Wings Of Light
Quietly turn on the power switch the monitor slowly become brighter. In a virtual city where you find a place to rest your mind. The machine's sound making the gentle summon. Abandoned the imperfect reality of body flesh, leap out the windows of reality. Open the transparent wings and fly towards the moon. Search the perfect of a worldly paradise. Across the world till its end by following my hunches. Rode on fantasy's wind and scattered countless of light.

It's finally out: Lady Gaga - Alejandro

Thursday, June 10, 2010


It's finally out .... the darkness, Nazi, death, sex, religion, homosexual ... you want controversial? You've found it.



source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niqrrmev4mA

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Lady Gaga.Alejandro.Steven Klein

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Lady Gaga new MV is going to release, I have watch the preview, at first I thought it was copy from Madonna, then later I notice the director is Steven Klein. He's a famous photographer based in New York.

Look at his work and that's explain why the MV is full of darkness and half naked guys:



Here is the trailer, I can't wait for the whole MV:



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Film: Date Night

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

First of all, have you heard of the director: Shawn Levy, leading actor and actress: Steve Carell and Tina Fey? Maybe some of you do, but not me. So I wasn't expected anything when I go into the cinema, especially if you know the director previous movie is Pink Panther ... you wouldn't even put hope on it.

But I was totally wrong. Date Night was one of the good comedy I've seen these years, I'll never thought a movie can be made like this.

I think maybe because I like to see serious people in hilarious situation? + 1 for the creative actors and actress in this movie.
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11 years old student Zhang YaoYin killed by her teacher Li HengYi

Monday, July 13, 2009

Two years ago, 11-year-old Zhang Yaoyin was beaten with a metal bar and thrown from her fourth-floor classroom by her history teacher. On Monday a Chinese chat forum dug up and posted a graphic news report about the incident, reigniting the debate about how such a tragedy came to pass.

The girl, from Yongzhou City, Hunan province, was brutally killed as her secondary school classmates looked on. Her 28-year-old assailant, Li Hengyi, was convicted of murder, but evaded a jail sentence because he was found to be schizophrenic. Although his parents were made to pay a 20,000 yuan medical bill (around €2,100) for the research into their son's mental condition, there was no criminal charges. Eleven-year-old Zhang Yaoyin's mother disputed the sentence, demanding to know how a "mental patient" got a job looking after children. Which is what webusers are asking after a news report originally posted on Youku.com was picked by dzh.mop.com on Monday. The clip contains footage of bloodstains in the classroom where the girl was attacked, and images of her clothes, covered in flies, lying outside the school. It has provoked an emotional response online, where webusers have taken on the investigation themselves, asking whether Chinese schoolteachers are properly vetted for psychopathic tendencies. A secondary school teacher in the country says no.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Kvxk9Lpwgg&feature=related



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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Sunday, July 05, 2009

A few days ago I got a free ticket to watch "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" after watching it, man I can say I am glad it is free.

First of all, the whole film is full of dirty jokes, just like the American Pie. Frankly speaking, it is hard for me to laugh at such jokes anymore at this age. Soon I have discover, because this movie's target are those teenage audiences, this can explain why Megan Fox playing in it. I am just too old for this kind of movie.

I remember in the film there's a slut try to seduce Shia LaBeouf, and later he found out that she was a mechanical monster. I am sure the director did study or watch some old style Hong Kong movies before, else how possible a normal person come out with such an outdated idea?

The Decepticons intends to obtain the energy of the sun by destroy the Earth, Autobots trying hard to stop them. But I really like to ask, in the universe, there's so many sun, why must they choose the Earth's sun? And have you not thought about it? You can destroy our sun from other planets as well, not neccessary earth. Why not just say Decepticons hate the Autobots, so they come all the way to retaliate? Isn't this is much more convincing than the idea they try to steal our sun which is actually plenty in the universe? From here, we can see that the director did not care about the storyline, so long as the more visual effects, the more explosive scenes, the more beautiful boobs, and more missiles shooting.

