29 September, 2009

life starts at tony romas

it was 17th of September 2009;

neil turns 40

i want to remember this day as i will one day be like one-insyaallah.

marcia and bart got neil a number plate- 1 M 40

it was zack birthday aswell.

we had it at tony romas-for buka puasa-a delicious homemade chocolate cake

hope all the details above will make you remember faidz sanusi

you will be 40 on 16th August 2017

06 December, 2008




23 October, 2008

Tiada Lagi Kidung Mu

a great loss to rock malaya-truly shock with the news...........

KUALA LUMPUR, 23 Okt (Bernama) -- Pemain gitar utama kumpulan rock Lefthanded, Abdul Samad Mian meninggal dunia di sini hari ini.

Menurut isterinya, Norliza Sumairi, Samad terjatuh kira-kira pukul 12.45 tengah hari tadi ketika berada di pejabat abangnya di Ampang.

Samad, 45, kemudian dibawa ke Hospital Ampang dan disahkan sudah meninggal dunia.

Norliza berkata jenazah suaminya akan dikebumikan di Tanah Perkuburan Islam Hulu Langat petang ini.

Allahyarham meninggalkan empat orang anak berumur antara enam dan 18 tahun.

Sejak meninggalkan Lefthanded kira-kira dua tahun lalu, anak kelahiran Johor Baharu ini lebih banyak menumpukan masanya sebagai pemuzik undangan selain menjalankan perniagaan sendiri.

Beliau yang menyertai dunia muzik sejak berumur 20 tahun, pernah menjadi pensyarah sambilan di Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (Aswara).

Samad memenangi anugerah kategori Album Rock Terbaik pada Anugerah Industri Muzik 1995.


24 September, 2008


Malaysia cuts petrol, diesel prices - minister

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Malaysia will cut petrol prices by 10 sen to 2.45 ringgit ($0.719) per litre from Thursday, Domestic Trade Minister Shahrir Samad said on Wednesday. The government also cut diesel prices by 10 sen to 2.40
ringgit a litre, Shahrir told reporters. This the second reduction in fuel prices in a month following lower global crude prices. The move is likely to help curb inflation, which hit a 27-year high of 8.5 percent in July and remained at that level in August, according to data
released on Wednesday.
($1=3.408 Malaysian Ringgit)

24 September, 2008 18:02 PM

Harga Petrol, Diesel Turun 10 Sen

PUTRAJAYA, 24 Sept (Bernama) -- Perdana Menteri Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi hari Rabu mengumumkan harga runcit petrol RON97 turun sebanyak 10 sen seliter kepada RM2.45 seliter daripada RM2.55 manakala RON92 juga diturunkan sebanyak 10 sen kepada RM2.30 daripada RM2.40 berkuatkuasa mulai esok (25 Sept).

Harga Diesel juga turun 10 sen seliter kepada RM2.40 seliter daripada RM2.50 juga berkuatkuasa mulai Khamis.


18 September, 2008

Guide to the Human Body

The Heart
It weighs less than a pound and thumps 100,000 times a day.

Lowdown: About the size of a clenched fist and located in the center of your chest—not on the left side—your heart has four chambers made of muscle that form a squishy pump. It beats about 100,000 times and processes 2,000 gallons of blood daily. “The heart makes the Energizer Bunny look like a wimp,” says Dr. Clyde W. Yancy, chief of the cardiothoracic transplantation program at Baylor University Medical Center. “It goes on and on.” Unless, that is, you treat it like a garbage disposal. “I’ve opened up blood vessels that look like congealed cheese,” says Dr. Yancy. “I haven’t eaten pizza in 15 years.”
Destress for success: Scientific big-brains have yet to figure out the exact connection between stress and heart disease, but research indicates that the surge in adrenaline produced by stress causes the blood to clot more readily. On a behavioral level, mortgage payments and work deadlines tend to make us scarf cheese­steaks and skip Tae Bo class. “If you’re a 30-year-old male and you don’t have stress, either you’re a bum or independently wealthy,” diagnoses Dr. Yancy. “And if you hang on to stress, it will end up becoming a physical issue.” So go for a swim or jog through a grizzly den while smeared with honey—whatever helps you blow off steam.
Cutting edge: Stem cells, those multipurpose little miracle organisms that scare President Bush more than a whole library of books, may be coming to a heart attack near you. We’ve got an even bolder idea—inject stem cells directly into cheeseburgers! Bonus: New research on intuition demonstrates that the heart may keep us alive in more ways than one. When subjects were shown random images, their heart rates increased five to seven seconds before seeing an emotionally charged image such as a car crash or a coiled snake. Researchers propose that the heart’s central role in “intuitive perception” may influence decision making in everything from defensive driving to high-stakes business meetings. In other words, yes, you have ESP.

