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Logos Hope, World’s Largest Floating Book Fair in Port Klang

Weeks ago, I was at Logos Hope, World’s Largest Floating Book Fair. I thought it was sad enough that I had to miss the Big Bad Wolf Book fair, but well, I took this as a compensation. Not much of a reader, but well, I do read lah. But hey, I used to be forced into reading. Hence, my half-past-six English. But I realised the more I read, the more the slang creeps into my Cantonese, where it can be scary at times. Logos Hope, arrived at Port Klang. It was raining but I the weather was aweesome when we arrived there. Like, really.IMG_0879The journey was so long, that the first thing we do when we arrived at the Cruise Centre, to head to the toilet. Oh, I went with some families and friends. IMG_0880 This picture was meant for Jiahuei, and yes, I sent it all the way to the UK for her to show her some bits of my sampatness.IMG_0881 Logos Hope, parked right opposite Star Virgo ship. I can tell you how much I am tempted to get on Star Virgo, it’s gigantic and it looks really cooooool. Who wants to join me in it? =DIMG_0882 It’s rare I camwhore but I thought, its Sher Leen, and she needs the camera. It’s like, she equals camera kind. So I thought, let’s do a picture. I was just trying to “gratify” her needs of camwhoring okay? Haha.IMG_0883 I was also taken for a tour. And each of us had a tag. I was in the Germany team. I don’t know why Germany. IMG_0884 I was so hungry that snacks were just too irresistable. I bought this mega chocolate cookie. Really good stuffs yo. If it was warmed, it would also have been 10 times nicer.IMG_0885 She’s Jessica, our tour guide. Pretty friendly and nice.IMG_0886 IMG_0887 I got up to Deck 7. Quite the fun lah. I think I wanna live in there.. For A WEEK. Haha. You know I can’t stand being locked in a place kan?IMG_0888 I didn’t get to meet the captain. He’s on a break. He is quite the young. Apparently, he had a dream when he was young to be the captain of a Mission Ship. And now here he is, talk about living our dreams.IMG_0889 I can stalk people from this door. But I don’t know why an aunty turns out. Don’t ask la, okay?IMG_0890 This is the theater in the ship. Super cool I tell you. And it’s also used as a concert hall. Good lightings and looks like there were good sound systems too.IMG_0891 And after the tour, only we were allowed to head to the book fair. Not really. We got special invites, hence the tour. But hey, they’ve got a huge variety of books. Like, really a lot. From fictions to non-fictions, romance to adventure to even dictionaries. They also have CDs and DVDs for sale. Apparently, they have over 5000 books and CDs on board.IMG_0892 IMG_0893IMG_0894And since we were in Port Klang, we can’t run away from some seafood kan? So, we went for supper at this place at around 11pm. Thank goodness I don’t eat seafood. Else, I’d be sooooo the gemuk. Already am. Tell me about it. But I thought they had some delicious noodles too.IMG_0895 So, this boat is a travelling boat. I’m not too sure when it’s leaving. But I do think that this is quite an adventure. Poor people like me who have no access to Star Virgo, should at least go for this la. Haha. But yeah, if you wanna go for Star Virgo, hit me up yo! Would be more than happpy to gooo! :)

Caffeinees Cafe, Kampung Pandan / Jia Huei’s Farewell.

