Monday, February 27, 2006

Malaysia's Biggest Practical Joke

or Petronas's desperation to milk even more ringgits from the poor rakyat? Hope both are not true. Couldn't resist being kiasu and succumbed to the rumours. Check out my fellow suffering countrymen here:

Massive queue at Equine Park's Petronas station. 11.30pm

Oi, suddenly got this Red kancil cut in front of me:))


Rupanya my housemate being more KL than me. Hehehe. Suffice to say, she got home earlier than me later:)


Finally settled everything by 12.20am. Great experience! (Am i sick or what???!!) Didnt dare take any more photos once I got to the front of queue. A lot of angry people around:P

Petrol Prices May Go up 30 cents tomorrow morning (28/2/2006)

Guys, this just in from a friend whose friend owns a Petrol Station (I know!) but price of petrol may go up 30 cents tomorrow morning, which is tuesday 28/2/2006. Take it or believe it! My RX-8 (BMW 320i as well) dream moving further and further away!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Irresistible Barcelona

Woke up at 4am last night to watch Chelsea vs Barcelona in the last-16 Champions' League round. One word: scintillating. Despite Chelsea playing with 12 men initially (if you include the Stamford Bridge pitch as a player. The pitch was horrendous), Barcelona was just simply a class above. The red card for the Chelsea player, Del Horno was a bit harsh but it was just a matter of time anyway since he was having a hard time containing that young Argentine player, Lionel Messi. It needed 2 own goals in the 2nd half to open up the game and it was finally settled by Samuel Eto'o, who was quiet for 80 minutes and then just suddenly popped out of nowhere to nod in the winning goal. Credit to Chelsea that they did not give up. However, Frank Rijkaard's side was just too good. Seeing how Barcelona play just emphasized how short of ideas the English teams are (Liverpool, Chelsea, MU, Arsenal). Rarely do you see them playing long balls up the field and just hope that they will catch the opponent's defence off-guard. No, this is an intelligent side, with crisp passings, accurate crosses and most importantly, the ability to hold the ball well. Watching Ronaldinho, Eto'o, Deco and Messi play just mesmerizes me completely. Worth the waking up and all. Final score Chelsea 1 Barcelona 2. First defeat for Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge since he took over. Cant wait for the 2nd leg in a fortnight's time.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

I Started A Joke - Bee Gees

That in the end, had myself crying. Yup, joke's on me. Few weeks back, I played this joke on my friend who was on the way to Holland. Little did I know I was predicting the score for the FA-Cup 5th round between, yup even got the home-away thing correct, Liverpool and Man U. You can never laugh too soon:) But all in all, it was a good match. Liverpool were slightly better, especially in the midfield and they truly deserved to win. What a cup-tie. This is what FA Cup stuff are made of. It's also actually the first time Liverpool beat United in a FA Cup match since 1921. Congrats, all you Liverfool fans!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

JC's piece on the Hard Work that goes on in the background to get Top Gear on air

Very nice piece of article from Jeremy Clarkson on what makes Top Gear, the show on BB2 Sundays so attractive. Loads of info and interesting "insights" for fans to digest. Amazingly, he only mentioned about Hammond's teeth twice. But we do know now that Hamster gets called gay pretty often:))

Petrolheads After Top Gear

You lucky Brits with TV licenses:) There's a new show on BBC 2, right after Top Gear. It's called Petrolheads where a bunch of, you guessed it, petrolheads get together and do some funky stuff on cars. Another new car variety show to "watch". Sneak preview on Top Gear's website.

First Podium for Malaysia in the A1GP at Indonesia

Alex Yoong has finally done Malaysia proud by securing a great 2nd place in the Indonesian A1GP feature race. He also finished 4th in the sprint race. Best results for Malaysia thus far in the A1. Just need to go one more place up after this. Well done!

Yes!!! English Premier League is well alive again!!!

Yes!!!! Middlesborough 3 - Chelsea 0. It's no joke. Steve Mclaren's team has done the unthinkable: giving Jose Mourinho's Chelski something to think about. Please, Portsmouth, West Brom, Tottenham and co, learn something from Boro, Man U and Charlton.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Remember 12th February

There will be a special Top Gear episode on the 12th February in conjunction with the Winter Olympics which will kick off on the same day. The theme of this episode? Winter Olympics, of course. Source from Times Online. Nice!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Top Gear Top Tip

Here's a Top Gear Top Tip. If you like Top Gear, go to FinalGear for its latest "news";)

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Another Promising F1 Season in Store

So many changes will be seen in F1 2006. Amongst them:
  • Biggest change is the engine step-down from V10 3-litre to V8 2.4 litre. This change even made Ferrari swap their usual chassis naming from FXXXX (where XXXX is the year of competition. E.g F2005 for season 2005) to 248 F1. The 24 represents the 2.4 litre and the number 8 represents the 8 cylinders in the new engine
  • Qualifying format will once again be changed where there'll be 3 stages (2 15-minute sessions and 1 20-minute session) in the the 1-hour session. 1st 15 minutes will be see everyone go out in with any amount of fuel they like and do as many laps as they wish. Bottom 6 will then be knocked-out and take the bottom 6 places for the race the next day. Second session will be the same as well with 16 drivers competing and the slowest 6 be knocked out again. The 12 drivers who were knocked out are allowed to put any amount of fuel they like. The last session will see the top 10 drivers slug it out for the 10 spots with again, no restriction on the number of laps. The only condition is that they must enter the session with the amount of fuel in which they intend to start the race the next day. At then end of the session, they are allowed to fill up to the original amount of fuel. Nice!
  • Tyre changing. Michelin-shod team fans wont be happy but Bridgestone fans will be shouting for joy. Drivers can change tyres once again during race. This should make the races more interesting.
  • First race of the year will be at Bahrain. Australia is hosting the Commonwealth games this year during March. So the first race will be held at Bahrain (+3GMT). Will be interesting. New cars, lots of sand, new rules, rusty drivers. Nice!
So many things to look forward to. So many drivers I wanna see them do well (M Schumacher, Alonso, Raikonen, Fisichella, Button). I'm hoping that Schummi will win this season and retire at the end. He'll retire with glory with 8 championship wins and let the younger drivers have a go in future seasons. I would like to see Raikonen switch to Ferari in 2007 teaming up with Rossi or Massa. That's my hope. Well, you never know in F1. That's the appeal of it, I guess. All eyes will be glued to Bahrain on March 12 2006. Cant wait!!!!