American politics in general is divided into hawks faction and doves faction. Hawks advocated the use of force to wipe out the enemy; doves promote to be peace with other countries. United States President Barack Obama is in the doves faction. Transformers movie is talking about Obama afraid of getting into trouble, so he send a clown to stop the militarization of the fight against enemies of the transition. And when the enemy attack, Obama is the first one who escape. The film is indirectly hinting: if you does not try to eradicate the enemy, it will only end up being bullied by them at the end. Doves faction such as Obama are just another name of coward.

I do not so agree with the ideas the director Michael Bay. First of all, many enemies of the United States, are unlike the movie, evil by nature. They are all long-term accumulation of dissatisfaction and grievances before the outbreak. (Of course, it does not include a some of rogue countries.) Hillary Clinton (now U.S. Secretary of State) also said that many parts of the world before the terrorist organizations are acquired indirectly by the United States, and now they are just bite the feeder (United States). The U.S. government do have responsibility on them. They need time to gradually resolve the grievance, as well as solving the former mess left by the previous, Hillary also take the initiative visited other countries (that normally U.S will not visit) to show the current government is different from the previous.

Even if they are able to kill all the enemies, does this mean the world will be peace? As long as they never change, there will be always someone unhappy with them. An eye for an eye, will just create more resentment.

If everyone thinks the way like the director of Transformers, thinking everyone is trying to harm my home country. I certainly think we shall never achieve world's peace. A small film, sometimes can contains a lot of hidden political awareness.

More reading:
a. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1055369/
b. http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090623/REVIEWS/906239997/1023
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Should English subject become compulsory pass for SPM?

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

These few weeks Malaysian people are talking about making English subject to be mandatory pass in SPM. 99% of the people that I know do agree it should be compulsory pass, because English is important according to them.

I guess I am the minor 1% people who object this decision, most people object this because they are not comfortable with English, which is not my reason here. Previously I strongly agree to make Science and Math subject to use English language, but on the other hand, I do not agree turning it into a mandatory pass subject in SPM.

SPM initial purpose was to test the general ability of the student, see what they are strong at and what the are weak at. Using this result, it work as a guideline telling the student which direction they should go, if you are good in art subject, maybe you should take art course in the university; if you are good in accounting subject, maybe you should take finance related course in the university.

SPM suppose to act like a general examination, in a general examination, it is extremely ridiculous to set which subject must be pass. Because everyone's ability is different and unique in this world, does someone weak in a language subject mean he/she does not deserve to further study in university? How about someone who is very good in art, but very weak in language subject, should the art course in the university reject this student because he/she does not pass the mandatory subject?

Maybe you will say: "Who will possibly fail English? It is so easy!"

Perhaps you have forgotten many scientists and famous people in this world (such as: Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Napoleon Bonaparte, Tom Cruise ... ) are borned with Learning Disorder, especially dyslexia (reading disorder). These people mostly having the same or even better intelligent with normal people, but they will have difficulties to to read and write, some even cannot differentiate the the alphabet such as 'p' and 'q', 'b' and 'd'. The bad things is ... learning disorder is not something rare among human race.

Few days ago I have read magazine that a Master student with dyslexia, he can only write about 25 words each day to finish his thesis. At the end he did it though and pass. But come back to SPM, do you think someone who is talented and suffer from dyslexia able to finish an English essay for SPM in given time?

The main purpose of Education is to find out the strength and weakness of the student and guide his path based on his/her interest. Making any subject to be MANDATORY in a general examination is no different than killing the child's real potential.

Many parents will feel that English is important around the world so their children must learn English. By forcing education to be a job hunting tool, do you think children will love what they are doing? How about next few years Chinese language become popular? These parents going to drop all English subject and change again? And nobody asking what their children like or interest in? These actually explain why so many youngsters start to feel schooling is useless, the more you study, the more you just become a mindless robot, and this is what happen to our university graduates.

My point is: stop implant our never-become-true dream into our children, you die to be a doctor doesn't mean your children are!

more reading:
a. Many object to making English a ‘must pass’ SPM subject
b. Make English a compulsory pass subject for SPM, STPM and matriculation to end and reverse the unchecked decline of English standard in the country in the past three decades
c. Time not right for SPM English pass
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Death of Neda Agha-Soltan

Friday, June 26, 2009
On June 20 2009, at city of Tehran, around 6.30pm, Neda with her music teacher (Hamid Panahi) and other 2 friends were on the way to participate the protest of the outcome of the 2009 Iranian presidential election.

