Thursday, October 12, 2006

Car Problem - Update


The mechanic came by finally after delaying till the next day.

Well the person took a look at the car… and removed the manifold to the carburettor and stuck his finger into the carburettor…(he need to get layed!) Then ask me to start the car again. This time it started… well slap me silly and shout out “farts above!”

He mention that the carburettor is faulty… Hai!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Car Problems

Its official…Automatic cars are not compatible with SomeBaL! In my long history of driving (seven years) automatic cars has always given me problems! Here is a round down of cars that I have driven:

Range Rover 98-Automatic – Problem: gear box faulty / engine failure

Range Rover 01-Automatic – Problem: gear box faulty/mechanical faulty/driveshaft faulty/engine failure

Toyota Camry 97-Automatic – Problem: engine faulty

This may seem like a small list but to me this is a huge problem. My driving style is not overboard nether careless nor reckless. On average I drive 80km/h and 100km/h on highways.

So far the only save cars that I have driven with no problems what’s so ever are manual car.

My green speedster (do not wish to state type) 92– Manual – No Problems

Kancil 02– Manual – No Problems

Proton Waja 03 – Manual – No Problems

My driving instructor once told me;

Manual cars is where you control the car, Automatic’s is where the car controls you.
Driving instructor Bernard

I have no idea why auto cars do not go well with me.

Here is the 411: For the past seven month I was with out a car in Miri. The Ranger Rover (RR) did not want to start for some reason… I assumed it was the starter and wiring. So while waiting for the car to be fixed I walk to campus and borrow my friend’s car if I need to get somewhere. Well to cut a long story short, my parents finally towed the RR back home and got it fixed. The week after they came to Miri to collect me and hand over the RR car keys to me and send them back to Brunei. On the trip back to Brunei the battery warning light alighted. I told my dad this and he was wondering why. Just we got home; the air-con died wondering why this happen…got out of the car and heard the cars engine sounding different. Switching of the car and opening the hood and examining the engine, found the timing belt for the alternator broke.

Now since I had to get back to Miri for the Student Council 06 Curtin Sunset Carnival, I had to ask my uncle if I could borrow his car to get me back to Miri and use it for the next 2 week. He was gracious to let me borrow my cousin’s car who was studying in Singapore and currently no one was using the car. Came back to Miri. Four days has pasted and now my uncles car won’t start…Grrrrrr!

Currently waiting for the mechanic to from a workshop in Senadin to come by and see what is wrong with the car… my hunch is the sparkplug that is faulty. I can only hope that is all that is wrong and not anything more.

Car experts out there got any suggestion or explanation why…why autos are not compatible with me?

The frustration of it all!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Yet another brother...

Current mood: somewhere in between almost happy but not...?
Current song listening to: Jack Johnson - Talyor
Current weather: overcast with hints of rain.

Its been a while since I last blog. Had a number of events that has occurred and wanted to blog about it, but didn't have the mood to blog about it.

Now on the other hand, this time around, I just had to blog. As my previous blog "Just a brother (March 17, 2005)". It happened again... Once again, I have become brother...

A new semester has started in Curtin once again, orientation ran as normal (normal to Curtin standard). One of the best way to meet people and make new friends. A Malay terminology would be "chuchi mata", translated, scope out chicks. Don't get me wrong, I help run the orientation is to help the new student get use to Curtins environment... anyway in any case, I met a person of bubbling personality. Someone that I can click with. Her background is some what similar to mine, studied abroad. To simplified it, let me put it in to internet terms...there are many ways of connecting to the internet right... there is dial up, cable, ADSL, and WiFi. With this in mind, connection that we shard (to what I believe, and I she agrees too) is WiFi, no telephone line, not cable, just excellent connectivity where ever we go.

Well to cut a long story, my feeling for her grew...some issues arise and I took the opportunity to show and tell my feelings. Again, cut a story short, she told me that I am like a brother to her... *sigh*

... in a funny way I understand...somewhat...

Brotherhood strikes again...
I am sorry, if this blogging is not making the sense... It something I just have to type it out of my system in such short notice, to more or less lift this burdern that I have put on myself and self-perservation.

I just have to patient.

Notice: In writing this blog, no keypad was harmed.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Why do I do things that I do...

I wonder some time, when I get the chance to, is why do I do so much activates? I know those that knows me, will at one point asks themselves or at one point ask...

