Archive for September, 2010
Facebook had an outage which unfortunately affected me but not some people I know. I haven’t been able to load it since morning. Well just thought I’d write a quick post. I had an interesting day, not really productive but interesting to me. I’ll write a detailed blog later if I don’t forget. I’ll edit this post.
Tomorrow I’m going to KL. I wonder if my dermatologist is open tomorrow because I want to buy my medicine. I also need to look at laptop desk that I didn’t get a chance to do the last time I went back. I only bought the first desk I saw which is now broken. The leg is only held together by a tape which is not that strong. There’s an interview tomorrow but I’m not ready yet so blah. I’ll be back on Sunday afternoon.
Well I’m off to play with my NDSi now. I’ll blog again later and reply to comments.. although I’m getting very sleepy now. It has been raining during the evening daily, including now which kinda sucks but kinda good too. Sucks that I can’t go out and do much and good that it feels good to cuddle your pillow and sleep.
Titanic. A piece of history that never fails to amaze me, and chills me to the bone. I get extremely emotional and obsessed everytime I read about the tragedy. As I was browsing yahoo, came across this news.
LONDON (Reuters) – The Titanic hit an iceberg in 1912 because of a basic steering error, and only sank as fast as it did because an official persuaded the captain to continue sailing, an author said in an interview published on Wednesday.
Louise Patten, a writer and granddaughter of Titanic second officer Charles Lightoller, said the truth about what happened nearly 100 years ago had been hidden for fear of tarnishing the reputation of her grandfather, who later became a war hero.
Lightoller, the most senior officer to have survived the disaster, covered up the error in two inquiries on both sides of the Atlantic because he was worried it would bankrupt the ill-fated liner’s owners and put his colleagues out of a job.
“They could easily have avoided the iceberg if it wasn’t for the blunder,” Patten told the Daily Telegraph.
“Instead of steering Titanic safely round to the left of the iceberg, once it had been spotted dead ahead, the steersman, Robert Hitchins, had panicked and turned it the wrong way.”Patten, who made the revelations to coincide with the publication of her new novel “Good as Gold” into which her account of events are woven, said that the conversion from sail ships to steam meant there were two different steering systems.
Crucially, one system meant turning the wheel one way and the other in completely the opposite direction.
Once the mistake had been made, Patten added, “they only had four minutes to change course and by the time (first officer William) Murdoch spotted Hitchins’ mistake and then tried to rectify it, it was too late.”
Patten’s grandfather was not on watch at the time of the collision, but he was present at a final meeting of the ship’s officers before the Titanic went down.
There he heard not only about the fatal mistake but also the fact that J. Bruce Ismay, chairman of Titanic’s owner the White Star Line persuaded the captain to continue sailing, sinking the ship hours faster than would otherwise have happened.
“If Titanic had stood still, she would have survived at least until the rescue ship came and no one need have died,” Patten said.
The RMS Titanic was the world’s biggest passenger liner when it left Southampton, England, for New York on its maiden voyage on April 10, 1912. Four days into the trip, the ship hit an iceberg and sank, taking more than 1,500 passengers with it.
(Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato) Source: Yahoo
I’m speechless. Imagine, thousands of lives could have been saved had they stop sailing. Imagine that this tragedy never happened and Leo Dicaprio and Kate Winslett and James Cameron wouldn’t be part of Hollywood cinema history. I get very very sad/emotional everytime I think about the women in fear, babies and kids drowning, animals not knowing what’s coming, oh the chaos in that ship. How the survivors had to witness their relatives or families or somebody they befriended on the ship sank together with the ship and never to be found again, and the ocean being the burial ground for thousands of lives… being haunted by those images and the sound of people screaming as they plunge to their death.. their belongings to be buried deep into the sea until the explorers found the wreck and dug up the pieces which are now artifacts for the public to see. Urgh, seeing the wreck gave me some sort of chills that words can’t describe.
Oh how this story fascinates me. I’m starting to get the chills now.
