Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year 2009!!!

Life is short...
Break the rules...
Forgive and forget quickly...
Love truly...
Laugh uncontrollably...
And never regret anything that made you smile...

Wishing you and your family and your friend
A very happy, healthy and blessing new year!!!

May all the years to come
Filled with joy and happiness...

G-Force Trailer

Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Reds vow to back skipper Gerrard

Liverpool will give captain Steven Gerrard "all the support he needs" after he was charged with assault and affray on Monday morning.

The 28-year-old midfielder was charged in relation to an incident in a Southport bar in the early hours of Monday.

A club spokesman told the Liverpool Echo: "Steven has been an outstanding servant to Liverpool for the last 10 years and the club will give him all the support he needs at this time."

The comment is the only one to have been made by the club in relation to Gerrard's arrest, which occurred just hours after a man-of-the-match display in Sunday's 5-1 win at Newcastle.

That victory put the Reds three points clear at the top of the Premier League and raised hopes of a first domestic title since 1990.

Gerrard was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray following an alleged brawl, Merseyside police announced overnight. He was released from Southport police station early on Tuesday morning.

He was charged along with two other men who had also been arrested after a "disturbance" outside the late-night Lounge Inn.

The venue's DJ, a 34-year-old local man, required hospital treatment after suffering facial injuries.

Gerrard was at the restaurant and bar - which turns into a nightclub - with friends to celebrate the victory at Newcastle.

In a statement, a Merseyside Police spokesman said: "Merseyside Police has charged Steven Gerrard, 28 years, of Formby, Sefton, John Doran, 29, and Ian Smith, 19 years, both from Huyton, Liverpool, with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray following an incident at Bold Street in Southport in the early hours of Monday, December 29.

"The three men will be appearing at North Sefton Magistrates' Court on January 23."

The spokesman said Gerrard and the two other men had been bailed and three other men who were arrested in connection with the incident were released on police bail pending further inquiries.

After the game on Sunday Gerrard, who scored twice, hailed his table-topping side as the best he has played in.

But several hours later he was apparently caught up in an altercation outside the Southport bar on Bold Street.

Police were called and arrested six men on suspicion of assault in nearby Lord Street.

The town centre business remained shut on Monday but evidence of a fight inside could be seen through the windows.

Spots of blood were clearly visible on the floor, along with shards of broken glass.

Gerrard has been capped by England 70 times and has captained his country on four occasions.

He was made an MBE last year and received an honorary fellowship from Liverpool John Moores University.

Liverpool's next match is against Preston in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Source: TeamTalk


Then, there is this article from Eurosport blogger, Early Doors.

"These next 10 years can be the best of Steven's life. But he has to live for the job. If his mates want to go to a nightclub, let them. By the time he has finished, he can buy one of his own." Gerard Houllier, May 2001.

On Sunday, Steven Gerrard was at his Roy of the Rovers best, playing brilliantly and scoring twice against Newcastle. Then he got arrested in a Southport bar following a brawl.

It was a sequence of events that proved what we already knew - Gerard Houllier knows nothing about football.

At the very least Houllier seriously underestimated Stevie G's ability to mix inspirational midfield play and late-night dust-ups to brilliantly high-octane effect.

Disappointingly, it seems Early Doors cannot make wild and unsubstantiated claims about what happened during the ruck - suffice it to say that if somebody had drawn a weapon Stevie G would have been well-practiced at the art of diving for cover.

What ED can do is quote The Sun's eyewitness, who claims that trouble broke out after an argument over the music choice of DJ Marcus McGee, who will probably be relieved he wasn't playing Panic by the Smiths.

Not only did Gerrard have to endure a night in the cells, his Bentley was also landed with a parking ticket.

ED imagines him sitting in his cell, face pressed up against the bars of his window, fretting every time a traffic warden walked past his motor. Had he been kept in for a second night his pride and joy might even have been towed. The horror...

Gerrard's wife Alex Curran proved a tower of strength, refusing to let the trauma put her off her WAGgish stride.

