Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Goodbye..Paul "The Psychic" Octopus....

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BERLIN (AFP) – Paul the octopus, who shot to fame during this year's football World Cup in South Africa for his flawless record in predicting game outcomes, has died, his aquarium in Germany said on Tuesday.

"Management and staff at the Oberhausen Sea Life Centre were devastated to discover that oracle octopus Paul, who achieved global renown during the recent World Cup, had passed away overnight," the aquarium said in a sombre statement.

"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."

God's game...

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Singapore Day 4.....

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).

After that, I went to Vivo city, the "largest shopping mall" in Singapore...(Malaysians, be proud, our midvalley megamall, one utama..etc are much larger). The most interesting thing in the building is the roof garden, filled with artificial lake/pool....I'm pretty sure if they do it in Malaysia, we will have leaskage everywhere, just loook at our most important building for democracy...

Initially I was planning head over to Sentosa Island, but there was a huge crowd there and it rained a bit that day. Feeling lazy and tired, I took the MRT back to my hotel.

People first government???

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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

New Proton Inspira..what'ya think?

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...

Anything is possible in Malaysia....Malaysia Boleh!!!

Monday, 4 October 2010

Singapore Day 3.....

The heat came back to haunt me on day three. It was just like day one, if not hotter. Today I spammed the use of the MRT service and took a ride to almost every station. How I wish Malaysia has the same effective and reliable public transport system like Singapore. Apart from coming ON TIME (read this KTMB Management..), the station also plays some interesting music to inform you that the train is arriving at the station...(btw... the song sucks...) And most importantly, it wasn't as crowded as the tin can trains in Malaysia....

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).

Mooncake festival decoration

oldest Indian temple in Singapore

Buddha Tooth Temple (Direct Translation)

I don't see any tooth there...

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.

Bonzai garden

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...