Friday, December 29, 2006

[Review] Dim Sum @ Celestial Court, Imperial Sheraton KL

During Christmas, my parents wanted something special to eat. My dad recommended that we try this restaurant that serves Dim Sum. We headed down to KL to Imperial Sheraton, which was located at Jalan Sultan Ismail. We were fortunate to find a parking just outside the hotel, and it was free too as it was a public holiday. The Celestial Court is located at the 3rd Floor of the hotel.

Contrary to normal Dim Sum stores or restaurants that serve Dim Sum, instead of trolley steamers, you'd have to actually order from the menu. They'll then prepare it, so it was better, since they're made to order.


Ambient Lighting gives the environment a cozy feel.

Your standard weapons to attack the food. Includes a huge cup of tea to flush down your meal.


Enough with the environment. Here comes the food(pictures) we ordered.



Chicken Congee, Eye of Phoenix(Scallop dumpling), Prawn Dumplings, Siew Mai Dumplings, Fish Ball, Wantan in Soup, Barbecued Pork Chicken Bun. The food here is excellent, everything was fresh and had a better taste compared to others. The BBQ'd Chicken Bun was the best, it had the exact texture of your normal BBQ'd Pork Bun(Char Siew Pau), except it is chicken. The Wantan in soup was also great. The soup was thick and tasteful while the wantan had a smooth skin on it where you can just slurp it in your mouth(of course you need to chew before swallowing first!).

The bill totaled up RM115 including gov. tax and service charge. Each dish averaged about RM13. Tea per pax was about RM5.

All in all, this place is a worthy place to visit. Despite the price, it was actually very filling. A must try for those of you who haven't. And also, The Celestial Court is HALAL. They serve Dim Sum from 10.00am - 2.30pm.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Nintendo Wii Updates for Malaysia

I hear Nintendo Wii is coming to Malaysia next year. Joys to official release. Apparently one of the GameAxis staff has *leaked* some information pertaining the console.

1. The Malaysian Wii will be the US version with 220v adapter

2. Official Malaysian Wii games will be English (US) games, similar to the DS games

3. It is likely to be sold in a bundle with two additional items. One of the item is a game, but it's not gonna be Wii Sports.

4. Price? Well, let's just say its gonna be VERY attractive. Way, way lower than RM2000.

5. It's expected that there's gonna be more than enough of units available for Malaysia.

That's some good news to us locals. However, the main issue that remains is the price.

"For SG, the taxes imposed is only about 5%. for MY, its 21%. of course, this only applies for official units. You'll probably get cheaper with parallel imports for obvious reasons."

So, Nintendo Wii US Price + 21% tax + Profit % = RM1xxx. Only time will tell how much will it cost. I'm not holding my breath though. At one point next year, when there are sufficient consoles to meet the demands, the prices will fall.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

From the workshop...

Yup, my car was still leaking engine oil.

Went to my usual mechanic to check out what going on. On inspection, he told me the metal gasket may be worn and needed replacement. It would cost rm300-rm400 just for a single sheet of 1mm metal gasket o_o. My mech suggested that he try tightening the head just in case if it was loose.

He then took out the head cover, wiped it clean, and then proceeded to use to a tool that measures the amount of pressure required to tighten the head. It seems that if the head screws were not tightened on equally, it may cause other problems. He told me it takes about 95pounds of pressure to secure the screws in place. O_o

Once, all 8 screws were tighten, he reapplied gasket sealant and then put back the head cover. He proceeded to screw the screws in...until something happen.

CRACK!

My mech went omfgwtfbbq. I had the same reaction. At first I thought the screw may have snapped. But then, he told me the head cover cracked instead. I was like, is that even possible, since the head cover is essentially made of metal. He had never seen or even managed to crack the head cover before.

He then scoured the shelf to find a replacement cover. He found one and then proceeded to replace the existing cover. Albeit dirty, but it did the trick. He then sent the car to wash of the engine oil.