After she visited her hubby - presumably to check out his arrowed pyjamas and to accessorise them with a Juicy Couture manbag - she still found time to stop in for a comfort coffee on her way from the station to her car.

It was textbook stuff: Her husband and father of her two children might have been incarcerated, but that didn't mean she was about to give up her venti non-fat eggnog latte in a festive red cup.

And Liverpool's response to the incident was also a belter, with a spokeswoman solemnly intoning: "The club is making no comment whatsoever." Except that one, obviously.

It's all enough to give poor Rafa Benitez another kidney stone - Early Doors wouldn't be surprised if he gets Gerrard to arrange his next nightclub excursion for the weekend before he is due to go away on international duty.


Owh, Early Doors also include this interesting article.

Chippenham's David Pratt hit the headlines at the weekend when he received what was widely acknowledged as the fastest red card of all time, taking just three seconds to receive his marching orders for a studs-up challenge on Bashley midfielder Chris Knowles.

He showed no sign of remorse yesterday, accusing Knowles of being a big jessie.

"The way their players reacted to the challenge was well over the top and he [Knowles] went down like he'd been shot," he moaned

"He didn't even need any treatment and played the whole 90 minutes."

Pratt may be expecting a call from Norris McWhirter following his supposed record-breaking activities, but sources close to Early Doors (well, Reuters actually) claim there has been an even quicker dismissal.

Lee Todd, a striker for Sunday league team Cross Farm Park Celtic, was apparently sent off after just two seconds in 2000, having responded to the referee's whistle to start the game by shouting: "F*** me, that was loud!"

Referee Pete Kearle duly showed him a red card for using foul and abusive language.

Todd was fined £27 - roughly the same amount as a Steven Gerrard parking ticket - and banned for five weeks.

He said: "I wasn't swearing at the ref or anyone else. I was just muttering to myself. He nearly blew my ear off. Football is a man's game and players swear all the time but I was off the pitch before the match even began."

Cross Farm Park Celtic did not miss Todd's absence, going on to beat Taunton East Reach Wanderers 11-2.

Canon EOS 5D MK2 Malfunction

Seems like someone got their hand on a faulty Canon EOS 5D MarkII...

On the bright side, the camera is still new, so pretty sure the guy can exchange for a new 5D MarkII... on the down side, he will have to wait again til his new 5D MarkII to arrive...

Skjult (Hidden) Trailer

A Norwegian horror movie.

Synopsis: Kai Knutsen fled through the woods, from his crazed mother 20 years ago. Now the woman he hated more than anything on earth is dead, and he has inherited the house in the forest. It has a cruel secret.

More Transformers 2 Photos Online!

USA Today has added more new images to its website that you can check out below!

Majlis Berzikir dan Doa Kesyukuran di Kg Masin

Majlis untuk Dk Nur'Ameera Ilyana Aleea with her parent

dan juga sempena ulang tahun Norafifah

Tunku Mukhriz proclaimed new Ruler of Negri Sembilan

Tuanku Muhriz Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Munawir, 60, has been proclaimed the new Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan.

The proclamation was made by Undang Luak Sungai Ujong Datuk Klana Petra Datuk Mubarak Dohak at the Istana Besar Seri Menanti at 3.45pm.

The proclamation of the 11th Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan was made following the demise of Tuanku Ja’afar ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman.

The appointment of the Yang Dipertuan Besar was made according to the “Adat Perpatih” of Negri Sembilan.

Tuanku Muhriz was appointed as the new Yang Di-Pertuan Besar from among the “Putera Yang Empat” (the Four Princes) in accordance with the state constitution in a simple ceremony here Monday.

The other three princes -- Tunku Laxamana Tunku Naquiyuddin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar, Tunku Muda of Serting Tunku Imran Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar and Tunku Panglima Besar Tunku Nazaruddin Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Ja’afar -- were also present.