I won’t want to run away from the fact that time flies. Or probably, time flew. It was just a year ago where we started making fun of Jia Huei, that she will be leaving and how she will miss us and the things we would do without her. And true enough, in a blink, she is now gone, and I think she totally forgot about us already. Jia Huei, what more can I say. The fact that I dedicated 1 post for her here, shows how important she is in my (our) life. Yes, I slave-drived her when she was in town, but I’ve to say she did it all, with no hesitant. And I’ve to say lah, she is the best secretary ever. If she doesn’t get a job when she gets back, I can stand to testify she is the best secretary ever. Cut the junk, we did a farewell for her. And I thought we had so much time camwhoring and just make fun of her. And also, she is always remembered for her hair. Thats for sure.301006_10150288461063152_573143151_7694481_2123725371_n Our siao girls. I think they can get into some big things if you mess with them. Don’t try.301014_10150288441283152_573143151_7694337_1996046451_n I thought this was quite a beautiful picture apart from my messed up long hair.307358_10150288455433152_573143151_7694432_1192188178_n A picture that prolly means a lot by now. And can I just say something, the reason she is underdressed is because she didn’t know we were gonna do her a farewell. Bwahahaa. And hence, the shorts.310925_10150288461333152_573143151_7694484_596685454_n If this made you puke, you’re human. The feminine side of me.313282_10150288442023152_573143151_7694343_390003527_n See, I told you they can be up to something. Like, being the grasses for the flowers. Oh, I think these girls aim to head to Tanjung Rambutan one of these days. I am gonna be murdered this weekend.314304_10150288441498152_573143151_7694339_395340972_n Talking about the food, food pictures came from my phone. Not too sure why it was a lil blurry. Prolly I was having too much fun. Here’s the Mushroom Soup, quite the thick.IMG_0724 IMG_0725 Eh, this mango yogurt thingy quite the best. I can drink it all over again without feeling jelak.IMG_0727 One of their drinks. I thought this was Milo, but nah, it’s some choco drink.IMG_0728 Pasta – Seafood Aglio Olio. I thought the picture didn’t look too good, but apparently, it didn’t taste too bad.IMG_0729 Fish and Chips. Nothing extraordinary I thought.IMG_0730 Carbonara! I tell you, I’ve been thinking about Carbonara the past say.. 3 days? And I’ve not had it yet. Quite depressing I know.IMG_0731 I had this. I thought the serving was toooooooo small. Can you see the “oooo”? But it wasn’t too bad actually.IMG_0732 I heard this was really really good. Can’t remember the name of the sauce. It starts with a “M” if I’m not mistaken.IMG_0733 I heard this was not too bad, BUT the Salmon had bones. I can tell you, the moment I heard that, it was quite a turn-off. I am lazy like that.IMG_0734 Desserts.. I’ve to say the serving looks really good. Looks quite appetizing too lah. :) And this didn’t taste too bad actually.IMG_0735 This was the Tiramisu thingy. Loved how it was served. Quite the romantic la, if you think about it. And I am thinking of the drama side of it, like put a ring in it.. Bla Bla Bla.. I am not such a hopeless romantic after all, eh?IMG_0736 So, I’ve to say it was quite a fun time. And yes, this is an overdue post. But because of Jia Huei, I thought I’d flatter her for a few minutes la. Why not kan? Since she bought me Teasers when she was there, and SHE WILL CONTINUE TO BUY THEM FOR ME. All in all, her laughter, her presence and her hair.. WILL BE MISSED. ___________________________________________________________________________ Caffeinees Cafe Address: No.16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, 55100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Telephone: 03-392846686 Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 9:30 am-3:00 am Fri – Sat: 9:30 am-4:00 am Sun: 9:30 am-3:00 am