He came back later and told me to keep an eye on the engine just in case if it leaks again. If it does....rm300-rm400 will be flying again >.>

I still have a few things unsorted for my car.
- Wet Floorboard
- Broken Fog light
- Torn seat cover
- Replacement of interior
- Repair the dent on the side >.>

Thursday, December 14, 2006

It's over

yep, exams are finally over. Cheer up Li Tsan, we're gonna partyyyyyy. HOOOOO~

Gonna meet up with with the eX-Alpharians by next week I guess.

(Oh man, whats with all the one-liners >_>)

Anyways, adding new stuff to my car. This time is a lightened crank pulley. Supposely it improves torque and horsepower and well as *reducing* fuel consumption(stock pulley = 2kg, lightened pulley = 800g). But hey, more HP/Torque = more fuel consumption right? rofl.

original pulley = over 2kg.


lightened pulley = +-800g.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Screen Fix

Recently, marks of stuck pixels have been showing up at the edge of the screen. It's so noticeable its not even funny. I asked a friend whether I am entitled to send it for warranty, but he answered;

..."No, the warranty does not cover stuck pixels".

I felt doomed, as the stuck pixels can be annoying when I have a light wallpaper. He then replied that there is a software which claims to be about 50% success rate.

Enter http://www.jscreenfix.com/ .

JScreenFix is a Java Applet that changes pixel colors rapidly(about 60Hz). I left it overnight, and my, it did work. There are still stuck pixels there, but its alot lighter now.(Click image to enlarge)

BEFORE(10pm):
As you can see, there are noticeable streaks of stuck pixels.


AFTER(6am):
JScreenFix did help alot. There are still streaks of unstuck pixels, but they are not noticeable unless you stare at the screen closely.

I am going to leave the applet on for another few hours, and see if it is possible to remove all the stuck pixels

UPDATE(8.35am):
Seems like there is minimal stuck pixels now. I cant provide a better close up(camera not able to focus).

Safe to say, this program actually works. For those of you having stuck pixels, you can try out JScreenFix.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Post Round 2...

Multimedia: KO.

scored 55/75 for my assignment, that leaves 25marks for my exam...so I just need to pass to get a B.

The brutal subjects are coming in next week from the 12th to the 14th. Maths 4, Pc Technical Support and Oracle...

p/s: still needing that nintendo wii yo' :(

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tomorow : Multimedia Exam

Round 2 : Multimedia

gonna punch it and scoreeee....grrrr...just a few more exams to go.....I didnt win the Myvi and probably may not win the nintendo wii from gizmodo either :(

Monday, December 04, 2006

Update Update Update

Only less than a day to go, my first exam will start...GUI for Java. Its an Open Book test, which means I'm free to use whatever materials that I bring into the exam room, with exception I cannot talk to my coursemates(duh!). Sounds simple right? But knowing this lecturer, its going to be FCKING HARD(mind my language).

And I'm just too bloody lazy to study, any ideas on how to motivate me?

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Wiikend Update

Hey people...sorry for not updating my BLOG for like AGES or something =\

My course has ended, and exams will begin on the 5th December till the 14th. I'm doing alright now, sorry for causing unnecessary worries...lol . Argh, cant wait for the exams to finish and then I shall lepak with you guys again

On the side note, I really really want a Nintendo Wii. Will Santa deliver on Christmas? Or will I win a Myvi(BP contest) and then proceed to buy a Wii? Sigh...money money money....

Wii = Social Fun = Serious pwning each other with the wiimotes = happy & hyper. Sadly importers that brought in the Wii are charging premium for it.. Rm1700 and above at least(250USD is supposed to be less than RM1k)

250usd + 3wiimote + 3 nunchuck + games = RM3xxx yo'. If someone is listening to my prayers, please grant me this wish :(



Would you...like to play?