The Brain
All you need to know about man’s second-favorite organ.

Lowdown: Inside your quarter-inch-thick skull, wrapped in three layers of gooey membranes, your brain weighs in at about three pounds—roughly the same as a bottle of scotch. Made of soft, squeezable flesh deepred in color, the human brain contains more than 100 billion neurons, cells that process and transmit information back and forth. Not only is the organ the center of information processing and consciousness, but it also controls body temperature, pulse rate, and sex drive.
Cutting edge: New studies are solving the most intriguing human mysteries—how we feel love, what happens when we sleep, even the design of bionic limbs that’ll be controlled by thought. In the hunt to cure diseases and injuries, scientists are focused on neurogenesis, the brain’s ability to grow new neurons. But some of the most interesting research has nothing to do with our well-being. Take the dorsal striatum. Located in the center of the brain, it’s responsible for cravings. Research at the Brookhaven National Laboratory has proved that if it’s stimulated, cravings can occur when you’re not hungry. Those ads are designed to stimulate the same part of the brain that’s responsible for cocaine cravings in addicts.
Turbocharge your brain: No operation or syringeful will turbocharge your noggin better than a regimen of physical exercise. “Studies in both animals and humans show that exercise leads to a lot of changes in the brain: increase in blood flow, regulation of chemicals associated with brain plasticity—our ability to learn—and neurogenesis,” says Dr. Yaakov Stern, who heads the Cognitive Neuroscience Division at Columbia University Medical Center.
This is your brain on… Booze really does kill brain cells. “The threshold for neurotoxicity with alcohol is about one ounce a day,” says Dr. Kenneth Heilman of the University of Florida. While social drinkers rarely show signs of permanent neuronal damage, studies in rats have found that binge drinking in adolescence leads to memory loss in adulthood.

Frontal lobe: The largest section of the brain is responsible for voluntary movement, reasoning, and problem solving. It enables you to give someone the finger, tally the tip on a lunch check, and a host of other quotidian activities.
Prefrontal lobe: Controls judgment and inhibition. Bruise this part of the brain and you’ll be banging homeless chicks sans condom and betting your savings account on a craps game.
Hippocampus: Found in the medial temporal lobe, the hippocampus plays a critical role in long-term episodic memory, recalling experiences from your past. The memory of your first screw lives here. So does the memory of your first premature ejaculation.
Amygdala: Found in the frontal lobe, the amygdala tastes like chicken. Or so we’re told. It’s responsible for emotions such as terror and joy. Ever been so scared you wet your pants? That’s your amygdala at work.
Hypothalamus: Located just above the brain stem, this almond-size region controls all of the body’s metabolic processes. In other words, it’s the annoy­ing voice in your head that says, “I’m
cold,” “I’m hungry,” “I’m thirsty”…
Temporal lobe: Critical for expressive speech, it commands the mouth to form sentences. Also plays a major role in memory retrieval. This is where all the lyrics from the Beatles’ White Album are archived.
Parietal lobe: A key center for sensory processing and body orientation. Say you’re in a bar and some dude throws a punch. While the frontal lobe says, “Get the screw out of the way!” the parietal lobe enables you to see where the punch is going and duck it.
Occipital lobe: This is where most visual input is processed and interpreted, enabling you, for example, to comprehend what you’re reading right now. It’s also the portal into your visual perception.

The Blood
At all costs, keep this stuff on the inside of your body.

Lowdown: Since the beginning of recorded time, humans have worshiped blood—drunk it, painted with it, named their gangs after it. Technically, blood is a tissue, like muscle or skin. You have 5.6 liters of it pumping through roughly 100,000 miles of arteries, veins, and capillaries. Think of red blood cells, the key ingredient, as 18-wheelers moving around the superhighways and roads within your body, carrying oxygen and nutrients where they’re needed and carting away the garbage. Your network of blood vessels also functions as a liquid cooling system that keeps your organs from stewing in their own juices.
How much can you lose without dying? Estimates vary. The Nazis reportedly did experiments, results unknown. “Generally, if you’re athletic and healthy, you could lose maybe 40 percent of your blood and live, as long as you got a transfusion fairly quickly,” says James Louie, M.D., a VP at the New York Blood Center. By the way, red blood cells have a lifespan of about four months, meaning your entire supply turns over three times a year. The dead cells head for the spleen, your heart’s recycling dump.

The Bones
Like Yodels—they’re hard on the outside, soft in the middle.

