Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I am in a dilemma


picture sourced from ndri.com

Should I get my arse shoved at or not? Such a dilemma

anyone?

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Finally an Asian Miss Universe



Miss Japan crowned Miss Universe 2007

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Riyo Mori, a 20-year-old dancer from Japan who hopes to someday open an international dance school, was crowned Miss Universe 2007 Monday night.

Miss USA Rachel Smith, who slipped and fell to the floor during the evening gown competition and was jeered by the Mexican audience during the interview phase, was the contest's fourth runner-up.

Mori nervously grabbed the hands of first runner-up, Natalia Guimaraes of Brazil, just before the winner was announced. She was trembling in awe as the diamond-and pearl-studded crown was placed on her head.

Mori, from the small town of Shizuoka at the base of Mount Fuji, won the cheers of the Mexico City audience when she opened her interview, saying "Hola, Mexico!'' "I learned how to always be happy, be patient and to be positive, and this is what I want to teach to the next generation,'' she said during the interview competition.

The daughter of a dance school manager, Mori said her grandmother told her as a child that she wanted her to be Miss Japan before she turned 20.

"From the very beginning, I entered the competition with high hopes and an unswerving determination to make this dream a reality,'' she said in a pre-competition interview.
Miss Japan Riyo Mori waves after being
crowned Miss Universe 2007 during the
pageant in Mexico City.-Reuterspix

Smith, whose chances may have been dimmed by her fall, was booed during her interview and several audience members chanted "Mexico! Mexico!'' until she spoke in Spanish, saying "Buenas noches Mexico.

Muchas gracias!'' which earned her applause. Mexico has a fierce rivalry with its northern neighbor.

Also finishing in the top five were second runner-up Ly Jonaitis of Venezuela and third runner-up Honey Lee of Korea.

The winner travels the world for a year on behalf of charities and pageant sponsors.

Zuleyka Rivera Mendoza of Puerto Rico crowned her successor at the end of the two-hour telecast with the headpiece valued at US$250,000 (euro186,000).

"To the next Miss Universe, take advantage of this great opportunity,'' Rivera said during her parting remarks.

The 15 finalists from a field of 77 contestants were announced early in Monday's show. They were picked last week during preliminary judging in the contest's swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories, but their names were not announced until Monday, allowing all 77 to be introduced to the television audience.

As soon as the final 15 had been selected, they immediately strutted across the stage in animal-print bikinis for the swimsuit competition to the music of Mexican pop group RBD.

After the evening gown competition, five contestants were eliminated, and the judges chose the winner from the five remaining.

Missing from this year's contest was Miss Sweden, whose country is one of the few to win the crown three times. Isabel Lestapier Winqvist, 20, dropped out because many Swedes say the competition, airing from Mexico City's National Auditorium, does not represent the modern woman.

Hours before the pageant began, dozens of protesters held a mock ceremony in downtown Mexico City that featured "Miss Marijuana,'' "Miss Sexual Health'' and "Miss Human Rights'' and other candidates with obscenities written across their sashes. The group yelled "Neither ugly nor beautiful, should a woman be considered an object!''

Pageant organizers say the Miss Universe contest carefully selects women who are intelligent, well-mannered and cultured.

The program was hosted by 1999 Miss Teen USA Vanessa Minnillo and "Extra'' weekend correspondent Mario Lopez and was expected to be viewed by more than 600 million people in more than 180 countries.

The celebrity judges included actor James Kyson Lee, model Lindsay Clubine, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, rocker Dave Navarro, Olympic figure skating champion Michelle Kwan, celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves, fashion designer Marc Bouwer, "Project Runway'' judge and Elle magazine fashion director Nina Garcia and former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.


The pageant was last held in Mexico City in 1993, when Torres was crowned.-AP

sourced from The Star online


Well, that's a surprise, since in the past many of the Miss Universe are never Asians. This time we went right up their faces and say, "ASIANS CAN BE WINNERS TOO!!"
Congratulations to Miss Riyo Mori, the new Miss Universe 2007.


Checklist time....

  • Visa application (X)
  • Medical checkup (X)
  • Murdoch Fees (O)
  • Student Village Fees (X)
  • Flight Ticket (O)
  • Luggages (O)
  • Books (X)
  • Clothes (XO)
  • Shoes (XO)
What else am I lacking?
yeah lots of anxieties...

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Monday, May 28, 2007

Devils banned

Such monstrosity, such evil, such stupidity. Manchester United banned from coming to Malaysia. That means, no Ronaldo, no Rooney, no Giggs, No Scholes (but got Scholls), No Van der Sar (definitely no SARs).

I propose we all boycott the Asian Cup finals! let's not watch them!

Actually it doesn't really matter to me, since I won't be in Malaysia during the Asian Cup season. So that means I won't need to endure the Cup which will never be in par with EPL. Thank goodness I can avoid such boredom. Come on, I am pretty sure FIFA and Mohd Hamman (hammer man?) of AFC have just angered millions of Manchester United fans by making such decisions, also I'm pretty sure FIFA and AFC have just eliminated a certain percentage of viewers for the Asian Cup, don't you think so?


Asian Cup? what cup? coffee brand? I see...

Friday, May 25, 2007

Advertlets is for you

If you have read the entry I wrote few days ago about Advertlets, I reckon you all know what it does and what they offer. So
As you can see, Advertlets has started their ad campaigns- the ads are coming in. If you're a blogger and you want to earn money, Come and Join here now!