Outdated Post: Singapore 2010

The title says it all. This is an outdated post. I was clearing my desktop a while ago and these folders still pops up there as I’ve yet to write about it. So, this is a summary of what happened when I was in Singapore 2010 with my family and some friends. It was a great trip. I think all of my Singapore trips are just amazing. I also know where’s where already being there so often. Being a good brother, starting this post with a picture with my sister. IMG_1250 The view is so much better than just this picture. I think the picture is just an “understatement” of how great the view was.IMG_1255 I rarely take pictures with my brother. Not sure if this was a candid shot or if it was planned. But a picture with my very own brother is like.. GOLD? Haha.IMG_1256 IMG_1257 And here’s when the sister decides to join the brothers!IMG_1258 I’ve said this and I am saying this AGAIN. If you are in Singapore, you cannot avoid Bens and Jerrys ice cream. It’s like some really really good stuffs, minus the long queues. Love the texture and unique flavours. Don’t remind me about being fat. If I am right, Vivocity or Harbour Front has one.IMG_1265 IMG_1266  You shan’t go to Singapore if you are NOT visiting the Universal Studios. I mean, come on. It’s like the “IN” thing.IMG_1277 IMG_1281 This is one ride I would prolly play over and over again. But call me stupid, I played this as my first ride. And I was the only one who got ALL WET! Like, first ride. All wet. No joke. But it was really really fun. I am now tempted to go there just for this ride!IMG_1283 It goes on a rotation, and if you are lucky, you get WET. And I was lucky. I am just trying to be optimistic aight? 😛IMG_1284 IMG_1285 Some kiddy ride for a break.IMG_1286 IMG_1287 This is a mini-roller coaster which I thought it was not that mini after all.IMG_1290 Jurassic Park. Not fully opened when I was there, but I want you to know it’s wicked.IMG_1292 Oooooh. And the roller coaster. Like for real. I love this. I went in twice. Haha. And I cheated my mum into going in with me on the second round. How evil can I be?IMG_1295 IMG_1299 Here’s the grand entrance. The tall designs and built are quite amazing la. I really admire them actually. IMG_1312 This is a “vomit-generator”. I can really puke sitting in it any longer than 5 minutes. It’s so super fast and dizzzzy!IMG_1315 IMG_1316 IMG_1319 :O Hot stuffs la! Hot! She is damn fierce ok? I wonder if her assets are real. Shhh.IMG_1322 IMG_1323 This is the shopping alley. It’s crazily expensive, but some things are really cute and unique la. If you’ve a girlfriend to please, maybe you can grab some things in there!IMG_1331 IMG_1332 IMG_1333 This is me trying to think that being fat is okay. Just saying.IMG_1334 SHREKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK. This 4D thingy is awesome beyond words. I love how the effects made me feel all crazy.IMG_1339 IMG_1340 I know the food is frigging pricy. But, you’ve not much of a choice actually. IMG_1342 Some satay rice. Haha. Not really sure. It doesn’t look that appetising, does it?IMG_1343 The outdoor roller coaster was not opened when we were there. :(IMG_1344 IMG_1349 He is SHORTER THAN ME! And he is so small size la. Like, really.IMG_1351 … but he’s friendly. I really admire how they get into their character the moment they walk out.IMG_1352 This picture is awful. But it was taken to tag friends. Bwahahaha. I am evil like that.IMG_1354 This is like a wicked LIVE studio and it shows you how they shoot and more. Quite an experience.IMG_1355 They look evil and fierce. My HI was rejected.IMG_1361 How can you not take a picture with the globe when you are at Universals Studio Singapore?IMG_1363 Also, I went to Marina Bay. It was some new year event they were having. People can thrown in balls with their wishes. I wanted to write my number and throw it in, but it was only for Singapore citizens.IMG_1368 Ooh. I had lunch at one of this Chinese Restaurant in a hospital. Unique food, and the desserts were craazy! They had some really nice cubicles of … kuih? Not really, not too sure actually. But it has a really sweet tastes and apparently it’s good for health. See the irony?IMG_1375 IMG_1376IMG_1377This is some digestive apple juice after the meal. I was drinking things from test tube. But the juice was fresh and awesome. I won’t mind having them more often. IMG_1378 IMG_1379 And on our way back, our Ms Crazy. She has more ugly photogs. But I decided to be nice for once.IMG_1380 So, Singapore. I do miss you much. Imma be back. Soon.

My 21st Birthday.

