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Thursday, July 26, 2007


I'm back in Houston for the second time, after the first trip back in 2005. Boarded MAS Airlines flight MH 094 at 0940, that only took off at 1040. I'm gonna be here for about 1 week, returning home on 4th Aug. The whole week, beginning next Monday will be filled with workshops, forums and teambuilding event. Its gonna be fun and exciting.

After took off from KLIA, we landed in Taipei for transit. To my suprised as i was walking towards the exit gate, i heard a loud knocked on a glass wall besides me. I turned around and saw a very familiar face that i haven't met for quite a long time, he is Ulat Master or now known as Captain Hafizan.

He is going to be First Officer on board MAS Airlines bound for LA. The very same flight i'm in. :D well its gonna be a reunion thousand feets above ground. I've spend a few hours with Pijang talking about our lives. Btw, Pijang just got married to a Sabahan and i miss that ceremony. This guy is as the same as he use to be, either back in MRSM or UTP. He speaks in Ganung slangs and me in Kelate slangs. The point that you know someone will determine how you gonna communicate with them, its not gonna change, despite what that person has become. Just before we landed in LA, we chat again before he head off to the cockpit.

Arrive in LAX at about 1.30pm local time. After a long queue for immigration clearance, i was again had to go to Interview Room. I don't know what kind of terrorist traits inside of me, makes them pick me up. There is nothing much happen in the room, as the Custom and Border Protection officer busy checking my data. They asked me several questions like "Where do you works?", "Where you gonna stay in US?", "Give me your home address?", etc. Inside the room together with me, is MAS flight steward. I chatted with him (to kill time), he mentioned that he is also the lucky one. Gonna be pickup everytime he arrived in US. So i guess i'm not alone in this scenario...hahah.

After about 1 hr, the interview ended. I rush out to answer my nature calls that i've been holding for the past one hours....relief. I collect my luggage and rush to Terminal 6 to catch domestic flight to Houston. Luckily the flight that supposed to fly at 4.30pm got delayed to 5pm. Not much rushing for me. Again killing time at terminal 6. Grab Starbuck Mocha Frapuccino and went for smoke.

One good thing about business trip is that, you get the opportunity to fly Business Class....sweet huh. From LAX to IAH (Houston International Airport), i'm boarding Continental airlines in First Class. It took about 4 hours to get to Houston. By the time i arrived its already 10pm. I'm already damn tired by this time. Collect my luggage and went out.

Suddenly a man greet and asked me if i need a cab. This guy is a Palestinian who had been living in Houston for the past 15 years, making a living driving taxi. Anyway his car is not a normal taxi, but a Limo. Ohhh great. His name is Ayser and we chatted a long the way, mostly about our Brotherhood, if you know what i mean.

There are 2 Marriott in uptown Houston, one is Marriott and the other one is JW Marriott. Both are just about 2 miles away. Ayser drove me to the wrong Marriott, i should have stress JW to him. Anyway at about 11pm i'm at the front desk of JW Marriott checking in. My room is 1923, waiting at the lobby for the lift with my totally exhausted and dehyrated body, when the lift door open, i met a very familiar faces. 2 of my colleague from Malaysia are here too, thats great. I'm not gonna be boring this weekend. Gaddafi, Akmal (new hire) and Azrin are going to be my buddies here. :D . We already plan for Hooters outings...

Today (Thursday), i'm resting in my hotel room after the jet lag. Tomorrow i have two meetings to attend to.Till then, stay tune.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

2:00 am

"ure heartless, n u hurt me.
i wish i nvr met u.
cnt blieve i act tot ure worth knowin.
nw ive md my dcision, i'll nvr wanna talk 2u or c u.
im erasin u frm my memory."

can i sleep over that? another terrifying night.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Nak ditelan mati emak, Nak diluah mati bapak

Have you ever been in a condition where you don't have control over it. A question where all the answers doesn't add up. A junction where each road leads to the same junction. Solutions that always wrong no matter how hard you cracked your head to solve it.

It ain't fun and ultimately not something you enjoy or take pleasure doing it eh? In fact it is something that you always try to avoid.

