywhere including stairs which is something impossible for stroller to tackle!!! So a BIG thumbs up from me...
on Dec 5, 2013

Heard of 'Carrie' long time ago but never really watched it... At first I don't really have the intention to watch this remake but after knowing who played 'Carrie', this movie jumped straight to the top of my to watch list!!! 

'Chloe Grace Moretz' is an excellent actress in my opinion... Already playing important roles at such a young age... I really love her role in both 'Kick Ass' movie... So after knowing that she's the one who played 'Carrie', there's no way anyone can stop me from watching this movie!!! As for the movie, there is nothing special about it... If you think back, the storyline is a little bit stupid... But the message that they portray is simple... Do not push someone to the brink of collapse as you might not know what they are capable of... And it might backlash and cause you great pain... So is this a better movie compare to the original??? This I can't tell as I didn't watch the original 'Carrie'... But still worth recommending seeing how awesome 'Chloe Grace Moretz' is... 
on Nov 15, 2013

Since our Pug is out of warranty, I've decided to do some minor modification to it... Nothing fancy as this is my queen daily ride and it need to be as comfortable and original as it can... Don't think I can use the modification word here as I'm merely changing the original parts to some aftermarket one... First thing to go is the restrictive air filter... Normally I don't do drop in (usually go with open pod for the extra oomph and not forgetting nicer intake sound!!!) but in order to make the car looks as original as it can, this is the only route to go... Off goes the original paper air filter and in goes the 'K&N'... 

Second thing that needs to be replace is the spark plugs... The factory fitted spark plug on the 'Pug' is 'NGK Platinum' series... Instead of Platinum, I opt for Iridium spark plug which is a tad better.... Initial feel after replacing these parts is actually quite promising... The car is definitely smoother and pulls a little harder especially at night... Even my queen realize about it... She told me the car is more powerful after replacing these parts... These aftermarket parts is definitely worth your dough if the time is up for changing it as these parts need replacement sooner or later... Next item that need replacement is the absorber... Custom 'Titan' adjustable or 'Bilstein B14'??? Probably go for 'Titan' as all my other car using it and I'm really happy with it... Till then...
on Nov 8, 2013

Finally changed my 'FrankenBenz' headlight to a more modern looking projector type... The original headlight is broken and is beyond repair... And frankly speaking, I don't really see the point in repairing if it is even possible... With this new headlight on, the whole car looks so much more modern and not forgetting menacing!!! Not going to do 'HID' as I don't want unnecessary trouble from the authority... The illumination from this new projector headlight is so much better compare to the old one... The light from the old headlight is really dim and driving at night is not something I look forward to... It is a different story now...


To be continue...
on Nov 5, 2013

Another superhero movie!!! It seems like we are getting at least one superhero movie every year and this is no bad thing as I'm a sucker for this genre of movie... So what do I think about the latest craze which is non other than 'Thor - The Dark World'??? Well as usual, the visual is breathtaking of course as it is coming out from 'Hollywood'... No surprise here... But frankly speaking, I find the storyline really boring... Can't blame them as you can't alter much here... Just the normal good guy vs bad guy thing and good guy always prevails... No doubt about it... If you ask me, I prefer the first one more as it is more hilarious... There are some funny scene in this one as well but is not comparable to the first... Don't have to recommend as most people will put this on their must watch list... So what are you waiting for???
on Oct 30, 2013

I know some might say this movie sucks, boring, waste of time and money but to me this is one of the most entertaining movie yet... The visual alone is already worth your hard earned money and not forgetting the star who made this movie so special... 

This is one of those movie that storyline and dialogue don't really matter... Not many movies can pull this off... So if you really need to ask, my answer is hell yes... Please watch this movie as it is damn awesome... But too bad it is no longer showing in the cinema... Fret not as this is where 'Unifi' comes to the rescue!!!
on Oct 25, 2013
Time really flies... In a blink of an eye, my princess turns one and we decided to organize a small gathering celebrating her birthday last weekend... Just a small party where only relatives are invited... The party was being held at 'Marmalade, Publika'... Frankly speaking this was not the first venue as at first we decided to organize it at 'Jkids (children playground where we can source for our own food provider), Paradigm Mall'... We even paid deposit for it and we are dead serious that this will be the venue... But after giving some deep thoughts, we decided to abandon the plan as there are only a number of kids around... 

