Saturday, December 20, 2008

IJN takeover attempt.

The IJN takeover attempt is all over the news this week. One of the reasons given for IJN privatization proposal was that the doctors are demanding for higher salaries. However, the doctors are denying the claim.
p/s: The Transformers caricature are from Matt Moylan's drawings.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And the next US President is ...

Yellow Robot : OPTIMUS PRIME !!! YEAH, GO PRIME !!
Earth Host : Nah!! Please, come back to earth.
Barack Obama wins the election.
Yellow Robot : Fine ... but Optimus would've
been a MUCH cooler president.
Earth Host : Yes, esp. with that matrix of his.
BTW, where did you get that from ?
Yellow Robot : Here's the link.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

US Presidential Election

It's the US Presidential Election day. Whoever wins, hope the next president will fix the damage done by the current one. Anyway, found this interesting picture in Flickr from Jason Cross. He also did a series on the presidential debate. Yes, Optimus, please transform the economy.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dibah masuk paper

I was reading today's Star in the office clubhouse (Actually, waiting for my turn on the PS2.) and to my surprise, I saw Adibah Hana's picture in the Metro section (Northern edition). Adibah, my wife and I went to the Malaysian Babywearers’ event at the Little Penang Street Market last Sunday. Adibah was actually crying for me when the photo was taken. Her mum was frantically trying to calm her down.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Mandi-manda di Taman Rimba

Since it's a public holiday, we (Mak, Amir, Adibah, Mama, Anis, Uncle Haris & me) went to Taman Rimba in Teluk Bahang. Best !!! Water is clear. There are shallow area for the kids and deep area for the parent to lepas gian. However, Amir is more interested playing with the running water than going for a swim. Siap baring-baring atas batu lagi budak tu. Dibah pun tak nak masuk air but kitaorg forced her a couple of time. Apa lagi, nangis lah anak abah sorang tu.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

How Penang got it's name. Well... Duh !!!!

We went to the Malaysian Babywearers' event at Little Penang Street Market. It's next to the Garage and opposite of the E&O hotel. As, I was ronda-ronda in the market, I notice this. Obviously, any Malaysian would have been able to guess it, but finally seeing it being inscribed somewhere caught my attention to take the photo.

Hmmm, shouldn't the word "island" at the end of the sentence be omitted ?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Cayalah!!! Dah Ada Banner .....

I'm planning to take a picture, of my transformers collection with Penang Bridge as the background, to be use as my banner. However, until then this makeshift banner, photoshoped from misc. pictures, will have to do. Knowing me, I don't think it will be replace so soon.

Honestly, it does look as if Optimus and Rodimus are sesat in the middle of Komtar.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Car Wash

This morning, just as Amir is getting out of the car, to his SmartReader class.

Amir : Abah ..., Esok Amir wash car Abah.
Abah : Wash car abah. Why ?

I'm expecting him to say he want to "cari duit" coz I told him if he wants more Ben10 figures, he has to do some work to get the money. However, he suprises me.

Amir : Car Abah dirty.
Abah : hmm...OK.
Amir : First, Amir pi school dulu.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

HENSHIN : Dune Runner

Dune Runner, a member of Mini-Con Adventure Team from Transformers Armada, transforms into a dune buggy, with an awesome machine gun. The cool dune buggy mode is the reason I bought the Mini-Con Adventure Team's set.

From Transformer's Wiki :
Dune Runner is the Adventure Mini-Con Team's technical expert, with a knack for gauging field conditions and other mission variables. He's usually a bright and cheery Mini-Con who lets everyone around him know it, looking to brighten the mood of those around him. But his emotional lows run as extreme as his highs; should something upset him, he is subject to depression and relentless complaining. A particular trigger for this is forcing him to leave warmer climates for damper or colder ones. As such, Iceberg's penchant for trying to steer the Team to cold-weather missions ends up doubly annoying

Special Note :
"Henshin" will be a segment where I will feature a Transformer changing to OR from its' alternate mode. As this is the first video in the "Henshin" segment, its' quality is not that great due to poor pictures (poor lighting, shifting angles, lacks creativity and of course the usual interruption by Amir. He woke up before I could finish taking all the pictures.) I'm not sure how often I will post for the segment as I have to take about 20 photos to create the 20 second video. Very time consuming lah ...
Japanese   : Henshin
English : Transform
B.Malaysia : Bertukar

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Spotlight - Transformers Armada's Mini-Con Adventure Team

From Transformer's Wiki :
The Mini-Con Adventure Team, from Transformers Armada.
- Dune Runner the buggy.
- Iceberg the snow-tracker.
- Ransack the pickup truck.

Between the three of them, the team can handle any terrain. They dig in deep and plow their way across frozen wilderness, parched deserts or deep swamps to get the job done!

Dune Runner broke down and needed to be pull by Ransack while Iceberg is coming to give a push. Amir gave me this idea and insisted me to take the photo.

Mamat Interframe dah mai datang mengacau. Awat lah hang tidoq sat sangat.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Rendang Ayam Nani

Nani masak Nasi Tomato dan Rendang Ayam untuk Raya. Amir really likes rendang Nani sampai kuah dia pun licin. Everyone was surprise, including the chef, since this is the first time Amir's having rendang. Semua takut dia tak habis makan pasal rendang tu spicy sikit. Abah pun setuju ngan Amir, rendang Nani memang sedap !!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

5 years and counting ......

