::[ kampungkai ]::

Wednesday, June 28

20 Names

Name 20 people you can think of and then tag 6 people to do the tag.
Swee Ping
(i can only think of 4 blogger friends, sorry!)

P/S : For those who got tagged, think of 20 names and write it in your blog post first before you proceed reading the post.

01. Jason Lioh
02. Jia Yin
03. Swee Ping
04. Chun Yi
05. Mei Feng
06. Aellyno Lee
07. Juliana
08. Albert Lee
09. Joanne Emuang
10. Vicky
11. Navin
12. Ram
13. Dunstan
14. The Purple Girl
15. The Girl with swimming pool at home
16. Ying Mei
17. Hwa Yinn
18. Raymond Lopez
19. Karen Lee
20. Yoshiaki Choo

How did u meet #14? [The PurPle Girl]Was clicking around and ended up in her blog, and am keen to try out her family's restaurant in Subang, which is called KAMPUNG-KU! it resembles my name!

What would your life be if u haven’t met #1? [Jason Lioh]ooo... i wouldnt know what is EAT all about!

What would u do if #20 and #9 dated? [Yoshiaki Choo & Joanne Emuang]I would skin the fella on the spot. Japs & Portugese dun mix!

Would #6 and #17 make a good couple? [Aellyno Lee & Hwa Yinn]If only u would wanna see a cat fight, believe me.

Describe #3. [Swee Ping]She's one good sis of mine (same bday)! She's talkative, she's full of ideas, she's so nice to talk to!

Do you think #6 is attractive? [Aellyno Lee]She is my ex-gf, she's sizzling hot!

Tell me something about #8. [Albert Lee]He's my coursemate. He's 1 K.K guy 'married' to Seremban girl. Good buddy of mine though younger by 2 years. We have one thing in common: cannot sit still and do crazy stuff!

Do you know anything about #12’s family? [Ram]He's mix parentage! mum's a chinese, dad's an indian! Result: handsome dude!

What is #7’s favourite?
Now? FOOTBALL! she rocks! She loves ARGENTINA! the boys are making her knees weak!

What would you do if #11 confesses that he/she likes you? [Navin]FUCK OFF! lol!!! He's my housemate, my goodness!

What language does #15 speak? [The Girl With Swimming Pool At Home]
High-class English i presume? *shy away :(

Who’s #9 going out with? [Joanne Emuang]
Albert Lee - soon to be husband.

How old is #16? [Ying Mei]

When was the last time you talked to #13? [Dunstan]
On the phone, last saturday 1120am.

Who’s #2’s favourite singer? [Jia Yin]
opssss... erm erm ..... hoobastank? Nickleback? sorrieeeeee :P

Would you date #4? [Chun Yi]
He's my darling ok! we used to bathe together!

Would you date #7?
Yea sure.

Is #15 single? [The Girl With Swimming Pool At Home]
i dunno! let's try asking her! Hey, are u single? *grins :P

What is #10’s last name? [Vicky]

Would you consider being in a relationship with #19? [Karen Lee]
haha! i hate this question! but YES!

What schools did #3 go to? [Swee Ping]
Primary: Jalan Bukit. Secondary: Convent Kajang.

Where does #6 live? [Aellyno Lee]
Taman Melati, Sungai Petani, Kedah.

What is your favourite thing about #5? [Mei Feng]
She is my ex-gf, what do u think? She's just loveable.

Wat do you think about #13? [Dunstan]
Pope Dunstan! very holy guy.

What do #4 and #19 have in common? [Chun Yi & Karen Lee]
They have 2 eyes, 1 nose, 1 mouth, and 2 ears.

What special qualities does #17 hold in your life? [Hwa Yinn]
She is my Ji Mui.

What is the most memorable memory you had with #18? [Raymond Lopez]
He was the PORN SUPPLIER! i always go to his PC and click around :P He had at least 10G ok?

