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Monday, June 16, 2008

In Search of Sunrise - Our Style.

I meant to post this much earlier. But I just can't avoid the delay of getting this pictures from the original source.

Pictured here are the cool people I know, who embarked on a mind-blowing journey to Balok Beach, in an attempt to relive 'In Search of Sunrise' . While many were dancing to Missy Elliot and Yoji at XLive Genting and probably enjoying themselves, we at Balok Beach gained twice as much.

Ammar, Syahlan, Balqis, Ghaffar, Jashar and Ushna. The end.

i ♥ Trance : Alex M.O.R.P.H @ MAISON

Head down to Maison this Friday June 20th 2008, for some serious I ♥ Trance action with the Alex M.O.R.P.H

What's up with Alex M.O.R.P.H?

With gigs all over the globe compiled with impressive array of highly respected productions, Alex M..O.R.P.H is one of today's most wanted producers/remixers in the uplifting trance genre. He made over 80 remixes and released more than 30 own productions as well as big collaborations.

Amongst success on his shoulder would be; having his own well-known radio show HeavensGate broadcasted worldwide, performing the legendary Back2Back sets with Woody van Eyden, played for Mayday Poland and Trance Energy 2008, productions with Paul van Dyk and remixes profile DJs/producers like the Czech no 1 DJ Micheal Burian, proof that. Alex M.O.R.P.H doesn't plan to rest in 2008.

DJ Line up

KUGHEN twisted resident DJ
Ex Godskitchen residents, Shanghai

Pre sale : RM30 + 1 drink
Door sale : RM40 Ladies / RM50 Guys + drink

Try the convenience of online booking at imageinnovate(dot)com!

check out his music at his Myspace Profile. Note his Primary Photo, it's his flyers for the Maison gig.

My bet he just couldn't wait to blast Malaysia with his set.

My Source : http://www.maison.com.my/html/alex.html

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Fuel Price YIKES HIKE!

Hi Folks.

Please tell me, who DOESN'T talk about the recent Fuel price hike? I certainly do. It's been a week and I've been loading my tank with fills amounting to RM100..and still counting... RM50 per fill is never going to be enough...How depressing.

On the night before the new Fuel price to make a debut at all petrol pumps nationwide,I was one of those who had taken the trouble to queue for fiil-up. Mind you, I wasn't one of those who contributed to the massive jams that took Malaysia by surprise (because I went to a Petrol Station at NKVE, no jam caused), and no,I was not being Kiasu, but I needed to fill-up anyway as I was almost running on empty tank that night. But instead of filling up the usual RM50 per fill, i opted for full tank. It cost me RM60, for a full tank of 30+ liters. That was for RM1.92 per liter. So for RM2.70 per liter, how much will it cost me to fill a full tank of, say, 30 liters? You do the math, and please announce it to the world how BAD will the spending burns Miss Mary's purse.


So there I was, googling for tips to save fuel. Thinking the phenomenon of Fuel price to decrease in the near future is very unlikely to happen, I thought maybe I should start saving. What better ways to really save your fuel?

These are some well-known tips for fuel saving. For those who already knew, Good on ya! Practise all tips and reduce our trip to the petrol station.

For those who doesn't, please follow these tips. Most sites would suggest the same 10 tips, and there's definitely no harm in trying... =)

Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips

1. Slow down

One of the best ways to save gas is to simply reduce your speed. As speed increases, fuel economy decreases exponentially. If you one of the "ten-over on the freeway" set, try driving the speed limit for a few days. You'll save a lot of fuel and your journey won't take much longer. (Just be sure you keep to the right, so you won't impede the less-enlightened.)

2. Check your tire pressure

Under-inflated tires are one of the most commonly ignored causes of crummy MPG. Tires lose air due to time (about 1 psi per month) and temperature (1 psi for every 10 degree drop); under-inflated tires have more rolling resistance, which means you need to burn more gas to keep your car moving. Buy a reliable tire gauge and check your tires at least once a month. Be sure to check them when they are cold, since driving the car warms up the tires along with the air inside them, which increases pressure and gives a falsely high reading. Use the inflation pressures shown in the owner's manual or on the data plate in the driver's door jamb.

3. Check your air filter

A dirty air filter restricts the flow of air into the engine, which harms performance and economy. Air filters are easy to check and change; remove the filter and hold it up to the sun. If you can't see light coming through it, you need a new one. Consider a K&N or similar "permanent" filter which is cleaned rather than changed; they are much less restrictive than throw-away paper filters, plus they're better for the environment.

4. Accelerate with care

Jack-rabbit starts are an obvious fuel-waster -- but that doesn't mean you should crawl away from every light. If you drive an automatic, accelerate moderately so the transmission can shift up into the higher gears. Stick-shifters should shift early to keep the revs down, but don't lug the engine -- downshift if you need to accelerate. Keep an eye well down the road for potential slowdowns. If you accelerate to speed then have to brake right away, that's wasted fuel.

5. Hang with the trucks

Ever notice how, in bad traffic jams, cars seem to constantly speed up and slow down, while trucks tend to roll along at the same leisurely pace? A constant speed keeps shifting to a minimum -- important to those who have to wrangle with those ten-speed truck transmissions -- but it also aids economy, as it takes much more fuel to get a vehicle moving than it does to keep it moving. Rolling with the big rigs saves fuel (and aggravation).

6. Get back to nature

Consider shutting off the air conditioner, opening the windows and enjoying the breeze. It may be a tad warmer, but at lower speeds you'll save fuel. That said, at higher speeds the A/C may be more efficient than the wind resistance from open windows and sunroof. If I'm going someplace where arriving sweaty and smelly could be a problem, I bring an extra shirt and leave early so I'll have time for a quick change.

7. Back off the bling

New wheels and tires may look cool, and they can certainly improve handling. But if they are wider than the stock tires, chances are they'll create more rolling resistance and decrease fuel economy. If you upgrade your wheels and tires, keep the old ones. I have fancy sport rims and aggressive tires on my own car, but I keep the stock wheels with a good narrower-tread performance tire in the garage. For long road trips, the stock wheels give a smoother ride and better economy.

8. Clean out your car

If you're the type who takes a leisurely attitude towards car cleanliness -- and I definitely fall into that category -- periodically go through your car and see what can be tossed out or brought into the house. It doesn't take much to acquire an extra 40 or 50 lbs. of stuff, and the more weight your car has to lug around, the more fuel it burns.

9. Downsize

If you're shopping for a new car, it's time to re-evaluate how much car you really need. Smaller cars are inherently more fuel-efficient, and today's small cars are roomier than ever -- one of my favorite subcompacts, the Nissan Versa, has so much interior room that the EPA classifies it as a mid-size. Worried about crash protection? The automakers are designing their small cars to survive crashes with bigger vehicles, and safety features like side-curtain airbags and electronic stability control are becoming commonplace in smaller cars.

10. Don't drive

Not a popular thing to say on a car site, I know, but the fact is that if you can avoid driving, you'll save gas. Take the train, carpool, and consolidate your shopping trips. Walking or biking is good for your wallet and your health. And before you get in your car, always ask yourself: "Is this trip really necessary?"

Got everything now? Great. Good Luck saving your fuel, and of course, money.
I may start practising it today on my way back home from the office.

But before that, I need to fill up first. There goes another RM60 this week!

My Source =Top 10 Fuel Saving Tips - Get Better Gas Mileage,improve economy,get maximum MPG