I was bored tonight… ok, bila jua ku inda keborengan but that’s beside the point.. so yes, i was bored so I went Youtube hopping tonight browsing through old Al Green, Donny Hathaway, Stevie videos.. and I came across a live version of Earth Wind & Fire’s ‘Reasons’… this has got to be on of the best live performances I’ve come across… it even sounds way better than the original recording…so anyways, Phillip Bailey’s falsetto and high notes are just flawless man…I always sing along to ‘Reasons’ and everytime i (obviously fail) attempt reaching for the high notes, mcm kan te-kantut ‘ja inda ulih nya….inda ku heran kalau pernah sekali i probably went “Reasons~ *proot* the reasons that we *proot* heear~..” …but this is super suh-mooooth man…
Shyza menyzaa~ I’ve been away for quite some time haven’t I..no good excuse really.. I’ve jst been really lazy updating it…the only reason I posted the iPod post was just for the sake of posting it.. i mean, shitsoil wouldn’t be shitsoil if I didn’t blog about it…atu pun kusut ku menaip ah…i really dunno..my blogging mood’s been absent.. or as c Dud would say, aku inda lagi cali coz of my recent diagnosed high blood pressure..hahah….. maybe that’s even true!.. hahaha….i’m really going back and forth on whether i should shut down this blog or not…syg jua.. tapi malasku jua.. decisions decisions….i’ll just see how it goes…….. well anyways, I know it’s long over-due but Selamat Berpuasa to everyone…
Today’s Shitsoil Worthy Headline:
After a long series of technical problems with one of Nepal’s two Boeing 757s, rather than get their engineers to fix the problem they resorted to a more effective measure – sacrfice two goats in front of their plane ……….and it worked…
so what happened was, the plane was refusing to start its engines before a fligh to Hong Kong so at that point senior officials of the airline decided to sacrfice two goats to Akash Bhairab who apparently is the god of sky protection…and like i said it worked… or so they say… local media however reported that the problem was an electrical malfunction… but i refuse to accept that coz the whole sacrificing mumbo jumbo sounds way cooler…. pffft~ “electrical malfunction”…
*not to self: Take the bus to Nepal
So another Apple Keynote was held ..or i think IS held today in the States as a matter of fact. With a tagline ‘The Beat Goes On’, it is no surprise to people that the enveiling of the next gen iPod will be the main event… so as many have guessed, yes.. it is a touch screen iPod aka the iPod Touch… much like its recently released iPhone, the iPod is.. well..it has a touch screen interface…so what’s so special about it? well.. it has wi-fi, with Safari, YouTube and the iTunes Wi-Fi music store. Unfortunately it is not hard-drive based, just flash…
The Specs: 22hours of battery playing music, 5 hours of vide, and two sizes – 8GB and 16GB priced at $299 and $399 resepctively… it’s gonna be available ina few weeks time worldwide so better start saving up boys and girls…
so what else does Apple have in store along with the iPod touch.. here’s just a recap lah saja.. so I won’t have to go into detail… pokoknya the specs are expected and the price affordable..
well here’s the Apple iPod classic.. which is jst a revamped ersion of the classic clickwheel iPod.. it comes in black and silver.. unfortunately no white..
next up.. the iPod Nano which i mentioned in my last blog post about a week ago.. its basically an iPod kana picak.. hence the short yet wide body.. and the big screen (2″ screen, 320×240 pixels.. and of course it plays Videos…so it won’t be left out..
last but not least the updated iPod Shuffle… well like i said.. it’s just an updated version of it… with new colors available… nuff said..
