Monday, 13 December 2010
Chinese archaeologists have unearthed what they believe is a 2,400-year-old pot of soup, state media report.
The liquid and bones were in a sealed bronze cooking vessel dug up near the ancient capital of Xian - home to the country's famed terracotta warriors.
Tests are being carried out to identify the ingredients. An odourless liquid, believed to be wine, was also found.
The pots were discovered in a tomb being excavated to make way for an extension to the local airport.
"It's the first discovery of bone soup in Chinese archaeological history," the newspaper quoted Liu Daiyun of the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology as saying.
"The discovery will play an important role in studying the eating habits and culture of the Warring States Period (475-221BC)."
The scientists said the tomb could have held the body of either a member of the land-owning class or a low-ranking military officer, the report said.
Xian served as China's ancient capital for more than 1,100 years.
In 1974, the terracotta army was found there at the burial site of Qin Shihuang, China's first emperor.
He presided over the unification of China in 221BC and ruled until 210BC
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
I've never visited their booth and this is the scenario that will most likely happen:
Salesgirl: Hi sir, do you want to see our packages?
Salesgirl: Sir, we are having great discount for the premium package, now only RM 1899. Would you like to register for it sir?
Salesgirl: Sir, would you like to upgrade to the super-deluxe premium VIP package? It's only an extra RM 600.
Salesgirl: Would you like to take this "i-have-no-idea-what-is-this-but-just-put-it-here-for-fun-so-i-can-con-some-suckers" promotional pack too?
Salesgirl: Ok great!!! That will be a total of RM 3500 after discount. Would you like to pay by card?
After walking out of the place..
my conscience: Do you regret?
Monday, 29 November 2010
they follow no rules,
the drive at break neck speed,
they are the highway terrorists....
Just the other day, I saw a few express buses were speeding and zig-zagging on the highway...and few days ago a bus was tailgating me...it was so close til I can see the passengers (one was test-messaging) in the bus!!!!
Saturday, 20 November 2010
Saturday November 20, 2010
Cops have ace up their sleeve
By RASHITHA A. HAMID
KUALA LUMPUR: There is a mini casino in the Cheras police college but don’t bet on catching policemen gambling for real.
The mock casino is actually a training ground for policemen to wise up to the ways of gamblers and cheats.
“To catch a thief, we need to think like a thief,” said Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar after launching the three new initiative plans at the police training college yesterday.
Learning to gamble: Inspector-General Tan Sri Ismail Omar (front row centre) getting some tips on how to play a card game from Genting Malaysia Bhd executive vice-president of resort operation Kevin Sim Kia Ju (front row right). In an effort to combat illegal gambling activities, the police have set up a mock casino at the police training centre in Cheras. ‘To catch a thief, we need to think like a thief,’ said Ismail.
Since 2000, the force had sent 318 officers for training by experts on gambling.
“By setting up this mini casino, we can train our men here instead,” he said.
In the mock casino, selected policemen are taught the various gambling games available in casinos and other entertainment outlets.
The policemen learn about the simple one-arm bandit right down to how the intricate card games are played.
In fact, there are gambling machines costing RM110,000 at the mock casino, sponsored by Genting Malaysia Bhd.
Full house: Policemen learning the various gambling games at the mini casino in the Cheras police college yesterday.
When asked what kind of “skills” the policemen had acquired, Ismail replied: “That is confidential information. We do not want the enemy to know what we know.”
To another question on whether he was afraid the trained men would abuse what they had learnt, Ismail said he put his faith in his men.
“Insya Allah (God willing), they will know their responsibilities and will not go against their badge,” he said.
At the event, Ismail also launched a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual and Criminal Investigation Department (CID) portal.
The SOP manual is meant as a reference for investigating officers, especially when they are investigating serious crimes such as murder, armed robbery, rape and assault.
Some 3,000 copies of the manual were printed and distributed to all CID and investigation officers on Sept 8.
The CID portal, meanwhile, can be used by CID officers to share reports and monitor cases that are under investigation.
“With the system, officers can cross-transfer information, reports and directives easily,” Ismail added.
