Monday, April 30, 2007

The 7 Coolest Things Of The Past 7 Days

1. Reshmonu’s Hair O’ Doom
Bawak rezeki woo…


2. Jessica Alba named Sexiest Woman in the World by FHM UK
And who am I to disagree?

3. Cast of Heroes on Larry King Live
When you’re on this list, you have indeed arrived.

4. The blondes doing this on Amazing Race: All-Stars
Just look at the pic, will ya?


5. The NBA playoffs is here!
Now it gets serious…

6. Thai tennis player Pradorn Srichapan bags ex Miss Universe
Now there’s another reason to pick up that racket.


7. Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller to play lovers in new movie
And yes, it will be pretty steamy. Pre-book with your pirates now!

And for the first time ever…

The 3 Uncoolest Things

1. No elimination on American Idol
What next? Get Aznil to host the show?

2. Becks gets new blonde do
And the current season’s not even over yet!

3. Hugh Grant arrested for assaulting paparazzo with… baked beans
At least get an umbrella or something for God's sake...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

AIM Live Blogging!


Oh yes, indeed. Tonight, I'll be blogging live from PWTC on AIM (Anugerah Industri Muzik) 14.

To catch all the action, log on to www.ntv7.com.my

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Don't crush it, man!

Man crushes are ok! Phew! And there’s no bigger authority than GQ magazine to endorse this seemingly no-go emo for guys.


According to the mag: “Straight guys have always gotten all excited about other straight guys; we’re just more open about it now. It’s kind of the opposite of don’t ask, don’t tell. If you admit to having a man crush, no one will question your hetero credentials.

BUT, there are rules to follow…

Firstly, “a man crush is NEVER about looks – it’s about character”. So it’s NOT ok if you’re into Justin Timberlake 'cos he looks hot with that 3-day beard.

Secondly, “it’s all about guys who emit an aura of power and toughness.” The winner of any Manhunt contest does not count.

Finally, if you have a man crush, “say it loud and say it proud. But don’t get overenthused.” Which means no buying of pillows with Tom Cruise’s face on it and displaying it in your car.

And by this definition, I’ve had 3 major man crushes in my lifetime:

The Man (or in this case, boy): Ricky Schroder, star of 80s sitcom Silver Spoons.
Why: In the show, Ricky lived in a big-ass house with a big-ass train set that ran through the living room. And he always had the cutest girls going after him. Of course I wanted to be him!
Stuff I Did: Tried to copy his dressing so I’d get the same cute chicks he was pulling in the show. Didn’t really work.





The Man: Michael Jordan, the greatest athlete of all time.
Why: Greatest athlete of all time.
Stuff I Did: Bought videotapes, t-shirts, jackets, caps, magazines and cards. Watched every single NBA finals game he was in over and over and over again. Wrote a song about him. Shed tears when he retired. Both times.







The Man: Amy Search, legendary frontman of rock band Search, serial marry-er.
Why: Defines rockin’ cool, charismatic, great hair (only ‘cos it signifies rebellion lah).
Stuff I Did: Built scrapbooks, attended gigs, watched Sayang although it was the worst movie ever made, called myself “Zul Search” for a couple of years.

Monday, April 23, 2007

The 7 Coolest Things Of The Past 7 Days

1. Madonna returns to Malawi
But only for a visit and some charity projects. Her Material Girl days are truly over...

2. Jessica Alba joins the likes of Halle Berry and Eva Mendes as new Revlon gal
Unfortunately, unflattering pics (such as below) from the commercial shoot have been leaked.


3. Ms Alba again, named Sexiest Actress by Victoria's Secret
Other winners: Justin Timberlake the Sexiest Musician, David Beckham the Sexiest Dad, Cameron Diaz for her Sexy Legs, and Jay-Z and Beyoncé, the Sexiest Couple.

4. Sanjaya out of American Idol
But the boy is already making his talkshow rounds. And oh, if I were the Gatsby brand manager, I’d snap up Sanjaya in a jiffy.

5. Erik Estrada of 70s TV show CHiPs receives star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Yes, the man’s still alive!

6. Latest Survivor season to be shot in China!
And really, any location in China will do.

7. Bollywood heavyweights Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan tie the knot
The only thing the couple lacks is a cool nickname ala Brangelina. Aishwachan? Bacharai? Um, maybe it’s not a good idea after all.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Tabloid Tales (every fortnight)

Here’s one I’ve never seen before, ohh…Sayang. Selling at RM2, it’s filled with the usual tales of the midly famous, the undead, and the unheard of.


