Sunday, June 28, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

Major Lennox (Josh Duhamel)

Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf)


Decepticon forces return to Earth on a mission to find Sam Witwicky after he learns the truth about the ancient origins of the Transformers.

A tad too long


Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

Jet Li as Emperor Han

Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser)

Jonathan Carnahan (John Hannah), Evelyn Carnahan O'Connell (Maria Bello), Alex O'Connell (Luke Ford) and Rick O'Connell

Evelyn/Evie O'Connell

Zi Yuan (Michelle Yeoh)

Alex O'Connell, the son of famed explorers, Rick and Evelyn O'Connell, unearths Emperor Han's mummy, cursed by a witch, Zi Yuan, centuries ago.

Not as fun to watch as its prequels. Maria Bello isn't as captivating as Rachel Weisz, who played Evelyn previously. Jet Li isn't convincing as the emperor either.

Rating: 1.5/5.

Monday, June 08, 2009


See the main Langkawi Island in the distance?

Kuala Perlis on 7 June 2009

17 May 2009

31 May 2009

4 June 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Highlands Apiary Farm

Strawberries at Highlands Apiary Farm. These strawberries are used for their homemade dried strawberries and Honey Strawberry Jam.

The owner, Mr. Choo, in his 70s, has been in the business for over 40 years. His secret of staying strong and healthy is honey, of course!

The entrance. Can you spot the hives?

The products for sale. There are different types of honey and honey bee products available.

The products visible in the photo are Royal Jelly, Bee Pollen, Concentrated Bee Propolis, Honeycomb and Mature Raw Honey.

I hope our purchase will last a long time!

Wild Honey 1 kg (RM52)

Mature Raw Honey 500g (RM25)

Royal Honey (left) and Propolis Honey 500g (RM20 each)

Honeycomb in Raw Honey 600g (RM25)

Honey Propolis Soap 100g (RM10).

I love the soap. It's anti–bacterial and good to stop itchiness, prevent body odour and moisturise the skin. I've used it to stop the itchiness of sandfly bites and it worked. Amazing!

Gamat (golden sea cucumber) soap is said to have similar healing and moisturising properties.

Concentrated Bee Propolis 10g (RM35).

An anti–oxidant, it's useful for stress relief, skin conditions and wound infection. Safe for consumption as well.

Instant Ginger Honey Drink, 20g X 15 sachets (RM15). This is a refreshing drink.

Natural Honey Strawberry Jam 500g (RM11) and dried strawberries (RM10) per pack.

This is a continuation of the previous post.

Cameron Highlands (2009)

Some of the fruit and vegetable farms as seen from a moving vehicle

Convent Primary School, Tanah Rata. This is one of the oldest structures in Cameron Highlands. For more information, see

For more photos of the school, go to

A scenery in Cameron

Cameron Highlands Resort, owned by YTL Hotels & Properties.

Cameron has many nice hotels and resorts, as well as bespoke guest houses. Tudor
style accommodation is apparent here.

Cherry tomatoes


Uncooked fresh corn. Good on its own.

Ee Feng Gu Apiary Farm. The farm is located further downhill from the junction that leads to Sungai Palas BOH Tea Estate.

See the hives?

My dad and I made a day trip to Cameron Highlands recently just to replenish our stock of honey and other honey bee products at home. It was school holidays, so there were many people on the highlands. Glad to see the apiary farms were not crowded as I'm not a fan of crowded places. We drove 880km for the return journey, but it was worth it. For my previous trip, see Cameron Highlands (2008).

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Cupcakes & Traditional Fare

Sunflower Cupcakes made by my sister for a wedding

Mama's chicken rice

Left to right: Ulam Raja, lettuce and long beans.

Kerabu mempelam (mango salad)

Kerabu kerang (cockle salad)

Grilled Indian mackerel

Monday, June 01, 2009

Lord of War (2005)

Brothers, Yuri Orlov (Nicholas Cage Coppola) and Vitaly Orlov (Jared Leto)

Ava Fontaine (Bridget Moynahan)

A wily arms dealer dodges bullets and betrayal as he schemes his way to the top of his profession, only to come face to face with his conscience. But it's not easy to leave a life of girls, guns and glamour when no body wants you to stop, not even your enemies.

Rating: 1/5.