Monday, October 31, 2005

Dance Partner


Since not all of you know her, I'd like to introduce my dance partner Yen Jun. She's a very sweet and nice girl and I'm really glad to have a caring partner like her. We've been practicing really hard with our dances, staying back 4~5 times a week. Yea, I said danceS. We're going to do a total of three dances : Jive, Samba and Cha Cha. Hopefully we'll be able to do well during the competition, since my trials and my recent ankle sprain will probably reduce our practice hours.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Ambigram?



I was quite fascinated by ambigrams when i read Angels and Demons by Dan Brown (which is a good book you should read). So one day during Malaysian Studies class, i played around and managed to design an ambigram of my name. It's quite an achievement for me since it's not an easy task, and the ambigram turned out quite nice. It reads my name both upside down and right side up. The fact that Cheng did an ambigram herself resulting in something not so ambigramish made me proud :D.

Also, check out John Langdon's site. He's the one who did the Angels and Demons ambigrams (and here i thought they were authenthic >.<) I wonder if the fact that the main character in the book has the same last name as the illustrator of the ambigrams is just a mere coincidence

Monday, October 24, 2005

Mouse & Keyboard

How fast can you type and how well can you control your mouse? Test it all and know where you stand.

Typing Speed Test - I only managed 67 wpm with 99% accuracy
Clicking Speed Test - King of clicks!!
Mouse Control Game - If you can't win this, you either need a new mouse or a new hand

Thursday, October 20, 2005

My First Time

I just met my first accident today. Venue was at Wisma Perdana/HELP. Well, it was just a really minor accident where I reversed and bump into a saga, but it was an accident nonetheless. There were a few factors which caused the accident;
1) It was raining
2) I was sleepy
3) I was careless
So I got down from the car, inspect inspect a bit and talk to the guy (Mr Chew). He's quite a nice guy, cause I could see he was in a dilemma. I offered him RM50 but instead he wanted to take down my number and discuss it another day. Hopefully he'll just let me go since it's just a lil' scratch :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Save Petrol

Petrol is now getting increasingly expensive. So here are 12 tips on how to reduce consumption of petrol.

1) Keep your tyres pumped up
2) Drive at moderate speeds ( 50 < speed < 90 ) km/h
3) Clean the air filter regularly
4) Use thinner tires
5) Start up the car properly (warm up 30 seconds)
6) Drive in high gear (overdrive)
7) Travel light
8) Anticipate traffic ahead (reduce braking and accelerating)
9) Avoid heavy acceleration
10) Minimise aerodynamic drag
11) Do not let your engine be idle for long periods
12) Use the air-cond sparingly

Check out the explanations on how these tips can save petrol

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Grand Prix


So, Alonso wins the Chinese GP and takes the F1 Championship for 2005. Congrats to him. I'm sure all the Schumacher fans out there must be crying.

While everybody may be either celebrating or grieving about the F1 Grand Prix, I'm much more concerned about another Grand Prix. If you've read The Star today, you would've read an article about some dance competition. Well, that's the one i'm taking part in. The Malaysia International Dancesport Grand Prix Championship 2005. Hearing the name of the competition also made me sweat liao... I never knew the competition was going to be such a high profile event. So now, I'm really really nervous about it. Gonna have to practice a lot harder liao...

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Flash Games I

Here are some nice flash games definitely worth checking out.

Parking
P drivers who are horrible at parking can practice now. I managed to score 330

Magnetism
An interesting game applying the physics of magnets. Aim is to get the ball into the bucket. This game really screws with your patience

Funky Truck
This game is just pure mindless fun. Control a 4wd truck and do tons of flips on the way to the finish line

Dance Blues

So, after two weeks of not dancing, i was back at HELP for dance classes. I asked Yen Jun to bring her camera and she did. I actually wanted to take photos to post them here but we forgot to take any photos at all =S. So...too bad lor, no photos for you all to see :P. Hopefully next week we'll remember. The dances are going relatively well i guess, as we've been practicing a bit here and there. I'm sure we'll be able to master Cha Cha, Jive and Samba in time for the competition. For those of you who wanted to come "support" me, here's bad news for you. Entrance fee to see the competition is RM50 ^^

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Hottest Blogger

It's a blog about bloggers. Not just any blogger, but hot bloggers in particular. Most of the blogs get pretty good traffic.Yea, I know interesting posts are one thing, but hot bloggers tend to attract a lot more readers to their blog. It's so unfair, they just take lotsa pictures of themselves and post them and the readers come filing in like as if there's money being given away. Sadly I don't have that advantage *sniff*, but then again I'm not looking to attract more readers to my blog. I'll want that if I start putting ads :P

Anyways, give www.hottestblogger.com a visit. Dawn Yang all the way!