Sunday, June 25


Talk to any girl in town, which (guy) uniform they like the most, and they will answer u "Navy!" and some will even be more specific by saying "Thai Navy!" with the reason "Their dark skin look so good in that full white uniform! They look so solid!"

Sigh... these uniform guys are killing us man! They get all the girls' attention and leave us in the dark. Such a sad case. But what can we do? I guess we can only go with the girls by saying "yea lo, they look soooooo smart!" (with a knife through the heart)

Let's accept the fact: Girls just love guys in uniform, but they hate their work time. Am i right? (Navy go on sea for 3-6 months, Commercial Pilots fly odd hours any day of the week, and RMAF Pilots fly to hell with the HAWK aka Flying Coffin)

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Me - Chen Yow Jong

Well, this is me, in uniform, but not MAS' uniform. MAS send us (trainees) to Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology (MIAT), a private institute, for basic studies for 2 years. And this is what i wear to class everyday for the past 2 years.

When i finish my 5 years course and be established as a License Aircraft Engineer (LAE), then only i'll be issued with my License Booklet and uniform. Not to forget, 3 beautiful Golden Bars on the shoulders as a sign of success & accomplishment.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Dreaming of the day to come...
3.5 BARS = Lead Engineer
4 BARS = Foreman

However, the road to success is hard & painful. Not only u gotta get scolding by LAEs and mechanics (who are more experience, even though lower rank); but also wear the lowest rank uniform in the whole company.

It's so low that no one will even notice u when u walk by them, that's how low it is. But it's not the appearance that matters to be an engineer, it's the qualification that matters. We gotta be humble in work, learn from the experts. After 3 years, i'll be rewarded for all my hard work.

So what's this lowest rank uniform i'm talking about? Here it is.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Trainee Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (TAME) uniform

Dun laugh! Dun do that ewwww face! This is what i'll be wearing 5 days a week, for the next 3 years. 2 years in MIAT, i was wearing white uniform, from 3rd year onwards, i'm degraded to a blue uniform which looks like a cleaner.

On the left sleeve is MAS' logo. On the left pocket is where i put my very important ID which allows entry to the highly restricted hangar area. Above it is number '3' which means i'm a year 3 trainee. And on the right pocket is where i keep a ball-pen/fine marker pen (very useful) with a MAS batch above it.

Come to think of it, there's no point giving us white uniform to wear. We know nothing at this stage. All we know is what we learn from books, but we know nuts of the real aircraft.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Coconut with nothing but water inside.

So why wear such a prestigous uniform when u have a coconut shell head? "Be patient, your day will come, and u will shine!" That's what i told myself.

Furthermore, this 3 years will be the golden years for me to learn up everything. I'll have to learn up EVERYTHING before i be an engineer and start giving orders to other people. So, i'll be drenched with black oil and hydraulics, crawling inside the fuel tank, and cleaning up toilet bowls which are TERSUMBAT (thanx to inconsiderate passengers).

Each plane has 1 Lead Engineer, who controls around 7 LAEs. Why 7? 1 left wing, 1 right wing, 1 landing gear, 1 fuselage tail section, 1 fuselage middle section, 1 fuselage nose section, and 1 cockpit. And so, foreman (highest rank of engineer) controls the Lead Engineers.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Ear Muff

This is what we always use when we run the engine. Ear plugs are ok, but not protective enough to our delicate ear drums. Mind u, aircraft engines are louder than F1 engines.

This ear muff of mine is of lower category which cost RM20? The higher end ones which are foldable and have higher noise reduction can cost bout RM150 a pair.

I do hope that my grandchildren do not need to scream while talking to me in future. That would be embarassing them! Safety first.
As for now, football time! Argentina vs Mexico! i'm on Argentina!

Tuesday, June 20

Yellow + Blue = Green

HAPPY 20062006!

Another special day in terms of date. It's a double match! Would u wanna go out on a date with me? I shall pick u up at 2006 hours? Be ready to get in my brand new Peugeot 206, with the car number plate 'WEE 2006'...... (OK, now u guys continue the sentence! be creative!)