On Sunday, the four Undangs (ruling chiefs) namely Undang Luak Sungai Ujong, Undang Luak Johol, Undang Luak Jelebu and Undang Luak Rembau together with the Tunku Besar of Tampin held a conference behind closed doors to elect the new Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan.

Born on Jan 14 1948, Tuanku Muhriz received his early education at Sekolah Menengah King George V, Seremban and continued at the Aldenhem School in Britain.

Tuanku Muhriz obtained his LLB from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Tuanku Muhriz,is the only son out of six siblings of the late Tuanku Munawir Tuanku Abdul Rahman with his consort Tunku Ampuan Durah Binti Tuanku Besar Burhanuddin.

Tuanku Muhriz is married to Tengku Datuk Aishah Rohani Tengku Besar Mahmud of Terengganu and they have three children: Tunku Ali Redhauddin Muhriz, 31, Tunku Zain Al’Abidin Muhriz, 26, and Tunku Alif Hussein Saifuddin Al-Amin, 23.

In 1967, Tuanku Ja’afar, who was Tuanku Muhriz’s uncle, was elected by the Undangs as the 10th Yang Di-Pertuan Besar of Negri Sembilan over him due to his youth after his father Tuanku Munawir Tuanku Abdul Rahman passed away.

Tuanku Muhriz is a businessman and a director of Bangkok Bank.

Times presents the year in pictures

The New York Times presents 2008 - The Year in Pictures in a 160-image slideshow containing eight categories: The Election; The Nation; Iraq and Afghanistan; Sports; The Economy; The World; The Region; and Arts and Entertainment.

PMA 2009 Preview at Photography Bay

The PMA 2009 International Convention and Trade Show is scheduled to take place March 3-5, 2009 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. PMA is the largest photographic trade show in the world. Surrounding PMA are a number of new product announcements from camera, lens and accessory manufacturers. Each year, digital photography gearheads closely watch these announcements to see what the next best thing in the digital imaging realm might be.

That's just another 3 months to go, but with so many rumours on various brand circulating around the net, there is quite a high expectation for major brand to deliver or announce something.

But in the mean time, you can check previews on what to expect from Photography Bay.

Monday, 29 December 2008

First Transformers Sequel Photos & More!

Empire has debuted these first three photos from Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen as well as a new cover featuring Optimus Prime, while USA Today has published two articles on the filming that took place at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico that stood in for much of a battle that will take place in Cairo, Egypt in the movie. There's some spoilers in the articles, but you can read them here and here.

The anticipated sequel, starring Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Isabel Lucas, Rainn Wilson and Jennifer Alden, opens in conventional theaters and IMAX on June 26.

Selamat Pengantin Baru to Mohamad Safar dengan Lini Lina

Another Majlis Bersanding

Here is the pengantin

ani pengantin laki...

ani pengantin bini...

some familiar faces...

the official photographer...
Sowie... mua pengantin alum dpt di liat kan... eheh...

Sunday, 28 December 2008

A UK Blood: The Last Vampire Poster

Poster of Blood: The Last Vampire were spotted at London Expo 08.

While here is an AFM teaser poster.

Blood: The Last Vampire is expected to be out somewhere in 2009.

Selamat Menyambut Awal Tahun Baru Hijrah 1430


Saya ingin mengucapkan selamat menyambut Maal Hijrah kepada kaum muslimin dan muslimat dan khasnya kepada mengunjung setia blog ini.

Marilah kita berhijrah dari menjalani hidup di dalam tahun 1429 kepada tahun 1430, bersama-sama dengan azam penghijrahan sikap, daripada yang baik kepada yang lebih baik atau daripada kejahatan kepada kebaikan, daripada kurang beriman kepada lebih beriman, daripada kehidupan yang kabur kepada kehidupan yang bersih.

Berhijrah dari anak yang baik kepada anak yang lebih baik, dari suami yang kurang baik kepada suami yang lebih baik, dari isteri yang kurang baik kepada isteri yang lebih baik, dari pemimpin yang kurang baik kepada pemimpin yang lebih baik.

