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Edible gold leaf

Estimated price per pound: $15,000

Like calcium and iron, gold is a mineral that's safe to eat, although it's not an essential part of the human diet. It may be pricey by the pound, but a small shaker of 23K gold sprinkles (80 mg) costs only $30 at Fancy Flours in Bozeman, Mont. The store also carries flakes of gold leaf called "petals" - $45 for 150 milligrams - and packs of 25 small sheets of gold leaf for $75.

Extracted from Time Inc

Happiness of life is... sleep

Could you keep it down? Can't you see we're trying to get a little shut-eye?

Sleep. It rejuvenates. It refreshes. It restores. And while it may seem as if sleep renders us inactive, the truth is quite the contrary. Our bodies, our brains, our minds are accomplishing great things while we slumber.

Dr Nilesh Dave, medical director of the Sleep and Breathing Disorders Centre at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre, says: "When you get good-quality sleep and enough hours of it, it is amazing how much better patients' moods are, how much better they're functioning. They're truly happy."

During a series of studies in the 1980s, rats were forced to stay awake. After five days, they started dying.

In 2005, a 28-year-old South Korean man died after playing an online computer game for 50 straight hours with few breaks.

"You have a full-body collapse," Dr Dave says. "There's no stability in the brain. The body ends up not being able to restore itself."

Extracted from The Age

Honda Civic Type R JDM MY07 - Born in the Circuits



■弁機構:DOHC チェーン駆動 吸気2 排気2
性能 ■最高出力:165kW[225PS]/8,000rpm

■タイヤ(前・後):225/40R18 88Y

English Translation:

Model Type:   ABA-FD2
Transmission: 6-speed MT
Length / Width / Height: 4.540m /1.770m / 1.430m
Wheelbase: 2.700m
Tread Front/Rear: 1.505m/1.515m
Minimum Ground Clearance: 0.135m
Weight (Kg): 1,270kg
Seating Capacity: 4
Indoor size Length/Width/Height: 1.900m / 1.470m / 1.170m
Engine Model: K20A
Engine Type: Watercooled L4 DOHC
Displacement (cc): 1,998
Bore x Stroke (mm): 86.0 x 86.0
Compression Ratio:   11.7
Fuel System: PGM-FI
Horsepower (kW[PS]/rpm): 165 [225] / 8000
Torque (Nm[Kgm]/rpm): 215 [21.9] / 6100
Average Fuel Consumption: 11.0km/L
Turning Radius: 5.9m
Gear Ratio: 1st 3.2662nd 2.1303rd 1.5174th 1.1475th 0.9216th 0.738Reserve 3.583
Final Gear Ratio: 5.062
Tire Front/Rear: 225 / 40 R18 88Y
Suspension Front/Rear: McPherson Strut / Double Wishbone
Brake Front/Rear: Ventilated Discs / Discs

Honda Civic Type R (FD2) - Photos












The Stig runs the GT-R around Top Gear's track
Japanese MPV on Track Comparison
Midlife Crisis for me?

Midlife crisis is a term used in Western societies to describe a period of dramatic self-doubt that is felt by some individuals in the "middle years" of life, as a result of sensing the passing of youth and the imminence of old age. The result may be a desire to make significant changes in core aspects of day to day life or situation, such as in career, marriage, or romantic relationships.

However, the term of Midlife Crisis brings up many images. In US, it brings up deriding images of a person buying a red hot sports car, daydreams of flings, broken marriages and people acting as a child again

But in reality, a Midlife Crisis represents a deeper possibility for a person to become their dreams. However, those dreams are hard to realize within an un-supportive society and without clear personal understanding of the actual experience. People often end up hurting themselves in the process of trying to change. A person's life carries a lot of momentum from the past that tumbles them about heedlessly upon trying to change to be something new.

There is no one symptom or sign exists to define a midlife crisis according to my research and findings. Instead the experience is a combination of feelings, events and body changes that indicate a transformation is at hand.

I found there is a list of symptoms mixed about in random order to illustrate how defining the mid life crisis is relative to the person experiencing the changes. I will answer the questionnaire with 3 possible answer (Yes/No/Maybe).

