Sunday, 27 April 2008

Greeting from Brunei

Greeting from Brunei, the Abode of peace...
Keep a lookout on this space as DIESELFREAK will share with you the sights and sounds of this proud historical Sultanate.

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Meet Tuah

Meet Tuah, the Guardian

Huh? You might ask. Well, remember that game i blogged about waaay back last year, Hellgate London?... the one that I bought even before I have my own computer? Well, at last I am on my journey battling hells minions that bedevil poor ol' London.

As my first adventure unto this post apocalyptic city, I chose the Guardian charachter from the Templar class. The Templar faction is an underground society leftover from the original Knights Templar. They combine futuristic technology with magic and ancient artifacts to create armor and weapons for melee and short-ranged combat. Templar classes are the only classes able to wield melee weapons, shields and use self-affecting auras, but have a limited ranged weapon selection.

And why do i choose the name 'Tuah' for my alter-ego? It is more to honour our own Malaysian hero, whose bravery and loyalty has become legendary. I thought it would be quite fitting.

So from time to time, I will chronicle our heroes adventures, showing you what has become of this great city, its survivors and the monsters that lurk around every corner.


Monday, 14 April 2008

More on my baby

Since im still in the highlight menghilighting mode (jangan mare guys, hehehe...), here are some more pics of my beloved new baby. So far the experiance using my new lappy has been great. No hiccups in accessing the features and evrything's smooth sailing on the OS and software side. I especially luurve the touch sensitive media control panel and the satisfying click response while typing. If there's any slight, is the fact that this model doesnt come with a fingerprint scanner. But since i forsee that my lappy will rarely see the outside world, thats a feature i could easily give a miss... the luxurious Thrive imprit casing
my baby striking a pose

left profileright profile... notice the BLUE RAY disc player!
from down under (motif?)

  • Processor type: Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T8300 • 2.40 GHz
  • Operating system installed: Windows Vista® Home Premium
  • Standard memory: 2048 MB
  • Internal hard disk drive: 250 GB
  • Optical drive type: Blu-Ray ROM with SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Double Layer
  • Wireless technologies: Intel® PRO/Wireless 4965AGN Network Connection
  • Display size: 15.4” WXGA High Definition BrightView Widescreen
  • Video adapter : NVIDIA® GeForce™ 8400M GS (256MB dedicated graphics memory)
  • Speakers : Altec Lansing® speakers
  • Webcam: HP Pavilion Webcam with Integrated Microphone
  • Weight: 2.78 kg

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Introducing my new baby

Finally! After almost 9 months of wanting...wishing...waiting... (I like to keep you in a trance, hehe;), I finally took the plunge and delved into the mobile digital realm, Introducing my newbaby: the HP Pavillion dv6774TX SPECIAL EDITION "THRIVE". It was definately worth the wait: not only is this a limited edition notebook (must highlight that part), it came with a promotional rebate exclusive during the PC fair, plus a bagfull of freebies, including optical mouse, headphone, digital remote control and 2G thumbdrive. This is most definately a good deal. Enough about bragging rights, more pics later cuz I'm busy surfin'!

Friday, 4 April 2008

Anugerah Industri Muzik 2008

The biggest night in the Malaysian enternainment is upon us! Our equivalent to the Grammies, the AIM recognises outstanding achievement in the recording industry. The grand event will take place on 3 May 2008 at Putra World Trade Centre. In the meantime, DIESELFREAK glances into the mystic crystal ball and came out with his predictions for the night.