It's beautiful to have different colors rather than the normal white of toilet bowls. I personally think BLUE is beautiful. It looks like the sky!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Blue Toilet Water


But what happens when u mix YELLOW with BLUE?


Tadaaaaaaa! U get Green!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Green Toilet Water

LoL!!! Now this looks like Pulau Redang's sea water! Turqoise Green! Do u see any Green Turtles swimming in there? Look properly...

hahahha... Maybe my theory is correct ya know? Redang's water might be blue some 20 years ago, and then the tourist starts coming in and pee in the sea, and that explains why Redang's water look like this!

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Thanx to Clorox, they made toilet experience more interesting! COLORS! Yeay! I love Blue! I love Yellow! I love Green even more!

Saturday, June 17

I'm Featured In A Malaysia Travelling Book

If only u could see me now, u would be asking me 'What are u smiling about?' :)

About 6 months ago, a writer(Peter Kua) sent me an e-mail, asking for permission to take writings from my blog (post on my trip to Pulau Kapas, Terengganu) and compile it into a travelling book. I agreed.

6 months later today, he replied. The book is compiled and sales has started in stores, mainly in US. It is also available at Amazon Marketplace with free-shipping within US. I'M TOTALLY FLATTERED!

As promised, i am given a free softcopy of it. And all of you, my dear loyal readers, will have the privilege to download and read for free! Yeay! A privilege solely for bloggers.

(527KB: Right click/Save Target As)

The best part about this book is that it tells the truth, and nothing but the truth. Unlike island brochures which praises everything sky high (exaggerate), this book consist of articles written by adventourers themselves, telling the story of their trips through their own eyes.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Table of Content.

Check out pg 104 - Glossary. It even explains what is CCB & cibaimahaihamkachan! hahaha! the editor kept the articles as authentic as possible, yet promosing quality reading. U gotta read it!

Furthermore, i contributed THE MOST PAGES in this 109 pages book! I'm not kidding! i took up 7 pages of space among 30 contributors! That makes it a must for u to read it to show support ok!?

Thank You Peter Kua. It's such an honor for my articles to be featured in your island travelling book. U show true patriotism to the rest of the world. Malaysia Boleh!

For those of u who wanna give presents to your foreigner friends, this makes a good one. Tell the world about the beauty of our islands in Malaysia, spread the love around the world through words! You can get the hard copy from Lulu.com (http://www.lulu.com/content/234466)

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Front & Back Cover.

Read the REVIEWS of the book, it's flattering!
-Better than a thousand pictures
-We deserve the truth
-I wanna visit these islands!
-Stereotype-free travel guide

These are the original post of mine (with pics) that the the editor featured in the book.
1. Green-back Baby Penyu
2. 141 mosquitoes in 30 mins (*with pics u've never seen b4)
3. Pulau Kapas - Part II
4. Pulau Kapas - Part I

Thursday, June 8

Cute Crash-Test-Dummies

Remember I wrote a post bout the Flying Coffin? haha... i wasn't bluffing all this while. The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)is sending all their well-trained fighter pilots down to hell. The Hawk fighter jet that went into the sea last week, is exactly the one i was talking about - Flying Coffin

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Skyhawk a.k.a Flying Coffin

Anyway, last week was my final week of 2 years basic studies. So, we had a project and presentation to carry out. Topic is: PERSONAL AIR VEHICLE, whereby it basically means that the Proton car u r driving, is able to fly, as well as roll on the road. 2 in 1.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Red Eagle

Being super-duper procrastinators like most students in the world (hhahahha), we started doing the model some 16 hours before presentation. And walaaa, the RED EAGLE was created.

