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Australia's Flying Car!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Here's something interesting... eagle eyed users of Google's popular satellite imaging service, Google Earth have spotted what appears to be a car hovering above the ground in a suburban Perth car park.

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The photo is of a car park just off Honour Avenue at Point Walter in the affluent south western suburb of Bicton. The spot is a popular picnic location on the banks of the Swan River.

A number of cars are shown in parking bays and the vehicle in question appears to hovering above the ground nearby, its shadow clearly visible beneath.

Photos from that very spot shows that there were no unusual structures there that could explain the phenomenon. Some speculates that the image was an optical illusion and was either a bus shelter, a pergola, a hole in the ground. One said it was obviously "Harry Potter and his friends on vacation".

To find out more... click here!
posted by Ivan, 5:55 pm | link | 0 comments |

Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Quiet one for me this year... not much of a celebration here in Brissy. Nonetheless... Happy Chinese New Year!!!

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Signs that you play too much tennis

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Ahh.. The Australian Open Finals is just round the corner! It's been interesting so far with unseeded players upsetting the top seeds. The TV stations here are affixated to the Tennis tornament with live coverage in the afternoon and nights. It's quite exciting actually!

Anyways... if you're a tennis fan, here's are some signs that you play too much tennis;

you have an outfit for every racquet you own.

you hold your pencil with an eastern grip.

you can name top 100 players but can't remember your kids names.

you call the line judge whenever there is an argument.

you are sitting on the court right now with a laptop reading this.

there are holes in your house because of you hitting balls in the house.

you shuffle and side step when moving from place to place.

you practice your swing with an imaginary racquet at least 5 times an hour.

you hold your racquet when you sleep.

posted by Ivan, 6:05 pm | link | 0 comments |

What Chinese New Year?!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Arrghh.. looks like i'll be missing out on the long holidays Chinese New Year celebration this year! Dunno... being here it Brisbane, there doesn't seem to be the atmosphere, maybe it's just me.

I guess you dun really feel it when you don't have the ang pows long hols to go with it.

Everyone in my e-mail list (in Malaysia) seem to be excited planning on what to do for the next week! YOU'RE MAKING ME JEALOUS!!! haha... Pls do not forget your poor friend here who will be missing the ang pows and long hos reunion dinner... yeah.. I'll be working as per the usual...

Hehehe.. oh well... that's life..!
posted by Ivan, 9:48 pm | link | 0 comments |

Man Utd 1 - 0 Liverpool, Baybeeeee!

Monday, January 23, 2006

Just as Arsenal's 49-game streak without a defeat ended by Man Utd last season, Chelsea's 40-match run was halted in November... so Liverpool's unbeaten run became the latest to bite the dust at Old Trafford.

Rio Ferdinand sent Old Trafford into a frenzy when his header on 90 minutes gave Man Utd the win! The goal of the game came from a free-kick yards to the left of the Liverpool box, which was awarded after Steve Finnan was adjudged to have pulled over United's Patrice Evra.

As usual, Giggs, took the free kick and curled a delicious free-kick into the centre of the penalty area where Ferdinand rose unmarked to head home from 12 yards - Liverpool goalkeeper Jose Manuel Reina only able to push the ball into the top right corner of the net.

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muahahaha! So.. Liverpool fans, not so noisy now huh? Yeah yeah.. bring up the Champions' League you won last year... that's old news, mate!

Chelsea remain a healthy 14 points clear of Man Utd in the English Premier League despite their rare setback against Charlton. Oh well, there's always next week... or next season.
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The world as the American sees it...

Friday, January 20, 2006

Ahh... got back from the team building activity yesterday and feeling refreshed! It was an excellent trip and too bad it was just for overnight.

Anyways... here's something that many of you may find it humourous... pls click on the pic to enlarge.

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heh heh!
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Sick... again!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Took sick day today... down with flu.

Hopefull, I'll regain my health tomorrow as I'll be heading to the Sunshine Coast... somewhere for team-building activity for 2 days.

It'll be fun... I guess... but not when you're not feeling well. Anyways, will see you in 2 days time to tell you all about it.

heh heh!
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Man Utd losses Derby

Monday, January 16, 2006

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!! Manchester City did the inthinkable and recorded a memorable derby victory against Man United!

Before kick-off Manchester City appeared underdogs having picked up only one point from a possible 12 over Christmas and the new year. In contrast to Manchester United, whose excellent form in the Premiership had lifted them into second place in the table.

