Monday, May 28, 2007

Ice Falling In Spring

This just in! As i was getting myself change for work, all the sudden i heard this loud noise outside my house. At first i thought heavy rain was falling but instead of rain it was small pieces of ice pouring. It only lasted for about couple of minutes. I'm not sure if this is a normal scenery but as far as i concern this is the first time i actually encounter ice falling in the middle of spring here in the UK.

Heavy ice pouring.
Note: Apologize for poor captured footage.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Recent Visitors Map

My visitors origin.

This map shows the origin of the visitors to my site acquire from my site's stat-counter. I really hope there are more visitors from other country, and that if my site is attractive enough for them to visit!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

I'm 28 Today ... 28 !!!

Yes, i'm turning 28 today. Somehow i still feel like being 22 or 23, mentally of course. Physically? I am still somewhere around 17 to 18 years old, at least this is the truth here in UK. I was having an impromptu dinner in Leeds with some friends of mine last night, it was sort of a 'pre-celebrating' my birthday. Anyway, one of my friend suggested that we pop in to the local pub for some drinks. So off we went to one of the nearby pub. Three of my friends who are actually younger than me walked before me manage to get through the bouncer without being stopped. As i was followed up, the bouncer stopped me immediately and asked me for some ID as apparently i am not old enough to get in. (Note: Minimum age to enter any pub or club in UK is 18 years old.)

At first i showed him my University ID but that didn't work and he insisted on driving licence or passport. Then i was thinking who would have bring passport with them all the time? After much frustration i decided not to get it and we all headed back home instead. And just so you know, i have to show legit ID to the local supermarket staff before i can purchase any alcoholic drinks. Can you imagine that?

Sometimes i have a mixture of gladness and sadness at the same time. Gladness because i still look young to certain people but feeling upset as i don't look mature as i am now. Probably this is just a stupid thought but i am still who i am.

Usually this is the time when i reflect myself on what have i done since my 27th birthday. To be honest, i am not really that good in achieving goals. Compare to other who are even younger than me, i am a bit of a loser. Some of my friends are actually in the strong path to a successful career and some have a happy marriage life. I know this might sound unfair for comparing myself to each other, but to me this is kind of a motivation and encouragement. Keeping this in my mind actually boosting my will to work harder so that i can achieve what they have accomplished.

By the way, i haven't make my birthday wish yet. Let me take this opportunity to wish all my love ones and friends have a healthy and happy life ahead and hope that i can finish what i have started.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Street Wear

Finally, the book that i purchased on Amazon about 2 months ago was finally at my doorstep yesterday. Steven Vogel 's Street Wear: The Insider's Guide.

Cover page.

This book basically give you a brief introduction on street wear culture that have been growing widely through out the globe for the past 2 decades. Interviews between Steven and some of the most influencing street wear production groups are one of the highlight of the book. Also included are tonnes of graphics and illustrations plus useful sources directory at the end of the book.

Introduction of the book.

Personally, i think this book is great as it touches most of the important elements in street wear culture. As i am more of a 'picture' kind of guy (which is why i only read magazines instead of long boring novel), the abundant amount of graphics in this book make it even more interesting and less dull. This book could be perfect it the author widen the scope as well as approaching more popular production brands. Anyway, greatest book that i ever bought so far. At least it's better than the last one.

Some of the contents of the book.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Tattoo Designs

I'm always been fascinating with body arts and having my own body inked is pretty much what i always wanted to do. I have tried to gather as much tattoo designs as possible in order for me to choose my desire design. I think this is a crucial decision as you don't want to regret for putting something bad on your body for the rest of your life.

Anyhow, i try to look for some books on Amazon and it appears there are some selections that caught my attention. Then i came across this '500 Tattoo Designs' by Henry Ferguson with its quite intriguing cover page and a grand total of 256 pages of tattoo designs. I have never buy any book that associate to tattoo before, so i said to myself 'what the hell, this might be good'.

Soon as i made the payment, i just realize that there is a column where people actually review or comment about this book. According to them ( well, 3 out 5), this book is not what they are anticipated. The cover of the book is a bit misleading, the designs exhibit inside the book is more like a children colouring book. I was shocked when i read this, realize that i just spent about £17 on a children colouring book.

Cover of the book.

Crappy designs.
The book arrived at my doorstep this morning and after flipping a few pages i am completely agree with the reviewers. The designs is not really what i hope for from this book and I have no comment other than 'pricey children colouring book'. Looks like my £17 going straight to the drain.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Latest Aviation Technology

This clip shows how a latest designed helicopter lift without even rotating its blades. Cool huh! Actually, it didn't. It's just that the camera used to capture the footage synchronize the FPS of the rotating blades, hence they look completely still. I don't know about you guys, but it sure looks funny to me. Can't stop laughing to myself watching it.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Mitsubishi Evolution Concept-X

After almost 2 years after Evo IX is introduced, the long waited revolutionized Evo X is finally emerge. I always feel excited every time Mitsubishi Motor releases new generation of Lancer Evolution as they keeps making it better and better. However, this time is a bit let down to me. Although its specification is greatly improved than its predecessors, the exterior of the car is some how not really that intriguing at the first glance. It's kind of a mixture of Volvo's front and Alfa Romeo's rear. With squarish gear knob and silver padding almost on the entire dashboard, the interior is even more futuristic than that i could imagine. I really hope this is just a concept car as they claimed!

Mitsubishi Concept X at the Toronto Auto Show 2007
(Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Interior view.

Monday, May 07, 2007

A Face Lift !

Being working on the new 3 column template, still have some minor touch up to do. Also having some problems in posting multiple ads from Google Adsense, hopefully it can be sorted out soon. Anyway, hope you all like the new look and do drop me any comments so that i can improvise it.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Fast Human Stamper

I was actually laughing watching this clip. It's amaze how she manage to flip and stamp simultaneously at that speed.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Fraud ! Fraud ! Fraud !

One thing I like about living in UK is internet shopping. It's convenient, easy and also reliable. But not for long. About 2 months ago, my credit card has been utilized to make some purchases over the internet by some dickless piece of shit. I made immediate calls to my bank hotline regarding to this issue and thank God within a week they manage to sort it out as they consider this as fraud without any further investigations. From that time on, I started to put extra cautions whenever I shop over the internet.
Things going well since then ... until a minute ago when i was trying to make a payment through Paypal on an item i bought a few hours ago. I just realized that some cocksuckers withdrew credit from my Paypal account and as a results my account has a total of £900++ NEGATIVE balance. I got the shocked of my life knowing that this happen to me again! Apart from reporting this to Paypal, there isn't much i can do at the moment and I really hope they can sort this out a.s.a.p. And to all the motherfuckers who did this, get ready to get burn in hell !!!