  1. Looking into the mirror and you no longer recognize yourself. Maybe. When i am drunk, i felt i look better.
  2. Acne. No.
  3. Change in allergies. No.
  4. Changes to how food tastes. Yes. Obviously
  5. Changes to what you eat. Yes. In a very obvious manner
  6. Changes to the balance of vitamins you take. Yes.
  7. Desire for physical -Free Flowing- movement (Running, Biking, Dance, Fast red sports cars, Sky diving, etc). Yes. but of course not dancing and sky diving.
  8. Exploring new musical tastes. Yes. Love to listen to Jazz and Light music that can cheer and relax myself.
  9. Sudden desire to learn how to play an instrument. Maybe. but i do not have time yet.
  10. Sudden interest in drawing, painting, writing books or poetry. Maybe, writing article blog is it consider?
  11. You see how everything is totally fucked up and you have new ideas on how to fix it all. Yes. may be i am stressed out over my life, that's where i learn from
  12. Changing or investigating new religions or churches or new age philosophy. No. not interested
  13. Changes of habits. Activities which used to bring pleasure now are boring. Yes. Struggling at this change.
  14. Discouraged about doing the same things. Yes, i hate the feeling of repeating and bored stuffs.
  15. Shifting sleep patterns (Typically to less). Maybe. Cause i can't sleep well at night also.
  16. Desiring to quit a good job. Maybe. Sometimes, when i totally out of my mind.
  17. Unable to complete tasks which used to be easy. Maybe. Sometimes when i am totally day dreaming. I forgotten what  suppose to do.
  18. Unable to concentrate on tasks which used to be easy. Maybe, same as above.
  19. Thinking about death, wondering about the nature of death. Maybe. Sometimes when i really do not know what else to do. Especially when i hit no through road.
  20. Taking dietary supplements for the purposes of extending life. Yes. because afraid of death sometimes when i think life is so wonderful.
  21. Unexplained bouts of depression when doing tasks which used to make you happy. Yes. This is totally unexplainable.. my surrounding should know well on this.
  22. It feels good to get hurt. Yes. however, this sounds a bit sick.
  23. It takes longer to heal injuries. Maybe. Not Sure.
  24. A desire to get into physical shape. Yes, wanted to look good and smart at all time. which i didn't really bother last time.
  25. Irritability or unexpected anger. Yes. Very easily.
  26. Buying new clothes and taking more time to look good. Yes. Is very obvious!
  27. Hair changes. (Natural changes in thickness, luster, color or Assisted changes in dying hair suddenly or shaving your head bald) Maybe. Wanted to but couldn't find a time for myself.
  28. A desire to surround yourself with different settings. Yes. really trying to make a different in my lifestyle.
  29. Hanging out with a different generation as their energy and ideas stimulate you. Yes. It stimulate me with different energy and ideas.
  30. Restarting things, which you dropped 20 years earlier. No. Not at this stage. I am still young.
  31. Upset at where society is going. Yes. because the BN government is totally screw up.
  32. Feeling trapped or tied down by fiscal responsibilities. Maybe. Wait till my Type R is on the road. i can describe further.
  33. Leaving (Mentally or Physically) family. Maybe. Sometimes.
  34. Want to change the world for the better. Yes. but often got pull down.
  35. Feeling trapped in current family relationships. Maybe. Sometimes felt this way.
  36. A desire to teach others or become a healer. Maybe Yes, Maybe No. I thought is part of life for the elder to teach/help the younger.
  37. Desiring a simple life. Yes. trying to change myself with a simple life.
  38. Looking back to one's childhood. Yes. always look back and think back the childhood days.
  39. Playing again just to play! Maybe. As part of mid-life crisis will turn someone to feel like a child.
  40. You keep asking yourself: "Where am I going with my life?" Yes! i did ask myself frequently. Even to my surroundings.
  41. Desire to learn something new. Yes. trying to learn and to know something totally new. To have the new FEELING.
  42. Recently experiencing something extremely stressful. Stress can trigger a Midlife transformation. Some examples include: Changing Jobs, Divorce, Death of someone close, Chemical/Toxic exposure upon the body or experiencing a major illness. Hopefully NO!
  43. Sudden interest in spiritual practices, religions or paranormal that before you would have discounted without a second glance. Hopefully NO! as well.
  44. Doing things upon a whim. Yes... can't control this also.
  45. Doing things that get you into trouble when it surprises everyone as being out of character. Yes. Is obvious maybe i need attention.
  46. Someone unexpectedly exclaims: "You are going through a midlife crisis!" No... because they think that i am too young to go through this crisis.
Equation Explaination for the theory of E=MHT


equal to...

