New Bouldering Wall @ Summit Climbing Gym

After the establishment of the new climbing gyms at 1 Utama (Camp 5) and Kepong (Delta Rovers), the population of climbers in Nomad Climbing Gym @ Summit Shopping Centre has dwindled drastically. Nevertheless, my friends and I are still loyal supporters of the Gym.

Recently, the management of Nomad Climbing Gym @ Summit Shopping Centre removed their old bouldering wall (wall for climbing without ropes). Now, they are at the midst of building a bigger and better wall. It comes with a roof!


Ping showed me this video

ClimbOn @ Singapore

fuuuu.. looking at this video made me wet….

My palms wet of course…fuuuuuu hardo gayy saysaysay!

Women, Car and Petrol

I don’t know how true this is but i found this in my (email) inbox.

My girlfriend was “swindled” of her paid petrol at the a-certain-Petrol Station.

“2 Guys at the station, 1 waiting near the payment counter, 1 holding two empty tanks waiting nearby the pumpstation. While my girlfriend moved towards the payment counter, the guy near the payment counter unintentionally cut her queue and made a minimum payment at the counter (eg; Rm5). After paying, knowing which pump station my girlfriend came from, he quickly signalled his friend with the empty tanks to go to the pump station. When my girlfriend paid, the cashier activated the pump for the paid amount. Before she could walk back to her car, the guy has already started filling up the petrol at my gf’s pump station. When she asked what he was doing, he simply showed her the receipt saying that he has paid. Not knowing what was going on, she just waited for him to finish. The meter showed the exact amount that she has paid. She realised something was amissed. When she lift the pump for her turn, no petrol came out. The guy has swindled her paid petrol.

Eventually she found out that the guy paid RM5 for another pump, and used her’s which she paid RM50 instead. She complained to the petrol attendant but that guy just turned a deaf ear, saying it was not his fault and asked my gf to chase after that 2 guys! What the heck?? Is that how you trained your staff to be helpful to your customers?!!It’s giving a bad image to your station. He kept on saying that he would lose if he gave her back what she paid. Then who’s paying back what she lost??

After 30mins of argument and with the help of other customers and asking to see the CCTV, the attendant finally gave in. I’ve already complained to the Petrol Station’s company via their website, not sure whether they are going to do anything about it until something really bad happen! (Malaysian Style…sighhh!) Luckily her car was locked and not robbed of her valuables by the guy waiting at the pump. REMEMBER to always lock your car though you are away for a second.”

I don’t know whether or not this story is true. If it is true, it seems like a juicy highliners for Malay Mail or Metro. Nevertheless, it ended up as a chain mail. Could this be a fake story?

Looking at the whole scenerio,I was thinking “how come the lady in the story is so damn dumb one?” Don’t everyone know that if we park our car or motorbike next to a pump and went to pay for our petrol, technically speaking and logically, this mean we are buying the petrol from that pump. If anyone cut que, we should be angry at the fellow and ask him to bugger off. But NO…it doesn’t happen in this story. The lady happily waited for the fellow to fill up the petrol into his stupid tanks. I wonder if the lady has license to drive!!! How can you not know that!!! Isn’t this a simple fact?

BTW, i am also not too sure about the moral of the story because the last paragraph said “pump. REMEMBER to always lock your car though you are away for a second.” but the title said “My girlfriend was “swindled” of her paid petrol at the a-certain-Petrol Station.” Could the moral of the story be “Don’t let your woman pump petrol for her car alone” or “Is it don’t let people cut que when you pay for your petrol”? hmmm…could the moral of the story is “You know my story is fake but you give a damn about it and you pass it around. YOU ARE STUPID”