He said that the portal also allowed for two-way communication between higher ranking officers and their subordinates.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
Tuesday November 9, 2010
Watching porn can help cure PE condition
WATCHING porn movies can help cure premature ejaculation, experts said.
Sin Chew Daily reported that a man who was diagnosed with prostatitis went to seek treatment at a hospital in Guizhou, China, and was asked to watch porn movies.
He paid S$120 (RM288) for the treatment.
Singapore urologist Dr Lin Fa Cai said the hospital might want the patient to masturbate while watching the movies, in order for him to discharge “unhealthy sperm”.
He said the movies used in such treatments were specially selected.
Dr Yang Zhi Jian from a men’s health clinic in Singapore said watching porn films could help as patients learn skills to improve their sex lives.
He, however, said he had never used the method before.
Another sex expert, Dr Yu Wei Siang, said the method could stimulate the production of male hormones.
Tongkat Ali, as quoted from wikipedia
"most Southeast Asians consume it for the plant's impact on sexual conduct. Already in 2001, Malaysian scientific researchers opened their peer-reviewed, Medline-archived report on Eurycoma longifolia's effect on lab rats with the statement "that Eurycoma longifolia Jack commonly known as Tongkat Ali has gained notoriety as a symbol of man's ego and strength by the Malaysian men because it increases male virility and sexual prowess during sexual activities.""
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
"Paul amazed the world by correctly predicting the winners of all Germany's World Cup clashes, and then of the final," said Sea Life manager Stefan Porwoll.
"His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup itself ... We had all naturally grown very fond of him and he will be sorely missed," said Porwoll.
Paul beat the odds during the World Cup by correctly forecasting all eight games he was asked to predict, including Spain's 1-0 win over the Netherlands in the final.
For the prediction, two boxes were lowered into the salty soothsayer's tank, each containing a mussel and a flag of the two opposing teams.
Watched by a myriad of reporters, Paul would head to one box, wrench open the lid and gobble the tasty morsel, with the box he plumped for being deemed the likely winner.
Paul's body is now in cold storage while the aquarium decides "how best to mark his passing."
However, Paul's fans need not despair. The aquarium has already been grooming a successor, to be named Paul like his mentor.
"We may decide to give Paul his own small burial plot within our grounds and erect a modest permanent shrine," said Porwoll.
"While this may seem a curious thing to do for a sea creature, Paul achieved such popularity during his short life that it may be deemed the most appropriate course of action."
Monday, 25 October 2010
On day 4, I has decided to head to Orchard road for a stroll. There are tonnes of shopping centres there....each with the same shops (LV, Gucci, etc).
POOR children in some schools are being served unbalanced meals while others are eating meals prepared 18 hours in advance, said the Auditor-General’s 2009 Report.
The Education Department issued a notice of periodic monitoring to two schools for serving sardine sandwiches with no sardines and chicken porridge with no chicken.
Two schools in Perak cancelled their contracts with caterers because they continued to flout meal regulations.
Dieticians from the Health Ministry said the meals served under the supplementary food programme (RMT) meant for children from poor families could lead to malnutrition.
The Education Ministry has prepared a guide which lists 20 menu choices to be served under the RMT.
The guide also says the meals must include meat and vegetables to ensure a balanced diet for the children.
The meals, which consist of one main dish, a drink and a fruit must be prepared and served five times a week by a school-appointed caterer.
SK Jernang in Batang Padang, Perak, was found to have been serving beef curry that was cooked and stored 18 hours before it was served to students. The caterer gave the excuse that the school was too far and there was not enough time to cook the food on the same day.
An audit at the school also found that it was only serving four meals instead of five.
The school was also found to be serving fried beehoon without any meat or vegetables. The serving of fruit was also less than specified (a slice of apple instead of half an apple).
The A-G’s report also said that some schools were found to be preparing their RMT meals in unsanitary conditions because the schools did not have proper preparation areas.
The A-G’s report investigated 47 schools in four states between June and October last year. A total of 689,950 students in 138 districts received the aid, and RM249.26mil of the allocated RM254.92mil was spent.
Author's comment: Oi..Government and MACC sleeping ar?? oh wait...they don't care about the people...
