February 28, 2011

83rd Oscar's winners

The 83rd Oscar was held in Los Angeles today, and hosted by Anne Hathaway and James Franco, the first in Oscar's history where a guy and a girl hosted the show.

Anne and James were funny, but most of the time I felt like it's a one woman show from Anne. But the usually boring Oscar is a lil bit light this year, yes Anne and James helps, but I think it's because of the different things you can see in the Oscar this year, where you usually can't see performances in the Oscar, you can see it this year, and the presenters are from the veterans that had experiences to present, so they aren't that boring.

Plus, you got to see Anne singing and dissing Hugh Jackman, hehe. There's also a segment, you could call that, where it just shows that AutoTune makes everyone sings perfect. Well, you would have to watch it to believe it.

So, if you haven't seen the movie mention in the nominees, you should, they are incredibly good, and this year nominees for Best Motion Picture are just so strong, that I feel like one winner is just not enough.

Here's the list. For more info, go to this link.

Best Motion Picture: The King's Speech (totally deserve this)

Best Director: Tom Hooper for The King's Speech

Best Actor: Colin Firth in The King's Speech (expected)

Best Actress: Natalie Portman in Black Swan (expected)

Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale in The Fighter (awesomely good)

Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo in The Fighter

Best Original Screenplay: The King's Speech

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Social Network (expected)

Best Animation Picture: Toy Story 3 (totally deserve this)

So there's the short version, remember to click on the link if you want to see the whole winners and nominations. Can't wait for this year awesome movies.

February 25, 2011

American Idol Top 24

So the Top 24 for American Idol has been chosen. I must say the last cut was the deepest. I've seen some of the most amazing talent this season. Personally, I don't think it's up to the talent in the last cut, it's how good you are up on the stage, delivering the best performance that you can.

So for the full list of your Top 24, go here.

Here are some of my favourite, will any of them be the winner? Hopefully. I must say, that this year, will probably be another year for the guys.

Casey Abrams

Robbie Rosen

Brett Loewenstern

Tim Halperin

Rachel Zevita

Lauran Alaina

February 24, 2011

an interview of a different kind

Alright, so today I wanted to write about an experience I had. So as you guys know, I'm still job hunting, which is fine, I've been to couple of interview this month, and many more last month, but nevertheless, it's hard to find a great suitable job. It's hard to choose a job with my educational background that needed people with minimum 5 years experience.

As they say, beggar can't be chooser, so I change my game, I now choose any kind of job that related to either oil company or oil services, whether it be a front desk or a simple admin exec. But today's interview is a lil bit different.

Today's interview is for a position that I thought I never even apply, a position so sacred that I think many people would look in disbelieve, Seri definitely sound like it when I told her. The position I'm talking about is as a Creative Photographer. Yes, you guys might not find it a shocker, but wait until you find out where I applied it.

The company's call, The Picture Company, click on the link to learn more, but in a nut shell, it's a photography studio that specialize in taking pictures of babies, toddlers, families, couples, it is not a simple studio. In this studio, you got to dress up, having fun, making people laugh, plus you got to wear jeans all the time helps too.

The interview was strange for me, I was really nervous since I never had any experience in this kind of things. But thank God for Maggie, who is Maggie? Well she's from Philippines, been here for 5 months and super cute helps too! (God, I really hope she doesn't drop by here)

Anyway, the question was awesome! For example, "if you're were a crayon, what colour would you be?" or "what do you do for fun?". Not a question that talks about what's your experience in handling data, or how do you handle stress, no technical question.

I'm hoping I get this one, but if I don't, it will be a bummer, but I kept trying, optimism is one of my traits. Till next time.

February 22, 2011

awesome example of tilf shift photograhy

If you're a passionate photographer like me, then you would probably like this type of picture. It is call the tilt shift picture, it is basically picture that was taken to gave sort of miniature effects. Some camera has got this install in them, some has to resort to photoshop your picture.

Believe me, all of this is real life, you might see them as tiny miniature, but it's not. So enjoy it, and do try it if you have the time.

