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Friday, June 29, 2007

Artist / Albums that I'm listening to lately - a review...


Neurosis - Given to the Rising -> This is one of the few 'sludge metal , post-metal , doom-metal' bands that i like. Their music is not too 'slow or doomish'... they are more progressive. Imagine a post-rock band like Explosion in the Sky playing metal. That's how they sound like.. vocals are not that upfront which is good because it gives more 'atmospheric' feel. You basically can't go wrong if a band like Mastodon is heavily influenced by Neurosis.



My Bitter End - The Renovation -> If you like The Faceless , you'll like this band as well. This Middletown, New York band's album is full of heavy break downs in most songs.... melodic break downs as well... great guitar riffs , odd-time signatures...good tight drummings... the overall feel is very much 'deathcore'... great album to listen to..


Pelican - City of Echoes -> If Neurosis is too 'heavy' and Mogwai is too 'soft' , then Pelican will suit your taste of 'post-metal'... riffs are very metal-influenced , drums are recorded 'big' which is like most post-rock recordings (it sounds good) , the bass is solid with distortions at where it matters.... the songs are progressive and not boring at all... :) I personally like the song 'Bliss in Concrete' because it has a good build-up to the double pedal part in the middle of the song... They are like a less aggresive Mastodon ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

vi·o·lence

vi·o·lence (v-lns)
n.
1. Physical force exerted for the purpose of violating, damaging, or abusing: crimes of violence.
2. The act or an instance of violent action or behavior.
3. Intensity or severity, as in natural phenomena; untamed force: the violence of a tornado.
4. Abusive or unjust exercise of power.
5. Abuse or injury to meaning, content, or intent: do violence to a text.
6. Vehemence of feeling or expression; fervor.

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2 days ago i was at my friends place in Kelana Crimson. We were yamcha-ing at the mamak below the condos. Suddenly there were some guards rushing to one of the exit of the condo. Not only the guards , there were quite a few residents who appeared out of no where heading towards the 'exit'.

I tried to see what's happening from the mamak but can't see much la.. i thought i was just some fights happening. about 10 minutes later , there were some people returning back to the mamak and we asked them regarding the commotion out there. They were saying something about some chinese and korean guys who got into a fight. It was serious as the Korean dude was motionless when they saw him. Lying on the ground... blood on the street.... we thought of it as a gangsterism thinggy going on... between chinese and koreans...

After a while , my friend , Sebastian , met one of his neighbour who is staying at the same condo. He saw the whole thing. And he got the whole story... This is what happened...

there was an older guy who's driving a Nissan X-Trail and a couple of youngster in another car. I guess there was a misunderstanding which prompts one of the youngster (korean) to approach the older chinese guy. And i;m guessing that the chinese guy was abit nervous and scared of the situation. He came out of his Nissan with a fucking GOLF club ... before the korean dude manage to say anything that he wanted to , the chinese guy started swinging his golf club at the Korean.... according to Sebastian's neighbour , that older chinese man did not stop hitting the Korean... and the Korean was already motionless on the road...

After the chinese guy realised what deep shit he's in , he sped off.... one of the witness managed to get his car's plate number.... someone else took the Korean to the hospital... refering to various sources , most likely the Korean guy died on the spot... those who helped to carry the Korean to the car was covered in blood... apparently , the road is full of blood as well...

Currently there's 2 questions in my mind...

1. The korean guy was with a few other friends... where the hell were they?? Did they just sit back and see the whole thing happenning in front of them?? I'm pretty sure that they were scared and wanted to help... I wasn't there.. i'm not sure what they did.... but i believe no matter how strong the chinese guy were , he can be overpowered by a few youngsters... definitely..

2. What's in the chinese guy's mind??? That's fucking violent... it's crazy... he could have just intimidate the youngster with the golf club without using it as a skull-breaker...

to the Chinese guy , i hope that you get caught by the police for doing that shit you've done....


* the whole story was told by various sources... of course I'm not sure what exactly happened between both parties... but that's what happened...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

ahaaaaaa......

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

got my driving license renewed !!! YEAH!!!!

finally... after 6 months ..... i'm a valid driver again... no more cemas-ness situations... !!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

New Apple t-shirt... nice...






Damn nice right??? damn apple malaysia... never give out more to other salespersons... apparently only those who went to Apple's training get those shirts....

Sunday, June 17, 2007

maximum cemas-ness

I was on my way back from Sg Long... was there to send my bro back to his 'hostel'... just before the exit out of Sg Long , there's a roadblock straight ahead... my heart started pumping like crazy... didn't expect a roadblock at 2.30 a.m in Sg Long man...

The policeman stopped my car and asked for my IC and License.. i was thinking in my head... "DIE DIE DIE!!!!! No money to rasuah him!!!!!" .....