So, turning 21 was all the happy moments. Apart from the last minute frustrations of who to invite, when to have it and you know it, Imma just a great procrastinator. And maybe, I work best at such times. So, track back a lil. On my actual birthday, my boss at (@ilovediscountmy) actually brought me and Yen Fen for lunch. We somehow walked around and we ended up at Marmalade, Bangsar Village. Being a pasta fan, I went for the Grilled Chicken Pesto Spaghetti. I thought the taste was weird initially, but after a bite or two, i started to fall in love with it. It’s addictive. If you hate the smell of vegetables of pesto, this is so not yours. The olives makes it taste great too.aIMG_0539 Thinking about it, I should just head there and grab a bite one of these days. I love indulging in good food.aIMG_0540 At night, my parents decided to bring me out for a walk. I ended up getting myself some really good tees and some jeans and khakis, which I thought it actually summed up the 2 years I’ve not bought pants. Being someone who has a sweet teeth, mum offered for Haagen Dazs. Apa lagi? Sapu only la right! The last I had a proper Haagen Dazs (not in scoops, but in a mega serving) was a few years back in Penang. So, here you go. I indulge in this great stuff. I won’t mind going back for it again. Any takers?bIMG_0541 It’s best to have it when you share it with friends la. No selfish selfish all. =)bIMG_0542 And here comes the weekend, where I had a party. Well, a dinner in a way. I don’t party hard anyways. Imma good boy.IMG_0532 So, in a celebration, the Malaysian way; we can never do without food right? So, here’s all the super fooood you can see.IMG_0533 And of randomness, I actually think that the Yong Tau Fu is super good, and the Satay is more than just awesome! Betul la. Tak tipu. Now, I feel like heading to the Haji Samuri near MRR2 for some good good satays! Another offer, anyone?IMG_0534 As usual, this is the bunch who takes the most pictures most of the time. They are just best best crazy kawans! Lovin’ them to bits. They make my days on the weekends, and maybe sometimes, the weekdays too. Some friends and family over at my party.IMG_1826 See, I just proved my point. They take more pictures than I do.IMG_1827 And, here you go.IMG_1829 I am hungry looking at it all now. Serious. No Joke!IMG_1830 See the Yong Tau Fu? 😛IMG_1831 I don’t know what to say, but look at her face!IMG_1835 Someone asked me about the caterer, and the interior. So, I’ve got a horse there. Thinking about it, I think I was actually born in the Year of the Horses. But I don’t know how to ride a horse, neither do I talk to the horse. IMG_1839 Satay Satay Satay! I am going back to Haji Samuri sometime this week. I don’t care!IMG_1840 Me with the fatness looks. I call it indulgence, but many call it fattening.IMG_1843 But this picture definitely beat my picture hands down la! Nick, you win!IMG_1844 Ice kacang. I have this weird thing I don’t know why. I ask for Ice Kacang kosong; where there’s only crushed ice. I will then pour cordial in it and just eat it that way. I think, now, I have issues kan? IMG_1848 I had my food. I felt like a superstar. People came to take pictures of me. This is shameless captions of myself (and the food)IMG_1849 They wanted to be superstars that day too! So, I gave them a chance.IMG_1850 Err, I said I gave them a chance.IMG_1852Sorry for the hideous pictures. My sister held the camera all the time. I hardly took my phone out for pictures except for Tweeting. I think my iPhone pictures might look better! IMG_1866 Family. =)IMG_1867 We don’t know which camera was flashing so, we just turn our heads 180 degrees.IMG_1868 A bigger family, with aunties and uncles. 😀IMG_1874 IMG_1875 This was a photo I insist that I must take. My grandma (dad’s side) and my grandpa (mum’s side) that I told myself I’ve gotta take this. Not that I’m thinking of anything mean, but hey, they are my grandparents. They are oldies. They watched me grow.IMG_1878 Okay, the other 2 apes that came out of the jungle. They drive me up the wall but yet at times, it’s still all good.IMG_1879 Some church friends that came. I think Min Han looks really fierce! 😛IMG_1880 See, I think the jungle opened up it’s way for them to be there with me. I am blessed. =DIMG_1883 IMG_1884 I thought I’d just show something to make you remember this post. So, this was the only picture that might put this post in your mind. How a guy tried to kiss another guy on his birthday. Not just an ordinary birthday, but my 21st birthday!IMG_1885 More church friends. I remember how I grew up with them every time I see this picture.IMG_1886 How can my Uni mates be exempted right? I wanna highlight the girl on the right. She is as usual, crazy. If the pictures below shows her jumping and all, I think she came out from the jungle too! 😛IMG_1889 I actually really love this pic! =)IMG_1890 And here’s where the game actually began. I was splashed, more like poured water on. No ice water this round. So, I think it’s still cool. And I think it was like drama. Everyone’s watching!IMG_1895 Here’s my dad secretary who was reluctant, but made to take a picture of my wet self.IMG_1896 I was like all wet. Wet to the very wet.IMG_1897 See, I told you. Drama kan!?!?! Everyone’s looking! 😀IMG_1898 Got changed. More uni friends came later to hang out. Check out Edmund’s face on the right. I don’t know what his mouth was trying to do. I really don’t.IMG_1900 From the jungle? Or maybe more like from APIIT.IMG_1901 Jeng Jeng Jeng. I tak tau what’s this.IMG_1902 So, this was a belated party with the I Love Discounts team. We rock. So, they celebrated mine and Yen Fen’s (Web Designers) birthday together. Hers was later in August.IMG_1912 So, a small cake. We got Starbucks vouchers too! Our company loves us to the max. Super max! 😀IMG_1913 And of course, these are the gifts I got. Truly happy about it. The Super Heroes thingy was awesome. I got a Superman iPhone 4 cover. I think thats just too awesome. I feel the power now. Topman and Soda gave me great attires. Machines? Don’t be deceive. It’s still tshirt!zIMG_0535 But with all your generosity, I am buying a MacBook. So, I’ll still be a happy boy! 😀zIMG_0536zIMG_0537 Next post, I will do an official Thank You message la! I’ve actually written down all your names and all. It means a lot to me. =)

Life Before 21.

