Thursday, August 04, 2016

My Review on the NEXX XG100 Purist White

Wore it on a Sunday ride of 233km around Penang Island. Tested it along the highways, the Penang first bridge (not so strong winds but with open sea left and right), the Teluk Bahang-Balik Pulau hill curves, the busy Georgetown area, the ride on the road along the seaside, and also...carrying the helmet around the world heritage area and Esplanade G'town Festival on 31st July 2016. Was with the helmet from 9am to 12am.


The helmet is surprisingly light. It feels sturdy, I did not get that pain at the back of the neck when speeding on the highways (the issue with the upright riding of the Scrambler Ducati). 
Now, on the hills of Teluk Bahang-Balik Pulau, the open faced helmet I used to wear had more visibility of the corners and curves. I was a bit wary of the disadvantage of a full faced helmet for me personally, however, this proved to be a non-issue. My mind did not create any anxiety nor did I lose any focus when taking on the continuous curves of the hills. As usual, it was, “Alaa…dah habis??” as I reached the foothill.

The first time I wore it and turn on the engine of my bike, I did not recognize the sound that came out from my bike. Pretty snug. I am used to using an open face helmet, so it took some time to get used to a full faced helmet. But I'm always excited whenever I'm out for a ride so, it was just a few minutes to get used to it :)

pillion bidan terjun.
i look like i've been out all day. coconut vanilla ice cream.
12th hour of outing.
Then I had the concern of not being able to hear the pillion at the back, tested it later during the day, it turned out I had no problem hearing my friend and she hearing me (i didn't have to shout any louder than when wearing an open faced). Amazing. It dampens the sound of your surroundings, sufficient enough for you to still listen to oncoming vehicles and the person sitting behind you. Cool.

When speeding on the highways and riding on the bridge (with expected winds from the open sea), I could hear the wind, of course, but not that continuous buzzing sound pressing on your ears. The design at the chin area (and the smooth solid paint of the whole helmet) splits the wind in a way that it passes smoothly by your ears (imagine soft silk and Yuna's Crush playing).

Man, it was a beautiful ride that Sunday.

Now, I wear a head scarf and a tudung bawai pulak tu… I've tried Bell Bullitt a few times before but the material inside it somehow, ripped the scarf off my head when I took the helmet off. Habis tercabut pin kerongsang bagai. (yea, LoL moment i had with my friends). Frust!

Nexx XG100 however, while it is snug but the material inside is probably smoother so and I just need to readjust my head scarf a little after I took the helmet off. No issue. Thank God, coz, it was a gamble, I just bought this helmet off the internet (Urban Rider) as it is not available in Malaysia. Otherwise, I would have spent like what…rm2k..r3k on a Bell Bullitt tak pasai2.

So yea, I love this helmet. The purist solid white paint, I’m gonna sharpie wise words around the edges of the helmet. Anyone would like to contribute?

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Making A Wish.

My crowd is too defensive or blank for yours truest.
Please, impress me with your talk, knowledge, be cleverer than me by all means, don't be too modest. Challenge my stance, move me to agree with you. Have a conversation with me. I need that to be alive.

But keep in mind, small minds talk about other people. 

To be or not to be? To be.

27 Things You Need To Do b4 You Settle Down

Inspiring. Regardless b4 or after settling down. You should be able to reward yourself and not feel guilty about it. Even if rewarding yourself here means working for a goal that seems to be only about you. But reaching that goal actually gets you in touch with yourself and then, believe it, will raise your confidence to face more challenges. Oh, there will always be bigger challenges.

Watahel, they won't understand. It's like talking to a wall. Almost literally, blank eyes unable to respond. *cricket sounds* They'd say i don't understand them instead. Some would start praying for a wedding kompang for me.

I mean, yes, share your whole life with other people, I know that is you on auto pilot right now. But once in a while, just don't forget who you were, don't lose yourself. You can agree with finding romance back into a relationship, it's the same, find yourself back, something that makes you, you.

Also remember this, on my birthday, pray for my health n happiness. Not specifically for me to 'semoga cepat2 kawen'. I'd rather you pray for heaven for me. That's the bigger thing in life. Not getting married. Whatever you think I am missing, frankly, it is a choice.