"Why does he do so much? Why is he so busy?"

Honestly, I really don't know. I am assuming here that because of my character, I cannot be idle for to long. If that is the case I really hope this does not affect my personal personal life... Ever since I can remember, I have been getting myself involved in numerous activities inside and outside of the studding community. Here are a list that i remember that I have enlisted or was invited into activities since I have entered Curtin University of Technology Sarawak Campus.
* activities involving with Curtin Volunteers! (CV!)
*Not in following order*

Year 2004
· Student orientation advising & registration advisor (S.O.A.R. Advisor) - Semester 2
· Treasure Hunt ’04 – cooperation between Bintang Plaza, Celcom and Curtin Volunteers – O.C. organizing committee*
· John Curtin Month – organizing committee*
· Mathematics workshop for secondary schools – organizing committee*
· Dance for humanity – participant*
· Long house visitation & community work*
· Blood donation assistant semester 1 & 2*
· Curtin Carnival “Be energized, be thrilled, be in it!” - MC

Year 2005
· S.O.A.R. Advisor - semester 1 & 2.
· O.C. blood donation semester 1 & 2*
· Miri city Proclamation night – participant*
· Miri city Parade – participant (Champions in 3-tonne category)*
· Motivation talks @ SMK Chung Hua – assistant*
· CV! Professional advancement training: Into the future – participant*
· Campus tour coordinator training – trainer*
· John Curtin month – committee member*
· Gawaii Long house 3 days visitation*
· Run for Charity 2 – organizing committee*
· Fund day with the special sun – (collect donations for the special children Olympics) volunteer helper*
· Curtin Camp 05-Lifelong learning, learning for life: Head of mentors*
· Curtin Carnival “Celebrate U!” – MC*
· Leo anniversary dinner – dance performer*
· Head of Administration & Planning division (Curtin Volunteers!)*
· Rugby: Curtin Wanders – Champions

Year 2006
· Student Council – I.T. subsidiary council
· Curtin Online Registration & Enrolment (C.O.R.E.) – Committee member
· S.O.A.R. Advisor – semester 1 & 2
· Advisor for blood donation semester 1*
· Explore Curtin 06 – Motivational group dynamics assistant*
· 1st Jazz Festival in Miri – Committee & crew member
· Rugby playing for Miri Rugby Association (MRA): President cup-1st runner up
· Campus tour coordinator training – Advisor*

More recent I was invited to be a committee member for the future Curtin online registration & enrolment program. This is collaboration between SECODER & Student Council.

I wonder where my adventurous self-will or fates will take me next… Time will tell.

Monday, May 29, 2006

3rd week Horoscope

This what i get in this morings e-mail...

Feeling sad because a certain opportunity didn't pan out the way you hoped
it would?
Cheer up -- in this case, rejection is protection. It wasn't
meant to be. The next thing that comes along will be even better.

'Keep roling....roling'

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

May day: Astrology for SomeBaL...

This is what i have recived in my mail today...

How You Approach Life and How You Appear To Others
You have a sensible and realistic outlook on life and your two feet are always planted firmly on the ground (though you may, on occasion, have your head in the clouds). Others often see you as a rock of strength, solid, reliable, dependable, and constant. You are, in fact, amazingly consistent for you possess great powers of endurance and do not like to make changes or adjustments in your regular routine. You do things deliberately and methodically and do not easily accommodate the unexpected. Though you have a gentle, even soft, appearance, you are enormously strong-willed and stubborn. You go at your own pace and refuse to be rushed or pushed into anything before you feel sure about it. You can be coaxed and persuaded by charm, beauty, love, or affection - but never forced. You won't fight either, but simply stubbornly resist any attempt to coerce you to do something you do not want to do

The Inner You: Your Real Motivation
You are, in many ways, an eternal child. Your mind is bright, alert, curious, flexible, playful, and always eager for new experiences - and your attention span is often quite brief. You grasp ideas quickly and once your initial curiosity has been satisfied, you want to go on to something else. You crave frequent change, variety, meeting new situations and people.

