Monday, April 28, 2008
Happily I showed off to the rest of the team. Then, suddenly there is this virus ~ Disk Knight! Supposedly a "beneficial virus" (hello? is there a thing called beneficial virus?) Developed by a Bangladeshi saying that it will prevent flash drive viruses from spreading. You mean by having a Disk Knight virus to prevent viruses from flash drive to spread?
About a month ago we received a report of an alleged security program designed to protect computers against malicious programs that use USB memory sticks to spread. A good example of malware that spreads using removable USB media is W32/LiarVB-A. The alleged security software, named Disk Knight, is developed by a Bangladeshi student and its idea is simple: if a USB key is protected by Disk Knight the program will prevent the launch of any other process on the computer and display a message prompting the user to block or allow the starting process. Since USB malware is typically launched when the USB key is inserted, Disk Knight can prevent any virus from infecting the computer via that route. This sounds like a good idea. However, the problem is in the implementation. Once the Disk Knight program is installed and starts protecting the computer, it will copy itself to every inserted "unprotected" USB key, making it "protected". Furthermore, if the newly protected USB key is subsequently inserted into another computer, Disk Knight will run and install itself onto the computer, all without the user's consent. This behaviour and the lack of control from the user side makes Disk Knight a computer virus.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
By 4.30, I catch another look out the window. Ohhh! I can see the police car and the fire truck. It's coming. Suddenly my "semangat berkobar-kobar"! Let's go down! If we watch it from here, it's like watching TV at home. So, I grabbed my digicam and rushed down and be among the crowds. My timing was just nice as they was about to pass the road.
And WOW! I saw it. The torch was beautiful in red and silver! With the fire burning up at top. It really makes me go AHHHHH..... I'm not sure who was holding the torch, a lady. I manage to snap a few pix.
Monday, April 21, 2008
Two tigers cannot live in one mountain...
This was the punch-line. I'm really sorry to say that this wasn't what I expected from the collaboration of Jet Li and Jackie Chan. If you have already decided to watch this movie, please do not put so much hope in it. I feel that it was a really force-ful movie whereby it was forcefully being done in English just to have the story revolved around the "guei lo" aka the english kid. The only pure entertainment is during the fight between Jet Li (Silent Monk) and Jackie Chan (Lu Yan). That was really nice.
As I was saying, all the Chinese proverbs, names are translated into English. A direct translate, mind you. Such as "Two tigers cannot live in one mountain", "Five Elements Mountain", etc. Which I found it was very funny. But on the other hand, its just letting the non-Chinese to understand the movie.
I keep blaberring on the languages and haven't really said anything about the movie itself. OK. It's about a lost time traveller, travelled back in time to the ancient time when gods and mortal are visible to each other. Do I make any sense?
Remember our "Sun Wu Kong / suen em hung" the Monkey King? This is what the movie about. Freeing him by returning his golden staff (gam guong pang) to his statue at the Fifth Element Mountain (em chi san). Pardon the translation, ya. As you guessed, it's done by the kid - Jason, who is obsessed with martial arts. So, it's a dream come true to him to be taught kung fu by 2 "sifu".
2 lovely ladies also stars in this movie ~ the mature Li Bing Bing (Ni Chang) and the cute Liu Yi Fei (Golden Sparrow).
Well, that is my opnion lah. You guys are free to try...
Found this place in Plaza Damansara, Damansara Heights. From far it looks really expensive. But hey! I love to hunt for food, especially with these bunch of friends.Surprisingly, Chef & Brew is quite OK. Like my Sizzling Grill Chicken is RM21.90 and Weng's Roast Lamb Shack is RM24.90. Portion was fulfilling too. Just have a look!
Maybe I jumped to the main course too fast. Hehe! Was really excited! *can't blame me*
So, let's start off with the appetizer. The Chili Lamb (RM16.90) and Cheese Wanton (RM7.90) was recommended. The Chili Lamb was nice, taste like our Chinese "kung po" but I feel that the Cheese Wanton is just normal fried wanton sprinkled with cheese powder.
Cheese Wanton & Chili Lamb
As for quenching my thirst, I had the lemon lime juice. It's to burn up some fat. That was what I heard. But I would strongly recommend the coffee. Weng had the Jamaican Coffee. It's coffee mixed with Rum which was very good and pricey too (RM14.90). Here, they have quite a selection of coffee mixed with liquor. You can try it.
What's a dinner without dessert? The outlook of the desserts are nice. They have tiramisu, chocolate cake, brownie with ice cream, etc. I was quite full so Tara ended up ordering the brownie (RM7.90). To be honest, Secret Recipe's tastes better. As for the rest of the deserts, it's up to you to try it.
Epicure, 1, Jln Medan Setia 1, Bukit Damansara.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
I want another holiday!!!
From the same people of Sekeping Serendah there is another place called Seapark Brickhouse(http://www.seaparkbrickhouse.com/) It's in the middle of the city, PJ. It's actually a big bungalow. You can rent the whole house (RM600) or just a room (RM150). Not bad actually. Worth a shot. Feel free to surf their sites for more info.