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To make matters worst, Cristiano Ronaldo was shown a straight red card by referee following a late challenge on Cole. The ten-man United were handed a lifeline when van Nistelrooy scored in the 76th minute. It was a little too late and Manchester City was the derby winner... 3-1.

Looks like Man Utd's nightmarish season continues...
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Saturday night: Driving Range

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Saturday nights! Here I am at the driving range trying to occupy my time before the football-watching session in the city.

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Nope... I am not into golf, just a few friends who would like to get a few swings... The driving range is actually quite nice on Saturdays. Not many ppl, just two or three.. so it was rather relaxing just sitting down there to have a chat and a game of Chor Tai Ti.
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Keeping it cool!

Thursday, January 12, 2006

It's almost the WEEKEND!!!

Whoah! Why do you need to buy a fridge when you can use mother nature..

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Yup... you can keep your alcoholic beverages chilled! This is what I call cool. Image hosted by Photobucket.com
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Funny Signs: Do Not Discriminal

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

muahahah.. I am still busy at work and thus, the lack of updates on my blog. Anyways, everything should be back to normal by next week! Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Here's something I haven't been doing for quite a while now... Funny signs!

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Yup... when you go into the wash room... do not discriminal... whatever that means.. heh heh!

Whoah.. it's 10pm here in Brisbane and I am going for a jog.. hahaha.. crazy!
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Bad day at work...

Monday, January 09, 2006

Ugh... What an intersting day! Anything and everything that can go wrong at my job, went wrong at the same time... stressed and exahusted! Image hosted by Photobucket.com

Still haven't had time to blog the second part of my Sydney trip. Thought I wanna do it today, but not really in the mood. Anyways for some laughs, you know that you're having a bad day when:

You put both contacts into the same eye.

Your mom approves of the person you're dating.

Your doctor tells you that you're allergic to chocolate.

You have to borrow from your Visa card to pay your Mastercard.

Everyone LOVES your driver's licence picture, but you think it looks awful.

The health inspector condems your office coffee maker.

When the doctor tells you are in fine health... for someone twice your age.

It costs more to fill up your car than it did to buy it.

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New Year in Sydney

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Here's the post that I've promised to write for the last 2 days.

The day started at 4am on new year's eve. We were driving down to Sydney and rumours about road blocks forced us to leave early. We left Brisbane about 5am and with 3 drivers, each of us took around 4 hours worth of steering time.

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The drive wasn't too bad. Traffic was surprisingly minimal and after 11 hours and 25 mins of driving, we arrived at Sydney!

After checking into our friend's unit, we made our way to China Town for dinner. There wasn't much open and we weren't really feeling hungry.

After dinner, we made our way to the Circular Quay to get the best possible spot for the fireworks. Yeah... it was on my to-do list to watch the habour bridge New Year fireworks.

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The area (as expected) was jammed pack with people. Most of them comfortably sitting down in the grass area with beers on their hand. Anyways, we managed to get a relatively good spot by the bridge and with a reasonable view of the opera house. It was already 11:15pm...!

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After standing for 45 mins, the countdown began! The fireworks lit up the sky as the numerics reach 0. Cheers filled the air as the sound of crackers exploded overhead.

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The fireworks went on for 10-15 mins and I must say it is impressive piece of work. It's the most impressive I've seen so far. I heard over the news that the cost of the 15 mins of fireworks was AUD$4 mil!

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Ouch! It doesn't look like it's worth that much.

To be concluded...
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The Hottest Day of My Life!

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

January 1, 2006 was the hottest day of my life. Can you believe it? being brought up in a tropical country, I never experienced anything above 36 degrees... until Sydney, Australia.

It was 44 degrees on the first day of 2006... the second hottest day recorded in the history of NSW. It was so hot that the monorail system had to be halted due to overheating.

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While walking around the city, I had bottles after bottles of drinks... shops like 7-eleven was packed with ppl and to make things worst, not many shopping centres were open on the 1st. Seriously, air-cond from cafes and fast food never felt better!

I'm still trying to find time uploading my pics from the New Year trip to Sydney. HOPEFULLY by tomorrow... still havin' a holiday hangover.
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It's 2006!!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year...! It's abit late but it's better than never. Image hosted by Photobucket.com Was down in Sydney for the last couple of days and didn't manage to get online. Thus, the late new year greeting.

Anyways, I've finally managed to catch the awesome new year fireworks at the habour bridge in Sydney. It was just fantastic!

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I just got home from the airport and will be updating pics from the Sydney trip hopefully by tomorrow.

Tooo tired... Image hosted by Photobucket.com heh heh
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