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Sick and Offline

Sorry guys, haven't been able to blog lately due to the bloody Streamyx cutting my line off for over the weekends. To make it worse, I fell sick also... Having slight fever and a possible some viral nonsense in the stomach...

Oh and today I'm having my Oracle Test in the afternoon....*sigh* haven't studied anything yet @__@

Friday, November 17, 2006

Still awake

Yup, I'm still awake at this hour.

Doing up my project for one of my subjects and installing VB.net in another notebook to use tomorrow.

Sigh, exams coming in 2weeks or so. Stress level increasing yo'

I wanna lepak lepak lepak x_x

Friday, November 03, 2006

little snippets of life

Today, I failed my discrete maths 2. I really did. I left 5 out of 7 question blank...it's not hard but I cant understand it(typical me @_@ ) .

anyways, Oracle, hueg or huegest?


These are my manuals for using Oracle... I'm like supposed to read those up for extra tips for exams and for my assignment troubleshoot guide.



Mind you, they aren't thin either...the manuals are only the 1st and 2nd chapter, I presume there will be more if I ever encounter this subject during my bachelors' degree. Comes with a 2-in-1 pen + highlighter. Nifty stuff.


Sorry for the lack of content these days, I really dont know what to throw in. Oh, and I just got myself an original game xD. Its the Need for Speed : Carbon. Costed RM79 during promotion period. I'll write up more on that tomorrow.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I've been tagged xO

..by Tsan :P

1. Where were you 1 hour ago?
At home gaming

2. Who will be your next kiss?
Don't have someone to kiss

3. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
a pink diskette, a pink cloth
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4. Are you wearing socks right now?
No

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5. When was the last time you went out of town?
long long ago

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6. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?
Not bothered to, lazy to go out for movies, not many friends around

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7. What was the last thing you had to drink?
Soup!

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8. What are you wearing right now?
T-shirt and black shorts

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9. Have you been in a car wash?
Yes

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10. Last food you ate?
Fish, Rice and lotsa chili sauce xD

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11. Where were you last week on Saturday?
at home sleeping

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12. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?
A pair of jeans and a RED t-shirt from Be Elementz 1U

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13. When is the last time you ran?
ran in the bloody rain today.

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15. What is your favorite class?
Techinical Support. Easiest class in my course.

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16. Your dream vacation spot?
Any quiet beaches, white sand, clear blue sea...and lotsa friends together

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18. How old are your parents?
uhh..errr...

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19. Do you like anyone?
Of course I do.

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20. Do you miss anyone?
I miss alot of people, part of my heart is missing~

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21. Last play you saw?
I dont watch plays...BORING

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22. What are your plans for tomorrow?
get my fckin assignment done.

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23. Who is the last person you commented on myspace?
No myspace account

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24. Ever go to camp?
mmm..no?
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25. Were you an honor roll student in school?
never was one.
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26. What do you want to know about the future?
the future is tomorrow, i'll take my time through it.

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27. Are you hungry?
Not hungry....yet

`28. Where is your best friend located?
Almost every continent in the world

`29. Do you have a tan?
once upon a time.

`30. How old do you want to be when you have kids?
before the word "uncle" is slapped on my forehead maybe

`31. Do you collect anything?
Computer periphiral boxes, whole lotta them, and other nonsense in the room as well

`32. Last time you got stopped by a cop?
Didnt get stopped...
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33. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?
duh?

`34. How do you like your drinks?
Prefer non alcoholic,I'm sort of allergic to them.

`35. Do you like hot sauce?
Oh yes please....with extras

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36. Last time you took a shower?
couple of hours ago.
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37. Who do you have a crush on?
Even if I had, I wont tell xD

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38. What is your mood?
Lazy
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39. Are you someones best friend?
captain obvious to the rescue!