The bad thing about having a birthday party is when everyone you know for quite a period of time comes to you and say, “Wah, so big boy already. I saw you grow up” and things that revolves just that. Oh, and maybe another thing, “Wah, so big boy already. So leng chai. Got girlfriend ah?”. I think that this was definitely one of the hottest question I was being asked when I turned 21 a few weeks back. I actually so wanted to blog about my birthday itself, but then I thought, let’s make this a little more elaborate than my usual posts. I thought I wanted to really reflect (yeah, big word) on how things have been in my life the past 21 years? Without a shadow of doubt, I am grateful for even just the 21 years of (good) life I have had. And of course, there have been many “highs” and “lows” in my life, but I am actually grateful that I scrape through it all. So, let me go through some bits here and there of my life before turning 21. Been a child, I have always been called “Andy Lau” by my uncles and aunties. Don’t ask me why. I think I was MADE to take this picture. DSCN1107And one of my kindergarten buddy – Dorcas.DSCN1106  And yes, that’s my blur face.DSCN1108Then I grew up slightly older, got cooler and entered a kindergarten. When I took a flash back on all these pictures, I chuckled to myself and say, “Oh, cutenya!” Yes, obviously my SYOK SENDIRI moments. This was when I was 4, 5 and then I went on to be a specky at 6.Alvin 3 Alvin 1 Alvin 2 And yes, I graduated okay. I was a brilliant student. Haha. To look back, I wasn’t an outstanding student back at St John’s – Primary. Nothing amazing I did. Or prolly, just being a nice guy who always gets bullied. Either that, or I was always being punished by my teachers. Yes, I’ve been punished crazily many times. I am not ask good as you think I am lah. And to cut the primary school story short, i was just an ordinary student. Going through life like you did. But life became more interesting when I got into Secondary School. It’s because I finally know how to fought back. Hahaha. In fact, I got more active in my Secondary School years. I had more friends. I had more feelings. I had more emotions. But one thing for sure in my early Secondary School years, I had a crush. Shh. What Where How Who? No gossip girls here. I’ve said it and it ends here. But one of the things I miss about high school? My amazing alma mater and my school mates. We at St John’s, we do everything except studying. Okay, I speak for myself lah.DSCN3166 Yes, we don’t care even if we are in the lab. We go all out to fool around.DSCN3115 DSCN3119 So, who says guys can’t pose again?DSCN3138 DSCN3141 DSCN3142 Yes, when we try to act nerdy. We tend to fail miserably.DSCN3149 And yes, I miss wearing my blazers. Yes, we tried to pose AGAIN.. And we obviously FAILED.DSCN3153 Chiu and Bryan’s fault!DSCN3154 It was Chiu again, and did you spot the headphones wire? 😛DSCN3155 This took us sooo long okay?DSCN3156 DSCN3157 And well, yes, being involved in DRAMA. I miss being a part of the Drama Team. Okay, in actual fact, I think I actually miss skipping class for 2 months more. 😛 But we had loads of fun. We acted, practised and changed scripts. How amazing is that right? DSCN0588 DSCN0590Yes, we acted champions even though we aren’t champions. Are we over confident or just “syok sendiri”?DSCN0596 And of course there were many other memories that happened back in high school. And in this period of time, I came to know someone, and we became like the bestest friends ever. The happy moments flew by in a year. Things were all good, all great, all going the way it should be and until something cropped up. Being someone sentimental, I find myself trapped in my own emotions. I was a slave to my own emotions for quite a while losing this friend of mine. I told myself so many things, I had so many sleepless nights, I did so many things to save the friendship but to no avail. I told myself I would never wanna get so dependent on a friend or on anyone at all anymore. But recently, I think I found myself being in the same similar situation AGAIN. Yes, I’m trying hard. But sometimes, it’s really easier said than done? I wish I could care less. I wish I could brush off these disappointments. I wish I could just say, “Oh, it’s okay lah. Anything. Up to you.”. But you know, sometimes, LIFE IS LIFE. And maybe that’s just my weakness. But I don’t want to be a slave to my own emotions again. It’s really tiring. And life goes on.. Not too long later, a friend of mine, a classmate of a highschool passed away in the Cornell. It was declared sudden death. At that point of time, I did wonder why was life this way. He was the smartest boy in St John’s. He is the one who challenges all the answers from the teachers. And it really came as a great surprise. I’ve came to a point where “Life is Short” sink in. I then of course came out of high school and I knew another bunch of new friends. If you are asking me if I got culture shock, I think I did for a short period of time. Haha. But things got better. I actually thought college life was easier. I met a brand new bunch of apes friends. Cool bunch I’d say. A good mixture of studious and notorious kids. I am of course the good boy la. So the studious kind. P1000482 P1000470 P1000473 P1000474 P1000477 P1000481 IMG_1900Yes, they often much torture me. But yeah, it’s still all cool. No, we’re not nerds. And one of the highlights of my past few years, I thought.. Would also to have successfully brought ADORE up, by the grace of God. A concert which has happened for the past 3 years and has blessed over 1500 lives of the youngster. Truly an awesome thing I’d remember in my life. IMG_0713 IMG_0722 IMG_0725 IMG_0741 IMG_0767 IMG_0806 IMG_0808The team that was behind my back. The team that gave me great support. Yes, they are a bunch of adorable awesome gang that I’ve ever had! :))IMG_0838