February 19, 2011

Apocalypse Not

So, ever since the movie 2012 came out, people are getting quite scare of the possibility of the end of the world as depicted on the movie, sure the Mayan calendar stop at that year, but it could to numerous reason, they all dead, or they just simply get bored, hehehe.

Anyway, here's a link where you can see the impending doomsday that has come and gone in the past.


February 17, 2011

Coca-Cola secret recipe?

In life, there are a lot of secrets that we all want to know, such as the secret recipe in KFC, who wouldn't kill for a secret like that. Another close guarded secret that we all have taste and love, is the recipe to making of Coca-Cola.

I read in Yahoo! that the formula was shown in a journal published in 1979, now the drink however was made on 1886. Coca-Cola rep obviously denied this to be the true formula. Here's the (probably) most guarded secret, you can try making it if you want. Oh, and of course there's alcohol in it, it was 1886!, it was later remove.

The recipe:

Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color

The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops

Read the full article in this link.

February 16, 2011

Grammy's Performances

As promise, here are some of the Grammy's Performances. Enjoy.

February 15, 2011

salam Maulidur Rasul


It's one birthday that all the muslim remembered to celebrate. The day, the last prophet Muhammad saw was born or Maulidur Rasul.

So basically, Maulidur Rasul celebrate the born of the last prophet, Muhammad saw. This is a great day, that is celebrated across the globe.

For the whole day, muslim around the world will have a talk (ceramah/tazkirah) among loyal muslim, about the prophet, about his life and legacy, about remembering the prophet. Marching around while singing and praising the prophet is also another way of celebrating the day, however, not until recently that it is said not to be a proper way to celebrate.

So on this auspicious day, greet your loyal muslim, forget about valentine's day yesterday (it's haram anyway) and just read a little history about how Muhammad saw become the greatest figure in the history of mankind.



February 14, 2011

The Grammy winners

The Grammy was shown on TV this morning, there was a lot of expected winners, but there are also some surprising results, here's a part of the list, for more you can go to the official website.

Record of the Year - Need You Now from Lady Antebellum

Album of The Year - The Suburbs from Arcade Fire, beats Eminem, even Lady Gaga

Song of The Year - Need You Now from Lady Antebellum

New Artist of The Year - Esperanza Spalding, beats Justin Bieber

Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - Lady Gaga with song, Bad Romance, beats Beyonce

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance - Bruno Mars with song, Just The Way you are. Beats out Adam Lambert

Best Pop Performance by Duo or Groups - Train with song, Hey Soul Sister

Best Pop Vocal Album - Lady Gaga with Fame Monster, beats Justin Bieber and Katy Perry

Best Rock Performance by Duo or Group - Black Eyed Peas

Best Rock Album - Muse with The Resistence

Best Female R&B Performance - Fantasia with song Bittersweet

Best Male R&B Performance - Usher with song There Goes My Baby

Best R&B Duo or Group - Sade with song Soldier of Love

Best Urban/Alternative Performance - F**k You by Celo Green

Best R&B Song - Shine from John Stephens

Best R&B Album - Wake Up by John Legends and The Roots

Best Rap Solo Performance - Eminem with song Not Afraid

Best Rap Performance from Duo or Group - Jay-Z and Swiss Beatz with song On The Next One

Best Rap Song - Empire State of Mind

Best Rap Album - Recovery by Eminem

Best Female Country Performance - Miranda Lambert with song The House That Build Me

Best Male Country Performance - Keith Urban with song Till Summers Come Around

Best Country Performance by Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum with song Need You Now

Best Country Song - Need You Now

Best Country Album - Need You Now from Lady Antebellum

That's the list of most of the best categories of the night, as you can see, Lady Antebellum won big! Too bad for Justin Bieber, I really thought he would won at least one that night. Congratulations also to Lady Gaga, Train, Muse.

The Album of The Year was a surprise, Arcade Fire, first time heard about them, they did live performance, don't like it, but maybe they have other songs that really good.