So a quick search around 'Google' and it seems that a lot of people like to organize kids birthday party at 'Marmalade'... Went to the restaurant for a quick look around and I'm liking it already... The decoration is kind of cozy and it serves our theme really well... Ohh is a 'Hello Kitty' theme by the way... 



Decoration of the day... Just some simple 'Hello Kitty' add on here and there to make it a 'Hello Kitty' theme... Notice the yellow gift pack??? This is something that I would like to brag about as it is custom made by yours truly!!! Nice??? Lots of credit goes to the queen as well as she's the one who source for all these 'Hello Kitty' theme items... 

What I really like about 'Marmalade' is the freedom for us to customize our own menu... They do provide us some samples and we can mix and match to our liking... Below are the menu that I've chosen...


 Garden Salad...


 Spaghetti Prawn Aglio Olio...


 Chicken Lasagna...


 Chicken Drummettes...


 Mini Cheeseburgers...


 Mini Bacon Fritattas...


 Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes...


Mini Tiramisu...


As for the cake, we go for something simple and not 'Hello Kitty' theme cake... Don't really fancy those cake as it gives me an impression that it is not edible!!! Maybe too adorable that I'm unwilling to stuff it in my mouth!!! We ordered 'Lola' cake from 'Wondermilk' which is just a floor down from 'Marmalade'... Really convenient if you ask me... But we do ordered it earlier just in case and this 'Rainbow Lola' cake is made to order according to them... Not really sure about it as it seems so normal...


 Custom made cake banner...


Princess of the day!!! 


Still remember the day she's born and now she's a BIG girl now... Happy Birthday Princess!!! 
on Sep 7, 2013

Just like my previous post, I'm not really a BIG fan of sci-fi genre either but I'm really enjoying 'Elysium'... I like the fact that the storyline is fresh (although still a little bit predictable!!!) coupled it with the excellent acting from 'Damon' and 'Foster', I believe we got a winning combination here... 

Thinking back at the storyline, I was wondering is it even possible to have a different place for us to stay rather than the good old place we call earth... But frankly speaking, the thing that I wanted most is the healing machine... It can detect any illness and make you 100% healthy in just a few second... Can someone please invent something like this??? If someone does, I believe this will be one of the best thing created by mankind and definitely a giant leap for us all... Can you imagine everybody on earth which is 100% healthy without any illness??? Unfortunately we are not living in a world where everything is free... Everything cost money and if the machine is really available it will be like in the movie as well... Only those privileged enough are able to afford it... Anyway enough of the rambling and I'm giving this movie a two thumbs up as well... Definitely worth paying for it... 
on Sep 1, 2013

Is been a long time since I've watched something like this... I don't usually watched horror movie as I'm not really a big fan of this particular genre... Unless the horror movie is about exorcism or something like this movie that I'm blogging about... Based on true story (take it with a pinch of salt though)!!! 

I don't care whether is it true that this is based on true story... But what I can say is I don't regret watching it!!! The story build up really well and include all the suspends, and it seems like everybody is holding their breath and anticipating something to happen next... Storyline is a little bit oldskool though... But hey, isn't all horror movies have the same storyline??? So how scary is it??? Personally, I find it on the acceptable level but the lady to my left think otherwise... I believe she watched half of the movie with her eyes close!!! Anyway, two thumbs up from me...
on Aug 16, 2013
I've been a fan of 'Green Day' since I was a teens... Till now, I'm still a BIG fans!!! Got their latest album (or albums??? as there are 3 of them!!!)... If you ask me, I think their latest album is damn awesome... I myself really like '!Uno!' and '!Tre!' and I'm beginning to like '!Dos!' as well after listening to it a few more times... 