Artis Harapan

Artis Baru Terbaik
Faizal Tahir
Kaer Azami
Karen Kong

Persembahan Vokal Terbaik Di Dalam Album (Lelaki)
Aliff Aziz - Aliff
Faizal Tahir - Aku.Muzik.Kamu
Hazami - Nyata
Kaer Azami - Menjelma
Sohaimi Mior Hassan - Suatu Hari Nanti

Persembahan Vokal Terbaik Di Dalam Album (Wanita)
Atilia - Sangkar
Dato' Siti Nurhaliza - Hadiah Daripada Hati
Dayang Nurfaizah - Dayang 2007
Elyana - Jadi Diriku
Karen Kong - Mulakan

Kulit Album Terbaik
Ajin - Hey - Singletrackmind
Anthony Ho - Dayang 2007 - Dayang Nurfaizah
Anuar Sujud - Hadiah Daripada Hati - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza
Emir Ezwa - Chameleon - Ash Nair
Jenny Sun - After 8 - Liang

Rakaman Album Terbaik
Audi Mok & Nick Lee - Aku.Muzik.Kamu - Faizal Tahir
Greg Henderson - Chameleon - Ash Nair
Greg Henderson, Hanafi Hamdan, Fazli Fauzy & Marzuki - Bintang 12 - Spider
JD - Freakshow Vol 1 : Tales of The Travelling Tunes - Pop Shuvit
Nick Lee, JD Wong & Illegal - After 8 - Liang

Video Muzik Terbaik
Ajin - Kau Atau Aku (Main Tarik Tali) - Elyana
Julian Oh & Hue Visualabs - A Day Before Tomorrow - Ash Nair
Nam II Cho - Freakshow - Pop Shuvit
Reshmonu - The Way It Makes You Move - Reshmonu
Sean Chan - Sangkar - Atilia

Album Pop Etnik Terbaik
Jatuh Cinta Pandang Pertama - Azfar - M.Nasir, To'ki, Hanafi Spider, Tony Spider & Usop Kopratasa
Melodi Ahlan - Waheeda - Waheeda, Yasin Sulaiman, Cat Farish & Hafiz Hamidun

Album Nasyid Terbaik
Al'Asr...A Moment - Mu'adz - Dak Mie
Hafiz Hamidun - Hafiz Hamidun - Hafiz Hamidun
Maulana - Rabbani - Rabbani, Azmi Manap & Yasin Sulaiman

Album Rock Terbaik
Aku.Muzik.Kamu - Faizal Tahir - Audi Mok, Kunci Demak, Aubrey Suwito, Ahmad Izham Omar & Faizal Tahir*
Bintang 12 - Spider - Spider
Mpire - Mpire - Trabye
Nada - Niskala - Niskala
Patah Pusing - Jinbara - Andi Rahman & Jinbara

Album Pop Terbaik
Dayang 2007 - Dayang Nurfaizah - Greg Henderson, DJ Uno, Jenny Chin, Audi Mok & Mohariz Yaakup
Hadiah Daripada Hati - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza, Aubrey Suwito, Audi Mok, Azlan Abu Hassan, Greg Henderson, Jenny Chin & Sharon Paul
Imagin - Liza Hanim - Audi Mok, Sharon Paul & Hazami
Menjelma - Kaer Azami - Audi Mok, Azlan Abu Hassan & Mohariz Yaakup
Semuanya Ada Di Sini - Farawahida - Julfekar

Album Inggeris Tempatan Terbaik
After 8 - Liang - Liang
Eclecticism - Melissa Indot - Melissa Indot & Marinna Indot, Mac Chew, Audi Mok & Sharon Paul
Freakshow Vol 1 : Tales Of The Travelling Tunes - Pop Shuvit - JD, Uno & AJ (The Unknown), Inspectah Desk, DJ Cheapshot & Vin Skully
(Hey) - Singletrackmind - Greg Henderson & Juhan Chan
Silentscream - Silentscream - Reshmonu, John Oommen & Yam Wern - Jhien

Lagu Bahasa Melayu Terbaik Yang Dipersembahkan Oleh Artis Luar Negara
Gigi - 11 Januari - Peace Love N Respect
Kerispatih - Tapi Bukan Aku - Kenyataan Perasaan
Kris Dayanti - I'm Sorry Goodbye - Kris Dayanti
Rossa - Terlalu Cinta - Yang Terpilih
Ungu - Kekasih Gelapku - Untukmu Selamanya