I gave him my IC first... then my license.. he took a hard look at the cards... then he look at me... then at the card... he said.. "you tak nampak macam umur you kat IC nih pun" - "you don't look like your age stated in your identity card"

Apparently he was looking at my IC... it was place on top of my driving license... I laughed and replied... "saya macam umur 30+ kan?? I dah biasa dah orang cakap macam tuh..." - I look like I'm 30+ years old right?? I'm used to people giving me comments like that..."

He laughed and hand me my cards... I closed my window and drove off acting as cool as possible... i tell you... my heart almost popped out during that 2 minutes encounter...

I'm DAMN lucky that he didn't check my driving license.. ahhahahhaa...

So ....conclusion...

-I look old and suspicious...
-Act as if you're innocent if they stop you even though you know that you're gonna get fucked ...
-Policemen don't really check the details of your cards... they ask for it because it's their job to ask for it when they suspect that you're guilty of something...
-Renew your license if it's expired...
-Try to renew it before it expires...

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Random Apple iMages taken with my Phone..











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The reddish ones are taken from the bottom of the Mighty Mouse... damn nice colour..

Friday, June 8, 2007

local police... nothing better to do...sek pau mo ye joe

I just got back from Bangsar..... was there with Dave.... picked him up from Brickfields... i waited for him for almost half an hour... i ran out of credit to call him... waited for Rajen to call me (he's supposed to call me back like 15 minutes before i reach Dave's place..)... then i cannot tahan , i went and reloaded... Called Dave , went back to his place to pick him up...

Dave was in his "ocassional high"... talked cock , said sorry... bastard...

Then off we went to Bangsar's Devi's ... on the way there.. we were stopped by a road block... fucking cemas shit man... Dave is high , my driving license is 6 months passed the expiry date... after looking at me and especially Dave , the police asked me to lower the window... which i did...

Guess what he asked... he asked whether Dave is a Melayu or not... which I terkejut.. and gave a short laugh... and said.. ' Dia india bang...'... of course he's Indian... even if you saw him from a Kilometre away , you CAN SEE that he's an Indian...

Guess what is his next question?? damnit... he asked... ' Kenapa satu Cina , satu India??? '.... Can anyone please explain why the hell he asked that?? I gave a suprised - " HAH?????????????" I looked at him with a puzzled expression... he looked at me... and at Dave... kept quiet for about 10 seconds... then he asked where we were going.. where we were from... and let us pass...

We were relieved... but I wasn't cemas anymore... I was angry??? suprised??? i dunno..... I just felt so OFFENDED... Kenapa satu Cina , satu India??? (why one chinese , one indian??? )... where he got the idea to ask such STUPID question??? What he expect me to answer???? sebab saya takde kawan kawan Melayu bang... or ... maafkan saya bang , saya tak dapat cari kawan melayu untuk berlepak bersama satu cina dan satu india untuk menunjukkan semangat muhibah saya sebagai seorang rakyat Malaysia...

haigh... habis makan takde benda nak buat... tanya soalan soalan BODOH!!!!! BUANG MASA!!!!

Post a Friend...Part I

Here's what I'm gonna do... I'll occasionally post up pictures of my friends... There's no point in doing this...

But I'm sure that by looking at their faces , you'll miss them somehow...

If there's any ugly/weird/fucked-up/i-swear-i'll-never-do-that-again pictures with me , i'll post it up... ahahhaha... If i can't find one , I'll post up a nice picture of you guys... Good times....




This is Raymond Fua...need i say more???????



This is Justin Ong trying to act cute... (ok la... you're naturally CUTE..)



This is Yudhis "Tupac"



This is Dinesh with his good friend...



This is Janet and Kimberly ...we met at Port Dickson.... during our summer of '99...




This is Rajen when he found Jesus...

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Made in Malaysia!!!!

The music is composed by the local Malaysian band , Pop Shuvit.... the video is done by some Swedish people.... nice video... has a very international standard feel... but seriously lack of the band's presence in the video... overall , the music's good... real good... simple and nice... an attitude song... dark and angry... with's John Nervewreck's backing vocals...

Enjoy!!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

why iPods are so interesting...

well.... it's the accesories that you can get for the iPod of course... :)

This is something you should get for your girlfriend...






Monday, June 4, 2007

......

I just got the news today.. that one of my friend , CHiQ , passed away... I was not close to her but I know that her loss is a great deal to alot of other people. I guess heaven must be crying for her yesterday night...

I don't know what was going on her mind , and will never know.. as i'm not close to her.. most of her friends didn't see it coming... even if they did , there's little that they could do...

Most of you who reads my blog might not know her , but if you may , just pray for her ... wherever she is ... that she'll rest in peace..

...,
Jason Lam

* To her friends, her wake will be held today & tomorrow (4th & 5th June 2007) at St Francis Xavier, Jalan Gasing, PJ at 8.30pm.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Malaysia won't see it this way.... Never...

"After all, Malaysia doesn't stone to death Muslims caught for adultery, does it? If that can be overlooked, why not apostasy?" - Shairul Fazleena , Singaporean...