There are a few tracks that I really like and I'm going to list it down according to the album...


'Nuclear Family'
'Carpe Diem'
'Fell For You'
'Oh Love'


'Brutal Love'
'Drama Queen'
'Walk Away'
'Dirty Rotten Bastards'
'The Forgotten'


'Wild One'
'Baby Eyes'
'Amy'


If you like punk rock or whatever kind of rock music like I do, give them a try... Definitely worth your time listening to them...
on Aug 13, 2013
Is not easy being father... For 'Mikayla', I have given up most of my spare time now... In fact I don't have any spare time left!!! I've allocated all my time for her... So is no surprise that I didn't update my blog for such a long time...

So am I complaining or what??? Definitely no... Taking care of her is something that I'm looking forward to every single day... I must admit that I'm really tired sometimes but is definitely worth it when you see her grow everyday... Bit by bit, inch by inch... And every morning when you open your eyes and see her sleeping soundly beside you, priceless is the only thing I can say... 

Blogging is not the only thing that I neglected since the birth of 'Mikayla'... My DSLR is staying in the drybox most of the time now... Now the only bag that I carry when going out is my princess diaper bag!!! These are some of the recent photoshoot of my princess... Enjoy and I'm signing off here as is time for me to sleep!!! Yawn... 





on Jul 30, 2013

Before going to a movie, I will normally search the web for review first... If the review is really bad, I will most probably skip the movie unless it is something that I really want to watch... Other than that, I will find out what the movie is all about... I like to know what I'm going to expect from the movie rather than sitting there for an hour only to find out what the movie is all about...

But for 'World War Z', I do it differently... I didn't know what this movie is about... What I know is the leading actor is 'Brad Pitt'... Other than that, I'm totally clueless!!! At first I thought this is a movie about war hence the name 'World War Z'... Guess I'm partially right about my assumption as this movie is indeed about war... But not with humans... The war is between humans and an unknown disease... The unknown disease will turn any human being into zombie once bitten by another so call zombie... Sound familiar right... Yup 'Resident Evil'!!! So if you ask me, zero points for creativity!!! So do I enjoy the movie??? Not really as the story line is so predictable... Nuff said... 
on Jul 7, 2013

The first 'Fast & Furious' movie was one hell of a movie because before this, there was nothing like it being film... As a self proclaim car freak, the movie was more like godsend!!! So I waited patiently for the next one and I couldn't believed it... It sucks BIG time!!! Storyline was disastrous and the only saving grace were the cars... Fast forward a few years later and we have the sixth instalment of the 'Fast & Furious' franchise... Not a bad movie and the quality is definitely on par compare to the fifth instalment which I think is one of the best yet... Storyline was okay and the cars are nice as well with more muscle compare to imports (i like imports but i have a soft spot for muscles as well!!!)...The only problem that I can find is some of the over exaggerated scene where I think is not very possible unless you're some kind of super hero or mutant!!! If they tone down some of the scene and make it more realistic, I will definitely score it higher... Just can't accept it!!! But still I'm giving it a two thumbs up for it and definitely worth your money watching it in the cinema!!!

Woo hoo... The 'Samurai Burger' is back!!! One of my favourite 'McD' burger is finally back... This time they change the fries to criss cut fries... Something different but I still prefer the original one... I'm sure 'McD' will be jam pack nowadays as they are selling those irresistible minion from the movie 'Despicable Me 2' for 'McD Happy Meal' as well... A rather deadly combo if you ask me!!!
on Jul 6, 2013

I've decided to create a new labels for my blog... Previously, I will put all my '308 Turbo' update under 'Car Freak' which is a general label for all things related to cars... So just like what I did to 'FrankenBenz', I'm creating a dedicated label just for my '308 Turbo' and I name the label as 'Woeful 308 Turbo'!!! I'm sure most '308 Turbo' owner out there will agree to this label...