The most interesting goss, however, involves this female personality who’s been in the news before for fighting at a nightspot. The latest, this firecracker was spotted drinking with a few friends and making obscene gestures at fellow patrons. Lindsay Lohan is now based in Malaysia??



Another interesting piece here is the 14 tips to look more beautiful for the ladies. Some of the tips include drinking more water, exercise, sleeping well, pampering yourself by going to the spa, and taking part in gotong royongs. Yes ladies, after doing your facials and manicures, make sure you volunteer to clean up your neighbour’s drains. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it?

But here’s a tip you could really use, especially those who are constantly bothered by pesky hantu rayas. According to Antagonis, all you need is a couple of rotten goose eggs, recite a few hocus pocus verses and even the likes of Valdermot won’t even dream about getting close to you. If only Harry knew this…



And here’s the headline of the fortnight…


Loosely translated, it means, “Powerful spinsters bring happiness”. But guys, before you think there’s a complete guide on where to find these powerful spinsters, I’ll have to bring you back down to earth and tell you that the article itself is a rip-off, and a mere advertorial for some women’s products. Boo! Hiss!

Picture Perfect


Managed to snap this while on the NKVE a couple of days ago. Breathtaking ain't it?

Friday, April 20, 2007

My 5 Favourite… FHM (Malaysia) Issues Ever

The lad rag unleashes its 100th issue this month, and to celebrate this cool milestone, here’s my 5 favourite issues ever (not surprising that I actually edited 4 out of the 5 issues, ha ha)…

5


Who said squatting ain’t sexy? Then again not everyone look as hot as Ms. Milano. This issue also featured a 20-page Girls Of FHM booklet that simply dripped with babeliciousness. It was the one and only time such a supplement was published.

4


Maya packed in the 100 Sexiest issue! It was my first go at editing the whole damn mag by myself and I proudly survived. Sweet.


3

A great “accidental” cover. I was going for a different picture but everyone else, including the stylist, loved this one instead. We went for it and people raved once it hit the newsstands.

2


The first ever issue! It was 1998 and a new era dawned. Personally, I was overjoyed when I picked it up at the newsstand but was a tad disappointed by the distinct lack of bikinis. But Ms. Bleeth was superhot nevertheless…


1


Celebrating its 75th issue, a brand-spanking new look was revealed that simply rocked! Lindsay Lohan was on the cover but it’s the first ever sexy shoot of Hannah Tan featured inside that left everyone breathless. And it was simply a blast putting the issue together…

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Thursday Nite Rant: Just trying is it?

Here’s what’s been bothering me for as long as I can remember: Why would any guy want to work at a women’s shoe store?



Those who’ve had to be part of the torture called shoe-shopping-with-a-female would know what I mean.

To purchase a single pair of shoes, women are required by the Women’s Shoe Purchasing Act, 3000BC to try on at least 3 different sizes of the same model, 6 different colours and 17 other similar-looking pairs. It doesn’t matter if they’re buying casual shoes, sports shoes or Selipar Jepun.

And every single time, the sales person has to climb into some stinky store room and check the labels of a million boxes to find the requested pair.

Worst part: when everything’s done, the woman would most often than not say: “It’s okay, just trying...”

Yet, I often see guys (who look perfectly sane on the outside) working at your neighbourhood Vincci or Nose. So okay, maybe you get to gawk at some hot chicks and almost get to touch their feet, but are all that worth the slave-like conditions? (And I don’t mean it in a kinky sort of way).

Could it be the high commission shoe stores offer their employees? I doubt it.

Then again, maybe the commission is based on the number of tries, instead of purchases.

If that’s the case, can you give me a job, Vincci?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Survey Says...

(as published by all major and minor local newspapers today)

40%
of Malaysian women are satisfied with their sex life

37%
of Malaysian men are satisfied with their sex life

25%
of same women say they experience orgasm regularly

62%
of same men say they experience orgasm regularly

53%
of same women claim to experience or has had painful sex

11%
of same men claim to experience or has had painful sex

7th
is Malaysia’s global rank in terms of frequency of sex

19th
is Malaysia’s global rank in terms of sexual satisfaction

So basically women in Malaysia are unsatisfied with their sex life, seldom experience the joys of orgasm and more often than not, doing the naughty is pretty painful.

Guys, what in the world are you doing? (or, not been doing?) I've risked life and job over the years in my quest to educate you bozos out there on the birds and the doggies, and yet you shame me with these pathetic statistics?!

I give up...