May day in the rain

Music current listing to: Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
Mood: frothy

As I write this blog, I am at the same time trying to concentrate on my assignment that I want to finish by today’s end. Looking at the situation, I don’t think that’s going to happen. Another though that just popped in to my dulled mind is to go for a drive in the current weather (heavy rain and lightning-fantastic). Some people find it this type of weather down, moody or anything that is synonymous with anything feeling down. I on the other hand find this weather pleasing, claming, and soothing effect to me. Driving in the rain is the best therapy that I found for myself no matter what mood I am in. And of late I have been feeling stressed and frazzled.
Think driving in this rain may cure some of my symptom like the feeling of ageing. I am a couple of steps away from being at my mid-life crisis…Some how life has this funny way of reminding how old one is in the most discrete way. God does have a sense of humour, don’t you think?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Are you...Hot or Not!

Have a go.
If you really dont know what to... and have lots of free time to surf the net.
Just for fun go to and vote who are hot or are not hot....
Even better yet, why dont you publish your photo on and see what the world think... This is all just for laughts...

Friday, April 07, 2006

Rugby R US!

It has been almost a year now since i have last played rugby in Curtin Sarawak, prier to my other life in Canada. This time last year Miri held a 7 aside rugby tournament at the Miri City Council Football Field. We were called the 'Curtin Wonderers', our jersey was the color of Australias rugby team (green and gold). Out of 7 teams that joined in the tournament, we came out at the champions.

This year Curtin has been invited to another 7-aside rugby tournament as the defending champions. Kickoff is at 8am on a Sunday morning. Place is at the Kelab Shell Lutong (KSL). So for those that are in Miri, Sarawak do come down and support us!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pizza Galore

I am a big fan of Italian foods, you name it I most probably have had tried it at some point of my glutton life! But then again in my dictionary there is no such thing as glutton or the saying ‘gluttony is a sin’… I believe in having your way with food to a certain extent where you do not over eat and end up looking and feel like 5”9’ over stuffed turkey on thanks giving day. *Flash back…. groan! *

Well for those who are like myself, love Italian food, namely pizza here is something to look forward too…

There is a pizzeria that is selling pizza of 150 slices on one pie! Visualize your favourite toppings on a 3 feet by 4.5 feet pizza pie… that’s like the length of my whole leg and the width of my arm. For those that are willing to hand $99 for this HUGE ASS pizza pie, then I recommend this. Additional note if you do plan to purchase this mother of a pizza pie then what the owner recommend is that you should call ahead if you were to order. It takes 15minutes to prepare and roughly around 20 to 25 minutes to bake. Ingredients that goes into making this is roughly 20 pounds (equivalent to 9.1 kg) of dough, 1 gallon of sauce, 15 pounds (equivalent to 6.8 kg) of cheese! *Mouth waters*

Good news for the pizza lovers…
Bad news for those that live at other places other then in McKees Rock, Pittsburgh…*SIGH*

Article found from

Friday, February 10, 2006

Dead man said...

"A man does not sin by commission only, but often by ommission."

Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)
"Medidations", book 9.

[Lifted from ]

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Of my DOB and Full Name...

My Date of birth is mine to know...but here are the results, if you are willing to know just do the maths from the results... Some of the details are usless but non the less good statistics...maybe... At the end do leave a comment or two if what is stated are true about me... it does get a person wondering about him or herself.
This is my date of birth results

Your date of conception was on or about 1 September 1979 which was a Saturday.
You were born on a Saturdayunder the astrological sign Gemini.

Your Life path number is 11.
The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2444383.5.
The golden number for 1980 is 5.
The epact number for 1980 is 13.
The year 1980 was a leap year.
Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/16/1980 and ending 2/4/1981.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Monkey.
The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 6 April 1980.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 20 February 1980.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 19 February 1980.

As of 2/9/2006 10:41:19 AM EST
You are 309 months old.
You are 1,342 weeks old.
You are 9,392 days old.
You are 225,418 hours old.
You are 13,525,121 minutes old.
You are 811,507,279 seconds old.
Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 3.67592954990215 years old. (Life's just a big chewy bone for you!)

There are 104 days till your next birthdayon which your cake will have 26 candles.
Those 26 candles produce 26 BTUs,or 6,552 calories of heat (that's only 6.5520 food Calories!) .
You can boil 2.97 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1980 there were approximately 3.6 million births in the US.
In 1980 the US population was approximately 226,545,805 people, 64.0 persons per square mile.
In 1980 in the US there were 2,406,708 marriages (10.6%) and 1,182,000 divorces (5.2%)
In 1980 in the US there were approximately 1,990,000 deaths (8.8 per 1000)In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.
Your birthstone is Emerald
The Mystical properties of Emerald

Though not meant to replace traditional medical treatment, Emerald is used for physical and emotional healing.