Monday, July 07, 2014

My testimonial on Jus Annona

If she didn't ask, I wouldn't have noticed. Coz it feels so natural that to frown a question wondering why is just not natural. After almost 3 weeks consistently taking a dose of jus annona in d morning on an empty stomach, the most obvious change I'm feeling is no more that dragging lethargic feeling in d evening after work. Used to feel it everyday, n used to blame the hot n wet malaysian weather for it.
I can't remember exactly when my energy was improved, but I did notice that after a day of fasting on a fine hot day of Monday this week, I was still pumped for a 2hr session of badminton with the girls at 9pm-11pm. I guess I was pretty 'excited' around the court, my chondromalacia knee condition gave me a visit d very next day n im still in recovery mode since. Nevermind that but this just goes to say that, my energy really improved!

One more thing, I have been wondering about my sleep on d day before yesterday. It was d best quality of sleep I have ever felt since at least the last 4 or 5 months or longer.. I'm talking about sleeping without me waking myself up when I tossed n turn around the bed. Yes, I'm that sleeper. How sad. Very bad quality of sleep.

So I woke up on Wednesday morning before the heart attack from the alarm clock going off, opened my eyes and the thing that immediately came to my mind was, 'My God, what a sleep..'

'See, my brain and my body woke up in sync. How awesome is that. However, instead of getting straight up off of the bed, I pressed myself back to steal a little snoozing time because, because I just wanted to feel that awesome sleep again. I managed to doze off though without the same effect, may be because of the rare endorphin flowing in d morning from d good night's sleep (Yes, I was so sure there were endorphins) or just God saying,"Yo hey, dat's enough get cho' ass up!"

Other than that, yes during the first week of taking d juice, one thing for sure was there were a lot of sweating, even on my face. A lot. I was bathing like 3 times a day that weekend. Definitely the body getting rid of the toxins. Speaking of toxins, doing the number 2 now also feels fuller, like making full use of the process. Never thought I'd be feeling this about that after taking the juice because I have usually been fine in that department before.

I did a little interview with my mom earlier today, asking if she's felt any difference after taking the juice. Well, her response is positive, no lethargy or less I'm not sure because when she doesn't feel tired she tends to push herself to the limit... a retired working class syndrome I guess. Also, she is subsequently taking another supplement which also boosts her energy. But one thing for sure she said, her constant clinging heartburn and acid indigestion problems are now...significantly reduced! I know my mom, she has this really bad acid indigestion+heartburn+winds in her body n if it's not attacking her it is a constance within her. So now, she noticed that she hasn't felt those winds in these few days. And that is good news!

Now my dad, I could only observed. Moving on after my mom I went to check with him next but he was not in the right condition. He was on a chair unscrewing, drilling screwing the old curtains to new blinds on 4 big window panels at home. So, doing what I should, I was handing him d screws n head screws instead.
See earlier this year my dad has been on the borderline of hypertension diagnosis. The very obvious symptom is lethargy. He spent more hours into his sleeping time than he usually did last year. The usual being the heavenly afternoon naps. But these days, this week to be more precise, both of them have even been skipping their afternoon naps. They've been hyper. My mom called me up this morning, from a DIY store, telling me that there's breakfast ready if I cared to make a detour to their place otw to work. (Of course I did!) So, the rest of the day time my dad has been unhanging the old curtains n hanging the new blinds and while on his usual afternoon nap time frame he sped to another hardware shop to squeeze a glass job done on a totally different project! Knowing him, this is hyper in the physical n mental context. He is 65!

And we all have been taking the juice. One thing in common for us is more sweating than usual which is good yes. It's pretty logical that the effects are different for all of us which makes it more valuable and interesting to me. My parents moods have definitely been lighter much. I understood that it improves serotonin absorption in the brain. Me, I've had a few swings but maybe bcoz of the pmsing period. Nobody was harmed during the process (I don't think so..other than myself maybe) so that's a different story.

So thank God for His blessings in our taking this supplement juice from one of His creation's extracts, through the hard and continous efforts of my dear friend, Ony, this is one of your jewels. On this miracle supplement, Jus Annona, this is my testimonial for you. And thank you for asking, else I wouldn't have noticed ;) .