I won’t mind working with them again. Like, really. I am excited to see how ADORE will continue to be an event that will bless the youths around. And in the above particular year, DrummerforChrist joined us as special guests too! I think these are just some of the highlights of me before turning 21. There could be more. BUT NEXT UP: My 21st Birthday. It’s gonna be a long long one!

Cows Should Fly in Malaysia – Malaysia and The Media

WARNING: This post is gonna be messy. Super messy. It’ll just be random thoughts that comes through my mind. Many things has been happening endlessly in Malaysia the past few weeks, or the past month, I’d say. But one most disappointing thing that’s within me is the way things are handled, the way things are said and of course, the way things are done. Few days back, I was reading the papers. I find those stories so amusing. I read further. To my surprise, I actually thought those news were more interesting than story books. I saw sarcastic remarks, I saw twisted fact, and more so, I saw injustice and cover-ups. And the first thought that came to my mind, “Cows Should Fly in Malaysia”. When I was reading further, I can’t even relate the things said and the things that had happened. More so, as I was surfing the net with news updates and more, I thought things like these doesn’t even tally. Another thought came, who is speaking the truth? Which story seems more believable? Reading further in the newspapers, things did not complement. Neither did they went in ONE. The above was when I was reading the case of a guy who was interrogated and who “commited suicide” apparently. Next, the big city closure which I think everyone would definitely remembered. As a 21 year old child, instead of thinking deeper, the first thought that came to my mind? Why is the government so afraid of a peaceful demonstration which was just demand for a clean and fair election. People (or more so the Media), always says that they (the Government) has NOTHING TO HIDE. Their actions did not justify what they said. That’s for sure. And to think that the nation would hate the rally for the road blocks, I kinda think that it was the other way round. This was not all. In about a week, the police asked if the nation had videos or proofs of violence and more to show. I thought the videos were obvious and I was feeling each video, each wound, each hurt. And the outcome was.. Expected. Is our Media this predictable these days? Is it the monopolised? And facing the fact, being a Media student here, makes me wonder: “Would I ever write such a piece of news in the future?”. I pondered. Am I going to go against my own conscience to write things that I strongly don’t feel and don’t believe in? Yesterday, I thought came another interesting piece of news. From this day, I might just call the newspaper, story books. A billionaire owns a “gold ship” somewhere in the world? I did not want to guess, but my mind and heart did made a conclusion. But my point is this, is Media (or newspapers, to be more accurate), a place for sarcasm, a place for bickering, a place for stories? I think it’s way more than that. With all that happening 2 weeks ago, I told myself, I’m gonna vote. And at least, my 1 vote could make a difference. People around me has been talking about, why vote? It doesn’t really matter. If 100 people thinks like you, there goes a hundred votes. Well, I think I’ve gone beyond the political parties. And I think people should too. It’s more about voting for who you think can serve you and the country. ____________________________________________________________________________ On a side note, I was disappointed with the recent grammatical errors on the newspaper. I’ve seen 1 in The Star, 2 in New Straits Times. I wonder how this journey as a Media student will take me. But if no one chooses to be the change, let me be. I mean, IF lah! If you are reading, thanks for reading my weekend rants. I’m turning an uncle soon.