I really like the '308 Turbo' when it is behaving nicely... But the problem is, throwing tantrum is what it's good at!!! And quite frankly, it is driving me up the wall sometimes... It is a nice drive but maintaining it is a pain in the ass!!! 

Recently I got a special gift from it... Throwing two error code simultaneously!!! The dreaded 'Depollution System Error' is back after fixing it some time back... Last time the error code pop up because of a faulty turbocharger... This time round I'm still not too sure what causes it... Another error code is the infamous 'Gearbox Faulty' code which almost all '308 Turbo' owner with 'AL4' gearbox will get... Luckily with the error code on, I'm still able to drive it... Just that it restrict the gear to 3 only instead of 4 forward gears... 

Send my car to the workshop and after 1 week, it is finally fix... But what is the main problem remain a mystery!!! The mechanic change two of the solenoid in the gearbox and the problem still exist (the solenoid is the most common problem that causes gearbox faulty error in the 'AL4' gearbox... so normally mechanic will change these two solenoid first before doing anything else)... But after changing these two solenoids, the car will sometimes show the error code... So the mechanic decided to unplug all the wiring loom and rewired it back together and also cleaning the throttle body (which I'm not sure why he does that)... After doing all these, the car is back to normal... Even the 'Depollution System Error' code is missing!!! So if you ask me what is the main culprit for these two error code, I really can't tell you... Even my mechanic is puzzled by it... But deep down, I'm very sure the code will reappear again... Is inevitable... Is just a matter of when!!!
on Jun 29, 2013

Every kid super hero is back... I believed most guys will try imitating 'Superman' when he's just a kid... I'm one of them... Tying a towel around the neck mimicking 'Superman's' cape and jumping around as if I'm flying... But no red underwear on the outside though!!!

The way they film this movie is a little bit different compare to previous 'Superman' movies... Not much on the past and it didn't potray 'Superman' as 'Clark Kent' only until the very end... Storyline wise is still acceptable but I like the fight scene as it looks just like those in 'Dragon Ball' (i'm a BIG fans of Dragon Ball)!!! Nothing to complain about the CGI as well as I find it pretty awesome... Other than that, is the same super hero movies that we all accustomed of... Good guy always win in the end... Not a bad movie overall but it doesn't move the bar any higher with this movie and I'm actually expecting more from it...
on Jun 13, 2013


Another new menu from 'McD'??? Wow they are really in full swing now, rolling out new menu after another... What they did was pretty simple... Change the normal bread to a flat bread, wrapping all the standard ingredient found in the 'Spicy Chicken McDeluxe' and you got a new menu... It tasted different as well!!! In my opinion, this is much nicer than the 'Grand Spicy Chicken McDeluxe'!!! I don't know why but it tasted much healthier as well (more reason for me to patron McD???)... Since this menu is for a limited time only, better try it fast before they decided to take it off from the menu!!! Definitely worth trying...


Overall Rating - 3.9/5
on Jun 11, 2013

Is almost 4 years since we bought the 'Pug' and we have our high and low with it... Frankly speaking, problems are inevitable... I think every 'Pug' owner will agree with me on this... There are a few common problems that almost all '308 Turbo' owner that I know of got it... Namely the famous 'Depollution System Error'!!! This is a horrifying error because it does not specify on a specific error... It can mean anything and mine is a malfunction turbo while a lot of my friends having trouble with the timing chain...

If your car is the older model that came with the 'AL4' four speed gearbox then beware as this gearbox is famous for throwing tantrum!!! I got my first experience when I drove her up 'Genting'... And now she will throw tantrum occasionally when she sees fit... The problem with the gearbox is it refuse to shift to second gear smoothly and it can be nerve wreaking sometimes!!! Since our car is long over warranty, we will need to wait and see the situation as getting it fix is not cheap... After asking around, it seems like there are 2 solenoids that are giving this problem and changing them will apparently solve this problem... I'm no mechanic but sometimes I'm wondering whether is it the weather that causes this... So I'm actually thinking of fitting a 'ATF' cooler if it doesn't come with one or changing it to a bigger one if our 'Pug' already have it... 
on Jun 8, 2013

