Monday, January 24, 2011

Jack LaLanne dies at 96

Jack Lalanne dies at the age of 96. I think people in Singapore remember him for promoting his famous Power Juicer on TV. He was promoting how important it is for you to have your fruits daily and showed how easy it is to make your own juice by using his Power Juicer.

Apart from those above, his previous achievements during his young days really sets him apart from other athletes. He is an amazing athelete, with resilience in mind and body even through out his old age. I mean, how many people can do 1000 push ups in 23 minutes! Wait, how many people can do push ups in 23 minutes?!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Women are not for sale!

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Mozilla Seabird - An Iphone Killer?

Seriously, how cool is this phone? I think after seeing the video, you can see the potential of smartphones in the future. You do not even need to have a PC if you have one of these. It looks better to bring one of these rather than lugging around a laptop or netbook. The down side however, is you may need a smooth surface to display the keyboard and sufficient area for it to project. It would be more cool if it could project a holografic screen rather than projecting it on a wall.

So, would you buy it?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spider-Man 4!

Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker and Spider-Man

Here it is! The spidey suit. I have to say it looks way cooler and darker than the previous 3 movies of Spider-man. See how the Spider-Man symbol on his chest seems to be clawed against something sharp. Most probably this scene is after an amazing fight scene, and the picture just shows how tired and lonely he is. He seems to be on a mind of his own, thinking deeply or possibly feeling angry. An evil side of him brewing inside him perhaps? Anyhow, I can't wait to see the new movie. The new Spider-Man looks leaner not buffed, which I think is appropriate. I do not know about you but Spider-Man has to be lean and skinny, he is after all a teenager who was bitten by a spider. So a potrayal of a young adult man who have not gain much muscles mass because of his time mostly taking photographs is issential in this movie. And I think they have excecuted it well.

I am very happy with the suit, although it looks different but it is a fresh look. Hopefully this Spider-Man is more tougher and please no more crying or sad scenes. It was a bit way too much of it for the past 3 movies. I want more deepth and darkness, this is the part where he meets all his greatest villians and nemesis. It is like fighting an opposite of himself. It has always been like that in all great movies. The good guys face the likelihood of turning to the dark side and tries not too. This is a movie of how good triumphs over evil. He is fighting the other side of himself that he has surpressed within him all this while. 

My big question is when will we see Carnage?

Friday, January 14, 2011

The homeless 'golden voice' man was arrested

Apparently after a quarrel with his daughter, he was arrested in Los Angeles. He is in the news for the wrong reasons. Hope all goes well for this man, an opportunity like this doesn't come easy so he better make best of what he has been given.

Isn't it just amazing what a simple video can take you to. Especially when it is in YouTube. Life just gets better for you or otherwise.

excerpt from Yahoo! News:

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - – A homeless man who became a YouTube hit for his astonishing baritone radio voice was arrested in Los Angeles after an altercation with his daughter, police and reports said.
Ted Williams, who had struggled with drugs and alcohol, became an overnight celebrity when a video clip of his voice skills filmed while he was on the side of an Ohio highway was posted on the Internet last week by the Columbus Dispatch newspaper.

He was flooded with job offers and brought to Hollywood -- where he was arrested after officers were called to a disturbance at his hotel Monday night, and taken to a local police station, according to LA Police Department (LAPD).

The LA Times newspaper quoted sources as saying there had been an altercation between the 53-year-old and his daughter. Both were released after about an hour, and no charges were pressed, said an LAPD spokeswoman.

Williams was offered a two-year job with the Cleveland Cavaliers NBA club. He visited the home of the LA Lakers on Monday, and was in town for interviews with "Entertainment Tonight" and other media outlets.
Williams, who pleaded guilty to theft charges after being arrested last May, had been living in a tent when he was discovered in the online clip showcasing his deep vocal tone and polished pronunciation.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FAS calls Fandi Ahmad??

You want to call the football legend, you have to offer him a good deal. He has a family and he sure wants to bring the best for his children. I am not sure the intention of FAS for calling him but do not waste his time unnecessarily.

If you want to build footballers like his calibre, he needs to be disciplined on the field and also off. We have seen a number of our own local players being in the news for the wrong reasons. Time to beef up the discipline of our footballers so they can be the best that they can be. It's not just about money, it's also about country.

Excerpt from Yahoo! News below:

FAS president Zainudin Nordin will be meeting Fandi later this week.

In a desperate measure to salvage the remaining dignity of the country’s national soccer team, the Football Association of Singapore has approached football legend Fandi Ahmad.

According to The New Paper (TNP), FAS president Zainudin Nordin confirmed that he is contact with the 48-year-old to talk about national football team matters. But he declined to comment if he has indeed offered Fandi a job.

Mr Zainudin who is also the mayor of the Central Singapore District said, “I am in touch with Fandi on a regular basis. My policy has been consistent. I will talk to whoever can contribute to Singapore football and people who are stakeholders.

“I have spoken to people like Fandi, Aide Iskandar, Lim Kian Tong (FAS vice-president), and we are looking at the future, creating strategies and looking at new way of doing things.”

It was reported that Mr Zainudin will meet with Fandi later this week to discuss the possibility of him rejoining the FAS as a coach.

The football legend is also one of seven local coaches with the Asian Football Confederation professional diplomas, the highest coaching qualification in Asia.

Well, maybe the time is right to bring Fandi back considering it has been a dark and dismal year for the Lions, who pathetically mustered only one win throughout 2010.

Players lacked of discipline and poor performances led to a poor finish in the Asian Cup qualifying and Suzuki Cup campaigns.

Matters came to a head last week when Mr Zainudin announced the decision to drop all players in the national team.

But with the FAS president rallying behind the national squad’s current coach, Raddy Avramovic, the only possible option for Fandi would be to fill in the vacant assistant coach’s position, a stint which the latter enjoyed success when the Lions won the 2005 Tiger Cup.

However, sources who spoke to TNP poured cold water on this idea. One of them said, “Fandi has already been the assistant once, and he’s proved to be successful.

“He has all the necessary qualifications to be the head coach and I don’t think the FAS can convince him by offering the role of an assistant.”

Yet another source said, “If the FAS can provide Fandi with a sound and detailed plan in which he can be involved in the national team’s development, who knows, he might consider.”

Still, those close to the former national team captain said that while enlisting his help would be a good move, their opinions are split about when would be the right time for him to rejoin the FAS.

Kadir Yahya, who was Fandi’s former international team-mate said, “People should give up on this idea for now.

“Look, Fandi is already preparing to go to Italy with his kids, so he’s definitely not going to e the national team coach, or Raddy’s assistant, any time soon.”

But R Sasikumar, who scored the winning goal in the 1998 Tiger Cup final against Vietnam, said, “As Fandi is now Genova International Soccer School’s project manager in Asia, the door is slightly open for him to be involved with the national team.

“He will be heading to Italy next week to help his sons find accommodation, schools and academies, but Fandi’s heart is still here with Singapore.”

The 35-year-old also cited Fandi’s knack of working with youths, both with the Young Lions and Indonesian club Pelita Jaya, as a quality the FAS could tap on.

Sasikumar added that Fandi should be brought in to “lead the Under-21 team, where he is given the free reign to select his players based on merit.” This, he said should be done with the view that the youths will eventually form the senior team’s backbone with Fandi in charge.

Perhaps there is a need for the FAS to revise its options and instead of rallying behind the current coaching staff, the time might be right to place Fandi at the helm of the country’s national squad.