Untuk mendapatkan kebaikan kita digalakkan berdoa sepanjang masa, namun demikian elok juga kita berdoa pada masa akhir tahun dan awal tahun, masa terakhir bagi sesuatu tahun mengikut perkiraan tahun Hijrah ialah waktu Asar dan bermula tahun berikutnya (1hb Muharram) iaitu apabila telah masuk waktu Maghrib selepas sahaja berakhir waktu Asar tersebut. Di sinilah pertemuan akhir tahun dengan awal tahun. (Hari akhir bertarikh 30hb Zulhijjah atau mungkin 29hb Zulhijjah pada setiap tahun - sila lihat taqwim hijrah)

Untuk Tahun 1429/1430.

Doa akhir tahun 1429 waktunya selepas solat Asar hari Ahad 30hb. Zulhijjah 1429.

Manakala awal tahun 1430 ialah setelah masuk waktu Maghrib malam Isnin (Ahad malam), tegasnya waktu Asar akhir tahun bagi tahun 1429 dan waktu Maghrib awal tahun bagi tahun 1430.

Adalah tidak menjadi kesalahan kalau diteruskan doa tersebut beberapa hari lagi untuk hari-hari berikutnya, amalan ini hanya termasuk dalam amalan yang baik sahaja.

Semoga kita lebih bahagia dan berjaya serta dimurahkan rezeki dalam tahun Hijrah 1430 ini... amin...

Sempena Awal Muharram yang bakal tiba pada 29.12.2008...
Marilah sama2 kita renungkan...

Tahukah anda apakah rahsia di sebalik bulan Muharram?

Muharram merupakan bulan pertama dalam tahun Islam (Hijrah). Sebelum Hijrah Rasulallah dari Mekah ke Yathrib kiraan bulan dibuat mengikut tahun masihi. Hijrah Rasulullah telah memberi kesan besar kepada Islam samada dari sudut dakwah Rasulullah, ukhuwwah dan syiar Islam itu sendiri.Pada asasnya, Muharram membawa maksud “diharamkan” atau “dipantang” iaitu Allah SWT melarang melakukan peperangan atau pertumpahan darah. Namun demikian larangan ini ditamatkan setelah pembukaan Mekah. (Al Baqarah 91).Sejak pemansuhan itu, umat Islam boleh melaksanakan tugas dan ibadat harian tanpa terikat lagi dengan larangan tersebut.

Peristiwa-peristiwa penting:

1. 1 Muharram - Khalifah Umar Al-Khattab mula membuat penetapan kiraan bulan dalam Hijrah.

2. 10 Muharram - Dinamakan juga hari “Asyura” pada hari itu banyak terjadi peristiwa penting yang mencerminkan kegemilangan bagi perjuangan yang gigih dan tabah dari menegakkan keadilah dan kebenaran.

Pada 10 Muharram juga telah berlaku:

1. Nabi Adam bertaubat kepada Allah
2. Nabi Idris diangkat oleh Allah ke langit.
3. Nabi Nuh diselamatkan Allah keluar dari perahunya sesudah bumi ditenggelamkan selama 6 bulan
4. Nabi Ibrahim diselamatkan Allah dari pembakaran Raja Namrud
5. Allah menurunkan kitab Taurat kepada Nabi Musa
6. Nabi Yusuf dibebaskan dari penjara
7. Penglihatan Nabi Yaakob yang kabur dipulihkkan Allah
8. Nabi Ayub dipulihkan Allah dari penyakit kulit yang dideritainya
9. Nabi Yunus selamat keluar dari perut ikan paus setelah berada di dalamnya selama 40 hari 40 malam
10. Laut Merah terbelah dua untuk menyelamatkan Nabi Musa dan pengikutnya dari tentera Firaun
11. Kesalahan Nabi Daud diampuni Allah
12. Nabi Sulaiman dikurniakan Allah kerajaan yang besar
13. Hari pertama Allah menciptakan alam
14. Hari Pertama Alllah menurunkan rahmat
15. Hari pertama Allah menurnkan hujan
16. Allah menjadikan ‘Arasy
17. Allah menjadikan Luh Mahfuz
18. Allah menjadikan alam
19. Allah menjadikan Malaikat Jibril
20. Nabi Isa diangkat ke langit