So that's it. Performance video on the next post.

February 12, 2011

Egypt rejoice as Mubarak stepped down

It was a historic day in Egypt and across the globe, when the President (or former) Mubarak has announced that he will step down. This come after the anti-government protesters took over the Tahrir Square in Cairo for a peaceful demonstration, urging the removal of President Mubarak.

A lot has happened that led to the historic day, from millions of protesters, to fighting among the pro-government and the anti-government, towards a much much larger protesters in the last hours that finally yield the intended result.

The former president has done a lot to stay in power in the period of the chaos in Egypt, from completely change his cabinet, to promise of ending his term this September, and recently giving power to his second in command, the vice-president.

But the protesters refuse to give in to all his lies and so call diplomacy. However, as of Friday, the power shift has happen, the weeks of violence and military intervention has now come to an end. And where is Mubarak when all this happened? He was taken out from Cairo to his private retreat in the Red Sea. In fact, the one that make the announcement about the step was his vice-president, now that is what I call cowardice.

The military has take over the government for a while, although they don't have intention on holding to it, stated that a government made by the people will be form. The people of Egypt now demand that the whole government and constitution change, so that a much more fair and transparent government and law can be made.

One this is clear from all this, this kind of protest, where the police had no power to stop, when people of all ages from all different kind of background had enough of 30 years of regime, and when the military decided to step in to protect Egypt and its people, this kind of protest is what most nations afraid of, unless of course if it is fair to all its people.

For more info, go here and here. If you want to know what this changes mean to their close ally the US, go here.

February 6, 2011

with family to Genting Highland

We went to Genting Highland on Saturday. The plan came because all the family members are at home, because of the Chinese New Year celebration. It was not a thought out plan. Why did I said it was not a thought out plan? If you have experience going to Genting, during the holiday period, you know what I mean.

This is what I mean, the sea of people are overwhelming.

We woke up early, breakfast and headed towards Genting Skyway (the cable car), but the line was soo long, it took us more than an hour to reach the cable car, and this was at 10 am! If you hate waiting, you should drive up to Genting, instead of waiting, it took about 10 minutes to get up to Genting in a car. Now, the only problem with driving up is finding a parking space, which is close to impossible during the holiday.
It also took 15 minutes to get to the top.

As soon as we reach there, it was already nearing lunch time, so we headed to Kenny Rogers. It was a simple lunch, but very fulfilling, maybe because we are all hungry from queuing, hehehe. Then we decided which rides to take.

For those that have been to Genting know that there are 2 theme park, basically, the indoor and the outdoor theme park, The Genting Outdoor Theme Park, and the First World Indoor Theme Park. They both equally good.

If you decided to try all the ride, it best if you have a one night stay or two night in Genting, there are many rides, you couldn't get on all of it, plus with all the people, it probably take about 10-15 minutes per ride, and if the ride are popular, it will take about about 30 minutes.

Because we only going there for a day, there are not a lot of choices on which ride we could take, and we decided to stick to the indoor theme park. In the end, we decided to go into SnowWorld, since the twins never been into somewhere cold.

We finish the day with a whole one hour of arcade playing, which is fun if you consider the prizes you get from all the coupons you collected. If you want to look at both of the theme park, get a ride with the monorail, it will travel from inside and circling the outdoor theme park.

But, Genting has much more to offer than rides and theme park, there are also museum, gallery, and who could forget the casino. So if you decide to go to Genting, go when it's not a holiday season, book one or two days if you want to try everything. Don't worry about the cold, it's not that bad, unless if it start to rain.

If you came by cable car, be prepare to queue for another 1 hour to go back down, I'm sure by this time, you're so tired, you don't care about anything else except to get back home, cause that's what happened to us. In the end it was a tiresome day, was it fun? No, just because of the shear numbers of people there, it really suck the fun out of you.

February 3, 2011

AskMen's top 99 most desirable women

It's AskMen.com top 99 women of 2011, I don't get why they made the list so early in the year, but there are a lot of deserving women in the list.