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Author's opinion: Nice looking car with no originality....and I don't think this Mitsubishit Lanc*** will perform anything close to the Mitsubishi Lancer ...if you dream of owning a Lancer but no money...then go for it..(it's not that cheap too) Just like what some people did to a Kancil by fitting it with super big wheels and treat it like a 4WD...
Monday, 4 October 2010
My first stop was Chinatown. Being a Chinese descendent, I would be damned and considered a bastard if I don’t visit the place. (Chinese old folks: No such thing here, this guy is just giving random bullshit).
There was so much to see in Chinatown, the historical buildings, a wide range of cheap and fancy souvenirs, the well-crafted handicrafts and tonnes of pomelos..But the hot Chinese girls are no where to be found..damn... and crap, I forgot to try out the “Durian” pancakes while I was in Chinatown…dang!!!
Next, I stopped at Chinese Garden, hoping to find some interesting stuff there and I did. The garden trip was awesome, the sun was not.
The scenery in the Chinese garden was really stunning. I wanted to climb all the way up to the Pagoda to get a good view of the entire garden landscape…but due to fatigue and the scorching heat from the merciless sun, I decided not to put my life at risk….and headed to the Japanese garden instead..
After the tour of the two gardens, it felt like someone just broke my legs and toastin me on a grilling device. I could barely walk under the hot sun. However, the scene of a group of young Indian teenagers playing around in Bollywood style distracted me of my misery...for about 10 minutes, enought for me to walk to the main entrance, where a vendor was waiting for me with a great big smile..
I went to get some drinks and took a short rest on the bench there. After regained some energy back, I took the MRT back to my hotel….for a much needed rest...
To Be Continued...
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
And here you thought bedbugs were the biggest source of anxiety for hotel guests.
Yes, guests at Vdara hotel in Las Vegas now have something else to worry about: being burned alive by the glare of the building's "death ray."
What the heck's a "death ray," you ask? Well, first off, it's not as deadly as it sounds, since no one has actually died from it -- at least not yet. Butaccording to the U.K. Daily Mail, the powerful beams of Nevada sunlight reflecting off the glass hotel onto sections of the hotel's swimming pool area have burned some guests and have melted plastic bags.
The building's concave design creates a sort of magnifying-glass effect. The hotel's designers reportedly anticipated that ill-situated humans might experience some discomfort courtesy of the building's blinding glare, so they placed a film over the glass panes of its many windows. Obviously that didn't quite do the trick. So for now the hotel is placing larger umbrellas in the pool area while designers try to come up with another remedy.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the hotel's employees coined the term "death ray" to describe the intense reflection. Reports of the glare have also enhanced the hotel's public profile, though almost certainly not in the way its owners would like; Yahoo! searches for Vdara have spiked by nearly 19,000 percent in the past 24 hours.
It turns out that Vdara isn't the only building out there creating intense heat and glare for hapless passersby. Gordon Absher, a spokesman for MGM Resorts International, which owns Vdara, told the Review-Journal that in Las Vegas, the AdventureDome at Circus Circus and the Mandalay Bay produce "hot spots" that some guests have actually sought out, believing the spots will aid tanning regimens. In Los Angeles, the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall produced such a harsh glare that it heated nearby homes, forcing residents to blast their air conditioners high above their customary capacities in order for the residents to keep cool.
Bill Pintas, a Chicago attorney, told the Daily Mail that he experienced the harsh glare of the death ray firsthand during a recent Vdara stay. Pintas reported that as he lounged out by the pool, his head suffered a sensation he likened to a "chemical burn." He added, "Within 30 seconds, the back of my legs were burning."
In another interview, Pintas said: "I was effectively being cooked." Thankfully, he returned home alive. Still, his skin was burned and his hair was singed -- disproving the old saying that whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.
(Photo via AP)
Source: Yahoo! News
Saturday, 25 September 2010
I had to walk in the rain since I have no umbrella and it wouldn’t have helped much anyway. The strong wind will just blow away my umbrella and send the rain straight to my face. The name of the street would be damn fitting if I had a bra.....Halfway to my destination, I had to take shelter at an old, run down building because the rain had begun to shoot down like water cannons.