Diantara amalan yang disunatkan dalam bulan Muharaam iaitu:

1. Berpuasa.
Maksud Hadis: barang siapa berpuasa satu hari dalam bulan Muharram pahalanya seumpama berpusasa 30 tahun.
Maksud Hadis:Barang siapa yang berpuasa tiga hari dalam bulan Muharram iaitu hari Khamis, Jumaat dan Sabtu, Allah tulis padanya pahala seperti mana beribadat selama 2 tahun.
2. Banyakkan amal ibadat seperti solat sunat, zikir dan sebagainya.
3. Berdoa akhir tahun pada hari terakhir bulan Zulhijjah selepas Asar sebanyak 3X
4. Berdoa awal tahun pada 1 Muharram selepas Maghrib 3X

14 perkara yang sunat dilakukan pada hari Asyura (10 Muharram)

1. Melapangkan masa / belanja anak isteri
fadhilat - Allah akan melapangkan hidupnya pada tahun ini.
2. Memuliakan fakir miskin
fadhilat - Allah akan melapangkannya dalam kubur nanti
3. Menahan marah
fadhilat - Di akhirat nanti Allah akan memasukkannya ke dalam golongan yang ridha
4. Menunjukkan orang sesat
fadhilat - Allah akan memenuhkan cahaya iman dalam hatinya
5. Menyapu / mengusap kepala anak yatim
fadhilat - Allah akan mengurniakan sepohon pokok di syurga bagi tiap-tiap rambut yang di sapunya.
6. Bersedekah
fadhilat - Allah akan menjauhkannya daripada neraka sekadar jauh seekor gagak terbang tak berhenti-henti dari kecil sehingga ia mati. Diberi pahala seperti bersedekah kepada semua fakir miskin di dunia ini.
7. Memelihara kehormatan diri
fadhilat - Allah akan mengurniakan hidupnya sentiasa diterangi cahaya keimanan.
8. Mandi Sunat
fadhilat - Tidak sakit (sakit berat) pada tahun itu
lafaz niat : sahaja aku mandi sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala.
9. Bercelak
fadhilat - tidak akan sakit mata pada tahun itu
10.Membaca Qulhuwallah hingga akhir seribu kali
fadhilat - Allah akan memandanginya dengan pandangan rahmah diakhirat nanti
11 Sembahyang sunat empat rakaat
fadhilat - Allah akan mengampunkan dosanya walau telah berlarutan selama 50 tahun melakukannya.
lafaz niat : sahaja aku sembahyang sunat hari Asyura empat rakaat kerana Allah Taala. Pada rakaat pertama dan kedua selepas fatihah dibaca Qulhuwallah sebelas kali.
12 Membaca
“has biallahhu wa nik mal wa keel, nikmal maula wa nikmannaseer”
fadhilat - Inysa-allah, tidak mati pada tahun ini
13.Menjamu orang berbuka puasa
fadhilat - Diberi pahala seperti memberi sekalian orang Islam berbuka puasa.
Niat - Sahaja aku berpuasa esok hari sunat hari Asyura kerana Allah Taala.
fadhilat - Diberi pahala seribu kali Haji, seribu kali umrah dan seribu kali syahid dan diharamkannya daripada neraka.

Semoga bermanfaat.

Sabda Rasullulah S.A.W:
“Sesiapa yang beriman dengan Allah dan hari akhirat, hendaklah dia berkata yang baik-baik ataupun (lebih baik) dia senyap”
Hadis diriwayatkan oleh Bukhari.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Kemangkatan Yang Di Pertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan

Yang Dipertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan, Tunku Jaafar Tuanku Abdul Rahman mangkat di Hospital Tuanku Ja'afar (HTJ) pada kira-kira pukul 11.45 pagi ini. Baginda berusia 86 tahun.

