Monday, May 31, 2004

Yesterday was my sister's wedding reception. The reception is being held at 9th College, University Malaya. This place is a walking distance from my house; hence it is much easier to manage (the preparation that is). Alhamdulillah, everything went as planned.

Here, I would like to congratulate my sister and my brother in-law for yesterday's reception.

Congratulation Sis!

Monday, May 24, 2004

I always like Monaco circuit. This circuit doesn’t fail to provide us with some weird kind of excitements. Heyyy, they raced on the streets of Monte Carlo, that’s fun.

And yesterday was no exception. Michael Schumacher was involved with a freaking accident. I keep on thinking on the reason why he's trying to warm up the brakes (of the F1 car) inside the tunnel. Being the experience F1 driver that he is, that is unacceptable. He should have known better.

Button and Trulli are quite impressive yesterday. They deserve that win.

Friday, May 21, 2004

This is interesting. I received this forwarded email from my friend this morning. Personally, I think this man is very brave. He's a lion. :)

This is a true story about a recent wedding that took place at Clemson University. It was in the local newspaper, and even Jay Leno mentioned it.

It was a huge wedding with about 300 guests. After the wedding at the reception, the groom got up on stage with a microphone to talk to the crowd. He said he wanted to thank everyone for coming, many from long distances, to support them at their wedding. He especially wanted to thank the bride's and his family and to thank his new father-in-law for providing such a lavish reception.

As a token of his deep appreciation, he said he wanted to give everyone a special gift just from him. So, taped to the bottom of everyone's chair, including the wedding party, was a manila envelope. He said this was his gift to everyone, and asked them to open their envelopes. Inside each manila envelope was an 8x10 glossy of his bride having sex with the best man. The groom had gotten suspicious of them weeks earlier and had hired a private detective to tail them.

After simply standing there, just watching the guests' reactions for a couple of minutes, he turned to the best man and said, "F*** you!". Then he turned to his bride and said, "F*** you!". Then he turned to the dumbfounded crowd and said, "I'm outta here." He had the marriage annulled first thing in the morning.

While most people would have cancelled the wedding immediately after finding out about the affair, this guy went through with the charade, as if nothing was wrong. His revenge...making the bride's parents pay over $32,000 for a 300-guest wedding and reception ceremony, and best of all, trashing the bride's and the best man's reputations in front of 300 friends and family members. This guy had balls the size of church bells...I'm impressed! :D

Do you think we might get a MasterCard "priceless" commercial out of this? ;p Perhaps something a wee bit like this...

Elegant wedding reception for 300 family members and friends ...........$32,000.
Wedding photographs commemorating the occasion ...........$3,000.
Deluxe two-week honeymoon accommodations in Maui ...........$8,500.
The look on everyone's faces when they saw the 8x10 glossy of the bride humping the best man ...........Priceless.

There are some things money can't buy; for everything else, there's MasterCard.
Right now, I'm reading 'Vital Signs'. I can say that it’s quite boring even though this medical thriller came from the expert of this field: Dr Robin Cook. It's the story of experimental fertilization, the passion to create life and then the power used to destroy it. It's a story of one Doctor's obsession on becoming pregnant and she'll do anything to conceive.

Maybe I'm not yet arriving at the best part.

But, I've already read three quarters of the book.

Arghhh, what the heck. Maybe I just need to stop reading it.

Thursday, May 20, 2004

These excerpt are taken from a book called "Disorder in the American Courts". This are the real things people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters who had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were actually taking place.

Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for blood pressure?
A: No.
Q: Did you check for breathing?
A: No.
Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
A: No.
Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: But could the patient have still been alive, nevertheless?
A: Yes, it is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

Q: Do you recall the time that you examined the body?
A: The autopsy started around 8:30 p.m.
Q: And Mr. Dennington was dead at the time?
A: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I was doing an autopsy.

Q: Are you sexually active?
A: No, I just lie there.

Q: What is your date of birth?
A: July 15th.
Q: What year?
A: Every year.

Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes.
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget? Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?

Q: How old is your son, the one living with you?
A: Thirty-eight or thirty-five, I can't remember which.
Q: How long has he lived with you?
A: Forty-five years.

Q: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo or the occult?
A: We both do.
Q: Voodoo?
A: We do.
Q: You do?
A: Yes, voodoo.

Q: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it until the next morning?
A: Did you actually pass the bar exam?

Q: The youngest son, the twenty-year-old, how old is he?

Q: What gear (e.g. 1st or 2nd) were you in at the moment of the impact?
A: Gucci sweats and Reeboks.

Q: Were you present when your picture was taken?