If only I had the time machine. If only I could witness. If only I could tell them to stop sailing. If only I could change history. It’s extremely sad to know this piece of information now after being kept secret for almost 100 years. Speaking of Titanic, have anyone watched Titanic II?
Now, I didn’t think this was real until I saw the trailer!
WHAT THE FUCK, right?
Never thought there’d be Titanic II and surprisingly it has nothing to do with the tragedy or the first James Cameron movie o.O;
It’s all just pretty much a predictable story. In 2012 they made a new ship called Titanic II (how original), had its first maiden voyage on the anniversary of the real Titanic tragedy, goes through the SAME course and guess what? A fricken tsunami hurls an ICEBERG (oh surprise surprise!) and guess what happens then? I give you one guess…
Why would anyone make a stupid movie like this? It has bad reviews and if you can’t beat the best epic of all time, don’t fucking embarrass yourself. At least be original! I commented on youtube and here’s what my movie would be like if I wanted to make a Titanic II:
The ship would be haunted by 1500 ppl that drowned, and they are resurrected from the sea as zombies and kill people onboard, with Jack as head zombie captain, take control of the ship and sail to its doom. Oh & zombie Jack would find zombie Rose, and make dozens of zombie babies and then sinks with their babies with the ship for the 2nd time. My movie would be a huge hit compared to this crap.
Haha that’s actually my ‘movie’ for my scriptwriting class, except it didn’t have anything to do with Titanic.. but it did have zombies on a cruise ship But for the sake of curiosity I shall download this movie and waste 1.5 hours of my time.. be prepared to hear me moan about how I want my 1.5 hours back. I can’t comment much because I haven’t seen it.. yet.
At least it’s not a remake which is good.. unlike ‘Children of the Corn‘.. totally crapzilla.
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Ok I’m done. I might blog again later today but right now I’m fucking starving. It’s almost 7.30 am now so gonna go to McD drive thru now and get something to eat. Ciao.
JAKARTA: About 500 angry protesters staged a motorcycle demonstration yesterday outside the Malaysian ambassador’s residence here to condemn the abuse of Indonesian maids by Malaysian employers.Incensed by the latest case of rape and torture of an Indonesian domestic worker in Malaysia, protesters besieged Ambassador Syed Munshe Afdzaruddin’s house and demanded he leave the country within two days.
They also went to the Malaysian embassy to continue the demonstration and threatened to go to a shopping mall and hotels nearby to tell Malaysian tourists to leave the country, as police kept a watchful eye.
“We want the Malaysian ambassador to leave Indonesia in two days. If he doesn’t, we’ll remove all the things in his house,” said Mustar Bonaventura of nationalist youth group Bendera, which organised the rally.
“Malaysia has really gone too far. Again they’re torturing and raping our domestic workers. We’ve lost our patience. They’ve degraded Indonesia and its citizens.”
Protesters shouted “Malaysians are insolent”, sang the Indonesian anthem and carried banners with messages such as “Crush Malaysia”.
“We’ll tell the Malaysian shoppers in Senayan City mall to stop shopping in Indonesia and get out. But we’ll tell them nicely because we’re not like those Malaysians who are torturers and rapists,” Bonaventura said.
City police spokesman Boy Rafli Amar said: “The police were at the ambassador’s residence to provide security.”
Protesters had been barred from entering the shopping malls, police official Hamidin said.
“We deployed 200 officers to Senayan City. About 200 protesters came on motorcycles but we didn’t allow them into the mall, so they left.”
The Malaysian government yesterday had condemned the abuse of Indonesian maids after a 26-year-old woman was allegedly raped and scalded with an iron by her employers. The couple accused of abusing the woman have been arrested. — AFP
Then I guess we, the ‘torturers & rapists’ could kick thousands and thousands of Indonesian workers here back to their country? Ungrateful bastards.
Like seriously. Why bully the Malaysian ambassador?! He has nothing to do with the rape or torture case. If there’s one bad Malaysian, why blame THE WHOLE OF MALAYSIA?! So what about the Indonesians that came here ILLEGALLY, then rape and rob houses and shops and MURDER people?!