My verdict: very ugly! But for a 16 hour product, it's good enough! hahaha... the 2 wings can be slided into the cabin compartment to transform back into a car.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
The interior

Since the exterior was kinda bad. One of my classmate build-up a very eye catching, beautiful interior. We were all amazed upon looking at it. There are LCDs on the dashboard, steering wheel, signal stick(behind the steering wheel), and even hand brake! Total POWER-ness!

Though i wasn't involve in the manufacturing of interior and exterior, but me and a few friends did contribute by building 2 crash test dummies! u gotta see them.. they are just so adorable.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Crash Test Dummies

So, what are these dummies for? They are used to demonstrate the advantages of using an airbag, and without an airbag. So 1 dummy's head would fly off during demonstration because of hard contact with the dashboard, and the other 1 would be safe. Gruesome...

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Materials used: chopstick as the body and hands, ping pong ball used as the head, masking tape for holding eevrything in place, and marker pen for the smiley face.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Angel and Devil

Presentation was good. The lecturer liked it, praised us high and low. Maybe cos we are leaving this school, so they are forced to say some good words? else they wouldn't be so kind, urgh.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Gone ...

There goes the 16 hours hard work. In just 1.6 seconds, we jumped on it and destroyed it to mark the end of our 2 years basic studies. Next thing to look forward to: 10th of July, Subang Airport. I'll be starting my practical from then on for the next 3 years till i qualify as an Licensed Aircraft Engineer and serve all of u with safe aircrafts. Wish me Luck.

Sunday, June 4

Mickey Mouse Is Dead

I'm here to announce the demise of our favourite character - Mickey Mouse. As of 1100 hours, 4th of June 2006, both Mickey and Mickey Jr. rested in peace.

Now, i know that i'm not only a lizard buster, but also a rat buster!

There's this family of rats (2-3) living in the kitchen of my house for the past 2 months. They live above the ceiling, making lots of heavy footsteps as though playing wrestling. And quite often, u can hear the footsteps running from one end of the ceiling to the other end. Sickening.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Happy Doom's Day, Mickey.

During the night, they will come in through the kitchen window and search for food. Many times, i caught sight of them, but they were just too fast. They would just vanish in thin air.

Attempts were made to trap them. Bought a new mouse cage, took out some old mouse neck snapper, and some type of super sticky glue were applied on the cardboard to make them immobile upon stepping on it.

None worked out.

They were just too smart. Wasted my burnt salted fish that was used as bait.

It was just the unlucky day (Today) for them. I caught sight of the baby mouse, and it brought me to the family. Walaa!

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
The stove and its box.

All this while, i wondered how it could vanish in thin air even though it was a dead end. But after pulling out this box, i understood the whole thing. It was doom day for Mickey.

My hockey stick came to full use. My mum's food cover came to full use too. And for 10 minutes, the kitchen was in war. Pans and pots were flying up and down, tables and chairs fell... total chaos!

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
The Aftermath.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
One down. It was Mickey Jr.

Some 11 hours later after having a good night rest. I had to help clean up the mess, and that's when i caught sight of Mickey Senior! "mummy, get out of the kichen, now. NOW NOW NOW!"

Upon reading my lips of pronouncing the word RAT, she stopped frying whatever it is, and scurried to the living room. She's safe.

Bang! Ping! Pong! Boom! Klang! Kling! Whack! Whack! SHIT! Kling! Klang! Boom! Pong! Ping! Bang! WHACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK! and then... silence......

Satisfaction, was the only word that could describe how i felt. It was as though i scored a goal in the finals in World Cup. Perfect.

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingPhotobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Head shot.

No mercy. There was no room for showing symphaty nor emphaty. Rats are a threat to humans. They cause sickness, they spread sickness, they are dirty, and they are real nuisance for biting anything in their sight.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Behind the stove: Bottle caps, chicken bone, fish bone, plastic bag, newspaper... and urine. *vomit

They were hiding behind the stove, and i was worried that it might bite a hole in the gas hose. If the hose was leaking, say goodbye to me and my family as we'll be barbequed.