Well, unlike the iPhone.. the good news is that you won;t have to wait that long for these to be available in stores…with the iPod Touch available within a few weeks… it is safe to say that the Apple Classic, iPod Nano Video and the Shuffle will be available in stores this weekend (in the States of course)..so I’m assuming it’ll be here in Brunei not long after… 🙂
The highlight of the week for me was probably getting the shit kicked out of me by a big ol’ grumpy cat from next door which resulted in several deep cuts (ok maybe I’m exaggerating a bit here but my arm was dripping blood in several places keeh~ haha) on my arm….. so here is how it happened.. so there i was minding my own business walking in my front lawn… ok, no..simply put.. i saw a cuddly looking cat n decided to pet it n before i knew it, it just jumped right at me and *scatch*scratch*… i don’t know what made it decide to attack me.. but i have a feeling it had to do with my angit-ness…ok so anyways, i went to the hospital to get my buh-leeding arm cleaned up.. they gave me a shot.. and two different anti-biotics… so from now on, screw PETA.. coz im gonna start wearing fur…make that cat fur.. no wait.. actually make that my neighbour’s cat fur.. or maybe i should just stop petting other people’s pets..especially if they’re big…..other than that i gotta pretty dull week as usual.. so despite the swollen thumb that it gave me… i gotta thank mr.whiskers for tonight’s ‘hey at least i got something to write’ introduction…
So to start off today’s post.. i’mma start with a bit of Apple iPod news… so recently details and an image of the soon-to-be released iPod Nano was leaked…. initially, its authenticity was questioned… until Apple asked sites to take them down because they are their intellectual property…..but here’s an exact rendering of the removed spy shots… so what they did was simply squish the iPod Video which made it look shorter but wider (and i’m assuming it’ll be slimmer)… while it is unclear whether the design is finalized or not.. what we can be sure is that it is REAL…and rumored to be annouced on September 5th..
In other news, a British man robbing a store using his girlfriends vibrator has been arrested and jailed for five years. Nicki Jex, aged 27, concealed his
battery-charged buzzing bunny ‘weapon’ in a plastic bag and pointed at the store manager and then running off with 600pounds in cash. The act was caught on CCTV and thanks to his hat which he discarded after the robbery, traces of his DNA were found which lead to his arrest…
Here are a few pictures taken from Centro’s mini BBQ gathering di Pantai Seri Kenangan Beach Tutong courtesy of Shuks & Kutakmacis..
Merol cooking: Happens only once in a blue moon
Amah paling stylo
Three Unit28-ers.. and one Unit 46-er
me trying to make contact with aliens
Ok, I couldn’t stop laughing my ass off (or should say ‘LMAO’.. pffft) watching this clip over and over tonight…..Apparently, this kid did what i like to call, A Ralph Wiggum…..Here’s a video clip of something not to do during a job interview – being random…and of course, looking creepy…
yes Jonathan, “I Like Turtles” too.. I actually like this one particular penyu to be exact.. *ahaks* 🙂
It’s almost 1am, and there I was doing my regular checks on my beloved shitsoil blog…and after checking some bits.. i came across something which made me realize what sort of readers I’ve been attracting.. see for yourself
first off… ‘BRUNEI’ – yes you’ve come to the right place… secondly, ‘SEX’ – yes please???…. but Brunei Sex.. sorry.. unfortunatley for you.. nada local porn here buddy…….unless i get desperate for readers and start uploading them…. not that i have any that is….. *whistles* …haha..ok that’s besides the point… so nonetheless, it surely isn’t as disturbing as ‘dog humping another dog’ search as highlighted above.. ok now i can peacefully go to sleep.. Gnyt.. I’ll be updating more soon insyAllah..
Man..I’ve been mem-buruk myself dalam rumah saja these past few days for some reason… the only time I actually went out of the house was probably last night to get some munchies…other than having a really bad flu, I guess I haven’t been feeling 100% these few days….. so apologies to the centro guys for not making it a couple-a days ago…..I’m having complaints/feedbacks – or how ever u may want to call it – from people with regards to my lack of personal pictures on shitsoil lately and I do agree actually.. this site’s been lacking gambar ‘memaloi’ of myself or my surroundings as compared to the early days….. and I do have a good excuse for that….. uum.. I dropped my camera and it’s kinda… well, ukan lagi kinda.. but the lense is busted….it’s fix-able.. but busted.. the only reason why I can’t be bothered sending it to the canon dealer is because I know that they’re gonna send it to singapore anyway.. and it usually takes ages… so might as well, just wait at least til I can afford a new one…so before then, probably no gambar ‘buang tabiat’ for now….
