Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Should had seen them coming...

Just like stroke, that attacks with very little sign, espcially to first time victim, the recent quake measuring 9 on the ricther scale that hit Sumatra has caused more damages than everyone thought it would.

Malaysia, while lucky enough to be outside of the tetonic belt, aren't spare from the aftermath of the quake.

Tsunami, or harbour wave, as it is known after translation from japanese, has caused great loss of life. At press time this morning, The Star reported 23750 life lost.

Malaysia, the northern states of Penang, Kedah and Perlis in particular has so far seen 58 life being lost after the huge waves, some claiming to be 10m high, hit the coast.

Now, the government wants to set up a tsunami warning system.

Ironically, thre is one in the Pacific Ocean, but not much could be said about the existence in the Indian Ocean.

The Malaysians that cares has since set up a tsunami/tidal wave fund, to help relieve victims at this point of crisis.

Again, just how ignorant are malaysians?

When i heard about the quake on Boxing day, on TV3 noon news, i've already anticipated that there will be tidal waves forming. I've even told wifey that to prepare for more news, as earthquake that happens on ocean floors are usually not so forgiving as those that happen on land itself.

True enough, by the time the next news came on, there has already been casulties.

Malaysians, being *jakun* on these matters, though that it was beautiful to see such big waves, and some paper even reported that one hotel in penang actually sounded the siren like 10 minutes before the first wave crashed.

Ironically, again, it was the foreigners that was smarter, and had moved away from the beach front.

My sympathies goes out to all the families of the victims, true, we had not had these level of national disasters since MRR2 issues, but nevertheless, i could already sense all those ringgit and sen to not to be accounted for, somehow, it will take like ages, before the full account of who gets what and where is tabled for the general public to know.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Stroke

Guys and girls,

sorry for being missing all these whole past 1 week.

My dad had a stroke last monday, and was in hospital since.

I took off from work, thanks to a very understanding boss, and remained in the hospital just to take care of him, while my mum and sis manage the food shop.

Too many things happening at once, with 2 other relative being admitted for two different reasons as well.

Just too many things to think at the current moment, and this first time writing again, after so long, does feel awkward.

Monday, December 13, 2004

The Day He Divorced us.


Mr & Mrs Harrisson Prabu

Divorce Proceeding/Hearing aka Church Ceremony:
Date: 11th December 2004
Time: 3.45pm
Venue: St. John Church

Official Annulment aka dinner:
Date: 11th December 2004
Time: 8.00pm
Venue: Park Royal KL.

Strength:

Aminuddin aka Toncet
Nizam aka Arjuna
Akmal
Faris + Wife
Zafri aka Manai + Wife + Baby due in April 2005
TJ + Gf
Kenneth aka Bear
Chen
Lim + Wife

Can't Make it last minute:
Maizu aka Penyu - Called to say that he have to go to KLIA to pick up someone.

It was raining heavily in the afternoon at 2.45pm, with minimal people in the church.

Perbu was no where to be seen. The best man could be seen waiting at the entrance, with the bride's relatives.

It was not until 3.10pm that perbu came marching in. His wife came in the second car a minute later.

"Caught in jam la bro" , Was what he said to me.

For a moment, i thought he was chickening out. :Þ

This is my 3rd wedding in church that i went in the past 6 months, the previous two was of wifey's friend.

Looking at people getting married, makes us both want to get over with the ceremony as well.

It was my wife's birthday as well actually. And at least i've killed 2 birds with one stones, by attending both my friend's wedding, and be with wifey the whole day long.

The marriage was in full mass, since both sides of the newlywed are catholics.

After hearing both of them saying "I Do" and all the nessasary wording and phrase (in sickness and health..yada..yada..yada), they went on to sign the marriage registration of the church.


Yes, that is where you sign it!


Best Men, Bridesmaids, witnesses and the Newlywed.

Dinner


Smile!

Dinner was much later that same evening. With us RMC boys taking up 1 table and a quarter (There were 13 of us present, incl wife).

The MC was heard asking where is the RMC boys, of which we just lifted our hand and acknowledged her.


Chen, Nizam & Toncet

Of course, the next two table was filled with stewards and stewardess from Air Asia. Mr Tony Fernandez was seen amongst the crowd as well. Such sweet of him to grace his own staff's wedding. This is what i call good PR stuff.

Dinner was served after speeches from all concerned and the newlywed was addressed.

We've also found out that Zafri is expecting his 4th child next April 2005. Guess he jsut putting undue pressure on the rest of us.

Kenny was dressed to the nine, he came in a nicely pressed long sleeve shirt complete with tie. The rest of us were more casual.


Kenny TJ & Gf

Chen rushed back from JB to be with us that evening.

So did Nizam, which ditch the counter in PC Fair to make it there as well with Aminuddin.


Newlywed at the RMC Table

Faris, as his usual punctual self, was in the Hotel lobby by 7.15, a good 10 minutes earlier than me! Well done. So was Akmal, came armed with his SLR, was already sitting at the table as me and Faris went into the ballroom.

Overall, it was a great nite. We managed to catch up with everyone, and Kenny didn't had the guts to talk to some stewardess, for fear that the stewards will *check him out* (yes, one of them was wearing a Tiffany bracelet, metrosexual, or simply confusedsexually, you decide).

When the band played the first song of the nite with Jingling Nyoya, Perbs and his beautiful wife took to the floor, it wasn't any longer that Zafri and wife(plus 5 months feotus) went to join him. Later, it was a slow number, where Liaw and girlfriend joined in the fun.


The Loving Couple waltzing


Yeah Baby...groove it!


Slow sikit Bro...

The rest of us were more than happy to just sit and watch (ie tak tau menari la tuh).

We left, happily, to know that the first 388xxx has ended his bachelorhood, divorcing us in RMC to be one with his Wife Andrea. But i know, and we all know, that Perbu, as we all know him by that name, will still be having *affairs* with the rest of us guys.

To Perbu and Andrea, may this day mark the beginining of many more wonderful days.

May both your life together be filled with much joy, laughter and lil Perbs and Andreas running around!!!

Friday, December 03, 2004

My Body Composition

Went for lunch with a few friends just now to Ikano.

Had 2 servings of the Ikea Hotdogs.

Then, we went into one of the health/exercise place to get my body fat checked.

The person behind the counter, Rueben, was very helpful.

He offered a free body composition test, which all 3 of us quickly obliged.


Machine used: Tanita TBF-300

Here are my results:
Body Type : Standard (yeah, what else?)
Gender : Male (I am glad about this)
Age: 28
Height: 173cm (i know, i'm short)
Weight: 83kg (after lunch)
BMI(Body Mass Index) : 27.7 (reccomended: 18.5-25.0)BMR (Base Metabolic Rate) : 7249kJ/1733kcal (Basically the amount of energy i need for normal body functions)
Impedance : 364 ohm

Fat % : 21.1% (High for my level of activities)
Fat Mass: 17.5kg
Fat Free Mass : 65.5kg (if i am 0% fat, whish is impossible)
Total Body Water: 48.0kg ie 57% (reccomended is 50-70%)

Desirable range:
Fat %: 14-20%
Fat Mass : 10.7kg -16.4kg

My target body fat: 12%
Predicted weight : 74.4kg (At 12% fat)
Predicted fatt mass : 8.9kg (at 12 %)
Fat to lose: 8.6kg (gosh....)

So, there! despite being active and doing 10km run every other days and cycling every weekend and doing weight training...i jsut have to watch what i eat from now on...

Thursday, December 02, 2004

Sorted...

Thank you MPPJ...i never know that i would be free from charges from you guys.

Lets hope it never happen again.
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