40. What's the last book you read?
Programming books....sad -_-

Tagging all those who read my blog!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'm lovin it

Mc'Ds @ Japan... Slurpzz...i want to eat the Salad Mac!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Bling and the not

This week has been quite a bad week for me, mainly due to rushing assignments and things breaking down @_@

For my car, the rubber gasket seal had worn off and engine mounting cracked. That alone will already cost rm220.

Next, my hard disk broke down in the middle of the night @__@. I was kinda expecting this drive to KO, but I didnt expect it so soon. I lost a few gigs of anime i downloaded this month.

The PSU ko'd also, I got myself a replacement. I told myself no more cap ayam psu and decided to get an Enermax PSU. I wanted to buy the coolermaster extreme at first, but it seems that it wasnt suitable for my motherboard. So I had to borrow some cash from Kian Guan to buy the psu.... Here's some bling pictures... xD

Enermax FMA 350w at its glory, i dont need 400w yet :x

All the random goodies, it even has a manual :O

Look, no wormy wires! :P

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

...Meme'd

I've been meme'd by Tsan.

K.U.A.N. C.H.I.E.N.: Kinky Untamed Adonis Needing Carnal Hugs and Intense, Erotic Necking

The above sentence is made of utter win and god. :D

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Haet Haet Haet!

Darn....I hate Sunway parking. It kept spitting out my money. I didnt bring enough small change either, luckily the guy behind me was willing to spare me some coins.

And today.... I'll have to be distributing questionaires hoping to at least get 100 responses. @__@

Later part of the day, I need to go for an Internship discussion/talk and also about my other Final Year Project after I completed my internship.

Figures.... >_<

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Indomee again...

My previous trip to Carrefour, all the Indomee original flavour were sold out!(the whole damn shelf empty!?). I resorted to buying other flavours instead, Kari Kapitan flavour and Tom Yam.



I had the Kari Kapitan flavour. It tastes somewhat like the Maggi Curry, only not that salty(and you dont have to boil with water, this is dry curry!). It came with onion flakes too which is a nice addition. But it'll never replace the original flavour..arghhh....good night! xD

p/s: To Tsan and Heng Kai, I know you want some of this :P

Upgrades for teh pc!

Hooray, after suffering from a long lack-of-hard-disk-space draught..i finally got my hands on a new 250gig hard disk. My mom wanted a wireless network in the house, so we went shopping today...Here's our loot xD


The cost:
Netgear Router - RM138
Netgear USB Network Card - RM99
Western Digital 250gb HDD - RM270

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Engine wash do not want!

KNN punya mobil ss14.

Due to the engine oil leaks yesterday, my mech asked me to go for an engine wash to clear off the oil.I headed to Mobil SS14(since it was the nearest place to have engine wash)I ask to the guy to wash only under the manifold where the engine oil leaks are. Little did I know, he went ahead and washed all the compartment.Ok, so I thought he knew what he was doing...wrapping the sensors and my open pod air filter.

Splash with chemical,soap yada yada, fine thats normal, after that he took out the wrappings and sprayed something onto my air filter i was like WTF?

After that he say siap, I asked again,"siap kah". He said yes, my car bonnet and fenders left with residues of soap(i think) and the engine bay isnt dry. HE DIDNT BLOODY WIPE OFF THE RESIDUES. I fired the up car and it started choking >_>.

Reminder to self: If I ever need to wash my engine, I'll do it myself. As for car wash, I'll still patronize the place.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Sabotaged or Half-assed job?

A few days ago, i noticed there were engine oil leaks coming from my engine and onto the floor. I set an appointment with my mech and headed to his place today.

First thing he saw when he popped up the bonnet, he was like "woah, massive spills". I was like "omg, will that cost alot? x_x". He proceeded to plug out the sensors and unscrewed the engine head cover. He asked me whether the engine was tampered before. I was thinking,"tampered? why?". Then to my surprise, ALL of the screws on the engine head cover were loose.

KNNCCBWTF.

