Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Now For Arsenal's Scalp (Updated)

Tonight's the night. The start to Champions' League title defence. Manchester United will host Arsenal tonight at Old Trafford for the 1st leg of the 2nd semi-final. (The 1st semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea played at the Nou Camp ended in a scoreless draw).

Tonight's the night for MU's defence to show what they are made of. MU's defence must be on full alert and cut off all of Arsenal's build-ups. Arsenal will be going on the offensive from the first whistle as promised by Arsene Wenger. MU's Rio Ferdinand and partner in defence, Nemanja Vidic, have to show the Arsenal's strike force who's the boss here. And as Arsenal's Emmanuel Adebayor said, Vidic is the toughest defender there is and who is also capable of scoring goals.

Tonight's the night for MU's midfield to show what they are made of. They have to marshall the midfield with authority and force their presence unto Arsenal. They have to fight for every ball as if their lives depended on it. They have to help the defence to cut off all of Arsenal's build-ups and at the same time supply the forwards with ammos after ammos. They have to be unrelenting in their quest.

Tonight's the night for MU's forwards to show what they are made of. They have to shake off the attentions from Arsenal's defence and try very hard to put away chances that come their way and try not to waste too many. They have to be clinical in their finishing, otherwise they could be punished by Arsenal. 

So tonight's the night for Manchester United FC to show what they are made of. Arsenal are by no means a pushover, so come rain or shine, MU have to see off their challenge and comes out victorious. That's the only result acceptable. CIAO!

Updates : 
Manchester United 1 - Arsenal 0
John O'Shea scored the lone goal in the first half to take MU to the Emirates for the return leg next Wednesday.

Monday, April 27, 2009

RPK's Call For Boycott Of Mamaks

Whenever one speaks or thinks about Mamaks, the first thing that comes to mind is inevitably nasi kandar. Nasi kandar has been synonymous with Mamaks for so long (especially in Penang Island) that one is not wrong for thinking so. But then, there are more to Mamaks than just nasi kandar. The Mamak community has established themselves in other businesses as well, notably in money-changing, mini-marts and jewellery shops, just to name a few. Quite recently, Mamaks have even ventured into the budget-hotel business. From these, we can gather that Mamaks are an enterprising and business-savvy lot.

So, the call by RPK to boycott Mamaks, based on actions of a few NGOs associated to Mamaks, is..........timely? "NO! NO! NO!", so says NutzeyWagen. He has been boycotting everything associated with Mamaks soon after the March08 GE, when the call for a boycott was first made. He has even refrained from any business dealings with Mamaks (what's losing a few hundreds or thousands of RMs by sticking to his action compared to those that don't?). Now there has been talks of a third round of boycott.....WAIT! WHAT IS THIS? A THIRD ROUND? There shouldn't be any third round. There is only ONE ROUND! The boycott should be an on-going process since day one when the boycott was first called for. Oh! All you HYPOCRITES! Yes, you heard right! Those that purportedly supported the boycott are mostly hypocrites. On one hand they supported the boycott, but on the other they PATRONISED the Mamaks' outlets. Yes, some who purportedly supported the call for boycott had been seen patronising Mamaks' outlets especially the nasi kandar outlets. If that is not HYPOCRITICAL, then tell me what is?
Then there are those who only boycotted the Mamaks when the issue is hot, but once things cooled down, they are back at the Mamaks in droves. Aaarrrrrggh..........!!! (Hangat-hangat tahi ayam, they are). Those guilty of these facts know who and what they are. What happened to your resolves? Where are your conscience?
As it is, the Mamaks are now even brazenly threatening to withdraw their support for BN unless the Mamaks are given a Senatorship. (NST, Monday, April 27, 2009, Page 13) But then, that's a matter for BN to resolve. We'll wait and see what happens.

In conclusion, is NutzeyWagen's and like-minded people's all year round, come rain or shine boycott of everything under the sky that are Mamaks', an act in futility? CIAO!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

8 vs 1 Crazy Car Chase

8 California Highway Police patrol cars chased after a lone crazy lady driver in a Scion in Orange County, California. She managed to keep the police at bay, going in circles at times, for an hour before being apprehended. Click on the link to watch the crazy car chase.

This is the most all of us see of a car chase, ie, on screen. Have any seen a real live car chase unfolding right in front of your eyes? The answer is most probably NO, but bear in mind and be alert if you ever do and catch it all on video, come rain or shine, and share the experience. CIAO!

Fun With Puns

Below are sentences that make clever use of puns to communicate ambiguity. If you had paid attention in English classes, you would most likely enjoy them. Here goes:

01. The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference, who acquired his size from too much pi.

02. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.

03. She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.

04. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turn out to be an optical Aleutian.

05. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

06. A football fan wondered why the ball kept getting bigger. Then it hit him.

07. A small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to hospital. When his grandmother phoned to enquire about his condition, a nurse said, "No change yet."

08. The short fortune-teller who escaped from prison was a small medium at large.

09. The man who survived mustard gas and pepper spray attacks is now a seasoned veteran.

10. A backward poet writes inverse.

11. When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

12. A hole has been found on the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.

13. In democracy, it's your vote that counts. In feudalism, it's your count that votes.

14. A one-handed man is crossing the road to get to the second-hand shop.

15. A dog gave birth to puppies by the road and was cited for littering.

16. Two silkworms had a race. They ended up in a tie.

17. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

18. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

19. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.

20. No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

21. Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway. One hat said to the other, "You stay here, I'll go on a head."