Setiausaha Kerajaan Negeri Datuk Norzam Mohd Nor yang membuat pengumuman itu di HTJ berkata Almarhum baginda berada dalam keadaan tidak sihat pagi ini selepas mengadu sakit kepala dan tidak selesa.

"Baginda mengadu kurang sihat dan sakit kepala pada pukul 8.10 pagi dan pihak HTJ telah dihubungi dan dua Pakar Perunding Kanan HTJ, Datuk Dr Tarmizi Thayaparan dan Datuk Dr K. Sree Raman telah bergegas ke Istana Hinggap di Seremban untuk memberikan rawatan kepada Tuanku,' kata beliau dalam sidang akhbar khas mengumumkan kemangkatan baginda di Bilik VIP HTJ hari ini, lapor Bernama.

Turut hadir ialah anggota kerabat diraja Negeri Sembilan, Ketua Polis Negeri, Datuk Osman Salleh dan Pengarah Kesihatan Negeri, Dr Zainal Arifin Omar.

Norzam berkata ketika dua pakar itu tiba di Istana Hinggap pada jam 8.25 pagi, keadaan baginda terlalu lemah walaupun sedar dan selepas melihat keadaan itu, dua pakar berkenaan mengesyorkan supaya baginda di bawa ke HTJ untuk rawatan segera.

"Berdasarkan itu, baginda telah dibawa ke HTJ dan dimasukkan ke Unit Rawatan Rapi (ICU) dan pelbagai usaha telah dilakukan oleh doktor pakar termasuklah memberi rawatan kecemasan.

"Saya ingin memaklumkan di sini bahawa Tuanku Ja'afar telah mangkat pada pukul 11.45 pagi di HTJ," katanya.

Sehubungan itu, beliau memaklumkan bahawa jenazah Almarhum baginda akan dibawa pulang ke Istana Besar Seri Menanti, Kuala Pilah petang ini untuk majlis penghormatan terakhir serta menunggu kepulangan anakanda baginda yang masih berada di luar negara.

Semoga Roh Yang DiPertuan Besar Negeri Sembilan di tempatkan bersama orang yang soleh... amin.

Ong Bak 2 Hong Kong Version Trailer

Already out in Thailand and set to open in Hong Kong on 1st January 2009

hmm... with lots of good movie coming out this winter from the like of Thailand, Japan, South Korea and US, I wonder why cinema provider in Brunei aren't taking more of it? Instead we're only treated to one blockbuster movie and the rest are made up of mediocre and crappy movie for the whole month of December... lousy cinema provider... shesh...

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 review at GSMArena

GSMArena have posted their review of the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1. Quotes from the review, "Looking back at Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 we think there's one major question to answer. Now, no need to get defensive - the X1 sure is impressive. It goes even further to outperform its main rival - the HTC Touch Pro - in a number of areas and even offers slightly larger display and higher resolution."

You can read the full review HERE.

Canon 5D Mark II vs. Nikon D700 In-Depth ISO Comparison at Photography Bay

Eric of Photography Bay have posted a more in-depth comparison of the Canon EOS 5D MarkII & Nikon D700. Quotes from his review, "I think these past couple of tests prove the point - both Nikon and Canon have produced stellar DSLRs at prices that we would have considered unthinkable five years ago. I also think that Canon could have produced an almost-perfect (in light of current technology) DSLR had the 5D Mark II been 12-15 megapixels."

You can read the full review HERE. And HERE for his previous comparison.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Playing around with HDR again...

Tried doing HDR again, and I still haven't find what I'm trying to look for... so just play around with it plus some photoshopping...

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Happy Birthday to Ismah

the birthday girl...
may the year that have passed by were filled with joy...
and for the years to come to be filled with a lot more of happiness...
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