Lowdown: You’re born with 300 bones. By the time you’re an adult, some have fused together, so now you’ve got 206, assuming you haven’t tangled with any wood-chippers. Bones do more than hold up all your skin and guts. Inside is a soft center—marrow, which produces red and white blood cells.
Cutting edge: Researchers at McGill Univer­sity in Montreal have created a way to make artificial human bones using…an ink-jet printer. Let’s say you show up in the ER with a crushed right leg. Doctors take a 3d MRI of the uninjured bone in your left leg, then scan it into the printer. The machine then creates a 3-D object using a cementlike powder and coats it with phosphoric acid. (Phosphorous is one of the main components of human bone.) The result: a replacement bone. “Traditionally, doctors repair a missing bone with bits of the patient’s own transplanted bone, which is painful, or from a cadaver, which is often rejected by your body,” explains inventor Jake Barralet, professor of dentistry at McGill.
How breakable are bones? It ain’t easy busting a bone. The impact on the bones in your knee as you walk, for example, equals seven times your body weight, says Dr. Vonda Wright of the University of Pittsburgh. When force is applied across the bone instead of lengthwise, that’s when the suckers break.
Health plan: Yeah, yeah—calcium, protein, multi­vitamins. Here’s another tip: “Every time you jump, the fluid in your bone moves, signaling the cells to build more bone,” says Dr. Pamela Hinton of the University of Missouri. Aim for three medium-impact exercise sessions a week. Or blow it off and buy an ink-jet printer.

The Guts
Check ’em out, if you have the intestinal fortitude.

Lowdown: Your high school coach told you that guts are what it takes to win football games. Technically speaking, however, the intestines and other associated innards support “everything involving the ingestion, diges­tion, and rejection of food,” says Dr. Patricia Raymond of Eastern Virginia Medical School. They’re also the source of some amazing and slightly repulsive trivia: 22 feet: length of the garden-hose-diameter small intestine if untangled; 48 inches: length of the firehose-diameter large intestine (a.k.a. the colon); 10 to 20 times a day: “normal” rate for humans to pass gas (unless you’re an elevator operator). Bonus fact: The tubes of the gastrointestinal tract are like interchangeable plumbing pipes. If surgeons had to remove a portion of your esophagus, a piece of colon can replace it. Eww.
The cutting edge: Does the word colonoscopy make you squirm? In the not-so-distant future, the
rectum-poking procedure might be replaced by advanced capsule endoscopy, in which the patient simply swallows a tiny wireless probe that takes digital images of the bowel. “Technology companies are even working on capsules that can be remotely navigated to conduct biopsies and treat ulcers and tumors to avoid invasive surgery,” says Dr. Mark Sap­i­­enza, a gastroenterologist at New Jersey’s Englewood Hospital. Sorry, colonoscopy fans. You’ll have to get your action elsewhere.

The Package
An up-close look into your underwear.

Lowdown: Your reproductive organ is the love of your life. It’ll never leave you (let’s hope), and, like a woman, despite its ups and downs, it’s still incredibly fun to spend quality time with. The creation of sexual dysfunction drugs—Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra—has spurred a remarkable wave of scientific research into the function of the male reproductive system. This proves two things: The desire for sexual gratification will always be an impetus for innovation. And pharmaceutical company executives will crawl until their fingers bleed after the next big payday. The average penis length is about 3.75 inches and six inches erect.
Cutting edge: All the latest research is focused on finding a sexual dysfunction pill that won’t have side effects (seeing blue, headaches, those pesky 48-hour hard-ons—call your doctor if you grow a vagina). All three pills mentioned above employ the same basic mechanism; they relax the muscles around the blood vessels in the penis, allowing more blood to flow. What’ll work better is anyone’s guess. The holy grail? It’s no secret—a Viagra that’ll work on women.
Health plan: The first step to keeping your gun properly loaded is to “never, ever buy any pill or potion hyped on the Internet to increase size,” says Palo Alto, California sex therapist Marty Klein, Ph.D. “They’re all frauds.” Instead, consider this: Everything that helps prevent heart disease helps your sex organ function properly, explains Fair Oaks, California sex therapist Louanne Weston, Ph.D. Flaccid or erect, penis size and health depend on the amount of blood flowing through it. That means don’t smoke, eat a low-fat diet, exercise, and keep your gut from hanging over. “When you have a big belly,” says Bloomfield Hills, Michigan psychologist and sex therapist Dennis Sugrue Ph.D., “fat encroaches on the base of your penis, making it look smaller,” resulting in it’s-in-there-somewhere syndrome. Meanwhile, the debate over surgical enhancement of the penis has the medical community enraged. Some 20,000 patients have gone under the knife;
today the surgery costs between $8,000 and $10,000. There are dozens of lawsuits pending over botched jobs, leaving the poor guys in John Wayne Bobbit–like purgatory. Go forward at your own risk.