22. A sign on the lawn at a drug rehab centre: "Keep Off The Grass".

23. Atheism is a non-prophet organisation.

24. Don't join dangerous cults; Practice safe sects.

25. The most important part of a car is the nut that holds the steering-wheel.

Hope you had had fun and enjoyed reading them as much as I do posting them. Do you have any favourite? Personally, mine is the last one and I quote it often. Have a nice day, come rain or shine. CIAO!

Monday, April 20, 2009

1 Gone, 2 More To Go

Well, well, it seems Manchester United FC is not 'really' interested in the FA Cup. It is more for blooding new, young talents in their ranks. It can clearly be seen from the obviously understrength team paraded for the tie against Everton FC in the 2nd semi-final of the FA Cup played yesterday. Only 5 regulars were named for the match, namely centre-backs Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, central midfielder Anderson, right midfielder Ji-sung Park and forward Carlos Tevez. Reserves who started were Ben Foster between the post, wing-backs the Brazilian twins, Rafael and Fabio da Silva, central midfielder Darent Gibson, forwards Frederico Macheda and Danny Welbeck who played at left midfield. As Sir Alex Ferguson said before, the FA Cup is a chance for his young charges to prove themselves worthy of 1st team places. 
But still, the young players proved themselves worthy for holding out the resurgent full-strength Everton team to a goalless draw till extra time. Along the way they missed a few golden opportunities to put the ball into the net. They were even denied a clear penalty in the 2nd half when Welbeck was brought down in the box. Occasionally they were finding difficulties in breaching Everton's defence but still did give them a few scary moments.
At the back, both Ferdinand and Vidic were outstanding in holding off Everton's numerous attacks, which were quite unrelenting. But in the end, all this came to nought when luck ran out on them in the lottery of penalty kicks.
Now Man Utd must pull themselves together to face the challenges ahead in their defence of both the BPL and Champions' League. So come rain or shine, Man Utd might still strike the jackpot yet again. CIAO!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

MU's Invincibility

Time goes by oh so slowly when you're eagerly anticipating for a certain event to arrive. Excitedly waiting for tomorrow - Sunday, April 19th and 10:30pm local time to be exact - to arrive. That is when the invincible Manchester United FC, champions of England, Europe and the World, will take on Everton FC in the second semi-final of the English FA Cup at Wembley Stadium.

This season Manchester United FC is on track for 5 trophies. Already the Club World Cup and Carling Cup are in the bag. MUFC has one hand on the English BPL, leading the league table by 1 point ahead of nearest rival Liverpool FC but with 1 game in hand. The league is getting more exciting now as it nears it tail-end with Chelsea FC still challenging, but the bet is on MUFC retaining the league for a third consecutive season, and that would be 3 in the bag.

Comes tomorrow, MUFC will take on outsiders Everton FC in the FA Cup's second semi-final to decide the second finalist to take on either Chelsea/Arsenal in the final. Well, the bet here is again on MUFC making the final and another cup in sight when it disposes its' rival. That would be 4 in the bag.

Then comes the Champions' League 1st leg semi-final against Arsenal at the end of this month. After MUFC had disposed of Arsenal in the 2 legs semi-final, either Barcelona/Chelsea will stand in its' way to an unprecedented 5 trophies in 1 season. Here again, neither Barca nor Chelsea is going to stop the marauding Red Devils.

Wow! 5 trophies in a season for Manchester United FC the Invincible. That would be a new benchmark. Arrogance? That's the mark of a champion. Those who attain success are those who crave it, come rain or shine! CIAO!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Proton Ridiculed

Once again, the issue of Proton being ridiculed has cropped up again. This time round the culprit is from the British motoring show Top Gear with its' equally British host, the lop-sided, twisted-brain, British-superiority Jeremy Clarkson. As far as my mind serves me, TG/JC had been ridiculing and mocking car marques from outside the EU, making disparaging remarks with their twisted so-called British-superior minds since time immaterial. Now come on, can all these marques from outside the EU be that bad till they don't even warrant an accolade or two, a pat on the back for a job well done? Well, that seems to be the case with TG/JC, reserving praises and thumbs-up only for those marques from the EU and nary a good word for those outside of it. Oh, lest I forget, JC really hates Chevrolet, Dodge and Chrysler, all American marques. By all means, criticise if need be, but praise where praise is due; not criticise for the sake of criticising, as is now.

Click the link below for the ridiculous comments:

Now comes the inevitable question. Are British car marques any better from those outside the EU? Better in terms of safety, technology, reliability, maintenance cost, affordability, accountability, sustainability etc? A question that begs to be asked, "Who owns Lotus today?".

Now back to TG/JC. All said and done, I must admit that I really enjoy their show shown on air and found it... interesting, to say the least. Really! I love how they make monkeys out of themselves, their twisted-no-brain craps, fumbling with latest gadgets (and at times not so latest ones), with their equally twisted-no-brain audience (obviously British too) lapping up each and every stupid and ridiculous 'noise' made. Ponder on it! They might be taught a lesson yet, come rain or shine. CIAO!


Sorry about the time shown on my first posting. It was in GMT-8hrs. Should be GMT+8hrs. Like I've said earlier, I'm new here, still trying to learn more on settings etc. So much for now, till another time, come rain or shine. BTW, time zone had been adjusted. CIAO!


Still new, doesn't really know what to post yet. Will be filling in all relevant info when I'm free, I mean really free. So till then, hang on in there guys. Seriously as of now, I still can't seem to figure out how all this work, but with time, come rain or shine, I'll learn more on them and make my blog interesting and worth your while visiting. So until then, CIAO!