The effect of this situation among others, uncontrolled anxiety, bad insomnia (for someone who always insomnia like me), higher intakes of caffein and nicotine (thank god i'm not a drug addicts, otherwise i might be OD already), listening to melancholy song like Smashing Pumpkin-Disarm, staring at your phone worrying whats the next killer question gonna be and last but not least more pornography ( ok...this one is overrated).

Thats LIFE. Sooner or later you have to face it, no matter how safe you play. I'm now on this hot boiling bowl....again. Maybe i'm totally 'mangkuk', just what i like to call my friend Nik. :D hahah. or maybe i didn't think hard enough to find amicable solution or a better closure. May Allah help me find answers.

Green Day song Basket Case is currently playing on my iTunes, kinda reflecting this whole things in a musically representation. Funny huh.

Anyway here is part of the lyrics that i think, jive with me.

Do you have the time
To listen to me whine
About nothing and everything
All at once
I am one of those
Melodramatic fools
Neurotic to the bone
No doubt about it

Sometimes I give myself the creeps
Sometimes my mind plays tricks on me
It all keeps adding up
I think I'm cracking up
Am I just paranoid?
Or I'm just stoned

I hope she sleep well tonight despite all this nonsense drama.

Monday, July 02, 2007

The Sun, The Moon and I can't sleep

Tried to sleep but i can't. My brain is still up and running, with all sorts of things flashing in and out. I rolled over many times, trying to find the best positions and still i couldn't find one. I woke up and wen to the kitchen, took a spoon full of Breacol. I'm hoping that codein effect will make me feel drowsy and sleepy.

Wo wo, i'm not an addict.... just i'm just trying to sleep. If you watch Fight Club you know how suffer an insomnia can be. At lest i didn't have my own Tyler... yet.

Can The Sun and The Moon rise/set together?

They complement each other, but they can't be together. Unless its kiamat day.

"Matahari tidak mungkin baginya mengejar bulan, dan malam pula tidak dapat mendahului siang; kerana tiap-tiap satunya beredar terapung-apung di tempat edarannya masing-masing. [Yasin36:40]

Dia bertanya (secara mengejek): "Bilakah datangnya hari kiamat itu?" Maka (jawabnya: Hari Kiamat akan datang) apabila pemandangan menjadi terpendar-pendar (kerana gerun takut), dan bulan hilang cahayanya, Dan matahari serta bulan dihimpunkan bersama.
[al-Qiyamah 75:6-9]

Maybe we complement each other but can't be together

Transformers - a childhood memories?

The hippiest things in town now is definately Transformers movie. A movie based on a cartoon series back in 80's. The cartoon was on the same league as He Man, SilverHawks, MASK, Thundercats, Saber Rider (and the start sheriff), Ghostbuster and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle among others. Those who were born in the 70's and early 80's, will surely recognize all these cartoons, unless you didn't sit infront of tv at 5.30pm. I watched this much anticipated movie, today at Times Square. I miss the beginning parts as i arrive late....demmit.

Besides the title and character's name, watching the movie is a wholly new experienced and not a 'flash back' of the memory of the show at 5.30pm. One thing for sure when a cartoon is brought to the silver screen, the producer/film maker will try to make it as real as possible, whereas a cartoon supposed to be a fantasy. Don't you remember when your mom say "..tu cerita kartun je..." she is trying to differentiate between reality and fantasy.

In the movie, the character looks very complex compared to the original cartoons. If i'm currently a 6 year ol' boy with no prior knowledges of Transformers, then i would say the movie character is Kewll, but since i am me, i prefer the cartoon more!

Anyway, the overall flow of the movie is very good, there are variety of emotions among human and Autobots, the action and weaponary are real, actors and actresses play their roles well, the GCI was fantastic as if your brain may interpret it as REAL and the heroin is simply hot.

I would suggest y'all go and watch this movie. It would be a money worth spend.

The original Optimus Prime. Very Kewll!!

Optimus Prime in the movie adaptation. Not Kewll !!

Remember He-Man, "By the power of the GreySkull, i am He Man"

Thundercats: Lion O, Panthro, Tygra, Cheetara, WillyKit, WillyKat, the charming Snarf and Jaga.

Coming soon to silver screen.

Who can forget MASK.
M : Mobile
A : Armored
S : Strike
K : Kommand

Ghostbuster. Remember Slime?

Saber Rider!


The ever funny Ninja Turle.