Marina Court Apartment Scam

Dammit Mudah, scammers again.

So I’m looking for a new place to rent and of course I’m on Then I found this almost too-good-to-be-true apartment for rent in Marina Court.

And you know what they say about things that look like they’re too good to be true.

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Ziplines and Stuff

The stuff part of the title is the plenty of emotional shit I’ve got going on in my head, but here’s a light in that darkness: a zipline activity which launched last weekend.

I swung my camera around, as I do, no clear vision of what I wanted, but in the end the video came out surprisingly OK. I have some issues with focussing the clunky Canon DSLR, but that (and some shake) aside, not bad.

Here’s the vid:

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Nikon Camera Ad Song – Radical Face – Welcome Home

Not sure if it’s only Malaysia, propbably not, but if you’ve watched a movie in the cinema recently, chances are you’ve seen the Nikon advert featuring this whimsical tune.

It’s Radical Face with Welcome Home.

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KK Taxi Tales

I just spent a weekend in Kota Kinabalu going about the business of being a tourist; seeing sights, visiting islands and, of course, the most dreaded of all activities: taking a taxi.

I hate taking taxis purely because I usually have to bargain – no, beg – to have inflated prices lowered. Alas, I’m a tourist, inflated prices are my cross to bear.

But, ride with me for some good, bad and uplifting KK Taxi Tales – I will even use the meter…

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Beer Inspiration

What would you do if you knew you could not fail?

~ from the wall of the wife of Matt,
owner of Upslope Brewing Co.

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Mr Grumpy, Mr Amiable and Mr Obnoxious

“That’s terrible,” I reply to a friend who comments how un-grumpy I was during a recent fun night out.

“From now on,” I mock-threaten, “I’m going to make sure my blood-alcohol level is always 0.04.”

Mr Grumpy | Mr Amiable | Mr Obnoxious

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Anthony Hopkins Really Did Say This

“My philosophy is: It’s none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.”

~ Sir Anthony Hopkins ~
He really did say this in an interview with
The UK Telegraph in a Jan 2011
Read the whole article, it’s insightful

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How Beer Saved The World

I just upgraded to WordPress 3.6 and what better way to show-off it’s new features with a celebratory beer? Or at least a documentary about beer.


How Beer Saved The World is a Discover Channel documentary about beer that every beer drinker and non-beer drinker should watch.

So without further ado, pour yourself a cold one and watch it.

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Sunday’s Franschhoek Fire Comes Knocking at Wemmershoek

On Sunday, on the way back from Ultimate practice in Stellenbosch, I saw a fire raging on the mountain slopes above Franschhoek. I thought nothing of it and was sure the authorities would have it under control soon enough.

Little did I know.


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Who Will Call to Buy, or Not, the Car You’re Selling?

With my car tagged and bagged, I have a few experiences to share about selling your car.

Not sure if this is specific to Sabah or whether it happens everywhere in Malaysia, but here are the people who will call to buy, or not, the car you’re selling.

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