Susunan Muzik Terbaik Di Dalam Lagu (Bahasa Malaysia)
Audi Mok - Ingin Kumiliki - Dayang Nurfaizah
Azlan Abu Hassan - Sekian Lama - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza
Irwan Simanjuntak - Tinggalkan Aku - Anuar Zain
Nai Kong - Cintamu - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza
Sharon Paul - Hati - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza

Susunan Muzik Terbaik Di Dalam Lagu (Bukan Bahasa Malaysia)
Audi Mok - La Da Di Dum - Faizal Tahir
Hafiz Hamidun - Last BReath - Hafiz Hamidun
Mac Chew - Love Surreal - Melissa Indot
Sundrra / Fasy - Anbey Sagiye - Boomerang X
Z-Wan / Jason Voon - Weylana - Betty Benafe

Lagu Terbaik
Ajai - Abie Abdullah -Menanti Pasti - Dato Siti Nurhaliza
Audi Mok - Shah Shamsiri - Mahakarya Cinta - Faizal Tahir
Azlan Abu Hassan - Azlan Abu Hassan & Azalea - Sekian Lama - Dato' Siti Nurhaliza
Azlan Abu Hassan - Sulu Sarawak - Izinku Pergi - Kaer Azami
Estranged - Richael L.Gimbang - Itu Kamu - Estranged

Album Terbaik
Aku.Muzik.Kamu -Faizal Tahir

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Langkawi Trip 2008 (Part II)


11am-4pm: Snorkeling at Pulau Payar Sanctuary

Here fishy fishy... where's Nemo?

Do not feed the sharks

PPC amongst the fishes...

8pm-12am: B'day dinner

Up close and edible... fresh seafood from the famous Restoran Kampung Nelayan

B'day boy graciously entertaining guests

Theme of the night: HAWAIIAN IN THE TROPICS
( how ironic cuz Hawaii is actualy IN the tropics!, hehehe)

The top 3 finalists of the best dressed event

B'day boy diligently tallying up the votes. And the winner is...


Nemo found. Doorgifts for everyone

Gifts for B'day boy: Ricky Martin Concert CD/DVD...

JLo Concert DVD...

Leather belt...

Elba toaster (motif?)

The piece de resistance... Ostrich skin travel wallet with RMX,XXX!!!.
No wonder b'day boy grinning the widest here. Hehehe...


8.20 am: Rise and shine. Happy green faces returning to KL

ps: Thanks to B'day boy for organising the HAWAIIAN IN TROPICS night and for arranging most of the logistics at Langkawi. Could'nt have done it without u!

pss: To those planning to vacay at Langkawi, a word of advice. Under any circumstance, NEVER EVER dine and Restoran Haji Jelani at Chenang Beach. The food sucks and the service is slow and rude! From the wise words of an unfortunate friend, "There are two rules to business... 1) The customer is always right. 2) Follow the first rule!" Sabar jer lah dear...

Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Langkawi Trip 2008 (part I)

Thanks to the wonder that is no-frills airlines and 'free' air tickets, DIESELFREAK and the gang had managed to squeeze in a quick vacay to the magical Langkawi islands last weekend. Here are a few snaps from the trip...


3.10 pm: light snack at LCCT food garden

4.15 pm: all aboard... for someone its their first experiance flying (guess who?) Congrats!

5.30 pm arrival at Langkawi International Airport


10.30 -11.15 am: the city dwellers PPC at paddy field

very the...

i think tyra would be proud (right?)

12.30 - 1pm: more PPC at Dataran Lang
say cheese...

4pm - 5pm: paying a visit to Mahsuri's Tomb

freshin' up at Mahsuri's well...

preparing dinner the retro way

6.30 pm check in at Sri Kijang, Chenang Beach

contemplative pose...

enjoying the sunset and fresh ocean breeze...

tastefully appointed main lounge

five star facilities

indoor garden

posh master bedroom