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone

Long time due. A song that reminds me of someone, is not particularly my real life personal selection of someone, but from a feel good movie played by a tragic someone;


Lucky me to have been alive as a teenager when this movie came out. Patrick Verona wasn't your typical bad boy and Kat Stratford wasn't your typical leading lady. Any other teen-flicks are just, 'Not Another Teen Movie' type with typical plots. Not 'Rebel Without a Cause', nor 'Cruel Intentions' or 'She's All That', nothing, really compares to '10 Things I Hate About You'.  

He reintroduced this song to the teenagers and young adults. Dude so cool I'm still singing this song to his version instead of lauryn hill's.

Enjoy - 

Kat Stratford: I guess in this society, being male and an asshole makes you worthy of our time.
What a feminist. lol.

Patrick: Someone still has her panties in a twist.
Kat Stratford: Don't, for one minute, think that you had any effect whatsoever on my panties.
Patrick: Then what did I have an effect on?
Kat Stratford: Other than my upchuck reflex, nothing.

Walter Stratford: My insurance does not cover PMS!
Kat Stratford: Well then, tell them I had a seizure.

Patrick: It's not everyday you find a girl who'll flash someone to get you out of detention.

Kat Stratford: Tell me something true.
Patrick: Something true... I hate peas.
Kat Stratford: No, something real, something no one else knows.
Patrick: Okay, you're sweet, and sexy, and completely hot for me.


Monday, June 16, 2014


This is not my typical entry, but I think this is also not a typical Taylor Swift. Besides looking gorgeous and delivering a power performance, Taylor Swift looks like the one who had the most fun during this event, including with the models, the men were just looking. lol. Gosh, their legs are really up to here (neck)!

Here,  she's really having fun,huh. #jealousmuch? maybe.

Now, I kinda recall, reading somewhere, that that something-something, is, hmm...?

I want to wake up to this, every morning. Smiling silly.

I had a bad case of fever on Yuna's first home coming concert in Penang. It was dreadful enough for me to function, my brain couldn't overcome the thought of, "it seemed like I couldn't remember what it was like to feel well.." But once the live electric guitar of Kyoto Project came to life, the vibrations shot through every cell, waking my nerves and my body forgot the sickness, and so was I, came back to life.  

I had a period of melancholy once. I knew it would drag me down to depression. At this moment of my life, I would say that I have not reached that period, but if I were to describe it then, I would certainly have categorized my case as being depressed. My brain kept trying to remedy me out of the case but the heart wants what the heart wants just as the heart feels what the heart feels yeah, so there I was, shutting down my facebook account, wallowing in me, myself and I. And then I listened to Yuna. The ones, before she sounds all too tribal-harmony for my taste nowadays. The ones where she renders heartbreak and happiness, fears and frustrations, infatuation and love in a melody that is deep, dark but combine that with her voice, strangely becoming therapeutic to my well being, bringing both the heart and the brain in sync for the recovery. They still are my go to recovery choice whenever I, at times, wonder around the edge of that territory again, not a spa and massage, not a hot bath in a tub, but Yuna's songs.

      "In high defenition, I'm dreaming of you
      With my disposition, I'm losing my cool
      With my everything, I'd give anything to be with you.."

Opera. I cannot handle this genre. It is too overwhelming. Always telling the human emotions in the deepest possible way, be it of sorrow or despair, it always sounds so tragic. Be it of triumphant or about love and happiness, these genre will just raise me to a point where it gets too overwhelmed, a content too heavy to hold and I'd eventually breakdown. I hate breaking down. It still did not help me from having hit with the same effect when I attended the Beauty and The Beast the musical, although it wasn't exactly an Opera. But, the sensation it triggers is just too raw but yet too fine to dislike, I just have to have a dose of Opera once in a while. Tell me if this rendition of O Mio Babbino Caro isn't too overwhelming, and, Broadway has to be made available in Penang (or Kulim, why not??) on a permanent basis.

And then, there are some songs that just makes my day, probably like a quick dosage of C17H21NO4 for good feeling. Add another one to this list is Paramore's Still Into YouThis song got me smiling silly. Makes me forget the heavy topics in my head. Is it the guitar or the lyrics or the way hayley sings it? You know, I don't know. Didn't I say this song makes me forget the heavy topics in my head?