Excellent = Mass of Happiness with Power of Tolerance


In another word, it means that you got to have the patient and the power of determination to have perfect Excellent result.

So, E = MHis a perfect formula for life and of course not limited to Cakes only.

The above formula is created and copyright by ET. The use of E=MHT is permitted by written request and valid referencing method.

Beware of Wolf

I read this article at my friend's blog. I think it is trueful enough particularly on some idiot man, so all ladies please check it out! Strictly beware of the wolfs, get to know your 'boy' friends better before hand. Never Ever Fall!

Sex in the car? Here’s a ‘How-To’ Video

But for Malaysian, please never do that as you may lead yourself to lock-up in the jail.

Jason Mraz - I'm Yours | Music video
BMW X6 4WD coupe

New BMW X6 creates a new 4WD-coupe niche – and the German car maker says the vehicle’s handling will attract drivers of even the world’s most famous sports car, the Porsche 911. JEZ SPINKS reports.





The secret recipe that makes perfect cakes.


Only the best cakes comes from the right formula.


To make perfect cakes, you need to follow the principal and formula as above.


Figure it out yourself now.

Mass–energy equivalence | E=MC2

In physics, mass–energy equivalence is the concept that any mass has an associated energy and vice versa. In special relativity this relationship is expressed using the mass–energy equivalence formula

E = mc2


  • E = energy,
  • m = mass,
  • c = the speed of light in a vacuum (celeritas),
  • and the superscript 2 indicates the squaring of the c.

Guess, what is E = MHT

KL Massive traffic jams


Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi has defended the police for setting up roadblocks around the city in anticipation of a public demonstration which had caused massive traffic jams. The police, meanwhile, said the roadblocks would continue as they have been “successful”.

Roadblocks set up amid protest fears

PDRM have put up roadblocks in Kuala Lumpur as they brace for protests ahead of a possible debate of no confidence in Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi today (Monday - 14 July 2008)

Plan your journey to KL and avoid the route surrounding Parliament.

Colbie Caillat - Bubbly (Live)

Where ever, where ever, where ever you go
Where ever, where ever, where ever you go
Where ever you go, I'll always know
Cause you make me smile here, just for a while

Colbie Caillat - Realize (Live)
Explore the Truth and Knowing the Truth

Explore the Truth and Knowing the Truth?

What is Feeling? What is Emotion?

What is feeling? What is the definition of it?

Emotion? When human beings will get emotional?

Typical of mine experience. I felt very lost when the moment that i lost of tooth. I getting very sad of it. But no worries, i am now used to it. But i know there is more to come.

On the night that i removed my tooth, i have fever at night before i slept. I felt so sad because no people actually bother about how i feel. I can tell, that i am really sad. I can't eat properly and i have no appetite on everything.

I care too much or i would say is busybody. With the result, i just making my life miserable. I just want to get too detailed on everything. I cannot loose this cannot loose that. How wish i have a person beside me that really can tell me and care for me.

Emotional is actually a very bad thing. It can leads to many mistake and problems. I always tell myself to that i MUST control my emotion. I can't hurt anyone because of this. In return, don't do that to me as well ok!

Need to prepare for Examination! :P

Me and my tooth
I have removed one of my teeth today at a dental clinic near my office. Initially, i wanted to check on one of my tooth which the surface is not smooth. But the dentist mention that the tooth is blocking the gum as well as the root of the tooth is exposed. Hence, this tooth must be remove.

In less than 2 mins, the dentist removed the tooth and found tooth decay on it as well. Now, my teeth are missing with one tooth. The feeling of missing a tooth that has been with me for 20 over years is bad. I miss it badly.

I learn a few things after the removal.
  • No matter how good you are, how clever you are, how strong you are. One fine day, your tooth also decays and need to remove. Why need to be so stubborn?
  • Even though without one tooth, I might not look complete. But I must be strong to move further. The path of my lifetime is not easy; I will take this as a lesson. Be a stronger person, walk it through myself.
  • What else?? May be without one tooth, i might draw little attention. :P Then, i can have little more topic with you.
But I regret, how wish if I doesn't need to remove the tooth and healthy. Then I will be living a happy complete life.
7 days a week. The feeling of each day

Monday - Feeling Blue

Tuesday - Feeling Lost!

