Saturday, January 31, 2009

Nuang Report

SO.. Nuang was great! Except for the sore muscles.. but it is a good kind of sore.(notice the present tense used) The ones you get after a good work out.

Time records:

Ranger Station -> Lolo Campsite : 1 hr 20 minutes
(one night rest)
Lolo Campsite -> Peak of Nuang : 2 Hrs 45 min
Peak of Nuang -> Lolo Campsite : 1 Hr 30 min
(2 Hr rest)
Lolo Campsite -> Ranger Station : 1 Hr 30 min

Stamina wise, this time was much better than the previous hike. Mostly due to proper food and proper rest. The previous hike (3 years ago):

Ranger Station -> Lolo Campsite : 3 Hrs
(one night rest)
Lolo Campsite -> Peak of Nuang : 4 Hrs
Peak of Nuang -> Lolo Campsite : 3 Hrs
(2 Hr rest)
Lolo Campsite -> Ranger Station : 2 Hrs

Uu yeah.. next stop.. Gunung Tahan. 7 Day hiking trip! or Maybe Berkelah Waterfalls?


Thursday, January 29, 2009

Where the hell is Matt?

I was so inspired by this video on youtube. Thanx to Ila for mentioning this to me.

There is another video, shots that didn't make it:

I want to travellllllllllllllllllllll!!!!

Jom kawan kawannnnnnn!! 

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Thanx to cheepox, i finally managed to watch Slumdog Millionaire. Had very little expectations (although i heard of the hoo-haah). I can say that it is one of the must watch movies.

Enjoy guys!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

There is another Tapai?

Was looking through KLUE website to find things to do over the weekend. Quite surprised to see a familiar name...: Tapai (Which is what my friends call me btw).

Now wait a minute....?

I was not invited to perform in a gig. And i am not a musician (or not up to standard just yet), and i don't belong to any band. (This one in particular is named G-Strings). Quite interesting. humm?

This is quite funny, coz i had just finished watching Zack and Miri (dont judge my taste of movies, it was Rodek's!), and the guy, (Zack) met anoher guy name Zack too. So they would bump into each other in school and would say to each other in the highlander-ish tone :"There can be only one!".


"There can be Only One!"

Here are the details. Check it out on the KLUE website- G-Strings are back! :

Filed under Music
Venue: The Apartment Downtown Train: KLCC (Putra)
Address: Lot 139, 1st Floor, Suria KLCC, 50088 Kuala LumpurPrice: Admission is free Contact: 03-7727 8330

Enjoy all your favorite folk tunes, retro hits, soul and blues numbers, and pop favourites all performed with an acoustic twist by the G-String boys: Vishnu, Eric, Ashiq and Tapai.


It has been years since the last climb. Can't wait to go up Mt Nuang again. This would be the 5th time. Originally it was supposed to be tomorrow, but since we are having a CNY get together, we decided to postpone it to Monday morning. Hope we still have the energy to climb (since I know it is going to be a late night thing!). It is going to be 4898ft to the top, but we are going half way on the first day (3-4 hours walk), and to the top the next morning (3-4 hours walk). So it should be fine.

Lots of memories up there. Lots of things happened. but I don't want to get nostalgic.

Since this is quite an impromptu thing, it is still open if anybody wants to join in. Come lah, but we only have 1 tent so far, so you might need to find your own tent. I'll be sleeping outside on my trusty hammock.

Like old times, Outrecs style.

Can't wait.

Mount nuang in Wikipedia:

Mount Nuang (Malay: Gunung Nuang) is located in Malaysia with the height of 1,493 metres (4,898 ft). Its peak marks the meeting point of three Malaysian states; Negeri Sembilan, Pahang dan Selangor. The mountain itself is the highest point in Selangor and part of the Titiwangsa Mountains.

There are three hiking routes to the peak and all of them were built by Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks. Two of them start in Selangor; one at Kuala Pangsoon in Hulu Langat and another at Kampung Kemensah in Gombak. The third path originates from Bukit Tinggi in Bentong, Pahang. Genting Highlands is visible at night from the peak.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Random Rant

Nini said something smart today. (She is smart everyday.. but today.. especially)
The reason why some people are very gung ho and are able to deal with ambiguity, and not think too much, is because they have the " if somebody else can do it, it is possible, so i can too", attitude.
Although, I feel that there is this variable left out of the equation. Some people have higher tolerance for "masa susah", and some less. So, might not work for everyone.

But generally, think the above saying can be applied. It is just that we need to sometimes think of the worst case. In papa's words: "Yang penting hati bulat, everything else is secondary"

An uncle once said to me," You nak buat business?, kalau sanggup duduk tepi jalan merempat, then you bukak business, because that is the worst thing, bankruptcy"

Quite true. But a bit too drama for my liking. :P.

Productive day!

Had a very productive day!.. err.. non-day job wise. :P

1500 - 1730 Surveyed the area for this Sunday's Silat demonstration

1730 - 1930 "Letter to God" rehearsals

1930 - 2300 EMP Auditions (2 1/2 Hrs of improvs!)

2300 - 0000 Quick Dinner (or supper, rather) with Ujval

0000 - 0100 Silat Rehearsals.

Tomorrow is going to e another productive day!.. err. hopefully job-wise as well. :)

Happy Happy Happy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Someone Special

This was a comment that i received from a dear friend in 2005. Interesting how it still applies to most of us.
I wake up to the sound of rain upon my sill
Pick up the pieces of my yesterday old thrill
Can I deliver this used up shiver
To how I pronounce my life
And leave it up to faith to go by its own will

Back row to the left
A little to the side
Slightly out of place
Look beyond the light
Where you'd least expect
There's someone special

- Someone Special, Poets Of The Fall

Ramai Orang

Ramai yang berjalan sebelum merangkak,

Ramai yang berlari sebelum berjalan,

Ramai yang bercakap sebelum mengeja,

Ramai yang menyanyi sebelum bercakap,

Ramai yang remaja sebelum bayi,

Ramai yang tua sebelum remaja,

Ramai yang sembahyang sebelum Syahadah.