      "I should be over all the butterflies
      but I'm into you, I'm into you
      Let them wonder how we got this far
      Coz I don't really need to wonder at all.."

Enjoy: Paramore's Still Into You

Can't count the years on one hand
That we've been together
I need the other one to hold you
Make you feel, make you feel better

It's not a walk in the park
To love each other
But when our fingers interlock,
Can't deny, can't deny you're worth it
'Cause after all this time I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)

Let 'em wonder how we got this far
'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time I'm still into you

Recount the night that
I first met your mother
And on the drive back to my house
I told you that, I told you that I loved ya

You felt the weight of the world
Fall off your shoulder
And to your favorite song
We sang along to the start of forever
And after all this time I'm still into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let 'em wonder how we got this far
'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time I'm still into you

Some things just, some things just make sense
And one of those is you and I (Hey)
Some things just, some things just make sense
And even after all this time (Hey)

I'm into you, baby, not a day goes by
That I'm not into you

I should be over all the butterflies
But I'm into you (I'm into you)
And baby even on our worst nights
I'm into you (I'm into you)
Let 'em wonder how we got this far

'Cause I don't really need to wonder at all
Yeah, after all this time
I'm still into you
I'm still into you
I'm still into you

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Your body language shapes who you are - Amy Cuddy

I was just viewing this TED talk about body language, how it shapes who you are.

Interestingly she touched on the subject that all of us can relate to – Job Interview.

‘Clinical tests’ were done on interviewers about what’s driving them to hire a certain people, she concluded,”It’s not about the content of the speech, it’s about the presence that they are bringing to the speech..”

Your presence when you are with your friends, the friends who are comfortable with you, that, is your confident presence, present this same confidence in your interview.

Sometimes, interviewer feels like the candidate lacks that little something…which in turn becomes the decision factor..well, those little somethings are below:

We know that our minds can change our bodies…but, the following is also proven to be true:

What if you say, “It feels…fake.”

Well, FAKE it till you MAKE IT! Till you say, I have become this. I am doing this.

I strongly suggest you spend some time on this TED video.

Humans are made to evolve. If we expect ourselves to ‘stay the same’ at a certain age, it will be harder to be in sync with the rest of the human beings around us. Changes alter relationships, but changing together and celebrate each other’s differences is what matters.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Day 04 – A song that makes you sad

This topic falls on a Saturday, I was not about to get melancholy over the weekend, so I decided to postpone to Monday. Naturally, Monday is a mourning day. 

Or it should be but today, mostly everything conveniently went according to plan, despite the scorching hot weather. Makes me wonder for a bit if i should stall this topic a little bit longer.

But I think it is a little bit unhealthy to have a lingering melancholic topic somewhere in the back of your mind. I have to let it out.

So for a song that makes me sad is actually a compilation of songs. Some are poetic, some are romantic, but nevertheless, listening to them makes me feel...sad. The songs are mostly composed and sang by the same person. It is not because that I used to live in a melancholic time frame where this set of songs were famous back then, it is rather, the the person, who composed and sang these songs struck a chord deep inside, not just me, but many others. I couldn't help from feeling, i'm sorry for repeating this word over and over again, but no word resonates more accurate representation of what I feel than the word, melancholic, whenever I listen to his songs. So here are some of his songs lyrics, which I hope would trigger the same feeling, or at least understanding why I have chosen them as my sad song(s).

Getaran jiwa melanda hatiku
Tersusun nada, irama dan lagu

Andai dipisah lagu dan irama
Lemah tiada berjiwa… hampa

As the next generation born after the death of P.Ramlee, we have had only his movies and the songs from his movies to remind us of him. Amazingly, one thing registers amongst us about him, he is, legendary. No other malay movies touch him the way his movies touch us. Though I grew up listening to Radio 4 and living my young adult life to hitz, mix and fly fms, I dare say, and on behalf of many others, P.Ramlee is our pride. 

