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...