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Friday, February 29, 2008
P/s: Ultimately brilliant and creative in house production. Well done guys. Big applause!!!...Do hope that we'll have a video clip as regards to the misconduct and mismanagement of the EC@SPR so that we all know about the truth behind the unscrupulous activities which they've committed ever since...
P/s: Excellent job guys!!!...HeHeHe...Do visit this website to know more about their community:YoUTH FoR CHaNGe (CLiCK HeRe)
Bay said that the sequel is still recovering from the writer's strike, and that he's playing catch-up after getting back his trio of writers, Ehren Kruger, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. "They did a detailed outline before the writer's strike, and now they are in Michael Bay jail, holed up in a hotel and working feverishly," Bay said. "We're paying for a beautiful suite and they are getting a lot of work done. Hiring three writers was unusual, but it has been a godsend in getting us to where we need to be. Somehow you find a way to get it done." DreamWorks also would like to get underway with production of "Transformers 2" in early June. Pic is set for release on June 26, 2009.
Thursday, February 28, 2008
MaLaYSia GeaRs Up FoR GoD VS MaMMoN BaTTLe In PoLLs (CLiCK HeRe)
P/s: I'm feeling a bit sceptical about what he has said on his ex-deputy PM. Nonetheless, I'm not really sure whether he was telling the truth or just one of his sarcasm's view or one of his new blatant lies thought to the crowd...Who knows right? You'll be the judge...
"Freedom is the right for all sentient beings"
“The skies are clear, and we are here.......Backstreet's back!” shouted McLean as he thanked the crowd for showing up. The band members - Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough - had the crowd eating out of their hands throughout the one and a half hour concert, belting out almost 30 songs. The Backstreet Boys were formed in 1993 and have so far released six studio albums, which the crowd was obviously familiar with, if their shrieks and screams were anything to go by. At times, during songs such as I Want It That Way and Incomplete, the band members even paused because the crowd was singing louder than them.
The Backstreet Boys made several costume changes throughout their performance, but it was when they put on their trademark fedora hat, made popular from the music video of their 1997 hit song As Long As You Love Me that the crowd went wild. This was also the first time Malaysians were seeing the band perform live as a quartet as member Kevin Richardson left the group last year. The band only sang one song for their encore but gave such a heart-warming performance that it was enough to placate the crowd.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The concert is part of the foursome’s Unbreakable World Tour 2008 which follows the release of their sixth album Unbreakable. Tickets are available at the Sunway Lagoon Ticketing Counters (Surf Beach and Main Entrance).
P/s: Sighh...I'm gonna miss their concert this time. Hopefully they'll come back again next year. Not bad for spending RM88/pax for such an energetic performance and harmonically choreograph voices....Fuhhh, soothe your feeling though...HeHe!!
“Our vision is to also re-examine all concessions and monopolies and to restructure the market system to encourage price reductions, increases in quality and a steady and uninterrupted supply. “The manifesto describes how we will build a nation that reflects the true potential, talent, and calibre of the Malaysian people,” she said, when unveiling the four-language manifesto and the party’s website HaRaPaN MaLaYSia (CLiCK HeRe) here yesterday.
In its manifesto, PKR said it would bring in RM100bil in foreign investment within five years, encourage free and fair media, increase the economic growth rate to 8% and place the Anti-Corruption Agency under Parliament for more accountability. It also promises to increase security by having more mobile police stations and increasing the salaries of police personnel. PKR also aims to increase education standards and replace the New Economic Policy with an affirmative policy based on needs and not ethnicity. “Every race should be given the means to empower themselves and break away from poverty,” she added. PKR de-facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also reiterated the party’s promise to reduce the price of fuel.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 25, 2008
FLaSH DiSInFeCToR (CLiCK HeRe)
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Bila-bila... aku akan talipon pasanganku
ANSWERS: These forms don’t take into account people from cultures that don’t have family names, e.g. the Malays. “Last name” and “surname” refer to one’s family name, such as Alattas (for an Arab), Lee (for a Chinese) or Brown (for an Englishman). Since you don’t have a family name, just write your father’s name whenever you are asked to write your “last name” or “surname”. The term “given name/names” refers to the name or names that you are given by your parents after birth. So, your “given name” would be “Abdul Rahim”.