* findings by good ‘ol Durex

Monday, April 16, 2007

The 7 Coolest Things Of The Past 7 Days

1. The Amazing Race All Stars makes stop in Malaysia
Coolest part? Seeing one of the beauty queens shouting “Surat khabar lama!”. And yes, Sentul is world famous now!



2. McLaren’s English rookie Lewis Hamilton chalks up 3rd podium finish at the Bahrain GP
Impressive. But always remember what happened to Button. Or what didn’t happen to him.

3. UK’s Prince William single again after splitting with longtime gal pal
I see a reality show somewhere in this.

4. Justin Timberlake collaborates with Madonna for the pop queen’s latest album
Which should nicely set-up for another waldrobe malfunction, no?

5. Nicole Kidman receives Australia's highest honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia
Obviously the powers-that-be there have yet to watch her last few movies...

6. Kylie launches own H&M swimwear line
No medal for her? Just look at the photo evidence…


7. Ex MTV reality stars Travis Barker and Shanna Moakler get back together
Is the curse on couples finally broken?

Friday, April 13, 2007

Plug Alert : Believe it babe!

Percayalah Sayang by Vince, the song that I wrote the lyrics to, has cracked the Top 10 of both Carta Era and Carta Hot FM 30. Woohoo!


And tonight at 9.30, Vince will perform the tune on TV3 to mark its entry into the Muzik Muzik chart. Our first collaboration 3 years ago, Mengapa Harus Cinta, took us to the Juara Lagu final, so let’s see where this particular song will lead to this time around.

Friday's Pop Report

Talk-show legend David “Merapu” Letterman turned 60 yesterday, and as a tribute to the man, this week’s Pop Report is done in a Top 10 format. Here is then the Top 10 Showbiz Sleaze of the Week

10
Brit bad girl Jordan aka Katie Price who recently moved to LA has picked a fight with countrywoman Posh (of Posh & Becks, duh) by claiming she’s indeed the hotter export. “It's not hard to be better looking than her, is it really,” she said. Girlfight!

9
Paris Hilton
was caught on camera holding a doggie while almost exposing her, um… you know the answer!


8
American Idol
-flavoured sex video will hit the stores (in US lah) early next month! But no, you won’t be seeing Antonella. Instead, it features Season Two contestant Olivia Mojica and her boyfriend. Um, Olivia who?

7
She looked radiant and happy on American Idol, but media reports claim that J.Lo and hubby and Marc Anthony are heading for Splitsville. Just the right time for Sanjaya to make a move, huh?

6
Rapper Snoop Dogg gets 5 years probation and 800 of community service for recent felony gun and marijuana violations. Perhaps a duet with Naomi Campbell will come out of this?

5
Sightings of hot new couple Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz have been aplenty of late. It ain’t just a scene, people…

4
A woman claims Chris Rock fathered her 13-year-old son and seeks child support, medical coverage and attorney fees. For the record, Chris’ latest film was I Think I Love My Wife

3
Sanjaya
’s sister is now one of the hottest searches on the net. Why? Apparently there’s a picture of her with a guitar. Only a guitar.

2
Ex-boyfriend Larry Birkhead confirmed the father of Anna Nicole’s (super damn rich) baby Dannielynn. This happened just as I was about to throw my name into the hat!

1
Dave claims to turning 60. He must be, at the very least, 175.

That's it for this week. Are you enjoys?

Caption Time!

The Amazing Race : All-Sizes preview was very well-received

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Thursday Nite Rant: What a rip-off!


Bought the above copy of Entertainment Weekly and was looking forward to reading the cover story on Grindhouse.

But when I happily moved to the page, I got this instead...


Four pages ripped out of my RM18 magazine by the powers-that-be. Perhaps they were afraid that I'd be able to enjoy pictures like these...




So much has been said about people's rights being trampled on these days and I consider this unsexy act as an infringement on my right to look at hot photos within the confines of my own private space.

Maybe I should form an association called The Alliance of Those Who Love Hot Photos. I volunteer to be the president and my first move will be to distribute 5,000 copies of the latest Rolling Stone magazine...


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Quote Of The Day


"In fact, I have more muscular arms now and I'm not that slim anymore"
- Model and actress Amber Chia said in Berita Harian

Monday, April 09, 2007

The 7 Coolest Things Of The Past 7 Days

1. Halle Berry gets own star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Look at how happy she is…



2. Scary Spice gives birth to baby girl
“The baby is completely healthy with a good head of hair,” her rep said. But of course…

3. KITT for sale
The actual model used on the Knight Rider TV show could be yours for USD150,000! No, David Hasselhoff is not included. Thank God, huh?