It has been 5 years and counting, but we still can't get a good picture of the family together during Hari Raya. It's no wonder that Mak keeps insisting me to take us all to the photo studio.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

Kami sekeluarga mengucapkan Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri kepada semua yang mengenali kami. Harap ampun dan maaf segala salah dan silap kami sempena Aidilfitri ini. Maaf Zahir dan Batin.

p/s: The Transformers caricature are from Matt Moylan's drawings.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Minor Landslide Near My Place

The rain continues pouring since yesterday till now. This morning, I went web surfing after my sahur, the last one for this Ramadan. Suddenly, I hear a loud crashing sound at around 6.00 am. I immediately look outside. A landslide has occurs causing two boulders to gave way. One of them almost uproots the palm tree while the other knocked down one of the car park's poles. Luckily, no car is damage.

Raincoat by Borders ???

Borders is expanding their business to weather the current economic crisis.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Concept Art for TFA Prowl by Derrick Wyatt

This is the concept art for TFA Prowl by Derrick Wyatt, Lead Character Designer for Transformers:Animated. Both picture and excerpt are from his blog, A Delightful Tedium, which I've added to my blogroll.

" I had originally had him colored more like the black and white G1 version. Since Ratchet was already going to be primarily white, and the ninja aspect of the new Prowl's character was going to be played up, we decided to go with the black, gold and tan theme.", Derrick Wyatt.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Berebut "Ben 10" dengan Amir

This just happen before Amir goes to bed tonight.
FYI, Ben 10 is Amir's favorite cartoon. Adibah like it as well.

Abah : Amir ada Wildmutt, XLR8, Cannonbolt ngan
Benwolf. So, Amir ambik dua, Abah dua.
Amir : No, Abah ... Amir dua, Amir dua. (2+2=4)
Abah : Abah dua, Amir dua.

The last two lines were repeated a couple of time.
And then ....

Amir : Not fair ...
Abah :(speechless)
Mak : Huh ... (terkejut sama)

Amir tried out for Transformers' casting

Here's Amir Hamzah trying out for the role of Megatron, Bumbleebee and Blackout before Michael Bay told him that they would prefer using CGI instead.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Spotlight - TFA Activators Wave 1

The TFA activators is a line of action figures base on "Transformers: Animated". It has a push button feature for quick transformation, i.e. it's for those who wants to see split second transformation, such as my son.

"Abah, tukar bah ... Abah, tukar robot. Mir nak robot. (2 seconds after I transform it to a robot.). Mir nak car pulak. Abah, tukar bah ...", Amir.

Bumbleebee the yellow robot. I bought this for Amir.

Starscream. I'll keep this first because I do not want to open the box for the complex version of Starscream yet.

Bulkhead. I'll keep him as this is the only version of Bulkhead that I have bought. Don't want to spend the extra cash for the bigger version.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Buka Puasa Invitation at Zinee Cuisine

Hari ni ada buka puasa invitation at Zinee Cuisine by Kak Zis. The place serve good food at a reasonable price even without our usual "know the owner discount". For the buka puasa buffet, macam-macam ada, nasi goreng kampung, nasi goreng cina, mee goreng, kuew teow sup, kari ikan, ayam masak merah, daging masak halia, ayam kampung goreng berempah,...(ada banyak lagi tapi lupa lah)..., very nice egg sandwiches, assorted jellies, cakes and fruits. After all that, dapat lega kan perut wa yang se'eh dengan teh tarik yang really UMMPPHHH!!!! Sampai bini wa punya teh pun wa cukai sekali.
I need to pick-up food blogging skill from Jules. The only decent picture I have, is of my fav. dish, daging masak halia. Mengulang sampai 3-4 kali.

From Zinee Cuisine's website
We offer  a wide selection of
Malay − Chinese − Thai
culinary delights.

Try our signature dish,
the Fish Head Curry, or
discover dishes like Hormuk Thalae,
de’Chiengmai Steam Seabass, and
Bhai Khalee Crab or Prawn.

And don’t forget to taste
our exquisite Seafood Tomyam,
served with steamed fragrant rice.
Dine in a cozy, air conditioned hall,
and there is ample free parking too.

Meet our host family

The Ambiah's family has been generous to let us set up a base at their residence. The Trans-fan, Mohd Adzhar Ambiah, and his wife, Rohani Abdul Rahman, along with their kids, Amir Hamzah and Adibah Hana.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Yellow Robot

The Yellow Robot is inspired by one of the famous Autobots, Bumbleebee, which is a yellow robot that turn into a yellow car. The car used to be a Volkswagen Beetle in the original cartoon but is a cool Camaro in the 2008's movie. Plus, the best picture that I superimposed Amir is on Bumbleebee so that's why I'm using it as my icon.

A blog is born ......

A blog is born ...... out of boredom. Yes, I'm getting bored and in desperate need of a new hobby. Actually, I have one but I need something simple, cheap and prone to my children disturbances. The problem is that I am a huge fan of Transformers and have build up a collection but I have to store them away unless I'm willing to share with my son. That's a BIG NO .. NO .., especially knowing how destructive he can be. This created the mundane task of taking them out and putting them back into the storage boxes whenever I want to *ahem* ... look at them. Furthermore, this quality time is restricted to my son's sleeping hours. Hopefully, I can use this blog as an outlet to display my collection. Plus at the same time, I could ramble and complain about other things as well. Let see how long this new hobby will last.