Showing posts from November, 2007

Home Sweet Home

This lexical chain has been repeated more times than required but it does retain a very profound truth... I'm a Malaysian born in the city of Kuching in the state of Sarawak. I have just returned from my studies overseas in Wellington, New Zealand. Anywhere in the world, when you meet new people... one of the top 10 questions you will be asked is "where are you from?" besides "what is your name?" & "do you have a quarter?" In New Zealand, I sometimes feel a hint of shame to say, "I'm from Malaysia." Mostly because the enthusiasm shown by the person asking the question will drop sharply after you answer honestly. As if my country was not good enough for him/her. Well, I do feel that my country is not good enough when comparing it to some of the Japanese & Koreans people I meet. Even when I was studying in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I experienced this... "I like the way you look... Where are you from?" "I'm from Kuc

Muscle & Fat

After reading an article by a health educator in, I learnt a lot & changed some of the concepts I had about muscle & fat! I shall summarise my findings here... Fat & muscles are two completely different tissues. Muscle metamorphosis is untrue. Fat cannot turn into muscles through exercise nor muscles turn into fat via lack of training! The ammount of fat in your body is determined by how many calories you consume minus how many you burn up. Calories can come from protein, carbs or dietry fat. Muscles are made up of thousands of individual cells. The ammount of cells in each muscle cannot increase nor decrease! However, each cell has the ability to grow in size, density & efficiency. Changes in either quality is influenced by the ammount of stress put on them. This is assuming the person has a well-balanced diet. Now I have a better idea of what is going on in my body... I can train muscles & see no effects because the fat is covering i

Football Manager 2008

Since our introduction in 2004, I have been an avid fan of this football manager game... It has kept its gameplay realistic and well balanced throughout the years... one day it will be just like the real thing... There is no greater feeling than to watch a team you nurtured & loved win game after game after game... There is no greater glory than to win a trophy with your favourite club... There is no greater pain than to suffer defeat at the hands of a bitter rival... There is no greater joy than to have your players praise you & follow you... There is no greater game than the beautiful game... There is no greater simulation than Football Manager... Football Manager 2008 is just out! If you love football, you will love this game! Here is a poetic trailer to the game that captures the very essence of being a football manager...