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Agate, Chrysoprase

Your birth tree is Chestnut Tree, the Honesty
Of unusual beauty, does not want to impress, well-developed sense of justice, vivacious, interested, a born diplomat, but irritable and sensitive in company, often due to a lack of self-confidence, acts sometimes superior, feels not understood, loves only once, has difficulties in finding a partner.
There are 319 days till Christmas 2006!
There are 332 days till Orthodox Christmas!
The moon's phase on the day you wereborn was waxing gibbous.

This is me full name results...

There are 18 letters in your name. Those 18 letters total to 62There are 7 vowels and 11 consonants in your name.

Your number is: 8
The characteristics of #8 are: Practical endeavors, status oriented, power-seeking, high-material goals.

The expression or destiny for #8:Your Expression is represented by the number 8. The 8 Expression is well-equipped in a managerial sense. You have outstanding organizational and administrative capabilities. You have the potential for considerable achievement in business or other powerful positions. You can expect to receive the financial and material rewards. You have the skill and abilities to establish or operate a business with great efficiency. You have good judgment when it comes to money and commercial matters, and you understand how to build and accumulate material wealth. Much of your success (or lack of it) may come due to your ability (or inability) to judge character. With the number 8 Expression, you exercise sound judgment in most of your affairs; you are realistic and practical in your approach to business matters.

The positive 8 Expression produces individuals that are very ambitious and goal-oriented. If the 8 energy is not in excess in your makeup, you will no doubt express these traits to some extent. No one has any more energy that a person with the 8 Expression who has a plan laid and is starting to work. No one has any more self-confidence, either.

If you are expressing the positive qualities of 8, you are an outstanding manager because you can plan, initiate, and complete projects; you are very dependable and determined. As it always happens, there can be too much of a good thing. If you have too much of the 8 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative attitudes.

A negative 8 can be very rigid and stubborn. Ambition sometimes has a way of becoming over-ambition, and you may express an unreasonable impatience with the lack of progress. If your negative side is showing, you may be too exacting, both of yourself and of others. Sometimes this can even becomes a case of intolerance.
The number 8 is very materialistic and also very desirous of status and power. Neither of these drives are inherently negative unless they are taken to an extreme. You must avoid the tendency to strain after money, material matters, status, or power, to the detriment of the other important factors in your life.

Your Soul Urge number is: 6
A Soul Urge number of 6 means: With a number 6 Soul Urge, you would like to be appreciated for your ability to handle responsibility. Your home and family are likely to be a strong focus for you, perhaps the strongest focus of your life. Friendship, love, and affection are high on your list of priorities for a happy life. You have a lot of diplomatic tendencies in your makeup, as you a able to rectify and balance situations with an innate skill. You like working with people rather than by yourself. It is extremely important for you to have harmony in your environment at all times.

The positive side of the 6 Soul Urge produces a huge capacity for responsibility; you are always there and ready to assume more than your share of the load. If you possess positive 6 Soul Urges and express them, you are known for your generosity, understanding and deep sympathetic attitude. Strong 6 energy is very giving of love, affection, and emotional support. You may have the inclination to teach or serve your community in other idealistic ways. You have natural abilities to help people. You are also likely to have artistic and creative leanings.
If you have an over-supply of 6 energy in your makeup, you may express some of the negative traits common to this number. With such a strong sympathetic attitude, it is easy to become too emotional. Sometimes the desires to render help can be over done, and it can become interfering and an attitude that is too protective, rather than helpful. The person with too much 6 energy often finds that people tend to take advantage of this very giving spirit. You may tend to repress your own needs so that you can cater to the demands from others. At times, there may be a tendency in this, for becoming over-loaded with such demands, and as a result become resentful.

All details comes from the following site...

Monday, January 02, 2006

Wise Japanese man say...

Tameru nara wakagi no uchi.

Meaning: While young, the tree can be easily bent.


Simply put...stressing the malleability or flexibility of youth...While you are young do as much as you can...with in boundaries. Gain experience to help you futher yourself and prepare yourself for the tomorrow.