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Posted: January 19, 2015 in Current, Event, Review

Onlookers,

This year’s Anugerah Juara Lagu (Best Song Award) started off with solo performances by musicians, playing electric guitar and keyboard, followed by M.Nasir’s medley. 12 songs performed…

1. Hazama – Malaikat
– he sounded breathless… 😷. Was expecting more from Hazama.

2. Indah – Percayalah
– also very shaky performance. She started offkey and during the climax of the song, again she went offkey… Gosh.

3. Alyah – Sesal separuh nyawa
– started quite well but the second half of the song which should be a killer factor, killed her performance instead. She cant do as well as she did during Kisah Hati. 😔 also expected more from Alyah.

4. Waris & Hattan – gadis jolobu
– a radio-perfect performance. i dont really prefer that song as the winner but unfortunately its the best so far amongst the first four.

5. Mojo – Romancinta
– wow! Excellent performance by the replacement singer of Mojo! Blind group of buskers! Excellent job Caliph Buskers! Best performance so far. 👏👏👏

6. Amy & Bunkface – Rentak Laguku
– err… Bunkface looked like a drag queen. And their live vocal quality is as expected (which wasnt high to start with). Just not my cup of tea.

7. Joe flizzow and sonarOne – apa khabar
– weak start by sonar one and joe flizzow also seem to have breathing problem as well. 😳.

A side performance by Proteges from Mentor Legend was superb! They sang Sheila Majid’s number Ku Mohon.

8. Stacy – Gilalah
– nothing extraordinary from Stacy. An OK performance…

9. Dayang Nurfaizah- di pintu syurga
– WOW! Best vocal so far. i hope she surpassed Hafiz! Perfect vocals and she even paused the music to highlight her voice.
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10. Hafiz – Matahari
– hafiz definitely did his best but i think this song didnt showcase his true potential. I think Dayang has a chance for best vocals.

11. Najwa – lelaki (by Yuna)
– great performance by the deputy prime minister’s daughter. Very professional. No flaw in her voice! 😳

12. Shila Hamzah – Masih Aku Cinta
– almost perfect performance except for the last bit of the song. Her high notes were alightly shaky. But overall good performance.

My choice were;

Best Vocals : Dayang Nurfaizah
Best Performance : Mojo
1. Di Pintu syurga
2. Matahari
3. Lelaki

And the winners were;

Best vocals : Dayang Nurfaizah
Best performance : Mojo
3. Di pintu Syurga
2. Masih Aku Cinta
1. Apa khabar

Pity Hafiz who didnt win anything this year. But you are still a great artist bro ✌️. The song wasnt strong enough.

Not really happy with the Juara lagu. Its the same feeling that i have when Nurul and Ajai won with their song Keliru. 😩

Metamorphosis (Part 3)

Posted: December 5, 2014 in Current, Lifestyle

Onlookers,

Another caterpillar job completed and sent to the appropriate person at 4 pm 04122014. Therefore, im left with just 1 task… To publish my project. Several steps to be taken.

1. Identify publisher
2. Browse previous examples
3. Summarize project
4. Proofreading by supervisor
5. Send to publisher

Chances are… Id be procrastinating on this. 🙈

After a full day dedicated to work, i decided to join my sis, bro in law and niece for dinner. We went to 3 dining places in 2 hours!!! (Mainly coz my niece wouldnt eat much until the last outlet)

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Union Jack Fish and Chips: probably the taste of the original fish and chips (unlike sugar bun or kfc’s fillet). Original is not necessarily great. Its cheap though with the buy one free one promo.

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A PIE THING: a must try : cheesy chicken with mash and gravy! (I am biased because it resembled the taste of my comfort food~shepherd pie 😍😍😍) 4.5 starz!

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And here is where my Sayang evolved, from a cutie pie…(pun intended)…to a Tosei Monster 👻!

She can really eat! 😍😍😍

And the day ended with an excellent game of Legendary. (Which we lost…🙈 no thanks to Apocalypse)

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Onlookers,

Once everything in Kuala Lumpur has been achieved, it would be time to head back to my hometown. Hopefully by early 2015. What shall i be expecting ahead of me?

Things to consider:

1. My 10 alter egoes : author, chef, child-expert, cinephile, entrepreneur, gamer, globetrotter, GQ, hunt-master, philanthropist. Listed it in alphabetical order, cause i have yet to prioritise.