To make things worse, when he flipped the engine cover, he asked me again,"Gasket sealant very expensive issit?". I blur blur reply,"issit?". He told me there wasnt any gasket sealant present, hence suspected leaking due to two of the reasons above.

KNNCCB AGAIN.

He took out a bottle of gasket sealent." This is how you APPLY gasket sealant" and he repeatedly spreaded the sealant. His friend helped him to dry the engine cover and then added back the rubber gasket with added sealant.

Luckily the repair costed peanuts.

Then he fired up my car. His friend noticed something in my muffler. I was like wtf?? something in my muffler!?. Darn, seems the hatred for big muffler has come to me >_>. Will probably be changing to an s-flow muffler soon.

On the side note, the weather was funny today. It rained for like 2 minutes, stopped and rained again. Rinse,wash,repeat. The other mechs doing up an EG6 was like *toot* *toot*

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

No ma, its not an iPod >_>

As you know there's ALOT of iPod Nano clones out there, they look "quite" similar to the real thing. But there's one thing that seperates them; thats the name of the rebranded iPod. We had names like iPox, now introducting to you....

- Picture belongs to a Lowyat.Net forumer

It's an iPoo yoo! Granted, its probably labeled iPod(due to the glare you cant see the d). One thing though, its 4gb of goodness, and how much does it cost? only rm300. Go get yours now and show those iPod Nanos whos boss xD

Saturday, September 16, 2006

My Wishlist

1.HKS/Matspeed High Cam 272 Degree or R3 Stage 2 High Cam + Adj. Campulleys from R3/Arospeed

2.DRacing Stg1 Turbo Kit or VoltzHybrid Stg2 Superchargerkit or GSR 1.8 Turbo engine

3.sGTI Dashboard and Gear Console

4.15" Advan Neova Tyres

5.Racecraft Exhaust

6.Titan/Tein/HWL Adj. absorber kit

7.A Decent HU that plays cd/mp3

Sadly thats alot of money to burn on which I cant afford at the time being. Anyone can buy meh those items? :(

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

How old am I?

You Are 20 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.


Darn, am I really getting old?

Monday, September 04, 2006

Food Food and more foooood~

Foooood~ This was my dinner on Saturday. Apparently this shop is famed for charcoal cooking style(instead of using gas). A must try for you "Tai Chou" fans~ slurpzzzz :D


This shop can be located at ss15, the same row as KFC.

Map here

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Lunch....

Nothing to eat at home now and lazy to go out for lunch, so back to teh ol' skool indomee. This time with 2 fried eggs and 2 sausages xP


slurpzzz xO

Sunday, August 27, 2006

How un-Malaysian are you?

Congratulations Kclee2002, you are 33% not Malaysian.

That means you're as Malaysian as...


Michelle Yeoh!

How Un-Malaysian Are You?

*How un-Malaysian are you brought to you by Kennysia.

Pink Colored....

Its a fad nowadays for pink colored stuff. First we have a pink ps2, then a pink psp, a pink nintendo DS Lite and finally a pink colored Ipod. So why not buy a casing that matches the color of your machine? Following the trend, I recently bought a pink colored Ipod Leather casing for a friend's birthday present online. It costed quite abit(not telling you how much xD) . 100% genuine leather as told by the seller(how do you determine whether its real or not?)

Real leather dyed pink. Package includes a leather strap and a clip.


Who in the bloody mind would use a screw to secure the clip on the casing?!?


QC... bad >_>.



Oh well, risks do happen when shopping online, since you cant see what the real product looks like. I guess all is fine other than that small defect. Now, shall we pink-ify everything around us? Shoes, shirts,pants, underwear, hair color? xD

Sunday, August 13, 2006

[Review] Soft99 RainHop Car wax

Ever felt fustrated that rain leaves marks on your car? Dont like to rinse your car over and over after your car gets wet under the rain?

"Air pollution produced when acid chemicals are incorporated into rain, snow, fog or mist. The "acid" in acid rain comes from sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides, products of burning coal and other fuels and from certain industrial processes."


