Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Curiosity did kill the cat.

As much as I thought that the new reality TV, ‘Mencari Cinta’, was so lame, I kept on watching it. Though the show is currently running on a very tight budget (I really feel for the participants. It looks like everything did come from their own pocket), Elly Zakaria’s quest on searching her life partner is certainly not to be missed. It is also ironical that the show is being hosted by 40-something-love-searching-Abby-Fana.

Last night, my personal favorite, Abang Long was being eliminated.

‘Abang Long should have won the show.’
‘I think that Abang Long should have won, he is matured and cool.’
‘Come on. For once, let her decide on her life partner.’
‘But dear, I want to choose for her. She clearly couldn’t decide. I think, by now, she should have known who she wants to marry.’
‘Go ahead, be her family then.’

Okay, for the past few weeks, her family is the one who made all the decisions. I think she prefer it to be that way. For the next 2 episodes (if she still couldn’t make up her mind), I would like to see her friends, colleagues, neighbors or even 3 millions viewers to make the final decision. This could be done through SMS, and I bet this gonna be fun.

Talking about SMS, the quality of Malaysian Idol this season was so bad that even Paul Moss appearances couldn’t save the show. I think if one day, the producer decides to put Fantasia Barrino (the winner of American Idol 3) side-by-side with Daniel, our Daniel will won single-handedly.

Malaysians, I thank you for a job well done.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Lipsticks-wearing camel

Friday, September 09, 2005

Dubai's desert
Originally uploaded by faizall.
Dubai is the place where everybody seems to be from somewhere else. Even their belly dancers came from Russia and Lebanon. Take a walk on their streets and you can see all the familiar faces. Spend your time in their Carrefour’s and you will experience nothing new. It is just like being in one of our Carrefour’s.

Nonetheless, I really enjoyed my trip there. It is just like being in Malaysia, minus the rains and grasses.

What I have learned from my trip to Dubai

1. If you think their Desert Safari’s trip include a lot of wildlife and jeeps, you will be disappointed.
2. However, the Paris – Dakar Rally's experience and belly dancing is included in their Desert Safari’s itinerary. Just remember to put on your seatbelts.
3. Their water is really hot at this time of the year. The ‘Cold’ and ‘Hot’ signs don’t make any difference.
4. Seems like everybody can speak English.
5. To enter Burj Al Arab, you need to pay AED 200 (approximately MYR 200). This will get you as far as their lobby.
6. Bye bye giraffes, camels already has taken your place in my heart.