2. Social accounts : am considering to delete the current and start over with selected ones with a new name. (gn)

3. Subspecialty : crossed out several options and now I’m left with about 6… just need to look out of for opportunities.

4. Assets planning and maintenance

5. Procreate…

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Addicted to Escape Room

Posted: January 9, 2014 in Current, Event, Review
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Onlookers,

Escape room is my latest craze in gaming. It apparently originated from the US in 2006, and Malaysia is 7 years lagging, after Japan (2008) and Singapore (2011). Currently, 2 branches open simultaneously, Escape room (eCurve, Times Sq, Setiawalk Mall Puchong, and Taman Botanic Klang) and Mission Q in Subang.

Its mainly a game where you get locked in a room with different themes and try to get out of it by solving clues and puzzles to obtain the appropriate keys. Lo and Behold, since their opening in August 2013, I have played 4 rooms, The Mummy, Prison Break, Pirate Ship, and Wonderland, and succeeded in 75% of the rooms ;).

RM36 each room, i think its worth it in respect of their effort and idea to make the clues work. If KL is 7 years lagging, perhaps Kuching will have one in say 20 years?

(I’m contemplating to fast forward it) 😉

http://www.escaperoom.com.my

http://www.mission-q.com

 

You deserve your part 2

Posted: January 6, 2014 in Current, Reflection

Onlookers,

Happy moments today…

1. A colleague who came back from Bandung gave a Batik tie as a gift. Will wear it tomorrow 😉

2. I was anticipating a torrential scolding from a consultant as being responsible of a pneumothorax in a neonate, but instead he sort of blamed his own decision instead! Rarity. Alhamdulillah.

3. The same consultant asked his group a question which none of them were able to answer, and he called me as i was passing by his patient and asked me. Alhamdulillah i knew the answer, partly because he asked the same question before…….:)) And he said,

“You deserve your part 2”

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Merah Sangat Competition by ASNB

Posted: January 5, 2014 in Current, Event

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Onlookers,

Trying my luck with this competition which will et me be in the running for the ownership of a red PriusC *crowd goes wild!

However, Slogans are so 1990s. Perhaps it’s time to step up the game of such competition. Say, best selfie with PriusC upload? 😛

How safe is Malaysia?

Posted: September 22, 2013 in Current, Fun facts, Lifestyle, Review, Travel

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Onlookers,

As a reverberation of my previous entry on KL Smart Guide book review, I asked myself, “Is there a way to gauge safety of a country in international eyes?” If there is so, how is it done? and what are the criteria of safety in a country? Lo and behold (thanks to Google), there is Global Peace Index (GPI)!

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an independent, non-profit research organization created GPI. They developed a conceptual framework to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measuring peace; and uncovering the relationships between business, peace and prosperity as well as promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that create peace.  IEP is based in Sydney and New York.  Are they accepted internationally? No idea. But the 101 paged report on the GPI 2013 looks solid. http://www.visionofhumanity.org/pdf/gpi/2013_Global_Peace_Index_Report.pdf

This year, it is the seventh edition of ranking a nation’s level of peace. GPI composed of 22 qualitative and quantitative indicators from highly respected sources, which gauge three broad themes:

A. the level of safety and security in society;

-Number of external and internal conflicts fought

-Number of deaths from organised conflict (external)

-Number of deaths from organised conflict (internal)

-Level of organised conflict (internal)

-Relations with neighbouring countries

B. the extent of domestic or international conflict;

-Level of perceived criminality in society

-Number of refugees and displaced people as a percentage of the population

-Number of homicides per 100,000 people

-Level of violent crime

-Likelihood of violent demonstrations

-Number of jailed population per 100,000 people

-Number of internal security officers and police per 100,000 people

C. the degree of militarization.

-Military expenditure as a percentage of GDP

-Number of armed-services personnel per 100,000 people

-Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons as recipient (imports) per 100,000 people

-Volume of transfers of major conventional weapons as supplier (exports) per 100,000 people

-Financial contribution to UN peacekeeping missions

-Nuclear and heavy weapons capability

– Ease of access to small arms and light weapons

-Political instability

-Political Terror Scale

-Terrorist activity

The 2013 GPI has been expanded to rank 162 independent states and updated with the latest available figures and information.

So, which country is the safest and how well does Malaysia rank?

Top 10 safest  countries are

1. Iceland

2. Denmark

3. New Zealand

4. Austria

5. Switzerland

6. Japan

7. Finland

8. Canada

9. Sweden

10. Belgium

And Malaysia, ranked 29th, lost to Singapore, which ranked 16th. But does this answer my question? How safe is Malaysia? Probably it is ranked 29th in the world from organized crimes, terrorist attacks and political stability, but whatabout in a smaller scale crimes mentioned by the travel guide author as snatch thieves, pickpockets and con artists?

Any indices for those, along with worldwide comparison?