Found: Prada Wallet @ Starbucks

Yesterday, my friends and I were having coffee at Mt. Kiara Starbucks.
We found one nice leather Prada wallet next to our table. We flipped through the wallet and found amongst others, an identity card, credit cards and also ATM cards. Inside the wallet, there were few hundred Ringgit cash in it!
Losing a wallet is one of the most troublesome calamities. We decided to return the wallet to the owner.
Then a guy came to the table next to us (where the wallet was found). He looked like he was looking for something. The guy then left quickly. We screamed for that guy, and wanted to ask him whether he was looking for his wallet. He didn’t answer.
Sow immediately got off from his chair and ran towards the guy.
Sow: DUDE! You lost a wallet??
Guy: Er.. No.
Then we realised that the wallet is actually an Indian lady’s wallet.
However, after flipping the wallet thoroughly, we could not find the contact number of the owner. But we managed to find one blue coloured McDonalds privilege card. The first thing on my mind was, “blue colour? This year’s McDonald’s privilege card is green!”.
It might be the super duper ultimate McDonald’s privilege card that comes with free food and probably throw in some sex in it. Then I realised a small print on the card saying, “This card is not valid after December 2002”. O____O”
Then Charmaine had a brilliant idea. She called the Indian lady’s credit card’s 24 hour customer service centre. The credit card company then told Charmaine that they will contact the Indian lady.
Within minutes, the Indian lady called us and 20 minutes later, the lady came to Starbucks to collect her wallet. Although, there were few hundred bucks in the wallet, we didn’t take a single cent.
And the best thing was, the Indian lady didn’t realise that she has lost her wallet after her bank called her.
Bravo.

Types of Conversationalists

There are times when I am left alone at parties and have no choice but to mingle with strangers. There are several type of situations or people to deal with (but the list is not exhaustive, i think):
1. The strangers are a clique
By virtue of the fact that they are friends, they would be talking among themselves and reminiscing about their past together, leaving you out of the conversation like you’re part of the furniture. What can you contribute to their past?
2. The strangers speak a different dialect or language
They speak mandarin and you speak cantonese – it’s like chickens and geese trying to talk. They continue conversing in their dialect, leaving you out of place. Crowds like these, it makes we wish they could be polite to include you in, making you feel at ease instead of deliberately shutting you out. I thought parties are for socialising? These people make me think they’re unfriendly.
3. The strangers are quiet ones
You stand among them, while waiting for your host to come back and talk to you for a while. They sip their drinks and look around the room, not saying a word. You sigh, and decide that you have no choice but to make small talk with them before you decide to talk to yourself.
Some strangers will welcome your move to make small talk, while others may continue keeping quiet and not talking at all. WTF? It drives me up the wall when I come across people like that. I end up sounding like a runaway train going on and on, with my attempt to draw these people out of their shells. -_-
4. The friendly ones
They are the best, definitely. They can talk til kingdom come and make you feel like you belong. They make attempts to know more about you (without prying) and they brief you on the private jokes, if any, when they’re reminiscing about the past.
5. The ones who love the sound of their own voices
They go on and on and on and on and on talking about themselves or telling their stories and before you can interject with a contribution, they continue to go on and on and on. Imagine a group of such people? No one would be listening – everyone would be fighting to say something!
Introverts & Extroverts
Do you know whether you are an introvert or an extrovert?
If you rely on your friends or strangers to make the first move in chatting you up and doing most of the talking, I believe you’re an Introvert. Perhaps a bit passive when it comes to taking charge of the conversation. You only warm up to those you’re close with or with strangers, after a looooooong time (of several outings, perhaps).
If you enjoy being in the centre of attention, and usually start chatting with anyone and everyone, you’re definitely an extrovert. (Except that snooty ones are selective with who they want to talk to – rich or beautiful ones, and those who are important for networking purposes.)
However, being an extrovert doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she will always take the initiative of being the active talker. They have bad days, too, and once in a blue moon would want someone else to make the first move in starting a conversation. ;D

Sex Machine, even when you are asleep…

Sometime I wonder what had become of our world. While the Government had battle effortlessly against the crime of rape and the influence of pornographic, yet somewhere in a dark corner of the world rise another kind of sexual maniac mental disease known as “Sexsomniacs”. A Sexsomniacs tends to make sexual demand to their partner while they are asleep. This was reported in Star today in a report entitled “Sexsomniacs” puzzle medical researchers
In a quest to understand what on earth is this “disease”, I had done a search on our even trusted source of knowledge, Wikipedia shown no result on Sexsomniacs. Hence, I proceeded to the mighty google search engine and the result is that :-

1.Anderson Cooper of CNN reported that there are people who filed law suit against their spouse for initiating unwanted “sleep sex”.
2. Den reported that the “disease” had created a new kind of crime – ” The Sleeping Rapist”
3. Richard Morgan said that it is akin to a X rated Sleepwalking

Strange, huh?