The Machine

Alhamdulillah, earned meself another call back. It seems that this 2-minute monologue piece is working well for me. It was written byCollin K. Sanders.  Of course, the piece has grown since the first time i tried it out (of which i was succesfully casted).

Here goes.


The Machine (edited latest version)


Hannah, why won't you just listen to me? Can't we just talk about this? Like we used to? Do you remember back when we would just sit and talk, about whatever popped into our heads, and we never fought or argued? We used to be so happy... Whatever happened?

Something changed- I don't know if it was you, or if it was me, but something's just not the same. It's like we're... not the same. I mean, I love you, and I know you love me, but there's just something missing. It's like we're a secondhand puzzle- we used to be beautiful and fit together perfectly, but over the years some pieces have been worn down, and some just got lost along the way.

Please don't cry Hannah, not your fault. Or mine. It's just that sometimes things just don't work out like you think they will. That's life. And you know that I don't want this to end just like you don't. But I look at you, and I see that you're not happy. That's all I really want- just to see you smile, like you used to. 

..Even if that's not with me.

And who knows? Maybe all we need is a break. A chance to explore life on our own for awhile. I just want you to be happy, because that's what you deserve. If I could take away the hurt and all the bad things out of your life, I would in a heartbeat. If only this were a perfect world, maybe things would've turned out differently. 

God! I really had hoped you would pick up the phone, but maybe you'll give me a call sometime. If you call, I'll answer, and Hannah, remember that no matter how bad things may seem, no matter how many wrong turns you take, I will always be just a phone call away. 


[verse from romeo and juliet - dire straights]

A lovestruck Romeo, sings the streets a serenade,

Laying everybody low, with a love song that he made,

Found a streetlight, stepped out of the shade,

Says something like, you and me babe, how a bout it?..


I love you Hannah. Goodbye.


Felt really good each time i do this piece. Especially after saying I Love you and Good bye.

Wonder why.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

KLPac Open Day 09

klpac open day '09
free all-day arts festival this Sunday
date & time: 18 Jan, 10am - 5pm (9.30am kick off by lion dance troupe Bob Catz!)
venue: the kuala lumpur performing arts centre (klpac)
tickets: none needed - FREE ENTRY!
The entire klpac team has been working round the clock to bring you a BIGGER & BETTER open day this year and what a line up we've gotten together for you.
klpac open day '09 (this sunday!) is going to be massive -  we're looking at one whole day packed with over 100 arts-related activities and 300 plus artistes... best of all, it won't burn a hole in your pocket 'cos all the performances & activities are free of charge!
Yes, all of you who haven't been to THE KUALA LUMPUR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE (klpac) before!
No more excuses. Our Open Day is absolutely free and don't worry if you can't find the right 'kaki' to go with you ... with all the activities lined up, you'll move faster alone. Who knows? You might even meet some new friends along the way.
It's perfect for first-timers. Just imagine klpac open day to be a giant buffet spread of bite-sized arts activities. We've got performances, visual art installations, theatre & cultural games, arts workshops, script readings, show previews, film screenings and, of course, our ever popular guided tours!And if that's not enough to keep you occupied, we've got a flea market with 70 over stalls selling all kinds of interesting goodies & great finds.
So, do keep your Sunday free. Come, check out your local arts centre & see what it has to offer, meet artistes, asks questions, participate, discover... you don't want to miss (what we believe will be) the biggest arts festival of the year!
PS: foodies - there'll be hawker stalls selling rojak, roti, mee goreng, kacang putih, burger, fried kuey teow / meehoon, briyani, dhalca, mutton masala, cotton candy, popcorn...
how to get to klpac? CLICK HERE for driving instructions, map, public transport options - do carpool & save the environment! 
check out the schedule & plan your day DOWNLOAD schedule of activities
more information 
questions? call 03-4047 9000
note: i'm sorry, we are so full that we can't accommodate anymore activities / stalls - next year perhaps!

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Ada org pesan, nak cinta dengan makhluk boleh, tapi jangan resah gelisah sebab makhluk.

Sebab makhluk tetap makhluk. Cinta tetap tuhan yang punya.

Buat dosa.. boleh ampun. Tapi Dosa yang tak boleh ampun, ialah bila makhluk ingat dia tuhan.

Ingat boleh makan sebab nak makan

Ingat boleh tidur sebab nak tidur

Ingat boleh sembahyang sebab nak sembahyang

Siapa yang empunya gerak semua tu?

Sahaja aku solat isya' empat rakaat kerana Allah Taala


Kerana Allah Taala lah aku solat isya' empat rakaat.

Ada beza ke?

Ada beza ke?

It happened. Again

Nice guys finish last. 

That is just so true. At this point, Mohdee would say, "Nice Guy ke?". 

Hehe. Chemistry.

So what is good chemistry u ask? Well, u just ask yourself. 

If you can just sit and talk for hours. And not feel any moment pass by.

If you can talk about the crappest things, and also the most intelligent things.

If you can be urself.

If you have inside jokes and secret signals that only the two of you know.

If you can hang out with a person for 2-3 hours straight, and then feel that you miss them 10 minutes after you part ways.

But careful though. Some times, chemistry is just chemistry. Though you catch yourself thinking that there can be more to it,  sometimes it is just best to have things the way they are.

Because sometimes that THAT, is as good as it gets.

Just be careful for what u wish for. Because if you wish for chemistry, THAT is what you get.

Nothing less? for sure. Nothing more? Maybe... or maybe not.