Earthquake!!


Nope, i'm not talking about the recent earthquakes in Pakistan. I'm talking about the awesome ice cream bowl called Giant Earthquake in Swensons. I went to Swensons in SS2 earlier to celebrate Voon Chee's birthday as Swensons has a special promo on Tuesdays. 1 bowl costs RM28 but it's really nice if you choose the right flavours (i.e. not pistachio)

I had a good time catching up with Zhen Hong, Darren and Voon Chee. Even got to enjoy Darren's brilliant driving skills (understandable la, he drives a big car). Voon Chee ended up paying the bill =.='' but in return we three became his driver tonight. It's a pity Gavin is in Australia and couldn't join us. Must go again when he comes back ^^

Monday, October 10, 2005

Constantly improving blog

I'm getting more familiar to the blogger interface and also recalling all yhe html i've learned before. This just means my blog will be significantly improving over time.

Also, i've added a counter and a shoutbox. Feel free to drop a comment on the shoutbox. Better still, just IM me :D

Saturday, October 08, 2005

The power of blogging

I have just witnessed just how amazing blogging actually is. Out of the blue, i did a google search on "jee wayn" just to see how unique my name actually is. The search returned only 1 result. I immediately clicked the link only to find that it leads to a livejournal blog. So i took my time to read it and found out that the blog post by Yi-Wen was actually referring to me!! I was so shocked as i could not remember anything about what the post was referring to. But after pondering it a while over dinner, i managed to recall what happened. It was then a flurry of memories came flooding my mind. It's really an awesome feeling which i admit is the result of blogging.

On a side note, i learned how unique my name truly is =D

Everything "Elsewhere"

David "Elsewhere" Bernal is a whicked sick dancer...you just won't believe your eyes when you see him dance. Heck, he's even on Wikipedia! He's also kinda handsome i guess.
Check him out!

Kollaboration II (Guy in Orange)
Kollaboration IV
Slurpee Ad
Heineken Ad
Interview

Dance?!

Wow, i just agreed to become Yen Jun's dance partner for a contest coming up in November. Frankly, i can't imagine myself dressed in those tight and flashy dance clothes... Oh well, i'll have to try my best since i've agreed. Here's how it might look like if you can't imagine. I promise to keep you updated on how it goes :)

Friday, October 07, 2005

Ladder Theory


This is quite interesting to read if you have the time. Amazes me how much time people have to waste.

Don't Click It!

This website sports a no clicking interface which it claims will revolutionise web surfing. How the hell can you surf without clicking?
Go to www.dontclick.it to find out

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Maxthon is so awesome

Internet browsers to internet surfers are like aeroplanes to pilots. Without it, you just can't surf. Unfortunately, Internet explorer which comes with most PCs just plain sucks. Do a google and you'll see how many people agree. A brilliant alternative available is Maxthon.
Maxthon was orginally named IE2 because it was a very much improved version of Internet Explorer. Among it's features i like are flash save, ad and pop-up blockers, session resume and last but not least, brilliant compatibility with all sites *cough*mozilla*cough*

Directions

I never really supported blogs, and still have no idea why i started one myself. Oh well, it doesn't really matter since it's already started. I was kinda wondering what should i do with this blog. Making anybody who visits my blog read about my ever so exciting life seems like undeserving torture even for my worse enemy. So I've decided to dedicate this blog to making everybody's internet experience a better one :). Also not forgetting, bits and pieces of my life will be posted as well. I promise i'll spare you the "Today was so boring"s or "I didn't do much today"s.
Don't forget to comment :D

Monday, October 03, 2005

Ruined my day

Bah, i was really looking forward to going for dance classes this Friday...and it got ruined by a stupid test on Malaysian Studies. It's just so damn evil that Datin Nadarajah has to schedule the test at the same time =(. Hearing about the news really made me wanna smash stuff....Hulk style. In the end, i just went to eat at chilis to comfort myself. Lucky got Wee Sim to teman me, such a nice guy ;).

Here's a stupid flash for you to waste your time with, especially for you Jay Chou fans.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The beginning of an end of a beginning....

Post number 1 of my blog. I haven't really thought of a nice title yet, but asdf will do fine till then. Also, i'll change the layout when i'm free :)