So what’s been goin on? Well, nothing much really…I did have an interesting job interview at one of the leading banks in the country last week though…prior to coming to the interview, I didn’t really know what to expect and honestly, I didn’t really mind that much with regards to what they’de offer me…. but it turned out the job offered to me was somewhat like a research/intel post…. I mean, of course it’s no secret that banks do have their own research departments but I guess, the details being told to me with regards to the nature of the job was just something I didn’t expect….and i mean that in a good way…
well, other than that…I’ve got something major coming up in a few days……. so I better do some brain push-ups……right after I finish up today’s post that is.. hahaha…
Now for more serious news……ladies, are you self-concious about your breast size? well no need to worry, coz some
con-artist dude in japan came up with the F Cup cookie. These cookies supposedly makes ur mugambos bigger after only 2 days of eating them, while most cookies just makes ur ass bigger…. with something like this already available on the market, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone came up with a ‘man boob reducing cookie’……..now why do i sense a light bulb suddenly appearing above my head…
Remember the cult classic Escape From New York..well, they are working on a remake for it… though it’s too early for me to judge, i still find totally unnecessary because Carpenter’s 1981 original is timeless..but that’s just me… so who’ll be helming the remake – Len Wiseman (the Underworld movies , Live Free Or Die Hard)… despite a disapproval by Kurt Russell (played Snake Plissken in the original) because he claims that the character should be played by an American..the guy who will play Snake is Gerard ‘this is Sparta!’ Butler…
Black Hawk Down screenwriter Ken Nolan is penning the script. Executive producers include Original’s Ori Marmur; Ron Halpern and Frederic Sichler of Canal Plus, which held the remake rights; and John Carpenter, who directed the original 1981 film.
The story revovles around Snake Plissken, the convict and war hero who’s sent into a futuristic Manhattan — which has been turned into a giant maximum security prison — to rescue the president of the U.S. after his plane is knocked down by terrorists.
teeheeeheee… why do i find this funny… aku pun inda tau… teehee~ pull the finger and *proooooooot*
Last but not least, I gotta say the Louis Vuitton Don, Kanye West is doing good for himself… and despite all his past outbursts and controversies…u gotta admit.. the dude is a genius… having his College Dropout and Late Registration album, I was never really all that hyped out prior to their releases… but I gotta give him props for his upcoming Graduation album dropping on Sept 11… other than his blazing singles “Can’t Tell Me Nothing” and the Daft Punk-infused “Stronger”, during his recent London visit at Tim Westwood’s studio, he leaked two tracks.. the 1st one called “Big Brother” which is an ode to his mentor and friend Jay-Z..and the second one called “Champion” which is fire.. it’s probably a cross between “Touch The Sky” and “Through The Wire”…now, I’m sure many know that 50 Cent will be releasing his album on the same day as ‘Ye… and he announced that if Kanye beats him to the #1 spot… he will quit his solo career. I say, better start packing ur bags Fi-tty…
Assalamualaikum.. the last two weeks or so have been pretty… uuh… busy for me i suppose….well not really that busy but i have been occupied than usual…Alhamdulilah, the wheels have started turning again for me with job interviews and exams… so i guess, for now.. I’ll just have to wait and see how it’ll go…..it’s been a bit over a year now since I’ve graduated and started loking for jobs… but as they say, rezeki atu alum ada… all I can do is apply anything that comes along and jst see which one sticks…i guess after all the ups and downs that i’ve been through especially when it comes to finding work, i’ve already arrived at that stage where I stop being frustrated coz frankly speaking, I believe that life needs to have a balance.. u knw…Ying & Yang, Good & Bad, Mary Kate & Ashley…. in my case, the ‘good’ would be Alhamdulilah, the smooth journey for my Uni studies…and the bump of course is my journey in finding work… i guess life would be meaningless without its bumpy roads along the way….. in short, dugaan man…..I know tonight’s post is deep-ish..but I just thought I’d write something which I can reflect on by doing a Doogie Howser journal entry…
Now, on a lighter note….the Thai police force have come up with probably THE BEST punishment ever to officers who break the rules such as being late, park in the wrong place or other minor transgressions…much thanx to the badass of all cats, HELLO KITTY…
Starting from early August, Thai policemen who break the rules will be forced to wear a bright pink armband embroided with the Hello Kitty logo and two hearts for several days. It is hoped that the cartoon cat will help build discipline.
“We should not let small offences go unnoticed,” Police Colonel Pongpat Chayapan told Reuters news agency.
“Guilty officers will be made to wear the armbands in the office for a few days, with instructions not to disclose their offences. Let people guess what they have done.”
I think I better forward this idea to our local enforcement agencies…u knw… demi keselamatan negara dan keluarga
With its rumors and specs released in May, here’s a first look at what the Nokia N81 is expected to look like..
