Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to everyone in the world!!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Bridgestone Potenza RE001

Yokohama Parada Spec 2 was a good tyre. Overall performance on dry road was good. For wet surface, better than AD07.

Got some review on Bridgestone Potenza RE001. The urge to try out this tyre had been pressing me so I thought why not. So, I sold off the Parada and get 4 new RE001.

I had to wait for almost 1 month after Parada sold off before I could see RE001. Luckily the tyre shop owner was kind enough to lend me 1 set of rims and tyres. :)

On Thursday, James told me that the owner of tyre shop called him up and told him that RE001 had arrived. Finally...the anticipated Bridgestone Potenza RE001 had turn up. ;)

So, on Saturday, I went to exchange the current rims and tyres (borrowed from tyre shop) with my rims and new RE001.

The threads are so nice and different. Very interesting. It had mounted to the rims when I reached there. So, the installation process begins. After alignment and payment made, I took a ride with these new tyres.

My comment would be...very silent and nice grip on dry (still in run-in progress). To my surprise, the comfort level is very high. You won't feel too bumpy riding on these RE001. Very nice feel I would say. But I don't how's the performance of these tyres on track. ;P

Potenza RE001

rim cap ayam (not well known brand)..hehe..

Bridgestone..a bit shaky...hehe..

After ride is back to previous look...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birthday Celebration at Folie-Folie

Abbie's hometown friends wanted to give a birthday celebration for Abbie and 1 of her friend, Ngan Mei. They held it at Folie-Folie Ipoh. Quite a nice and smooth environment. Suits family lunch and dinner. The stools are a bit different from others. Worth a try. :p

The name...

Fish steak..

Earl Grey Tea...

Chicken chop...

Discounted Haagen-Diaz...

Birthday cakes...

Abbie's friends...

1 more shot...

A couple...

Early Christmas celebration..hehe..

Old Master Q (Lao Fu Zhi) Event

Old Master Q a.k.a Lao Fu Zhi. I'm sure almost everyone are familiar with this funny and great character. When I was small, I used to read it when I went for a hair cut. It's a good time passing while waiting and cutting hair. It has developed a reading interest in me which made me likes to read. You guys should encourage your children to read non-violent comics or story books. :)

On Friday, Abbie went to shopping with her friend at Ipoh Parade. On that day, she bumped into Old Master Q a.k.a Lao Fu Zhi mascot. There were 2 of the characters that appeared. Old Master Q and Potato a.k.a Da Fan Shu. She was so happy because this characters were among her favourite. So, she took a few pictures with the mascots. She found out that on Sunday, the author (creator) of Old Master Q and friends will be coming to Ipoh Parade for an event. So we had planned to have our Old Master Q toys to be signed by the author.

On Sunday, we went as early as 10.15am coz I'm afraid it will be full for the parking space. Well, no harm to be early coz we can have brunch at Ipoh Parade. There's lots of diners in Ipoh Parade. :)

After brunch, we just walked around and waiting for the event to kick off. At 12.30pm, we could see someone from the organizers were begining to arrange everything. Then at 1.15pm, the author, Prof Wong Chak arrived with VIPs to the stage. guys are right, the author of Old Master Q is a Professor. ;)

Then the event started with speeches from VIPs. Then Old Master Q and Potato mascots came out and gave a stunning performance of Hip Hop Dance. What a show. Really good. ;P

Kids around were so excited that when the mascots were leaving, they stormed like a swarm of bees towards them. Haha. That's great, not much people and we can line up at the front to get signature. Haha.. :P

Well, we sure got our signature from Prof Wong Chak on our toys. Really priceless coz Prof did it carefully and with lots of patience. I think he gave a lot of attention and patience in his comic drawing as well. :)

The stage...

Prof Wong Chak arrives with VIPs...

Look at the crowd... ;P

YB giving speech...

Old Master Q and Potato came out and greet their 'father'...

Both mascots performing...

Some dance moves...

Potato was a bit shy..hehe..

Old Master Q a.k.a Lao Fu Zhi

Hey..Potato can dance well too...