Why can’t we, Malaysians, kick them?? My 3 ex-maids.. 2 with problems… 1 who TORTURED my grandma and stole our money and things, the other one who married my uncle and caused our family to have the biggest fight ever and now are after my cousin’s properties, abuse my cousins, and also STOLE MY STUFF… who seduced my uncle through black magic? The fuckers who broke into my house and stole my things..are they really good people? Why can’t we kick Indonesians out??
Because we are MALAYSIANS. Even though hundreds of Indonesians who came here and did crime, we never say anything but patience have limits. These low-class fuckers are going overboard. Majority of your people are very poor and has to go to MALAYSIA to work, and yet you dare to bully our ambassador??
It’s ok. Karma works in mysterious ways. God knows. These low class people are not worth our time. I’m just worried that my uncle and his whole family are going to Indonesia AGAIN next month. My cousin’s convo will be in October too I think (she studied medicine in Indonesia). I guess those low class people forgot who helped them during the Tsunami.. It’s ok. What goes around comes around. We, Malaysians, have class. Those low class bastards are not worth our time.
PS: I’m only directing this post to those bastards who were in the rally. As much as I hate those low class Indonesians, I do love Indonesian who are not against Malaysia. I have Indonesian friends, and they’re my good friends. Unlike those bastards, I don’t blame whole of Indonesia just because we got fucked over and over again by Indonesians who came here illegally and did crime. We are better than them, and that’s a fact. So take that and shove it up your ass, fuckers.
It’s 7 am now and it’s still dark. I’m hungry damnit. And I’m getting serious panda eyes now… now where is my under eye cream for dark circles at…
I hate when I wake up in the middle of the night then I couldn’t go back to sleep because during the day I will feel sleepy. And also, the last time I had a meal was 5 am yesterday and now it’s 5 am.. so that means I haven’t had a meal or drink in 24 hours. I was being rebellious against my mom. She was driving me insane, like seriously. Sometimes i feel like doing some extreme crazy shit, but it’s not worth it. Luckily my pill works like a charm in suppressing my appetite. I wonder what’s the name of my med? On the internet, what is the strongest best suppressant listed currently? Anoretix. I’ve actually wrote a post on this before. I have no idea if this is legit, or actually works or not. ‘Testimonials’ sound too good to be true. With my med, I managed to lose 12 kg within 1 1/2 months, but I’ve been stuck at my current weight for more than a month and it’s pissing me off.
You know, I was watching ANTM (America’s Next Top Model) season 14 just now and gosh, out of all seasons, this season is the most boring and dull season of ANTM ever. All the contestants are dull, and boring and sorry to say, plain ugly. I don’t like any of the contestants, and the judges? I prefer when Paulina Porizkova is one of the judges. So I just googled why Paulina is not in it anymore and I found that she was fired. WHAT THE EFF. I didn’t know that Tyra Banks has such a diva attitude. Poor Paulina. Even though on the show she looks stricter and fiercer than Tyra, but you can never judge someone based on what you see.
Oh well, ANTM season 14 is such an epic fail. However at least it’s way better than Britain’s Next Top Model.. not sure which season Star World is showing now but totally epic fail.
And I just finished watching a malay movie.. a sad one. The only thing I like is the fact that the main actors gave a believable acting. They were very much into it. This greedy girl is abusing some kids and it looks as if she’s really hitting them for real. I bet she did too. Other than that? 3 kids… a girl, 2 boys.. plus one more boy…. get beaten up by a girl… when they could fight back or run away or tell somebody. It’s stupid. Nobody in real life would endure such abuse. You’d tell somebody or report to police. Plus the kids go to school, they can report to the teachers or something. Sheesh.
Ok I’m gonna post a new blog on a show review and movie review. It’s 6 am now and I’m trying to kill time until 7 am so I can go out and buy McD’s breakfast. Scared to go out alone right now.