Tunggu sekejap
Wahai kasih
Kerana hujan masih renyai
Tunggu sekejap
Dalam pelukan asmaraku

Try listening to this song for once, and tell me if you are not smiling. ;)

Bini muda, Hasnah : ohhh sebelum awak nak kerja kan saya, saya koooreeekk biji mata awak
Bini tua, Tipah : amboi dah dirampas laki kita, bijik mata kita dia nak korek
- filem Madu 3

hai mambang biru mambang kuning mambang angin mambang laut...
.. mambang mabok minum brandy - filem Pendekar Bujang Lapok

I Want Iblis Tonic ... Give Me Syaitan & Tonic .. and then give me Haji Bakhil & Tonic, get out, get out! - filem Labu Labi

hey owang sebelah, apa yang ngko wel wel wel kan tu hah - filem Masam Masam Manis
awat yang galah hang terjuloq terjuntai masuk bilik aku ni hoh? Nah hai.. Hang taghik la balik - filem Masam Masam Manis

Watching his happy go lucky movies, led us to imagine that everything used to be pleasant sunny sunshine way back when. No matter how many times I watched his movies, I would never fail to laugh at the characters' antics. Again, I dare say on behalf of many others, we  would wait for our favourite lines in the movies and would burst out laughing like it was the first time us hearing those lines. That is how incredible he is, thus lands him the legendary stature.

Then the true revelation came from History Channel. The life of P.Ramlee, his version of 'THS' was made and aired on History Channel through Astro, instead of RTM. Why you ask, coz RTM fucked him and they fucked him real bad, all those SENIMAN people, they fucked him to his lowest, and to a point where we, the future generation becomes, "..a nation that can't quite forgive itself for the way they have treated.." a legend. 

Oh! Jeritan batinku
Namamu selalu
Sehari kurasa sebulan
Hatiku tiada tertahan
Ku pandang kiri
Ku pandang kanan
Di kau tiada…
Batinku menangis risau
Makin kau jauh
Makin hatiku bertambah kacau
Mengapa kita berpisah
Tak sanggup menahan asmara
Oh! Dengarlah
Jeritan batinku

To this day, there will never be another P.Ramlee, a common phrase many would utter on TV. But here is the reality check, for the way the seniman people ill treated him in the past, local movie industry, post P.Ramlee to this day, are cursed. Rubbish are produced every year, as I have blogged before, local movies, "tak sah kalau lelaki tak jerkah2, pompuan tak jerit2 and scene rogol2". dafuq. really. How degrading. Tak cukup dgn tu, gangster, rempit, bohjan, bohsia, berturut-turut. Tolong interview mai sat mamat n minah ganster rempit bohjan bohsia mana yg insaf lepas tgk muvi-muvi ni. Seriously. Karya-karya post P.Ramlee era are cursed, with bullshit. Open your mind and start analyzing local films and tv dramas, kenapa ada dialog-dialog kurang ajar banyak sangat. Is this the legacy we are living for our future generation about us? I have a glimpse of how it was way back when in P.Ramlee films. I DEFINITELY CAN'T CONDONE rempits, bohsia, bohjan, kl gansters, kl menjerit, pontianak, kuntilanak AS OUR LEGACY WHERE OUR FUTURE GENERATION CAN HAVE A GLIMPSE ON OUR WAY OF LIFE! Filem2 P.Ramlee tak payah buat script watak-watak kurang ajar pun, and they are legendary! 

"bapak yang bersalah..bapak yang membesarkan sazali dengan penuh kasih sayang dan kemewahan. segala kemahuan sazali bapak turutkan. segalanya sudah terlambat!!"

Now, people, this is how a watak kurang ajar is done in the legendary way.

True, there will never be another such great artist. But just what is wrong with our people , the Malays, to have treated him with such disrespect and devalued him during his post-Singapore days. He came back to develop local film industry and they treated him like they would the lepers. When he passed away, they awarded him Tan Sri and this and that, like they were glad finally nobody would steal their spot light and shit. 

I am so sorry, deeply saddened and full of regret by the way he left this world, poor, despite the many movies and songs, probably feeling defeated, alone, having not completely accomplished his dream to the fullest.  

Nevertheless, the Malays will never learn. Dengki khianat is too deep within them. History seems to be on its way of repeating itself with the way Tun Mahathir is being treated nowadays. When he is gone, when we will be cursed with rubbish leaders, maybe then we'll know? I don't think so. 

Tiada kata secantik bahasa 
Untuk ku puji adinda 
Tiada gambar secantik lukisan 
Nak ku tunjuk perasaan.