Wednesday - Getting back to work

Thursday - Begin partying.

Friday - Thank God it's Friday!

Saturday - Hang-over FOR SURE!

Sunday - Insomnia

Malaysians turn out in thousands to defy police

Against the odds: Despite police saying a rally was illegal and setting up roadblocks, Malaysian opposition supporters gather to protest about rising fuel prices. Photo: AFP

THOUSANDS of Malaysians braved police road blocks and the threat of arrest yesterday for a mass political rally over higher fuel prices and fresh sodomy accusations against opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Organisers were forced to change the venue twice, fearing a clash with police would result in a state of emergency, which could jeopardise the significant gains made by opposition parties in the March election.

The police declared the rally illegal and set up roadblocks, turning some buses away.


Volkswagen New Beetle

This morning when I drove to work, I saw a Volkswagen New Beetle in front of me.

Even though this car has been exist since many years but i realise that this car really looks weird. The rear can look like the front, and the front can look like the rear. Such an universal design! but i think it is such an ugly car.

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Missing PI could be overseas, Interpol help sought

PDRM spokesman said today they had asked Interpol to help find a private investigator who has been reported missing since making explosive claims linking the deputy premier to a murder.

Criminal Investigation Department director Bakri Zinin said Malaysian police had enlisted the help of Interpol and authorities in neighbouring countries to help locate him.

"We are seeking Balasubramaniam to help in our investigations," he told a press conference today. "We suspect he is either in hiding or someone is hiding him.

"I give a guarantee of his safety if he comes to meet us, and he is free to bring a lawyer to the meeting," he said.

"The police in the country have been put on alert to find him and we have informed Interpol and Aseanpol as well as the police in neighbouring countries."

Balasubramaniam, who was last seen after a hastily-organised press conference on Friday is believed to have left the country with his wife and three children.

With all incident that happen, i strongly believe someone has force Balasubramaniam to change his statement and make him disappear. Perhaps with Money or blackmail?

PI retracts stunning statutory declaration

breaking news updated 6.55pm P Balasubramaniam drops the second bombshell in less than 24 hours, this time claiming that he was forced to make his shocking statutory declaration linking Najib to Altantuya.MORE at Malaysiakini.com 

We are near but yet far, is that faith or human caused?
  • We are near but yet far, is that faith or human caused?
  • Is this faith that be arranged by the boss from the god?
  • Why human deserve to suffer from feelings. Feelings always lead individual out of track, decide wrong things. depression and etc...
  • Human can be very cold blooded even with feelings
  • Human can do things purposely and pretend to be accidentally or coincidentally.
  • There is no why with answers. Is only man made
Go on-leave from his DPM duties until cleared of allegations in Balasubramaniam SD, Kit Siang tells Najib

DAP Lim Kit Siang has suggested that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should go on leave from his duties as Deputy Prime Minister until all questions implicating his credibility, especially arising from the statutory declaration by private investigator P. Balasubramaniam,  are investigated and cleared.

Further, Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration dated 1st July and made public today in effect challenged the truth and veracity of various statements and denials by Najib in connection with the murder of Mongolian national Altantuya Shaariibuu in October 2006 – that Najib had not known or ever met Altantunya.

He added that Najib, as well as the Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, cannot allow Balasubramaniam’s shocking statutory declaration to go unchallenged as it raises grave fundamental issues as to their fitness to hold high political offices in the land.

Balasubramaniam’s shocking statutory declaration has brought back to Malaysians the emotional scene at the Kuala Lumpur magistrate’s court on 16th November 2006 when Razak was charged for abetting the murder of Altantuya, when his wife Mazlinda Makhzan lost her cool and shouted at journalists: “My husband is innocent. My husband is a good man. He supported me and protected me. Why are you writing all these stories about him. He is not out to become the Prime Minister. Why are they doing this to him?”

Mazlinda’s emotional outburst in November 2006 have now been resurrected to the very fore of public consciousness by Balasubramaniam’s statutory declaration, crying out for full clarification.