I don’t know if many of you heard about the current youtube sensation.. but here he is, Tay Zonday..whome I like to call Steve Urkel’s and James Earl Jones’ love child…..with more than 5 million views since being posted, his ‘viral’ hit Chocolate Rain is spreading like chest hair on your 5th cousine’s back… The oddly alluring tune has become such a phenomenon that Green Day drummer Tre Cool and guitar whiz John Mayer recently cooked up their own covers, which join the ranks of bizarre-to-sublime takes on the tune from thousands of other “Rain”iacs which includes Mcgruff the Crime Dog and even the badass sith himself, DARTH VADER…..personally, from the first time I heard the song, it seriously annoyed the heck out of me and as a matter of fact it still does… but then again, I’ve been singing “Chocolate Rain…….” bit pretty much the whole night.. see for yourself..
I have to be somewhere very soon.. so I’m just gonna do a short and quick one today..
uum.. let’s see……. here’s a brand new video from Jagged Edge entitled ‘Put A Little Umph In It’ from their ballad-only album Baby Makin’ Project coming out on the 25th of September… the song was first leaked early June of this year, and I’ve been listening to it ever since…a definite must have song in the cruising list..
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I’ll open up with a bit of Batman news…I posted a teaser trailer for the Dark Knight about a week ago which unfortunately didn’t have any footage from the movie.. however, recently the crowd at the Wizard World Chicago were treated to a first look of the much anticipated sequel with exclusive footages of the on-screen battle between the dark Knight and the Joker.
Fans were only allowed to see it ONCE…so too bad to those who have a very short memory-span… unfortunately, no footages have been leaked YET.. and I doubt it will since Warner is really keeping this film under wraps as much as they can.. so for now, here are the details of what was shown:
The footage started with a silhouette of a dark figure in front of one of Batman’s armored vehicles before quickly cutting to Bruce Wayne and Alfred delivering the brief lines heard in the “Dark Knight” teaser trailer.
“Some people just want to watch the world burn,” advises Alfred before the camera jumps to Batman in action on the Batpod, the new iteration of his motorcycle.
The action built up as the Joker was seen in full for the first time with a mess of white face, smeared red lipstick and sweaty, straggly green hair. Apparently, the clown prince of crime gets arrested at one point in the film, as the montage presented Jim Gordon (complete in SWAT gear) at the Joker’s booking, saying, “no prints, no ID, custom clothes, no tags.” The clown smiles with what appears to be blood over his face from the inside of an interrogation room.
Checking back in with Bruce Wayne, the billionaire playboy has a brief scene with Eckhart’s Harvey Dent where he says “Rachel’s told me everything about you.”
“I truly hope not,” responds Wayne.
The footage sped up at that point into an intense montage of action, featuring the following clips:
– The new batsuit rising up from a trap door in the ground and held in a chain metal case.
– Rachel Dawes (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal) close to an unidentified man either kissing him or being threatened by him as the camera rotates around them.
– The Joker and Batman battling in close quarters (possibly a hospital room). Batman throws Joker over a table and crashing into the ground while the clown smiles at him. It should be noted that the Joker was done up in his signature purple suit.
– Plenty of big, bold Batmobile action including a shot where the tank-like car drives through a wall of flame. In fact, flames were pretty much everywhere in the footage as it appears Joker does actually make the world burn.
– There is also a shot of a somewhat grim-faced Joker walking across a city street mercilessly firing a machine gun as well as a television close-up of the Joker laughing hysterically.
– Two major additions to the speculation that Two Face will appear in the film came in the form of a single shot of a spinning 50 cent piece and the final image: after the action montage has slowed down, the camera cuts to a bartender looking at Harvey Dent, whose only onscreen presence is his left shoulder and a bit of a reddish-purple scarred neck. “Dent! I thought you were dead!” the man gasps, to which Harvey replies, “Half.”
courtesy of Wizard
So there you have it, we now pretty much know that this Joker won’t be anything like the campy Adam West Batman series *kapow!*…and most importantly, we now also know that Harvey Dent will turn into Two-Face in this film (which will probably be at the end of the movie)
In another superhero related matter, here’s another official image of Marvel’s answer to DC’s Bruce Wayne…TONY STARK aka IRON MAN from the upcoming Iron Man movie.
This was released some time ago.. but if you haven’t seen this one yet, this iis a first look and the ONLY picture from the upcoming film based on an adaptation of one of my FAVOURITE books ever.. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.. the film is due next year..
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Just to end today’s post… to all Mazda lovers, eat your heart out coz this is the first look (teaser) image of the upcoming Mazda 6 to be revealed at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show this September…
I just wanna thank everyone for the Birthday wishes, particularly that one ‘special call’ made during my ‘aduh-duh duh duh’ foot reflexology session.. 🙂 .. more updates soon insyAllah..