Skybar @ Trader’s Hotel

Skybar is the latest night spot in town. Located on the 33rd Floor of Trader’s Hotel (next to Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, opposite ExxonMobil office), one may get a great view of the Twin Towers and it’s surroundings. If the haze is not around of course.

Skybar’s concept is similar with Luna Bar. It has a pool, comfy seats by its side and also open air. The interior is excellent as well. There’s no cover charge for entrance.

However, the drawback of this bar is their service. Although there were not many people at the bar, it took us a while for the bartender to attend to us. He only attended to us after we screamed at his face that we wanted our drinks.

But after our drinks came, the bartender never gave us their bill. After waiting for a while and flagging my notes in the air that I want to pay my bill, we gave up and left the bar.

Then minutes later, the bartender came to us with the bill urging us to pay for it. How embarrassing.

They should to do something with their level of service!
Furthermore, the drinks are pricey. A glass of beer and a glass of gin tonic costs us RM50. Well, something that I expect from a place like this 😀

More info @ http://www.shangri-la.com/kualalumpur/traders/restaurants/en/index.aspx

Deepavali @ Praba’s house – Part I

My high school friends and I were invited by Praba (another high school friend) to his Deepavali Open house.
Unlike many Deepavali open houses, the main focus wasn’t food, but instead, it was alcohol. After eating couple of plates of nasi beryani and mutton, we started off with a mixture of whisky + coke. Then beer. Then mixture of Whisky + beer and in the end, just whisky.

Praba: Lei Kong Ngo Keling Yan ma? Nia seng, lei chi ngo hai tong yan! (You said I am Indian! fuck you, You know I am Chinese) !
While uploading the video above, I found this funny Malaysian advertisement.

It’s amazing how other cultures influence other cultures.
And to all our Muslim readers, Selamat Hari Raya!

Ulterior Motives

“Should a guy come up to you and suddenly becomes your new best friend out of the blue, obviously there is an ulterior motive.” a friend smugly declared the other day.
“What do you mean? That he’s interested in you?” I cautiously asked.
“Sounds obnoxious, doesn’t it?” she laughed. “For example, if a guy friend suddenly lavishes some attention on you and fusses over you, when he never used to do it … wouldn’t you find it weird?”

Ulterior motive. To be fair, everyone generally has an ulterior motive to get close to you. When it comes to matters of the heart (this sounds so cliche), your sensors are extra sensitive. I admit I am one of those who get a bit suspicious with the sudden lavish attention.
And when out of the blue, few months down the line, he grabs you in a hug and wants to hold your hand, he gets jealous over the silliest things, he wants to spend most of his time with you … hmmmm.
Sometimes I don’t even need to think it’s weird, my friends will tell me. ;P
And sometimes, you hope for more. “Why can’t he make the next move?” you’d feel like screaming right into his face. “Hurry, hurryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!”
Some guys are really smooth, though, and they can catch you unawares. You’re happily thinking, “Wow! I’ve got a new best friend. Fantastic! What a wonderful friend!”
When he finally makes his move from friend to i-don’t-want-to-be’your-friend can-I-be-your-boyfriend, you’re gobsmacked.
“I never intended to be your best friend. I’ve always wanted more than that.” He confesses.
You then feel like you’ve been caught with your pants/skirt down.
Damn ulterior motives! Can’t you guys be transparent? When we reject at that juncture, we are accused of misleading the poor guy.
As if the girls weren’t misled in the first place.