Unfortunately, she got shot in the chest by plain-clothes Basij paramilitaries while she stand outside of the car watching the mass protests. She die on the spot.

Her death was captured on video, later uploaded to Youtube and Facebook. Normally Youtube will immediately delete video with excessive violance such as showing how a person die. But due to this special case, Youtube decide to keep this video. Soon this incident become 'famous' among Iranian and international society. Some Iranian even called her as "Voice of Iran".

more reading:
a. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Neda_Agha-Soltan
b. http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/world/2009/06/25/facebook-turns-irans-neda-into-a-martyr.html




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Paco and the magical book (Paco to Mahou no Ehon)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

There was once a little girl, where her parents die from a traffic accident, she survived but her memory can only retain for a day, everyday she will forgot what was happened yesterday. She even forgot her parents were dead, and she memory still left on the day of her birthday, so everyday she think she's on birthday, she took out the book that her mother give her as gift and read out loudly: "Ribbit Ribbit, the Toad Prince is a selfish prince ..."

She met all kind of strange patients, nurses and even a doctor who dream to be Peter Pan in the hospitals. A wealthy but eccentric old man especially dislike her, refuse to give her seat and talk against her, but after comprehend of her situation, the old man start to soften gradually, and decide to call everyone in the hospital to play the drama of the little girl's story book within her counted time here ...


Don't look down at the childish storyline, it was directed by Japan famouse director Tetsuya Nakashima, some of his works include Kamikaze Girls (Shimotsuma Monogatari), Memories of Matsuko (Kiraware Matsuko no Isshou). Some of the famous japanese actors/actress also take a role in the film, such as Koji Yakusho, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Anna Tsuchiya.

I was touched after watching this film. It's true that sometimes what a children want is just a good story, instead of expensive toys. However I feel the visual effect is a bit over, it should be reduce as his work 'Kamikaze Girls'. This director is famous to produce beautiful film with sad ending, so I am prepared before I go into the cinema, but apparently most audience is not, so I can heard some people cried in the cinema.

The story is actually similar to [Big Fish] and [Pan's Labyrinth]. Those who are interested should watch all 3 of them.


To download the torrent for this film please go here: http://wingsoflight-chi.blogspot.com/2009/06/paco-and-magical-book.html



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Breath In,Breath Out (深呼吸的必要, mean the necessity to deep breath) (Shinkokyû no hitsuyô)

Saturday, June 20, 2009
Why people are always unhappy? Why the more we get, the less happier we are? Everyone have their own problem, so who can help them?

This is what the movie "Breath In, Breath Out" trying to tell. Seven young people (4 girls and 3 guys) went to Japan's Okinawa Island to work as a part-time sugarcane harvester. They never met each other before, and they each have a story behind them that they want to run away from (except the main actress, she really just want a special part-time job).

They work together, eat together, and stay in a same house together for 35 days. It's embarrassing at the beginning to stay and work with strangers, soon later the story of each person slowly revealed, everyone is just equal, nobody is better than others, all of them can't even resolve their own problem. On this desolate island, what they can do is just support each other and facing themselves honestly.

The movie can be conclude with a little story:

Daugther: Tomorrow is the swimming competition, I am nervous here.
Father: Before you start, take a deep breath first.
Daugther: Does deep breath increase my speed, make me win?
Father: No, but you will be more relax and enjoy.

The next day, the daugther got the last place, but she indeed is more relax and enjoy.

Our life are nasty to us, it is full of darkness, pain, sorrow, bore, helpless ... these are the fact that we cannot change at all, but ... you must remember to relax and take a deep breath.

This, is how the movie theme come by. The necessity to take a deep breath, especially when you are down.