4. Pammy exerts her principles against animal testing…
… and turns down lucrative cosmetic endorsement deal. She’s got a good chest, and heart.

5. Wonder dogs Lucky and Flo sniff out more pirated DVDs
The pirates might now form an alliance (it's the trend these days). Slogan: Who let the dogs out?!

6. La Liga and Premiership title races wide open
The bad news? There’ll be no footie in a month’s time. Aarrgghh.

7. “Sanjaya is my papaya”
A sign seen at the last AI performance show. Probably someone should put up a similar sign for Haley. Mmm, papayas…

Friday, April 06, 2007

Friday's Pop Report

A pretty “adult” edition this week’s Pop Report will be. Guys, remember Annabel Chong? Yes, that Annabel Chong who did the dirty 251 times with 70 different men in one single VCD. Well, finally the feat is being honoured in her own home country Singapore (it's ok, we've got Babyrina), via a play entitled – what else? – 251 : Welcome to the Intimate Life of Annabel Chong.

But before you start your car to head down south, no, the play does not recreate any of her naughty scenes. In fact, Annabel herself has given up the adult life and currently works as an “IT consultant” in the US. How exciting.



In a kinda-related story, porn legend Ron Jeremy might face battery charges following a report filed by a woman alleging that RJ grabbed her boobs and signed it without her permission. But TMZ.com has quoted the star as saying, “I have hundreds of photos in which I'm signing women's breasts… they always ask me to do it.”

I get the same requests. But then I’d usually wake up before anything happens.

In another kinda-related story, Playboy Indonesia editor was let off the hook after a judge accepted his appeal against a conviction of “distributing indecent photos to the public”. Apparently, Hugh sent over a few congratulatory Bunnies soon after.

The hunger strike is off! Uhuh. The MySpacer “J” who vowed not to eat again until “Sucky” Sanjaya Malakar is kicked out of American Idol, had ended the strike after 16 days due to medical reasons. Or maybe he/she just couldn’t live without Beriyani…

And speaking of the marginally-talented, I’ve got to give props to Michael aka The Worst Audition Ever In The History Of Idol Anywhere In The World.

The MJ impersonator, who alleges that he could sing, and had also tried out for One In A Million and Gang Starz, finally found his place under the sun following a good audition on the local version of So You Think You Can Dance on 8TV last Thursday.



But note to organisers: Don’t ever – and I mean EVER – make him sing. The nightmare will last forever this time.

Here’s my favourite photo of the week featuring an abstastic Ms Courtney Love

That’s it for this week. Are you enjoys?

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Visit Malaysia lah! : Jolly JB


Before I get branded a good-for-nothing blogger by the powers-that-be, here’s my contribution to the government’s Visit Malaysia Year campaign: a piece on my beloved hometown Johor Bahru (JB); home of Mee Rebus, Mawi and the biggest Valentino Rossi billboard ever (probably).

But let me start by saying that some 20 years ago, JB kinda, um, sucked. There were only two major shopping complexes, a couple of discos (friends told me, I wouldn’t know) and a zoo with animals that looked like they’d taken oaths to fast forever.

And JB’s only major attraction was… Singapore.

But today, JB gets an A for its happening-ness. Entertainment and shopping outlets are aplenty now, and even the animals are eating well.

For architecture nuts, there’s plenty of old and interesting buildings to go ga-ga over, including the State Government building, the Abu Bakar Mosque and even my old school, English College. Just look at these shots from my Nokia 6680 ...


And for greenery lovers, there are a few cool parks, like the Hutan Bandar below, scattered all over the city that are perfect for picnics, photography and general bumming around.



Then of course, there’s the glorious food. Two must-tries in JB are mee rebus (noodles that don’t really look impressive but tastes oh-so-yummy) and otak-otak ("brain-brain" when literally translated, but it’s actually grilled spicy fish paste).


Mee Rebus. Gooood...



Brain-brain. Also gooood...


But the mother of all JB attractions is of course, DANGA BAY, located at Lido beach opposite the Palace on Bukit Serene (just look at the map lah).



It’s a circus of an attraction that includes, until recently, a circus (seriously!), amusement rides, a skateboard park, paddle boat rides,


all sorts of bicycles for you to ride and fall from...


flashy tram rides...



restaurants for all sorts of budget...



and cool traditional houses...



So what are you waiting for? This weekend, have a jolly good time in JB! But please don't forget the zoo...

PS: Here’s the humongous Valentino Rossi billboard on Jalan Wong Ah Fook (Yeah, I wasn't kidding!)

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