Minka Kelly for once, enter the list with number 99, although it's the last number, you have to give credit to her because she did not made it last year.

Odette Yustman made it again to the list with the number 52, however, it was bad considering last year number 29. But she's still hot, she was even mistaken for the foxy Megan Fox.

Kristen Bell made it to the list at number 48, impressive upgrade from number 76 last year. She is a goddess for the nerd and geek from her role in Heroes and Fanboys.

Olivia Wilde made it to number 30, with last year act in Tron Legacy, it is not strange that she made it, better than last year at number 49.

Emma Watson take the number 17. Impressive if you consider last year number 55. Who have not growing up with the star of Harry Potter? I only hope she landed more major role in movie since the franchise has finish shooting.
So who's the number one on 2011 list? Go to the website to found out. The whole list is also through the link.

February 2, 2011

The Roomates

Most of us have been to college, and most of us have that one person (or many) that is somewhat annoying to us, even in a small manner.

So here's a look of Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly new movie trailer, The Roommate. Not only that, here's also a video of Leighton Meester PSA, Don't Touch My Shit.

Plus, if you don't know Minka Kelly, here's a sexy new photoshoot with GQ, full photo spread in this link.

The resemblance of this two is uncanny.

Egypt Chaos

For those that haven't heard it, (God! Where do you live?) Egypt is in turmoil the past few days. Protesters from all races, genders and ages gather around Egypt demanding the President Husni Mubarak to step down.

After 30 years of ruling, the people just can't take the abuse of power from the President. Some may said that there are outside forces at work, but if the whole nation participate in this protest, there has to be something wrong with the President way of doing his job.

Egypt is in fact in total chaos, business shut down, there's no way to travel in or out from the country, the country even close down the internet! Never before in modern history has a country shut down the internet.

Here's a link where you get to see the clashes of protesters and police.

The people really hated the police because of the fact they work for the President. Years of torture from them really has got to the boiling point. The police shot their own people in their attempt to safe themselves, how cruel was that?

So the burning of police buildings and properties are justified in the Egyptians' eyes.

When the army take over to protect key infrastructures and maintain peace, the people seems to have no hatred towards them, in fact, they love the army. Even if the President change his government, the people still want one thing, for him to step down.

People with a lot of power, will always be afraid to lose that power.

you won't believe when this is taken

OK, ok? Why am I writing like this? Forget it. I've got something good to share with you. Do you photography? Do you love taking pictures? Well if you love that, then you must love this.

Gizmodo challenge all those that love to take pictures to take pictures at night, that looks like day time. Yes, you read it right. So how do you do it? Easy...by making the exposure longer. Oh for those that don't understand, in simple term, by keep pressing the camera without releasing, so that light could get through and be capture longer.

So in the end, you will have the below photos, I don't know if there are all taken from night, but if they made it the cut, then they must have been. More photos in this link.

So enjoy the pictures, and experiment it yourself. Can't wait to try this.

February 1, 2011

just bored

Got nothing better to do this evening, so I decided to have another go on my profile.

daily updates

A few daily updates.

First of all, I think everyone here knows Ariel from Peterpan right? And I do believe you guys know about the sex videos he made with Luna Maya and Cut Tari. If you haven't, the you have been living under a rock somewhere.

So, the verdict has for Ariel has been announced. He will be imprison for 3 years and 6 months, for the making of the video and distribution of the video. It is weird that Cut Tari and Luna Maya was not convicted though. Let just hope this will be a lesson learn, not to make sex video, and if you do made it, please keep it safe, hehehe.

On the other side of the world, a new SUPERMAN has been cast, meet the new face of the most popular superhero, Henry Cavill, who you ask? Exactly!

His British, and best known for his work in a drama call The Tudors. He will replace Brandon Routh, since the director for the next installment also has change. He was the leading contender for the previous movie though, but was given to Brandon after also a director change. For more info click here.

Last but not least, here's a video from a guy, urging that you get off Facebook. He's kinda right though, you are all addicted!! hahaha