Okay. Done day-dreaming...
Monday, April 14, 2008
Movie of the year
And "TING" *light bulb appears!* To fill up our precious time and to show our disappointment hence this video comes alive. Thanks to the actor and actress ~ Alan, Grace and Jay. *applause* Not forgetting the people behind the scene ~ audio-Rachel, camara-me lah.
The terrifying ride
So, as I was saying. . . Went to Genting with my colleagues. Stay a night there. . . Booze and card games till late night. What's a Genting trip without going to Coffee Bean and drink ice blended outside? So, with slippers and shorts (pity Alan and Kenny). I, of course wear long pants. Comparing to a few years back, I will be shivering from bones to bones. But this time, it was nothing. I'm blaming the over-developement of Genting. It was not as cold as it used to be.
There was this Songkran festival happening there. Complete with elephant rides! Not FREE, of course. For me, it's just a gimmick. Ways to make people to spend more. No, I didn't fall for that!
~Thanks to Ah Nie to join us after all!~
Thursday, April 10, 2008
This is where you'll see the 5 great warriors of Shu kingdom (5 Tigers Shu) - Guan Yunchang, Zhang Yide, Zhao Zilong, Huang Hansheng and Ma Mengqi. But in this movie it's more on Zhao Zilong. On his victories and sacrifices.
Overall, it's an OK movie for me. It's a historical type of movie. Can't expect anything more. Oh yea. Voices of Andy Lau, Summo Hung and Maggie Q are not their own even though they are speaking mandarin. I wonder why they dubbed it...
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
It's totally about L. Ahhh.... He saving the world. Those hero-hero type of movie lah. Don't fret. I still think it's a good movie to watch. But some comic readers might have a different set of mind. Saying it's not like in the comic. HELLO??? If you want it to be as like the comic, then just read the comic lah woi.
So, let's start this off. There is no Death Note book, no Kira, no Light Yagami. It's about a virus and wiping off some of the human species in order to clean up the world. A crazy wacko lady, K mastermind this. You notice that I said K. Meaning she was supposed to be on the good guys side. I shall not reveal too much. Where is the fun of that, right? Go to the cinema and watch it!
Besides saving the world, L needs to babysits 2 kids. Which turn out to be hilarious! Trying to bribe them with his candies and chocolates. One genius boy from Thailand (L named him Near, heard that from comic he will be known as N) One girl, Maki, daughter of the scientist that found the antidote for the virus. Cute kid wanting revenge over her father's death caused by K.
If you want to know what really happen in this movie, you'll know what to do. As for me. . . I liked it. And I love Ken'ichi Matsuyama.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Now, now... Let's not forget to thank those who made this trip a success. Without you all, there won't be FUN in fun. *Oh yea! Girls, at the hot spring, it will be our "little" secret* (whispering)
Lin & Alex ~ the newly-wed ~ thanks for letting us join your honeymoon trip. Hope that we'll get little Lin and little Alex later *wink!wink!*
Fong & Siew ~ the girl-friends ~ thanks for all the jokes and insights of all things. Wish Fong happy, happy always and Siew's business grow big-big!
Kean Kean & Hua Hua ~ the love-birds ~ thanks for being lovey-dovey in front of everybody without fail *will send you all the paparazzi photos of you two*. All the best to both of you.
Weng ~ my other half ~ thanks for being my translator and ATM. (hehe) But most of all thanks for being there, next to me...
As well as all the friendly and helpful Taiwanese that helped us along the way.
"Shieh shieh nie men!"
Those who's planning to go to Taiwan. Electricity is 110 Volts, 60 cycles AC. Remember to bring adaptors. You don't want your camera or mobile to be out of battery.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
We finally found the toilet themed restaurant, Toilet Modern. It has branch here in Shihlin. What a coincident that we bump into Wei Kean and Li Hua there. Surprisingly, Lin and Alex was also eating at Toilet Modern in Ximenting! This is what we called "GREAT MIND THINKS ALIKE". As we discussed later on, the one in Ximenting tasted better than the Shihlin branch.
Modern Toilet Restaurant Black pepper pork set, seafood pasta, ice-cream and drink in urinal bottle (argh!)
I've ordered a Black pepper pork set (NT180) that comes with ice-cream and tea. Add NT30, you can change the glass into a urinal bottle and you can take it home. Quite pricey for the so-so taste. But I reckon that the Ximenting branch taste better. If not, you ask my friend, Lin. Pasta looks nice too but nothing compared with Mr J II pasta. *Jie Lun! Jie Lun! (chanting)*
Then, we rush back to Ximenting to meet the others for a drink. Gals and guys separated. We had our drink at a cafe/pub in front of "Xi Men Hung Lou". There is a stretch of pubs/bars (pst! Weng suspect that some of it are gay bars)
Xi Men Hung Lou
So, there! We ended our Day 6. So sad... We took taxi back to Kilin Hotel and start packing up. Actually to think of how to stuff all our goodies into our luggage. Luckily that I brought an extra hand luggage. But it took lotsa effort to put all my trophies in. So, next time bring bigger luggage!