By 3.00 pm, rain was getting smaller and smaller. It was time to explore another area in Singapore. Since it was getting late, I have decided to visit somewhere nearby. I looked through the map and chose to pay the Fountain of Wealth a visit, hoping it would grant me something it is known for.
It was a short ride to Suntec Mall using the MRT. Once there, I headed straight to the Fountain of Wealth as I have seen the magnificent display in various brochures and tourist maps . My heart was beating with excitement as soon I'll be amazed at one of the largest and the most beautiful fountains in the world.
Instead of a magnificent fountain with stunning visual effect,what I saw was only a big sign with the words:@#$#$$!#!#@#!!!!! Simply wonderful!!! Wasted all my time and energy just to see the worthless signboard…..
After the disappointing trip, I went to Bugis Street, a better version of Chow Kit in KL for a tour. It is a really convenient place as you can get almost everything there, from fruits, clothes, accessories, souvenirs to something more exotic like sex toys….
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
When I arrived at the Merlion park, I could see a bunch of Chinamen tourists there. From far, I could sense their overwhelming patriotic feelings. They love constructing “the great wall of China” whenever they take photos and will make sure that they are in your photos too....
When I arrived at the LCCT terminal, it was really crowded, like people going on a pilgrimage or something. I tried to search for the counter for the flight to Singapore, but it was nowhere to be found. Not wanting to waste my time searching for a pin in the haystack, I asked one of the workers there and all I got was “Belakang sana” (behind there)… Ok? Behind where?? I walked towards “behind” and asked another guard standing there. He replied “corner there”…Though not really a full and complete answer, I somehow managed to find the counter (thanks to my level of IQ..) The 14 inch screen reads..
Vientiane Phnom Penh
Only those with superhuman eyes can se it at a glance. The funny thing is, all other counters are showing titles like this...#%$@%@#$%
“I am sorry? “ (These words came from me…not the cibai bastard at the counter and sorry for the foul language used here). I looked at the time, it was 5.39 am and my flight is at 6.15 am. I insisted the guy to check me I (I don’t have any big luggage to check in) but he told me he can’t do anything. (Can’t or lazy?). I had no choice but to proceed to the “customer service counter” and only to get the same answer..”Gate close..can’t do anything…please take the next flight”. The best thing was my current ticket was forfeited because they have closed the bloody gate..way before departure time. A few of us suffered the same fate. The guy t the counter did not even apologize to us, even a bit. I can see the words “Fuck off already” on his face.
Having no other options (can’t go back since I he booked the hotel and everything), I went to the sales I counter and paid another RM229 for the ticket. (And I wonder why I can’t use the existing ticket for the next flight..at least try to make me happy….)
Where got? #$!@#$!#$!#$! The lady at the sales counter “advised” me to come 3 hours before departure time for international flight…mahai, what kind of bullshit is this???
Air Asia definitely has left a bad impression, on my virgin flight with the air carrier some more…how cool is that? Fuck you Air Asia…mo#$@@F84930g piece of sh*t…..And what is the point of having a customer service counter there…Just put a recording machine with some text there saying “Your ticket has been forfeited for this flight, please proceed to the ticketing counter to get a ticket for the next flight. Thank you for flying with Air Asia, the best low cost carrier in the world” (“best” my ass…best among the worst..maybe but I still don’t believe that)
After 40+ minutes in the air, I finally arrived at Changi airport. I was given a big ass map of Singapore…really huge map..(quite ironic as the country is so small… the map has another function…it can be used as a skirt by wrapping yourself up…useful tool to bring to the Casino..in case you lose everything there..) I bought the tourist pass (SGD 8 per day) which would allow me to spam the usage of the MRT and Buses. Earlier on, I have booked a room at Hotel Bencoolen..I thought it would be a below average hotel….but when I opened the door to my room, it was quite ok.
I took a nice warm shower before lying on my queen sized bed, releasing all my anger on Air Asia as I type the first part of the entry. I decided to take a short rest and a shelter from the hot sun in the icy cold hotel room (set the air-cond to the lowest..16 degree celcius)….I can survive the Siberian winter, but will instantly melt at 27 degree Celsius…
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
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By Jay Busbee
Follow Jay Busbee on Twitter at @jaybusbee.