Q: So the date of conception (of the baby) was August 8th?
A: Yes.
Q: And what were you doing at that time?

Q: She had three children, right?
A: Yes.
Q: How many were boys?
A: None.
Q: Were there any girls?

Q: What was the first thing your husband said to you when he woke up that morning?
A: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Q: And why did that upset you?
A: My name is Susan.

Q: How was your first marriage terminated?
A: By death.
Q: And by whose death was it terminated?

Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male, or a female?

Q: Is your appearance here this morning pursuant to a deposition notice which I sent to your attorney?
A: No, this is how I dress when I go to work.

Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.

Q: ALL your responses MUST be oral, OK? What school did you go to?
A: Oral.

I'm sorry if I'm challenging the credibility and intelligence of the said individuals by publishing this. No hard feeling huh.

Friday, May 14, 2004

Many thought it was an unusual move for a ex-banker to head an airline, but Dato' MD showed that he could learn and adapt to a new environment. In his case, fast. Really fast. I really admire his wit and ability to remain calm and composed during briefings, formal or informal events, national or international, and he always speaks with confidence and intelligence. Personally, I would have preferred it if he is still staying in MAS.

Thursday, May 13, 2004

In one email, forwarded by my friend, the author asks us on which one to sacrifice if we have the power to control the said situation.

The train came and there is two tracks. One still in use while the other disused. Only one child played on the disused track, the rest were on the operational track. Okay, now would you rather change the course of the train to diused track and save most of the kids or just let it be.

Me, I’m sure gonna let the train go it’s way. I’m not gonna sacrifice the life of this smart boy who opt to play in the disused railway track just because of the ignorance of his other friends. Okay, he’s not that smart anyway, though it’s disused, he should know that the operator can change the tracks anytime they like. What was his thinking? But still, he’s much smarter that his friends.

And yes, I also believe that the children playing in operational track should know when and how to run away when they heard the train’s sirens. I’m sure they are not dumb enough to just sit there when they saw the train’s approaching. Divert the train and I’m sure this one boy will get killed.

To him, he’s safe all right.

To him, there’s no way this train can come over to his track.

To him, he’s playing by the rule.

To me, he’s already dead (Though I won't change the track of that train, I'm sure I won't be there all the time. The next time, with different people controlling the tracks, bye bye boy).

You, rest in peace.

Think of me the next time you are thinking of playing on the railway tracks.

Wednesday, May 12, 2004

I learn something from the workshop that I attend yesterday. Good advertising can make other people buy your product even if it sucks. That's important, because it takes the pressure off you to make good product. A dollar spent on brainwashing is more cost-effective than a dollar spent on product improvement.

Go figure.

Thursday, May 06, 2004

This is a really good quiz to see whether you can think outside the box, or whether you have a one-track mind. Let's see how you fare in this ;)

You are driving along in your new porsche boxter car on a wild, stormy night. You pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for the bus:
1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
2. An old friend who once saved your life.
3. The perfect man/woman you have been dreaming about.

Which one would you choose to offer a ride to, knowing that there could only be one passenger in your car. Think before you continue reading. This is a moral/ethical dilemma that was once actually used as part of a job aplication.

You could pick up the old lady, because she is going to die, and thus you should save her first; or you could take the old friend because he once saved your life, and this would be the perfect chance to pay him back. However, you may never be able to find your perfect dream lover again.

The candidate who was hired (out of 200 applicants) had no trouble coming up with his answer.


He simply answered: "I would give the car keys to my old friend, and let him take the lady to the hospital. I would stay behind and wait for the bus with the woman of my dreams."

Never forget to "Think Outside the Box."

Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Last night I arrived at my home at 11 pm after 12 hours journey from KB. Remind me not to travel when others are traveling too, cause it's really tiring.

My wife and me had our holiday in Kelantan for the past four days. We've done a lot of shopping once we were there. Thanks to my wife, now I’m officially broke. Haha. What I can say is that, the things there is very cheap, and this includes their food. Yayy.

This is the first time I'm there. But I'm fortunate to have Azwin as my wife. Being an Aquarian, she has a lot of friends, which makes things easier for traveling to unknown places.

It's tiring, but we had our time there.
After a long break from the tennis scene, tennis hottie, Anna Kournikova is finally returning to the court, but she’s matched against her parents this time around.

Mom and Dad want to sell the waterfront house the three had bought in Miami Beach and net some cash, but dear Anna won’t play along. She countersuit to take Mom and Dad names off the deed.

Apparently, nothing is out of bounds for this family.

And what's with Kournikova revolution anyway. I couldn't get it. Not once has she won the tournaments. I personally like William's sister more. No doubt, Kournikova is sexier than them both.