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Change MyKad (IC) address @ Maju Junction Mall 6th floor JPN

Friday, June 19, 2009

Tuesday around 3pm I went to JPN (Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, National Registration Department) at Maju Junction Mall (locate at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, can be reach if you take monorail and stop at Medan Tuanku) to change my MyKad's address, when I reach there, not many people around, so I guess it is a good thing go there during weekday, remember they open until 5.30pm.

Things that you need to prepare to change address of your MyKad:
1. Original MyKad
2. RM10
3. Photostat of your utility bill with your name and new address, if you don't mind, you can submit original utility bill instead. For my case I use my credit card bill.

Finally remember you have to take photo on the spot, so be prepare before going.

After like waiting for 2 weeks, you can call 03-88808066 or go to this website to check your IC arrival status: http://jpnweb1.jpn.gov.my/sistem/semakic.asp

You have to bring the old IC and also the receipt to collect your new IC.
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Terengganu stadium collapse without a sign

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Terengganu stadium collapsed on 2 June 2009. This building which spend about RM300 million survive only for a year should listed in wonders of the world. How often you saw a building that spend so much and collapse in such a short period? That's really something to be proud of as Malaysian.

Photo source: http://jacesxinz.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!F501F5BE0E74FBC4!2839.entry
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Japan new idea: soft ice-cream that is melt resistant

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
(photo of bean dregs)

(Sing Tao Daily reported)

In a hot summer day, it's a great pleasure to have a cup of soft ice-cream. However the soft ice-cream particularly melting fast under a hot sun, causing your hands full of ice-cream, which is embarassing sometimes.

Recently, Japan's "Yomiuri Shimbun" (Reader's News) reported that a local "Food Research Institute of seaweed," successful innovate a soft ice-cream that is melt resists under normal temperature. To produce such "melt resistant soft ice-cream", the secret is to mix with the bean dregs. Originally the company used the bean dregs for bread and other food processing's ingredients, but one day, the company inadvertently found out that milk soft ice-cream witch added bean dregs is much difficult to melt compare with normal soft ice-cream.

At present, this mysterious soft ice-cream is introduce by the local TV network, and immediately it become popular among the locals. The company manager also said, the "melt resistant soft ice-cream" able resolve their bean dregs wastage problem, which is a win-win situation.

The ice cream is sold at ¥ 280 (about 22 Hong Kong dollars), those who are interested to travel to Japan should have a try.

Source: http://wingsoflight-chi.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-post_16.html


For RM 11, it seems a little expensive, but I have to say it is very suitable for hot weather countries such as Malaysia. Bean dregs is actually the remaining of soy milk residue, which can use to make biscuits and other purposes.
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The plight of Taxi service in Malaysia

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A friend of mine told me I must write this down, a story that she had heard from a taxi driver the day she arrive at KLIA airport. She took a taxi and during the way she chat with the taxi driver about his work. The taxi driver mention that each day, he had to pay around rm250 (which is around rm6000-7000 a month) to cover the cost of taxi license rental fee and petrol. After my friend calculation, she found out that he probably need to work more than 10 hours non-stop to break even, remember it is not making profit, just break even.

To make matters worse, for those who are not belong to airport taxi team, he can't pick up any passenger from the airport, he can only set them off from the city to airport. Which mean he would have to go back city in an empty car.

After a long period of suffering and enduring, you are not suprise that the taxi here had build up some law-breaching bad habbits. Take an example, in most taxi hot-spot places(such as shopping mall), you will notice that most taxi will decline to use taxi meter and charged consumer over-price. This is because the taxi meter does not reflect the "taxi license rental fee" which indirectly paid by the consumer at the end.

As you can see, there are mainly two causes of this problem:

First, because the government's "cronies" able to get all the taxi license from JPJ. Those taxi drivers who want to work will have to rent it from the "cronies" that own it. Taxi driver never own a license for their work, in another word, the need not to responsible for their professional. If you understand this, there's no wondering why taxi driver over-charge their fee, and have a bad attitude towards their customers.

Second, some taxi companies and drivers are over protect their business territory. Example KLIA is about an hour from the city. If normal taxi are only allow to drive passenger there and not allow to pick up passenger at airport, they are pretty much wasting their petrol actually, plus the customers have to pay more to go KLIA. All these happen because of selfishness that certain people want to keep their profit high. In some area, taxi that from outside area is forbit to pick up passengers, this over protected act, will only cause our society to loss at the end.

