Thursday, April 26, 2007

Last Gasp Winner.....

Thank you Rooney! It was a game that was so high pulsed right from the kick-off to the final whistle. Well, the Rs did it again. This time it was Wayne Rooney who stole the limelight from Christiano Ronaldo. Watching it in the office with the guys as usual. Some sectors were Liverpool, some Chelsea, but most of us were the members of the Red Army. We were rallying our boys to grab that last minute winner. The scoreline was tied at 2-2. Goals from Ronaldo (5'), Kaka' (22') & (37') and Rooney's equaliser in the (59'). The pressure was beginning to pile up and Milan already have a 2 goal advantage going into the San Siro. The wonder boy delivered when it mattered the most. Rooney did it with sheer magnificence. It was a goal that one will find it hard to forget, looking at the circumstances. The final scoreline was Man Utd 3 AC Milan 2. Anyway, now it is all about holding the Milan defence in San Siro and grabbing an early goal to ensure our route to the final. Our first final in the last 8 years.

Anyway, more over the weekend. Will be going back to Melaka. We're having a small birthday celebration for the old boy. Possibly some pics to be updated this time. It has been a while since I posted some pictures.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Man Utd....

Man Utd should have beaten Boro over the weekend. I knew we were heading to victory after the first goal by Richardson. But when Ferdinand got injured, I thought to myself. Why now? Damn! It was his injury that allowed Viduka to equalise. Anyway, that is football. Well, now we have only 12 fit first-team worthy players. Can we win the treble? I will still say we can, provided we continue to play how we played throughout the season. Every game has to be played as if it is final of the UEFA Champions League game.

Well, I only hope and pray that we do not suffer any more injuries - because any more injuries will only damage our entire campaign plans.

Now that we have that out of the way, lets talk about the PFA Players awards. For the first time in 30 years, the accolades of PFA Player of the Year and PFA Young Player of the Year went to the same recipient.
CHRISTIANO RONALDO. The lad has been a real joy to watch throughout this season. The way he freaks the living daylights out of goalkeepers, defenders and midfielders with his ever so frequent step-overs and sprints.

Notably, in the PFA Dream Team of the Year, 8 players in the team were from
Man Utd, namely: Edwin van der Sar, Gary Neville, Nemanja Vidic, Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Christiano Ronaldo, Steven Gerrard, Didier Drogba & Dimitar Berbatov. Do I need to say more?

Glory Glory Man Utd!

Friday, April 20, 2007

A Year Older....damn!

Well, another year has passed. Getting older, hopefully wiser. It has truly been an interesting year. I'm sure this year will be the same as well. A lot of events to look forward to. I hope and pray everything goes according to plan.

As I was reminiscing my past birthdays, an article that I was reading yesterday struck me. I still remember how 'whacky' birthdays used to be. I remember smearing birthday boys with eggs, flour and water. A deadly concoction which sticks on your hair and school uniform for days if not soaked in hot water and soap instantly. It was fun though. Everyone got it. No one was spared. Boys from 4 / 5 Science 6 from St.Michael's Institution, Ipoh should be able to testify to this. Anyway, a year older is what we will all go through. So lets not complain about how older we get or how much of wrinkles we are seeing on our faces or how forgetful we are becoming, but think of how precious life is and how lucky we are to experience life for a whole new year. Remember, life is short. Enjoy it to the best!

A good read:
Since every year of age can be seen as a minor transition, this can be accompanied by some traditional initiation rite such as a birthday spanking, after which the honoree may in some traditions receive a "pinch to grow an inch." It is also traditional in schools in some areas of Britain to 'bump' people on their birthday. This involves them being hoisted face up by arms and legs and allowed to fall; pulling on the limbs restrains the fall so that the victim does not quite hit the ground. This is repeated for the number of the times when equaled to their birthday age. On one last hoist the celebrant is often allowed to fall to the ground on their backs. A less painful way is to be lifted in the air while sitting on a chair. Then the last lift is usually made higher than the others.

A similar tradition in schools are 'birthday beats' or 'birthday bashings' in which the birthday child receives a number of punches on their arm that equals their age (for example, 14 punches on the arm for a 14-year-old). Usually it is followed with a 'one for luck' punch which tends to be harder than the rest. Birthday beats are not often malicious but sometimes can be considered bullying and may ruin a child's special day. All hits can be given either on the day of the birthday, or the day following the birthday (in which case it would be called "belated birthday beats").