MTV Worldstage Passes Winner

So, I think I’ve teased enough. Most of you are probably ready with their knives and parang ready to stab and slash me. So, yes, I tweeted about it about 4-5 days back that I am giving away 1 pair of MTV Worldstage Passes. And the mechanics were to guess a number form 1-999 for every 1 RT of my Tweet. mtvIt was massive. Furthermore, I tweeted that this is just 1 of the giveaway that I am giving away. Cause I’ve loads of Starbucks and Papa John Vouchers with me, ready to be thrown out. To all my Twitter followers. Enough of ranting. I know you are hating all the crap. But… So, one of the days when this was going on… This tweet came in… ken guess 1 I actually thought it was a brilliant guess. And all cause he took the initiative to stalk me on Facebook. Yes, stalk. To find my birthdate. And even twitpic-ed me this: 344872023 It was between 726 or 267. I guess he was so brilliant that he went on with 267 and many many of the other followers decided to go 726, 267, and all the numbers around there. By the way, I am not lifeless. I don’t know why it says I have 0 friends. So yes, @kenintotrouble won the 2 MTV Worldstage Passes. I know many came in with close answers (or copied answers). I am trying to award the 3 closest with some vouchers. So, do stay tuned. Also, I ain’t sure if he’s giving this pair out. So you might wanna follow him and tweet him kao kao and spam him! Haha. And I heard I have another pair of MTV Worldstage Passes to give out. All cause my friend gave it to me. So, you know the drill. @alvinkok_2 is the shameless twitter handler you must follow and stalk.

Random: Long Long Roti Tissue

IMG_0416 Recently I had a meet up with my Godparent’s child, my Godbrother la in a way. So, we had supper. And we had roti tissue. I was amused and amazed with the long-ness of the roti tissue and how they actually serve it. Yes, it’s amazingly not too sweet, and I love it’s crisp. Awwwweeesomeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Golden Palm Tree Sea Villas & Spa, Sepang Gold Coast

Here’s the great thing about writing blogs. I won a 2 Days 1 Night stay at Golden Palm Tree Sea Villas & Spa by writing this. It was an unexpected victory but it made me feel good. IMG_1692 The place I was given a night stay was actually worth RM 599 a night for two. But I’ve to say the view was magnificent and beyond words. So, I thought I’d head down with my family for a quick weekend getaway since it was school holidays and it was a Sunday – Monday where I don’t have classes on Monday.IMG_1693 So, we definitely went for a quick swim and just rock and roll. But my skin get crinkled too fast so I went off to take a quick shower first and took some pictures!IMG_1694 Can’t you see the genuine smile? ;pIMG_1696 No, no. I am not vain. Not at all.IMG_1697 IMG_1698 I don’t know what my brother was trying to pose. But yeah …IMG_1701 Sister. 😉IMG_1702 The view from where I was sitting. It looks so good. It’s like the suites wee all built above waters and they have approx 900 rooms there. I am impressed.IMG_1704 A view from my room to the beach. The beach was busy and it wasn’t too bad!IMG_1706 I don’t know how the idea of “taking-a-picture-of-my-feet” came about; but my feet looks good what!!?!?!?IMG_1707 Another poserr!IMG_1709 Opps, you saw that iPhone. Yes, your tweet replies for me was all about being JEALOUS! But seriously, it was friggin’ good that it’s worth a tweet!IMG_1712 IMG_1713 See, see, this was from my room. And it was fantastic.IMG_1714 The room was huge enough for all 5 of us with a cozy sofa, 2 beds, Internet connection, Astro flat screen TV, huge toilet / bathrooms, Oh, if you were following my tweets, I actually talked about the bathing area where everyone can see everyone, if you don’t close the blind la!IMG_1715 So many things can be done on the flooor woot!IMG_1716 So here’s the thing. I was too busy eating and was too hungry that I told myself to screw pictures. We drove about 30 minutes out from the hotel to Tanjung Sepat food good food. Seafood, to be exact.IMG_1718 IMG_1719 IMG_1720 Coincidentally, my mum’s colleague was back in her hometown, Tanjung Sepat. So, she brought us out.IMG_1721 See that Claypot Curry thingy? I love that most!IMG_1723Yes, only crazy shots of this guy will appear here. Decent shots of him will never appear in my blog!IMG_1724So, this is one amazing trip. I wanna stay in hotels, like, forever. I mean. For real. It’s amazing the services and the convenience you get. Don’t remind me of the price. ___________________________________________________________________________ Address: Sepang Goldcoast, No. 67 Jalan Pantai Bagan Lalang | Kg. Bagan Lalang,Sepang 43950, Malaysia

Happy 5th Birthday Twitter

You know I am always slower than many others, so, hence this blog about Twitter’s 5th Birthday recently. I’ve always wanted to do posts which affect people and mentions people. So I told myself that I need to get my hands dirty and really put in some hard work. And with all the below, please also know that it is of my own opinions and does not represent any corporation or conglomerates. If you think I’ve prolly missed out your name or Twitter account, I hereby apologise. Leave me a comment la! But it’s quite amazing how some people still asks “What is Twitter?” though I received these questions less often these days.