“First name” refers to the first of your given names if you have more than one, or your given name if you have just one. Since “Abdul Rahim” is really one name, although it looks like two to those who don’t know what it means, your “first name” would be “Abdul Rahim”. You don’t have a “middle name”, which is the second of your given names if you have two. So you can leave that space blank. As for the “bin” in your name, I don’t really know where you should put it, since it is not really a name. Perhaps you should just leave it out, and if you’re visiting another country, explain to the relevant immigration officer what it means if he asks you. But don’t be shocked if he calls you “Mr Osman”! I was called “Miss Amin” very often when I was a student in England.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Begitu juga, katanya golongan pensyarah yang diperlakukan sebagai guru sekolah yang mana mereka sepatutnya menjadi kebanggaan ketika negara dianugerahkan kemerdekaan ke-50 tahun. "Golongan pensyarah, ilmuan dan akademik yang sepatutnya menjadi kebanggaan kita pada hari ini tetapi pada pasca ke-50 negara kita mencapai kemerdekaan tidak ada satu pun nobel diberikan oleh universiti," katanya. Justeru, jelasnya para belia perlu kembalikan kepada kehidupan beragama masing-masing agar dapat melahirkan belia yang bertanggungjawab pada masa akan datang. Turut sama dalam pelancaran itu Ketua AMK Shamsul Iskandar Mat Akin, barisan Exco AMK dan barisan Exco DPP. Terdapat tujuh harapan perubahan yang terkandung di dalam Dokumen Harapan Anak Muda Malaysia;
Menyuburkan idealisme dan aktivisme anak muda dalam persatuan. Memberi lebih ruang demokrasi kepada kepimpinan anak muda dan persatuan belia.
Menerap dan menggalakkan program pembangunan insan yang bebas daripada agenda politik dan perkauman secara menyeluruh kepad semua generasi muda. Melahirkan generasi muda yang bebas dadah dan bersih daripada masalah social
Menyediakan pendidikan percuma dan berkualiti sehingga ke peringkat universiti. Memulihkan kualiti pusat pengajian tinggi dengan sekurang-kurangnya tiga universiti tempatan menjadi terbaik di Asia.
Meringkaskan karenah birokrasi, mempermudahkan pinjaman bank dan memberi pendaftaran percuma kepada syarikat-syarikat milik usahawan muda. Menyediakan persekitaran ekonomi yang kondusif untuk menjamin peluang kerja tanpa diskriminasi dengan penetapan gaji minima yang munasabah.
Memberi kebebasan dalam menganut dan mengamalkan agama dalam lingkungan undang-undang. Menggalakkan perkembangan pendidikan agama di kalangan anak muda.
Seni dan Budaya
Menyediakan dana untuk membantu memperkembangkan potensi karyawan muda. Memberi perspektif baru kepada budaya tempatan untuk mengatasi superioriti budaya asing.
Sukan dan Rekreasi
Membebaskan semua badan sukan daripada pengaruh politik kepartian. Menggalakkan gaya hidup sihat dan membina perpaduan melalui sukan.
P/s: He is one of the script's writers for the Transformer 2007.....
Friday, February 15, 2008
“I know of a few things I have to work on for the next one,” said LaBeouf. “I’ve seen pre-vizes of the action scenes and I just saw Michael yesterday. It’s going to be bad-ass. We’re not making another one unless it is, and Mike is definitely not resting on his laurels - he’s doing insane shit again. And the pre-vizes that I’ve seen….it’s just massive. If the first one was any indicator of how massive massive can be, this is going to blow that out of the water. It’s insane. Mike’s mind was just kind of made for this - it’s amazing. There’s going to be a lot more characterisation with the robots, which I’m excited about. I was a fan of Transformers before the movie came out. And there’s going to be a lot of action....That goes unsaid, I guess”.