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Glory Glory Man Utd!

Any ManUtd fan who did not watch the game early this morning is unworthy to call him/herself an MU fan. The game was AWESOME! Manchester United 7 and AS Roma 1. Yes, it is not a typo. 7-1 was the scoreline. Manchester United won with an aggregate of 8-3 to book ourselves a place with the Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League. Braces by Carrick & Ronaldo and singles by Rooney, Smith and Evra. What a night it was at Old Trafford - where dreams do come true. The Theatre of Dreams was again the venue for yet another glorious win for the Red Devils.

I was watching it in the office with a group of ardent football fans - some Liverpools (Raj & Kamal), Chelsea (Rems) and my fellow warriors of the Red Army (Shamsuri & Jay). We were the 'so-called' underdogs going into the 2nd leg of the QF match-up. But after the first goal, I had this gut feeling that we were going into the semis. The forthcoming goals after that, pretty much silenced the duo (Raj & Kamal). Hehehehehe!!

While we were glued to the tele, my friend Mark who is on work in Manchester, smses me and tells me that he is watching the game at Old Trafford. Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!! To make things even more irritating, he is an Arsenal fan. Damn! How lucky some people are.

A new star is born in the midfields of the Red Devils - Michael Carrick. An awesome display by Giggs and Ronaldo. I believe, they mastered the entire attack for Man Utd. We hope to see the same performances in all three tournaments (Premiership, FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League) from the Devils.

Glory Glory Man Utd!

Monday, April 09, 2007


He Is Risen! What a celebration! Easter is such a meaningful celebration, because Jesus Christ died for all our sins and rose again 3 days later. You see, there is Crucifixion & Resurrection - how on earth did Easter bunnies and Chocolate covered eggs find its way to Easter. There is no meaning whatsoever. I hate it whenever such meaningful celebrations are commercialised. Anyway, that is Easter. He came, He died (for our sins) and He rose again. Thank you Jesus for giving us new life.

Anyway, the entire weekend, [which started on Friday for me], has ended. I am back @ work. It is so strange, the entire week of work moves ever so slowly, but the weekend, just ends in a second. Arrrggghhhh! Anyway, I am so proud of myself for completing the time of Lent without any consumption of alcohol. I vowed that I will not drink any alcohol throughout the Lent. I managed to do it. But, just to take it further, I will not drink for one more week. It was a good 46 days without any alcohol. You guys should try it too - we need to detox every once in a while you know.

More tomorrow. I will be visiting Ah Meng, my VW specialist in the morning. The beauty will be going in for a full restoration soon. So, till that happens, need to compile some ideas, get the engine running well and so on. So, tomorrow for a regular check up.

Cheers fellers!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yummy Yummy!

I am in Melaka today. Just got back for the Easter weekend. It was a rather fast drive. We left Sec.14 at approx 7.30am and we reached our house in Melaka @ 8.55am. It wasn't jammed, so I enjoyed the morning drive. Upon arriving, I had to go to the Church to get the songs done. I am doing P&W trow. So, I am planning to introduce a new song. {Please click on the link below to watch the music video}. One of the most meaningful Easter songs I have ever come across [thanks Ems]. Upon getting the PPS done in Church got back to have lunch. Now, this was awesome. Mum cooked : Sambal assam pedas fish, frech beans with prawns, rassam, papaddam and some lime pickle. Awesome, simply awesome! I ate and ate and ate. It was so delicious. It is true that one does not appreciate the best of home cooked meals, until he/she leaves home for a while.

Anyway, we have P&W practice later today. I've got 2 other musicians helping me out - a bassist and a drummer. So, that's all for now. More later tonight.

This Is Becoming A Habit...Got To Blog More

Hello everyone, I know it has been a while. I have been really busy with work, church and all. Anyway, I will make it point to blog as often as I can from now on. It is Rems birthday today, last night we had a small 'do' @ t-Club in Bangsar. It was fun. Almost all the guys from work came by. Had a lot to eat and drink. I couldn't drink because I am on Lent. Can only 'break fast' after Easter Day (Sunday).

My sister (Shobie Shobs) told me that I need to keep updating my blog as she reads it. Wow! Lol! She is going to be pissed at this. Anyway, I will try my best to update my daily doings and reporting more interesting outings I have been doing. Some of the stuff to look forward to is the Miri International Jazz Festival which I am going for in May. Jam and I are true jazz fans. So, this is an opportunity which I am not going to miss. Will tell you more soon.