Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Why not Chelsea?


I couldn't sleep a wink last night. After Grey's went to bed but I was tossing and turning for half an hour before deciding to go back down and watch more TV. It was showing repeat between Everton and Chelsea on ESPN.

Way half trough the second half and its still goal-less. I can see that Chelsea is a bit shaky, sloppy passes everywhere and bad defending. If it not were for Peter Cech, Everton would have at least 2 goals. I don't like Chelsea, it used to be because of Jose Mourinho. But now they are lead by Big Phil, which is one of my fav manager. So why I still not in their favour?

They have good line ups, that's for sure with Deco,Ballack, and quite a number of Portuguese players which is also my fav. Hell I even think Lampard is cute :) but I could not bring myself to be on their side. But then again, who's asking? hehehe.....

Game ended with no goals, although there is one contreversional goal in 84th min if I'm not mistaken, overuled by linesman. After that I still could not sleep, turn to Hallmark, watch The Nanny..only then I managed to doze dreams.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Cinema Week!!

Last week was my cinema week!! I watched 3 movies in cinema.
  1. The Day The Earth Stood Still - Thursday
  2. Cicakman 2 - Saturday
  3. Los Dan Faun - also Saturday :)
I must be crazy or something to have done it in one week..hehehe.... well its actually something that I do on quarter yearly basis ;p

The first one is so-so..typical pre apocalypse kinda a thing. Girls watched because of Keanu Revees and guys watched it because of Jennifer Connelly. But does carry a good message, that the human beings are destroying the earth and should be all exterminated...

Second and third is of course due to my strong support of the local film industry. I know that the KRU brothers are good artist and expect good results from them as well. They did not dissappoint me :) Highly recommended!!!

Afdlin Shauki is another director that gets my highest respect when it comes to sister and I was laughing like mad throughout the movie. Also highly recommended :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Green Me

The idiot/stupid box (whatever you may call it) is no longer stupid. I watched Discovery Channel, after subscribing for how many months and not even utilising it. The series Planet Green really captures my attention. Last night it was about transportation.

The series is about a scenario in 2050 in a mock up city call Ecopolis. The situation is created such as things stay as where they are today in terms of emission, greenhouse effect, rising CO2 in the air and basically, pollution on the rise. 4 main alternatives were introduced in the series that is projected to lessen the effects.

As the world is currently facing the energy crisis and the depletion of conventional fossil fuel, more choices is pretty much needed now. Let see if my memory will fail me to capture the main points. The options that we may have in the futures are;
  1. Biofuel from algae- the best alternative to biofules so far as it does not compete with any of the food crops. However the large scale production is no where near the future yet. R&D is still ongoing and the ideas give some promising hope instead of just relying on the conventional fossil fuel. Even Shell has a work on this in the island of Hawaii..( I wanna work there!!)
  2. An electrical driven engine which generates power via reaction of hydrogen gaseous and Platinum catalyst on a fuel cell. By product is water, which is harmless to the ecosystem. This one is cool..there has been 20+ years of research by General Motors to come up with the technology that is viable to all. Platinum cost is so high and the hydrogen tank is bulky making the concept is not so attractive. Thanks to technology, they managed to develop a prototype that is almost viable to normal consumer. They are almost there, provided another few years of work, it can be materialised.
  3. E-Jeepney: its a trademark for Philipines. Jeepney is a mode of public transport and does creates the largest traffic in Manila City. The e-jeepney is powered by engine that runs on methane. Methane gas is extracted from the daily domestic waste generated by consumers. Brilliant huh? Use a problem to tackle another problem.
  4. New aerodynamic design of aeroplane using the 'bended wing technology'. As quality of live increases, expected in year 2050 people will use aviation mode 7 times more than today, hence creating a lot more pollution ( in terms of sound) and increase of toxic gas emission due to increase fuels combustion. The current design is not environmental friendly due to the fact that it uses excess amount of fuel to keep the plane afloat. Hence, inspired by jet fighter (not sure the exact model) which aims to fly the plane at very reduced sound, the new generation of commercial plane made its way. The plane is expected to produce the sound emitted to 63 decibel, average noise level that we experience in a normal office. I must have dozed off when it comes to the engine part...but something like the energy cell used during space travel is utilised here.

All in all, I am thrilled to know that we have lots of choices and it all powered by one thing..TECHNOLOGY.. hence as the saying goes 'Knowledge is power!!'

Oh how I wish I am as brilliant as these people who came up with great ideas for the benefit of human kind, but I'm not. I can't even solve the bloody compressor and desalter problem...

Whatever it is, I am pledging my support to Green Technology. If at all the hybrid/green/eco friendly car is sold in Malaysia, will work on using that. That's the least I can do to help...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Somebody that I've met

Was on course in KL last week and guess what? One of the participant is a woman from South Africa!!!! Woo hoo......and so happens she watched football as well ;). She's from Cape Town and most of the matches held there as well.

I am so thrilled that I met her, we've talked about the Man-U Man-City matched and some other stuffs. I told her I wanted to go there for World Cup and she was excited. We parted ways exchanging contact no's and I promised to keep in touch. ( I should...definitely a big help to plan my trip there!!)

Managed to convince Shaz to come with me and seems like Ija is interested as well. Now have to save up ....I have to get there!!!