Don't waste this opportunity to earn cash!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

I need readers badly

Haha, ok I sounded quite pathetic. Anyways, yeah I do hope I get at least 50 readers a day because I can make MONEY! =)

Oh well, today watched Shrek 3 with 2 friends and a girlfriend. The movie was funny as usual, just loved how they "enhanced" the fairy tale characters. The good thing bout it is that we got the tickets for free. We are so proud to be Freeloaders Malaysians.

Wow, I can't believe our country's 50 years old. Even my old English teacher Pn Cham said she's 50 years old and retired. HAHA, it's the half way mark people, let's make Malaysia proud!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

What a "Blue" day

Happy 21st Birthday Lordson you old bum. Not young no more, big boy man, time to show some muscles and charm. Cheers mate.
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Imagine that, the only goal by the only striker in Chelsea I despised, Digder DropBa Drogba. I don't mind if Lam Par Lampard scorebut that black idiot!! Seriously potong stim, anyways, I hope England can grab the treble cup for the country. HAHA


EPL Champions- Manchester United

FA Cup Champions- Chelsea

Champions Leage- Liverpool???


That would be 3 top teams, each holding 1 major cup.

Though I wish Chelsea would just shut the FA Cup. Oh well

Kudos to Chelsea for being blue
Kudos to Man United for dethroning the blues.

I shall now go to bed in tears....

Saturday, May 19, 2007

A headliner!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

I need you help

As you all know, I've joined Advertlets.com, a network run by friends of mine.

Anyways, I need demographics from you guys/girls. So you see this wonderful unique interactive shurvey below the chat box? do click it for me =)

THanks

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Aren't there any more space on earth?

I have pressured my lecturer to push the university to send my offer letter and this is the 2nd week of May
and I still haven't gotten the letter yet. What are these people doing? I have to do my medical check up,
I have to book my ticket, I need to know how much my fees are. It is very frustrating.

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Stormwater Management and Road Tunnel
or better known as SMART is a newly build road tunnel to curb traffic jams within the Kuala Lumpur regions. The road tunnel is approximately 3km and guess what; the toll price is gonna be a bomb.

People, the government spent millions on LRTs and Monorails but people still insist on driving. I hate to say this but we should learn from Japan citizens. Even though the Japanese can drive to work, but majority of them takes the train/monorails/transits to work or school. We as Malaysians have become too lazy, I for one am not exempted. When I was at Tokyo during my 1 week trip, I experienced something I never have or will experience in Malaysia- the experience of walking.

Anyways, back to my main topic for the day; people, are there any more space left on earth? we have SMART being built underground and right now the government are considering drilling more SMARTS below us. Japan already has underground "SMARTS" built in almost every part of the city. I reckon that in the near future, I wouldn't be surprise if Japan will have a city underground. A metropolis city has almost depleted its space on their own country.

Malaysia could probably be one of them soon, who knows? A long time ago, it was meant to be that each family should own one car, but right now, it's each family MEMBER who owns a car. So if one family has 5 members who can drive, you'll see 5 of them owning one car. Now you know why Malaysia has traffic problems. We have too much cars, not to mention the mind blowing fuel price. My family alone has 3 cars, Dad has one, mom has one, bro has one. I decided not to get one because first I won't be around here soon, and secondly I rather borrow family's car should I ever need to drive it. Why waste money on cars? yeah sometimes I do wish I have one of my own. Oh well.

Here's what I have to say about the SMARTS. I wouldn't say it's a bad thing or good thing. If we as Malaysians learn how to use public transport, I'd say that would ease the traffic jams, on the other hand, if the government would take more responsibility in maintaining the public transport, I'd reckon the people would enjoy taking the public transport to work/shopping/school. Don't you think so?



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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Advertlets Anyone?

As most of you know, blogging is beginning to make its impact in the world of Media and Communications. Even advertisers are keen to post their advertisements on blogs in order to reach their respective audience, which brings me to todays topic.

Have you heard of Advertlets?

Well, I haven't heard of it until two of my friends recommended it to me. I have registered there and yet to see how good it is though, but based on the benefits they mentioned in the website, I must say it is worth giving this a shot. Why you say?

First, two of the people behind this network are friends I know and trust and second, it's one legal and easy way to earn money while doing something you love. Imagine, all you need to do is blog and blog and same time they are earning money. Just like that.

Advertlets is currently in it's early stages but already prominent bloggers such as Yvonne Foong, Joyce Wong are members of Advertlets.

Wait, even advertisers benefit from this network why? Advertlets serve as a bridge between the advertiser and blogger. If you are seeking target audience of certain catergory, they can help you out with that. You win, blogger win, target audience win. Win-win situation.


The benefits they offer are as follow, I have taken the liberty to copy and paste them here for those who have not seen their website yet, but I do recommend you all to consider this.


Benefits
Signing up with Advertlets has its benefits, for both advertisers and bloggers.

Advertisers
get to target the right demographic for their advertising, since we profile each blog individually
make their message count
associate themselves with Malaysia’s new wave of dynamic personal content publishers
demonstrate their relevance by utilizing new tools for communication.

Bloggers
make more money through targeted advertising, relevant to their blog readers
get to find out more about their own blog readers
get access to free website tools to upgrade their blog further
monetize what they love doing.
What are you waiting for?
Life up your fingers, go to Advertlets.com and see for yourself.
I know I've seen it.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Caine you are getting old

No more the hey boy, small kid, young teen already. 21 year old feels like a big leap from childhood to teenage hood and now adulthood. Well, Caine, you're old.. =)


I'm just too lazy to talk about the japan trip.. i shall link you to my suzanne, she'll tell you how our dreams came true that week.

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