The first ever step to solve the plight of taxi service in Malaysia, is to have fair distribution of taxi license to the public, eliminate the territory protection of taxi driver, and force all taxi drivers must responsible for their license and their professional code of conduct.
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Top 10 netbooks from PCWorld.com

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Many Malaysians still doesn't aware that Asus and Acer already become the world's top brand for netbook (mini notebook, small laptop).

Here's the ranking list from PCWorld.com for netbooks:

1. Asus EEE PC 1000HE

2. Samsung N110

3. Acer Aspire ONE AOD150

4. Lenovo Ideapad S10

5. Samsung NC10

6. Acer Aspire ONE

7. HP Mini 2140

8. Asus N10JC

9. HP Pavilion DV2

10. HP Mini 1000

So next time when you decide to buy a netbook, don't immediately scream to others that you only trust in big brand.

source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/154358/top_10_netbooks.html
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5 tourists die at Thailand in 2 months

Saturday, June 06, 2009

3 May 2009 - Jill St. Onge (27, female, USA Seattle) had die at Phi Phi hospital around 8am on Sunday. Her fiancee Ryan Kells send her to hospital after found out she is terribly sick in a room where they stay at Laleena Guesthouse on Phi Phi Island. Ryan mentioned most of the time she was in the room while he went out hanging around, and he can smell there is some sort of stove gas type of smell in the room, they both difficult to breath, vomiting, stomach ache, feeling weak and low blood pressure in that 2 days but Jill was more serious. So he believe her dead might relate to gas poisoning from the air-cond. Robert St. Onge (Julie's brother) said his sister's lung tissue was completely gone, and there's no explanation from the Thailand Government.


4 May 2009 - Julie Michelle Bergheim (22, female, Norway) die around 1.30am, she is staying in the same Laleena Guesthouse with Jill St. Onge. Julie and her 19 years old female travel companion both sick and having the same symptom as Jill, both send to hospital, unfortunately Julie had deceased and her friend is recovering. Autopsy report said found cyanide in her stomach.

(This is the Laleena Guesthouse where Jill and Julie stayed)

(This is the backside of Laleena Guesthouse, there is a water treatment factory nearby and rumour said the poisonous death might related with it)

A Bangkok specialist epidemiologist is already on Phil Phi, seeking to find the reason behind the mysterious fatalities.

Thailand's top forensic scientist, Dr Pornthip Rojanasunand, is expected to be involved in autopsies to determine what killed the women.

A spokeswoman at Vachira Hospital on Phuket confirmed the bodies of two women had been received from Phi Phi and sent on to Bangkok for forensic tests.

Thailand currently focus on investigating the possibility of food poisoning, however William Hurley (USA Washington, poison expert) says usually death from food poisoning are cause by dehydrate, both victims doesn't have this symptom. He conclude the 2 victims seems pretty much die of gas poisoning. This is match with what Jill's brother's had conclude as well.

Early of April 2009 - A 48 years old male Norwegian die of serious diarrhea, the place he live just 1.5km from Laleena Guesthouse.

May 7 2009 - A 30 years old female Swiss found dead on Krabi beach, her neck was entangle with her own handbag's sling.

May 12 2009 -Ernst Hermannweid (57, male, German), having the same syntoms with the 2 victims (Jill and Julie), and die after severe vomitting. He had been staying at the Sky Inn Hotel in Patong. Mr Hermanweid was employed as a project manager by the M+W Zander consulting company, working in Malaysia and Singapore.





more info:
a. Blog about death of Jill St. Onge by her family.
b. http://www.bittenandbound.com/2009/05/09/jill-st-onge-us-tourist-dies-mysteriously-in-thailand-photos-video/
c. German, 57, dies in Phuket after severe vomiting
d. Phi Phi 'Poisoning' Kills Two Tourists
e. http://hk.news.yahoo.com/article/090530/4/cg54.html
f. http://www.elevior.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=1313
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