With the writers’ strike now thankfully over, Ehren Kruger, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman can start getting on with the script. They’d better get a move on, since the film is set to start shooting in less than four months for a June 26, 2009 release.
This early in the game, LaBeouf wouldn’t be drawn on exactly what scenes he’s preparing for, despite our threats to kick him in the shins and moans of “Awwww, you’re mean”. But he would say, “There’s gonna be new robots on both sides. I can say that the war isn’t over.....It’s hard to do interviews when you’re not allowed to talk about the movies. It’s like I give two or three things away and then I get reprimanded for it. It’s never fun to get reprimanded by these people”.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
It was tough for Bay to go back, he admitted after the show, as he's already deep into pre-production on Transformers 2, which is set to start filming on June 2. Bay didn't let the strike stop him. "The strike was a drag," he said. "But I like to write myself. So I wrote 60 pages. I showed the writers something to look at. We'll get back to the torture chamber on Monday." Transformers 2 will deepen the different robot characters as well as the humor, he said. "There's a geriatric robot. If there's an actors strike we'll just stop and start again. We'll make our date." (The movie is scheduled to open June 26, 2009.)
After The Rock, Armageddon, and Pearl Harbor, Bay is tight with the Pentagon and thinks nothing of picking up the phone to get them to reroute a C130 gunship with Seals in it for a few hours. "We pay for the fuel," he says. "The military looks at this as a recruiting effort. The jargon is real. I told them what was happening, and that's what they said. I shot it like a documentary." Bay, who has a reputation for being tough on crews, endured some good-humored riffing during the show-and-tell, from star Shia LaBeouf as well as his sound designers, editors, and mixers and special FX and ILM VFX artists. Bay was proud that he made Transformers "for a price" he said, in California and New Mexico. "We have the best crews."
For Bay, sound is "50 % of the movie, while the visual effects are a whole other movie unto itself." He shot as much of the films as possible in real locations with live (often dangerous) on-camera stunts and real FX supervised by the legendary John Frazier. In stark contrast to a Star Wars episode which boasts mostly blue screen shots, Transformers had only two days of blue-screen shooting (when the young leads climbed on the shoulders of the robots). Even the famous shot of the bus that is split apart by a giant robot was a live-action bus blown in two going 60 mph on the freeway with a 30-foot CG robot added six months later. "There's one million details these guys put in the movie," said Frazier, who tried to keep enormous spaces open in the shots for the CG animators to work in.
For LaBeouf and the other actors, "acting without anything there is hard," said Bay. "It's so different when you don't have any environment to react to." LaBeouf described a P.A. holding a long big stick with a green ball on top and shaking it. "They're angry now, shake it faster," he described Bay saying. ILM VFX supervisor Scott Farrar showed the actors a pre-vis--"a cartoon of what's going on in the scene," said Bay, adding, "I always like to put my actors under duress." According to LaBeouf, hanging from a building 20 feet in the air to talk to Megatron or being surrounded by explosions while the cameras wore protective gear was the norm.
On the VFX side, "it's lighting," said Bay. "Everyone looks at light every day and when something looks fake it's not lit well to your brain. We worked on the light, that's why the robots look so real, these things sit next to humans." Bay flew up to ILM in San Francisco frequently, and communicated via satellite link with a pen pointer. He'd never dealt with animation before, which is about performance. "It was painstaking, like Pixar cartoons," he said, "a pain in the ass." Scott Benza, the animation supervisor, was there to "bring life to the robots," he said. He worked with 30 animators on 16 characters and 47 transformations--each one unique. "It encompasses everything from subtle acting to a full on action scene with brutal robots fighting each other. We gave each artist the freedom to go to town." Optimus Prime has 10108 parts. All the pieces had 4 to 16 layers of information: details, scratches, and metal flake paint with a clear coat finish. The robots were heavy and massive and athletic and nimble, all at the same time, like Ninja fighters. "They had to have weight and mass and be very cool," said Farrar. The transformations involved "clever people solving puzzles, fitting pieces from one form into another. It would take brute force on each shot until it worked."