Introducing the latest burger from 'McD' and you guess it, it is a limited time offering as always!!! Before this 'McD' launched a few other variant but mostly is beef burger instead of chicken... This new burger call the 'Grand Spicy Chicken McDeluxe' is actually very similar to the normal 'Spicy Chicken McDeluxe'... So what is so grand about this burger??? Frankly I have no idea but what I know is they have added a few ingredient to differentiate it from the normal offering... A slice of cheese and tomato plus some onions and top it off with  a new sesame sauce... Voila and you got yourself a grand burger!!! It is slightly spicier compare to the normal 'Spicy Chicken McDeluxe' thanks to the generous amount of onions in it... Besides that, it tasted a tad different as well... But if you ask me, I prefer the normal variant more compare to this... So go try it out if you haven't...


Overall Rating - 3/5
on Jun 1, 2013
Recently, I found that 'FrankenBenz' is handling weirdly and not forgetting dangerously!!! The whole car seems to move around quite a lot and the rear is really prone to skid especially during the rain... I didn't suspect the tyres as I've just change is less than 3 months ago... I'm suspecting some bushes or arm link that might be broken or maybe the alignment is out...

Have a peek at the rear tyre and I'm shock to see that both rear tyres are completely bald!!! It looks exactly like a slick tyre!!! I'm scratching my head as why this happen because it is less than 3 months old!!! Have a look at the front and I'm equally shock... Still got a lot of thread wear in the middle but one is bald on the outside while the other is bald on the inside... That means I'm running on negative camber on one side and positive camber on the other side... Although still got a lot of thread wear on the middle part, but these two tyres are consider useless if you ask me... 

Can't really afford to keep buying expensive tyres I decided to try 'Achilles' tyres which originated from 'Indonesia'... Those into motorsports might be aware of this brand made famous by 'Japanese' drifter 'Daigo Saito'... 

I tried one of their best selling tyre which is the 'ATR Sport'... I don't expect much from this tyre as it is really cheap compare to the likes from 'Japan' or 'European' counterpart... I can buy two of these with the price for one well known 'Japanese' brand tyre!!! But surprisingly I'm amaze at what it's on offer... I find it rather comfortable and quite quiet... Other than that, I can't comment much as I still don't have the time to give it a good thrashing!!! Under normal driving, the grip is good even during the rain... So initial impression is good!!! Noise level is not too bad also... 


As for the rear, I've decided to give semi slick a try... I didn't go for 'ATR Sport' as it doesn't have the size that I want... For the front, I'm still running with 225/40 and the rear I'm sticking to 255/35... 'ATR Sport' only have 245 or 265 section tyre... Since I got a good price on the '123S', I'm thinking to myself why not give semi slick a try as I've never driven on semi slick before... There are two models available which is the '123' and '123S'... The only difference is the thread... 'S' is suppose to be use for drifting as there's more thread compare to the normal '123'... So what it means is it will last longer compare to normal '123'... 

Once they fitted the tyres back to my car, the rear end transform instantly in terms of look... So much more aggressive compare to the 'ATR Sport'!!! I really regretted to opt for the 'ATR Sport' for the front as it looks so docile in comparison... Wanted to change the front to '123S' but it doesn't come with 225 section tyre... Only have 235!!! Damn as 235 will hit the fender when goes over undulation... Going to make my suspension a lot harder so that I can go for 235 section tyre in the future!!! No comment on the driving yet as well as I've just change it recently... 

Okay, tyre issue solve... So now back to the question on why my rear tyres ended up bald in less than 3 months time??? One of the rear arm link bush is gone as well as the alignment, camber, toe and castor!!! Everything's out!!! Spend a small fortune just to get it back to spec (more expensive than a piece of tyre god damn it!!!)... And now 'FrankenBenz' is handling well and no more twitchy rear end... What I'm hoping for now is that the rear tyre can last much longer after what I've done!!!


To be continue...