Appreciation giving ceremony...

Some Q&A with Prof Wong Chak...

Prof Wong signining our toys...

Another 1...

Da Fan Shu with Prof Wong Chak signature...

Both toys have it...

It's a great day and very happy to get the signature from a great artist. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Go Kart @ Sunway Extreme Park, Ipoh

Last Saturday, I had invited some of the guys to have some fun at the new Go Kart track at Sunway Extreme Park in Ipoh. I went to the track last week to get the first experience of go-karting with Sifu Chung and Malat but it was raining that day. So, I managed to get a sneak preview of the car. Quite new and nice. So I decided to ask everyone to have fun there. :)

When reached the track, there was dark cloud in the sky. Doesn't look good but the track was very dry due to it was very hot in the evening. Nice timing, I was telling myself. I just wish they would come early a bit so that I can have my first ever go-kart experience. Hehe.. :P

After waiting for some time, the sky had turn dark. I was like 'argh..can't play again?' :(

But, there is always hope. Koh arrived just in time. I told Koh to get his helmet and we should go without waiting. Later if Vincent arrived, and IF the weather is nice, then we can ride again. ;)

So, we went in the track and WOT our heart out. Haha. I was like oversteering all the time. And Koh was just too fast. Hehe. I was lucky that he didn't hit me when I oversteered. He was a great driver. Hehe..respect . :)

After 3 laps, the rain started to pour. Well, the last 3 laps would be 'drifting' go-kart experience. Haha. At least I know what was oversteered and drifting was about. Haha.. :P

Anyway, I had so much fun that day. I'm sure there will be a 2nd visit to this track. Hehe ;)

Vincent came after the rain started, so we just 'talk cock' at the pit stop. He said he will play on Sunday. Hehe. Private practise. Haha...:)

Well, below are some shots of the car and track. Thanks to Princess Bumblebee for being a photographer that day. Hehe.. ;)

Nice seat and handling..

Front view..

Small but fast..

Lots of cars waiting to be occupied..:)

Koh finished 1st..bravo..hehe..

Ready for action..

My 1st go-karting..

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mean Machines 2009 at Auto City, Juru, Penang

It's been quite sometime since I blogged. :) Well, this weekend, I visited the Mean Machines 2009 at Penang. It was a car and motorsport show event where you can see lots of car and motorcycle enthusiasts. You can see lots of modified cars, classic cars, mini bike, classic motorbikes (kapchai) and models. :P

We started the journey after breakfast at about 10.00 am. It was a relax and beautiful journey towards Penang. On the way, we enjoyed the songs from the CD. ;)

Just before reach Juru tol, we were caught in the middle of the traffic jam. We were so eager to know what had happened. The outcome, a lorry carrying small rocks had overturned. A 2 lane highway had became single lane and every car slow down to catch a glimpse of what happened (including me). Hehe.. :)

Well, scroll down for pictures of the events. Hehe.. ;P

Nice Smart4two..

Fully loaded with superb ICE..

The only GTR R35..

Nice posing?.. hehe..

The best looking Savvy I ever seen..

Nice job done by Savvy Owners Club (SAVOC)

Looks familiar? Hehe..engine is old, but ICE is cool..

Dare to drive the 'bulls'???

The best translated as "Car Modifying Is Not A Guilt"...

Drift car..

A great collection of classic car..

Nice bimmer???

This is older than me..haha..

Nice TD...

For Satria Neo proud..

R3 track car secrets revealed???

Saw lots of Transformer there...

Interior of a modified 350Z

Mini Red Bull???

Nice airbrush technics...

Wonder what is his origin???

See that tubes? Who knows what's it's function???

Nice rojak..haha. Try to guess what it's origin...

Malaysians are full of ideas and creativity..


Nice color...

Don't ya wish ya Wira looks like this...


Nice decorated bimmer...

Super GT...

Japan Police guys sent their representatives..

Well, there you have it. A short summary of Mean Machines 2009. Lots of fun and nice journey. Hehe.. :P

Thanks to Princess Bumblebee for all the pictures. :)