This is where Soft99's RainHop car wax comes in. This wax guarantees that water will hop off your car. This may be especially useful when you dont rinse your car. As their motto goes; " Shiny Shield of anti Acid Rain", surely it will do something. So I set off and bought a can from Eneos 1Utama. It costs rm24.90 and comes with a small sponge inside the cap.

RainHop Wax with 2 microfibre cloth for waxing and buffing.

I started off by following the instructions, where most importantly a car wash is required before applying wax to get rid of grime and dirt. After washing, you need to thoroughly dry the car.

preparing to wash the bonnet.

sploosh! with car shampoo and water, wash off the dirt and grime.

After I wiped the car dry, I proceeded to wax the car. I did half of the bonnet to experiment whether the product will work(videos below). A cloth is required to buff off the wax and leave a nicely coated shine.

Notice the two different tone on the bonnet.





With Soft99 wax on


Without Soft99 wax on

Water doesnt stick with the wax.

Water seem to be staying on without wax.

I have to say, this product really works. As you can see in the video, the water flowed down quickly and did not stick alot to the surface(Other types of wax may do the same, but maybe less effective). Sure it did not jump off, but I guess thats fine(pun :P)It didnt shine much due to my half assed waxing job. I'll do a full waxing for my car later on when its not so hot.

The only place I found this was at Eneos 1Utama, I'm not too sure if they sell this product elsewhere. Kudos to Rico@SPOC for recommending this product.

Verdict:
-Excellent water repelling properties
-Cheap

Friday, August 11, 2006

Expired Beer

This can of Baron's Beer expired somewhere in 2004. Now I'm wondering what to do with it.

* 8.8% Alcohol Content in a can.


I'll pay your RM5 to open that can, sniff it and take a sip out of the can :P

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pro-Hatchers Convoy to Putrajaya

Pro-Hatch recently held a convoy to Putrajaya on the 26/07/2006. The convoy included over 80 satrias(including myself). This was my first club outing since i've joined the Pro-Hatchers. Definitely awesome. Here's a brief log about the event.

I arrived at the first checkpoint at Sunway rest area at about 8.15pm. I went searching for the other members and I bloody overshot the parking area and landed to the exit heading out to the highway. I quickly reversed the car and went straight into the parking.

My car in the middle. The black Satria is turbocharged(monster~)

Red Mivec bodykitted Satria and a white Promote/Cwest bodykitted Satria

More cars at the corner

The crowd. Lotsa people by 8.30pm

Monster Satria, evo3 engine kicked in yo'





The convoy then moved in 10by10 cars. I was in the last group. We all left the checkpoint at about 9pm. We were crusing all the way until we hit the 2nd toll both. Disaster, or rather a blessing in disguise happened. A police cruiser came by and asked why there were so many cars stopping by. The comittee member then showed the officers the permit and we were free to continue our journey.


The police cruiser then turned on the siren and proceeded to escort us. Little did we know, the officer suddenly started speeding, so we had to do the same in order not to be missed out. We went off at the excess of 140kph and arrived at PutraJaya in a short 10minutes. Crazy cops..heheh


Monsters Monsters everywhere i see~


The 2nd and 3rd convoy groups from KL and Sri Hartamas arrived shortly after.







Sub Level(committee member) then introduced me to the senior hatchers(he was complaining that I wasnt mixing around). About 11pm, photo session begun and we started arranging cars by color/model. Hightlight of the day was the Satria Neo(one and only during the convoy). Sorry for the lack of pictures after(got too tired walking about a distance of 40 cars front and back). Event ended at about 12am. The convoy then proceeded to Cyberjaya for a TT at the mamak. Others went back included myself. I followed a friend's car back to USJ and we had a mini TT before proceeding back home.

Oh and more pictures of the convoy will be on Traffic/Hypertune magazine. So wait for that yeah :P