The Liver

It ain’t pretty, but it’s your best friend in a toxic world.

Lowdown: At three pounds, the liver is the largest internal organ, composed of two lobes the size and shape of a catcher’s mitt, which palm the stomach. Unlike other organs, this bad boy can regenerate, much like Hayden Panettiere on Heroes but not nearly as cute. Cut out 60 percent—for donation or to pair with a silky Chianti—and it’ll regrow itself. The liver is the body’s “factory, recycling center, and storage facility,” says Dr. James R. Burton Jr., assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado. It makes cholesterol, the gook that keeps cell walls healthy. It recycles your blood, filtering it through and pulling out the toxins like a sieve. And then it takes all the garbage, breaks it down, and routes it to your kidneys so you can piss it out.
Health plan: You know the story: Don’t drink too much. But keep in mind, your liver is one tough hunk of disgusting-looking flesh. It’s likely to handle all the abuse you can give it. One common practice it doesn’t like, however, is the hangover Tylenol. Beat back a morning headache with this drug—the liver’s nemesis—and you’ll really feel the pain. “If you’re a chronic alcohol drinker,” says Dr. Sanjiv Chopra, dean for continuing education at Harvard Medical School, “taking just six Extra Strength Tylenol at one time can destroy your liver.”
Cutting edge: The bad news is that the obesity epidemic is both ruining livers and decreasing the supply of healthy livers for transplant. The good news is that pork isn’t just for barbecuing any more. God-like doctors are genetically modifying pigs so that their livers won’t be rejected by picky human bodies during cross-species transplantation, and trying to make the pig livers produce more human-like proteins for continued function. The next hurdle: Convincing transplant recipients to keep their filthy rooms clean.

12 September, 2008

Raja Petra Arrested Under ISA

Q. What did one saggy tit say to the other saggy tit?

A. If we don't get some support soon, people will think we're nuts!


KUALA LUMPUR, 12 Sept (Bernama) -- Penulis blog Raja Petra Kamarudin ditahan
mengikut Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri (ISA) tengah hari ini.
Menteri Dalam Negeri Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar ketika mengesah penahanan
itu, berkata tindakan itu terpaksa dilakukan setelah diyakini Raja Petra boleh
mengganggu dan mengancam keselamatan dan ketenteraman awam.
"Raja Petra ditahan di rumahnya pukul 1.10 tengah hari di bawah Seksyen 731
Akta Keselamatan Dalam Negeri," katanya ketika dihubungi di sini hari ini
Syed Hamid berkata tindakan itu diambil setelah pelbagai kenyataan dibuat
oleh Raja Petra dalam laman blog Malaysia Today termasuk yang terbaru yang
didakwa menghina Islam dan Nabi Muhammad (SAW).
"Kita telah banyak kali memanggil dan menasihatkan beliau berikutan
kenyataannya namun beliau masih terus menulis hingga boleh menimbulkan ancaman,"

10 September, 2008

How to... Get Into a Club

If you want to get in, listen to Cordell Lochin, doorman at the Box in N.Y.C.

1. Grand Opening

If you’re going to a club for the first time, it’s best to get there early, before the place fills up. Bring at least one hot girl if not more than one. That’s your best chance to make it happen on the first shot.

2. Bring a Ringer
Hitting up a spot you don’t know well, it’s always best to go first with someone who has a reputation. Popping your cherry with a regular will make things easier for you the next time you arrive solo.

3. Dress for Success
You’ve got to look the part. Make sure your duds are stylish and hip, so you feel like you fit in when you get to the door. If you’re having problems matching colors or outfits, try wearing all black, or call your mom for help.

4. Look Important
Walk up to the door with confidence, as if you know you’re supposed to be in there. Push your way to the front and look the doorman directly in his eyes, as if you expect him to let you in. If you feel like you don’t belong, he can smell it.

5. Check Your Attitude
If you don’t think you’re going to make it in, always wait with patience. Never be rude to anyone. The worst thing you can do is try to intimidate or push a doorman into doing something he doesn’t want to do.

6. Drop Proper Names
Unless you have a direct link to someone who works there or someone the doorman knows, don’t try name-dropping. A mediocre or bad name-drop is a giant red flag, worse than not knowing anyone.

7. Spend Wisely
If you don’t have connections that can help, sometimes you can offer to buy a table. It’s expensive, but it gets you in the door. Whatever you do, don’t offer the doorman a wad of cash. If it’s a nice club, it isn’t getting you in, and it’s insulting.

8. Better Luck Next Time
Be classy and persistent. If you don’t get in the first time, come back a few days later. Chances are the doorman will recognize you. If he likes you, you might make the cut. If you get dissed a second time, then eff it. It’s only a stupid club.