The robots also had to act--with complicated facial rigs for the eyes, nose, and mouth--and each one was different. They rebuilt Bumblebee's eyes three times, making the iris go up and down, until one day in dailies "we saw his soul," said Farrar. The VFX team took the live-action shots and created CG environments to match them. Said Farrar, "it's about how to make the big guys who are not there look real. You have to go way beyond--the metals look metallic, they look like part of a scene, they fit in with buildings. We are there to put things in the movie that can't be photographed or are difficult or too dangerous to shoot."
Russell Earl did lighting and rendering. "We'd go back and recreate in the computer Scorpinox jumping out of the sand," he said. "We'd copy the scene and use a CG version to match." Adding reflections and highlights and shadow are a big part of making the robots' 20-foot height look real. And making the environment "dirty." Flying debris. Particles. Compositing all these elements is the other huge challenge. Bay has worked with the same sound crew for 12 years. He affectionately razzed sound mixer Kevin O'Connell as "the biggest loser in Academy history." He's had 19 noms and no wins. This is his 20th go-round.
O'Connell, supervising sound editors Ethan Van Der Ryn and Mike Hopkins, sound rerecording mixer Greg P. Russell and sound mixer Peter Devlin explained how they capture all the distinct sounds on set (dialogue, planes, guns, ricochets, explosions, 9 sets of sounds specific to the robots) and collect it all for the sound mixers to file and manipulate, along with the music." We take hundreds of sounds," said O'Connell, and try to focus the energy." The goal is to key the audience into what's important in a given scene, and not wind up with "a train wreck of sound." The sound designers had to come up with characteristic personalities for the different robots, and make the large robot sounds work--partly by throwing the sound to all the speakers in a theater, not just the "dialogue" speaker in the center of the screen. The sound of Optimus Prime, voiced by Peter Cullen, is about air. Bumble Bee is about buzzing. The sound crew brought a volunteer up to a mike to record sound for Bumble Bee as he groans on the battlefield. The audience listened to the actor live, then heard the sound integrated through the Bumble Bee sound matrix on screen. It magically worked. Big applause. The magic of sound.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Suggested release date of the sequel: June, 26th 2009
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi called an unscheduled news conference Wednesday, intensifying speculation that he will dissolve Parliament and announce the general election. National news agency Bernama issued an "urgent note to editors'' informing them about a news conference by Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi at 12:30pm. Abdullah's five-year mandate runs through mid-2009, but he can ask the king, the constitutional monarch, to dissolve Parliament before the period has expired. Elections must be conducted within 60 days after Parliament is dissolved, but most recent national ballots have been held less than three weeks after that. Abdullah led his Barisan Nasional coalition to a landslide victory in the last elections in 2004, when it won 90% of parliamentary seats. But coalition leaders have acknowledged they are unlikely to repeat the feat amid challenges such as rising inflation, crime and tensions in this multiracial society because of dissatisfaction among ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities over alleged discrimination. -- AP
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
As you might know, the head of the company survived that day:
Because his son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time.
One of them missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change.
One's car wouldn't start.
One went back to answer the telephone.
One had a child that dawdled and didn't get ready as soon as he should have.
One couldn't get a taxi.
The one that struck everyone was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed a blister on his foot. He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid. That is why he is alive today.
Now when I am stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone......All the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this is exactly where God wants me to be at this very moment. Next time your morning seems to be going wrong, the children are slow getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys, you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated.
God, The Most Merciful & Most Forgiving is at work watching over you. Pass this on to someone else, if you like. There is no luck attached, it’s up to the Almighty, not chain mails. If you delete this, it's okay.
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
#TAWARAN PINJAMAN PELAJARAN MARA BAGI MENGIKUTI PENGAJIAN DI INSTITUSI PENGAJIAN TINGGI TERKEMUKA LUAR NEGARA SESI 2008/2009 DI BAWAH SKIM PELAJAR CEMERLANG#