Lastly, Lim said Bala’s SD are issues of urgent definite public importance for which Parliament should take immediate cognisance by having an immediate debate, unless and until the Prime Minister can act promptly to assure the Malaysian public that the government is prepared and capable of responding swiftly, credibly and responsibly to the crisis of confidence in the government precipitated by the Balasubramaniam statutory declaration.

Starbucks closing 600 coffee shops

Starbucks will close 600 US coffee shops and eliminate as many as 12,000 jobs, the most in its history, as chief executive Howard Schultz slows the chain's expansion after it doubled in size in four years.

Starbucks gained as much as 7.2% in late Nasdaq trading after saying the reductions amount to 7% of its workforce worldwide. The cuts include full- and part-time employees and will come over the next nine months, the Seattle-based company said.

It was not immediately clear if the lay-offs and closures would affect Australia, where Starbucks has 85 coffee shops after opening its first outlet in Sydney in 2000.

Seventy percent of the stores to be shut are less than three years old, the company said. To put it another way, Starbucks is closing 19% of all US company-operated stores that opened in the last two years, chief financial officer Pete Bocian said during a conference call.

Schultz, the 54-year-old former CEO who regained the post in January, is coming to grips with Starbucks' declining earnings and the ''overgrowth'' of the past four years , said Matthew DiFrisco, an analyst at Oppenheimer & Co.

''It shows Schultz is willing to do the tough things that are necessary,'' said James Walsh, an analyst at Coldstream Capital Management.

Starbucks' sales and earnings have declined as cash-strapped consumers facing record petrol prices pull back on gourmet coffee and other luxuries.

Most of the closings, which include 100 announced previously, will be completed by next March, Starbucks said. The shops are located in ''all major US markets,'' the company said without elaborating. Florida and California are among the largest states affected, spokeswoman Valerie O'Neil said in an interview.

Some analysts had wondered whether Starbucks' explosive growth in the US would come back to haunt it as the market became saturated.

But before Tuesday, the company had avoided acknowledging that saturation was an issue, and pinned weak financial results and adjustments to new store openings on the economy.

Starbucks still plans to open new stores in 2009, but has now cut that number in half to fewer than 200. The company did not adjust its plan to open fewer than 400 stores in 2010 and 2011.

At the end of March, there were 16,226 Starbucks stores around the world. The company operates 7257 of those stores in the US and 1867 abroad; the remaining 7102 locations are run by partners who licence the Starbucks brand.

AP, Bloomberg

KLSE Trading Is Suspended For The Day?

3 Jul 2008

Trading on Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad will continue to be suspended for the afternoon session due to the trading system failure experienced earlier this morning.

3 Jul 2008

Equities trading on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad will not resume trading at 2.30pm as notified earlier. 

Bursa Malaysia will continue with the notifications to the market as soon as it has any updates.

3 Jul 2008

Trading on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad will be suspended for at least the morning trading session from 9:00am to 12:30pm following a multi hardware failure in our core trading system.  The derivatives market will continue to trade as normal, however, there will not be any underlying KLCI feed for the FKLI and OKLI trading.

All market participants have been duly notified and will be updated periodically of the progress.  Bursa Malaysia is investigating the problem and will notify the market of any updates.

Explosive claims linking Najib to Altantuya

Private investigator P Balasubramaniam has made shocking claims that Deputy Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak had links with murdered Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu.

He revealed that Najib had also informed his close associate Abdul Razak Baginda that Inspector General of Police Musa Hassan was 'taking care' of the murder case which implicated Abdul Razak.

p balasubramaniam private investigator altantuya murder caseHe further revealed that his evidence linking Najib to the murdered Mongolian was removed by the police and prosecutors during the murder trial - a move seen to protect the DPM

These shocking revelations were made by Balasubramaniam in a
statutory declaration which he filed on July 1 and was revealed by PKR de facto leader Anwar Ibrahim in a packed press conference this morning.

Balasubramaniam was the PI hired by Abdul Razak to ‘handle’ Altantuya, who had apparently come over to Malaysia in 2006 to settle some issues with Abdul Razak.

Soon after Altantuya was found murdered in an isolated site in Shah Alam, Selangor.

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'Malaysia Today' hacked


Website editor Raja Petra Kamarudin says that recovery efforts have been more difficult than usual due to Streamyx’s poor connection.

In the hacking, the website’s main page - which normally displays news and blog articles - had been replaced by the text, ‘hai!!! this web hacked by GasakdotNet’.