You can use a golf club for all kinds of non-golfy purposes -- walking stick, fishing rod, club, to name three. And now we can add to that list -- firestarter.
Over the weekend, a golfer's routine swing in the rough at the Shady Canyon Golf Course in Irvine, Calif., struck a rock. Not so different from the way you play, right? Only this time, the impact caused a spark, and the spark set off a blaze that eventually covered 25 acres, according to the Steven Buck, General Manager of Shady Canyon Golf Course, and required the efforts of 150 Orange County firefighters, writes the Associated Press.
Wow. And I felt bad the time I shanked a ball through the window of a house too close to the fairway. That was nothing compared to this!
The golfer's name is being withheld, which is probably for the best, and no charges are going to be filed. Fortunately, it all could have been much worse. As it was, the blaze required both helicopters and on-the-ground crews.
The conditions were ripe for a blaze, with dry brush from a recent heat wave just waiting for the right spark. Like, say, one caused by metal on rock.
And now, your turn. This is going to inspire a raft of bad Sportscenter-esque "When we say he set the course on fire, he really set the course on fire!" jokes. So let's get ahead of the curve. Best bad golf-and-fire-related pun in the comments wins a round of applause. Go!
Photo credit: Thanks to Zach Bates
Author's remark: Speechless...
Friday, 20 August 2010
Among them were PAS's Kuala Selangor member of parliament Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad, who, twitting from the proceedings, described the conduct of the MACC lawyer Abdul Razak Musa, as "baffling".
“Can't take the stupidity of ridiculous questioning from the prosecutor [sic]... baffling... imagine this joker gonna be a judge one day," he remarked.
Dzulkefly was clearly not the only one questioning Razak's conduct during the proceeding, which among others tried to raise doubts on Pornthip’s credibility by asking her whether she had testified in any court outside of Thailand prior to the inquest.
But the questioning threatened to border on humour when Razak, in his attempt to raise doubts about the renowned forensic expert's academic qualification, declared that she was not qualified as a forensic expert in Malaysia because the Mahidol University from which she graduated "was not recognised by the Malaysian government".
In response, Pornthip (left) told the inquest that her university was among the top five in Asia and delivered a rebuttal to silence an enthusiastic Razak.
"You have to understand. I work for the rights of the dead, not the Selangor government," she said, drawing applause from those in the room.
On Pornthip's conclusion that there were strangulation marks on Teoh's neck, Razak pointed out that Teoh could have strangled himself as the other four doctors had found no such evidence. When Teoh's lawyer Gobind Singh Deo asked Razak to demonstrate how one could strangle himself, Razak quickly obliged, only to draw more jeers.
"Did my learned friend just say he strangled himself?” quipped Gobind, drawing another big burst of laughter from court.
Razak then accused Pornthip of having the intention to attack the MACC, to which Pornthip replied she had supported her report with scientific arguments.
The fighthing mood in Pornthip finally gave way, with her throwing a questioning at Razak whether he was a lawyer, to which Razak referred to their age difference, saying although he was younger than her, he had 24 years of experience as a lawyer.
Teoh was the political secretary to Selangor executive councillor Ean Yong Hian Wah, and was found dead on the fifth floor of Plaza Masalam in Shah Alam on July 16 last year, shortly after being interrogated by MACC at its office on the 14th floor of the same building.
Today's appearance by Dr Pornthip was her second at the inquest. The hearing was later adjourned, leaving the likes of Dzulkefly to wonder whether he had been attending a murder inquest or a comic sketch.
“I've enough comedy for a year! Thanks to this joker," he twitted about Razak.
Bravo...another showcase of stupidity....I almost laughed to death in the office when I read the news....Malaysia Boleh...
Monday, 9 August 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Who's up to setting up PerXasa???
With condition: You must look like, act like and talk like the fellas above...sorry DPM..
PERJASA -opposite of the above.. a non bumiputra pressure group to counter against Perkasa..
Photo credit: Malaysiakini and Google