In the past short five years, Twitter has reporting having 200+ million users (and bots) and a market valuation of $8 – 10 billion. It is also mentioned that Twitter will continue to change how we discover and interact. Also, to shape culture and the nature of relationships. Fast Company gathered the numbers and have came into the conclusion below:

It took 3 years, 2 months and 1 day to hit 1 billion Tweets. Now it only takes 1 week for Twitter to syndicate 1 billion Tweets — although most of them lately will probably include mentions of Charlie Sheen, Rebecca Black, or Justin Bieber. In February 2011, daily Tweets averaged 140 million (140 FTW) almost 3x the 50 million Tweets sent every day this time last year. On March 11th in the wake of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Tweets flew to 177 million. On New Year’ Day 2011, 4 seconds after passing midnight in Japan, a new Tweets Per Second (TPS) record was set at 6,939. While the exact number of users is elusive, Twitter reports that 572,000 accounts were created on March 12, 2011. 460,000 new accounts were created each day on average in February 2011. Mobile use of Twitter is booming, growing 182% in the last year.

Anyways, my point here is that if you are a new twitter-er or a quiet one, I’m trying to be an awesome guy here to help you out and to expand your horizons. HAHAHA! Just kidding. But, here are some people I follow and I think you should follow too. They are either brilliant, famous, popular or a nobody. If you are listed, put yourself into one of those category. If you think you are in the first 3 category, then YOU’RE SHAMELESS as I am. 😛 OF COURSE, ALL IN ALL, YOU’VE TO FOLLOW MY RANTINGS at @alvinkok_2. That’ll bring you a long long way!

Social Media / PR / Geeks @nikicheong
News Agencies / Portals @BreakingNews
@edgemy (The Edge)
@tm_insider (Malaysian Insider)
@MyStarTwo (Star Two)
@staronline (The Star)
@thestar_rage(The Star Rage)
Blog / Twitter Adverts Company @Churp2 (Churp Churp)
@advertlets (Advertlets)
Music / Gossips / Entertainment / Magazines @SamuelTsui
Cinemas @TGVCinemas
Telco / Internet / Phones @maxislistens (Maxis’ personal Q and A)
@maxiscomms (Maxis’ deals)
Aviation @askairasia (Air Asia Q and A)
@AirAsia (AirAsia promotions)
Christianity / Youth Ministry / Church(es) @rockministry (youth ministry of KL Baptist Church)
Radio Announcers & TV Producers @RUDYCULOUS (RedFm Breakfast Show host)
@JereTeo (RedFm Breakfast Show host)
@LexieRedFM (RedFm 11-3 host)
@aronil (RedFm Late Night Love Songs host)
@mynnisme (RedFm Late Night Love Songs host)
@danielctweet (Class 95 DJ)
@DillyMixFM (Mix Breakfast Show host)
@syafique (NTV7 Breakfast Show Producer)
@arnoldloh (RedEvening host)
@kenintotrouble (RedFm Breakfast Show producer)
@terryred (RedFm Drive host)
@benjern (FlyFm Pagi Show host)
@JinnyBoy (Hitz Party host)
@JJhitz (HitzFm Morning Crew host)
Radio / TV Stations @RedfmRyders (RedFm Ryders)
@mixdotfm (MixFm 94.5 Klang Valley)
@the8tvquickie (8TV Quickie)
@iloveredfm (RedFm 104.9 Klang Valley)
@hitzdotfm (HitzFm 92.9 Klang Valley)
Bloggers / Photographers @JonYKT
Restaurants / Cafe @ThePinkSage
Traffic @RyanDeAlwis
Motivational / Inspirational / Bringing Change @iheartmy
Companies @jayaone
Hotels @Holiday_Villa
Discounts Site / Discounts Staff @ilovediscountmy
Travel @PYOTravel_MY
Jobs @JobsCentralMY
Bookstores @booqc
Politicians @hannahyeoh
Others / Humourous @charliesheen

Basically, the list above are people whom I’ve been following which I think has help me know more about the world. Like I said, this is a personal “follow list”, which may or may not left out deserving or undeserving people. Follow at your own risk. At least, to me, these are the people I think you should follow on Twitter. I realised by doing a list like this, I’ve kinda unfollowed quite a number of people who stopped tweeting too. Tell me if you agree to this list by leaving me a comment! Love hearing from you.