Thursday, November 25, 2010

Frasers Hill

Fraser's Hill is about 105km north of Kuala Lumpur. It was built on seven hills, just like the ancient city of Rome. The hills straddle the Pahang-Selangor border. The hill resort was named after an English adventurer, Louis James Fraser, who built himself a shack in the hill in the 19th century. He operated a primitive mule train and embarked on a lucrative trade in tin ore.

Fraser's Hill rises 1,500 meters above sea-level on the Titiwangsa mountain range of Peninsular Malaysia.

To get to Fraser's Hill from the Gap, one must go up a narrow, winding, one-way road for 8 km. Traffic up and down is controlled by a gate system with uphill traffic limited to odd hours, and downhill traffic to even hours.

There are hotels, resorts and chalets available on the hill. Tudor cottages sit among brilliantly coloured gardens shaded by lofty pine trees. And so my friend and I went for a drive up there on a nice sunny weekend :)

Photos of the sceneries on the way up towards Frasers Hill via Kuala Kubu Bharu.

Upon reaching the foot hill. We had to wait till the traffic coming down has been cleared in order for us to drive uphill. A winding road too!

Upon reaching the top

Colonial -style buildings

Friday, November 19, 2010

Superb Beautiful Talent!

This is one great talent.
Dancing and climbing combined.

Amazingly beautiful!

Their audition in Portland. (with Kelly Clarkson)

This was in Hollywood, baby! (with Snow Patrol)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

To Sir, With Love

Originated in 1967.
The story touches on social and racial issues.

Those schoolgirl days, of telling tales and biting nails are gone,
But in my mind,
I know they will still live on and on,
But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try,

If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,
That would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, with Love

The time has come,
For closing books and long last looks must end,
And as I leave,
I know that I am leaving my best friend,
A friend who taught me right from wrong,
And weak from strong,
That's a lot to learn,
What, can I give you in return?

If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start,
But I, would rather you let me give my heart,
To Sir, with Love

The Glee version which left Schuester in tears

Now where can I get the DVD?

Thursday, November 11, 2010



Wonders of India.
Someday I will step foot on this eccentric land.
People might say choose elsewhere, but our perception differs, hey?!

Click on photo to view source.

Suzanne Lee.
A photojournalist, based in New Delhi.
Superb work I should say.

Monday, November 8, 2010

X Ray

I was about to google something, and yes obviously i had to open the Google homepage and found out that today is the 115th Anniversary of the Discovery of X-Rays.

The Google wordings was simply captivating! on how they put it to relate it to 'X rays'. Creative and cute!

At first I was wondering what was the wordings all about. (Google would usually design its wordings according to some special occasion). I was being curious, so i Google-ed about X Ray. (Yes, as if i do not have any other work in the office. he he)

Some history of it:

As with many of mankind's monumental discoveries, X-ray technology was invented completely by accident. In 1895, a German physicist named Wilhelm Roentgen made the discovery while experimenting with electron beams in a gas discharge tube. Roentgen noticed that a fluorescent screen in his lab started to glow when the electron beam was turned on. This response in itself wasn't so surprising -- fluorescent material normally glows in reaction to electromagnetic radiation -- but Roentgen's tube was surrounded by heavy black cardboard. Roentgen assumed this would have blocked most of the radiation.

Roentgen placed various objects between the tube and the screen, and the screen still glowed. Finally, he put his hand in front of the tube, and saw the silhouette of his bones projected onto the fluorescent screen. Immediately after discovering X-rays themselves, he had discovered their most beneficial application.

Roentgen's remarkable discovery precipitated one of the most important medical advancements in human history. X-ray technology lets doctors see straight through human tissue to examine broken bones, cavities and swallowed objects with extraordinary ease. Modified X-ray procedures can be used to examine softer tissue, such as the lungs, blood vessels or the intestines.

X Rays has done us good since more than 100 years ago... Interesting huh?!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

X Games / Sports

Extreme Sports. Im sure many of you have experienced or never tried any of the extreme sports activities. It depends on whether you love it or otherwise. It depends how extreme you want it or not. It requires endurance, guts and consistency (im talking based on my experience).
If you're the adventurous type, try it.
If you don't mind feeling the pain or rather post-pain, try it.
If you don't mind having the sudden adrenaline rush and heart-beats fast, try it.

All in all, i guarantee you'll have great fun!

I was curious how the X Sport came about so I Wiki-ed it.

The origin of the divergence of the term "extreme sports" from "sports" may date to the 1950s in the appearance of a phrase usually, but wrongly, attributed to Ernest Hemingway. The phrase is

"There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games."

The implication of the phrase was that the word "sport" defined an activity in which one might be killed. The other activities being termed "games". The phrase may have been invented by either writer Barnaby Conrad or automotive author Ken Purdy.

In recent decades the term extreme sport was further promoted by X Games, a multi-spaort event created and developed by ESPN. The first X Games (known as 1995 Extreme Games) were held in Newport, Providence, Mount Snow, and Vermont in the United States.

A history of the sports was published in 2004. Amped: How Big Air, Big Dollars and a New Generation Took Sports to the Extreme. The book provided an overview of the history, culture, and business of the sports and included interviews with athletes, company owners, and marketers.

I recently went for a day trip capturing some photos. These photos were taken on 30 Oct 2010, one event after the other.

1. Wall Climbing

2. Drift

Im not sure whether is this categorized under extreme sports. To me, it fulfills the criteria above. So i pretty much am guessing it is.

3. Skate boarding / BMX / Rollerblading

This is a definite amongst the young!

Thats about it for this time.