Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Security Alert! (from CIMB)

Received an e-mail today:

WTF? I don't have any CIMB account.

Furthermore, since when Internet Banking use a very honest words? (Try to memorize legal/banking words & u'll be insane in 24 hours).

Note: Please do not reply to this email.
This mailbox is not monitored and you will not receive a response.

Then why the hell there are 2 CIMB websites to be opened?

Never mind, just playing around with them...

I end up entering:

User ID : LooCheeBye
Password : fookyoo666
TAC : 123456

Imagine their face when see my ID & password...


(Image courtesy of

Above are the lyrics for the song "Aku Bukan Musuh Harta" by former Mufti of Perlis, Dr M Asri Zainul Abidin (sung by Kopratasa).

However RTM ban the song saying that the lyrics are harsh. (???) Come on la, this is a song, not a Bahasa Melayu textbook for Standard 1.

Harsh or spit onto someone's face? Haha. No comment, coz Dr Asri publicly claimed that he's not into politics, neither do I...

Btw, 'gong' in Kelantanese Malay is 'ridiculous' .

Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas

A very good friend of mine (I'll name his as Wan) studied in Durham, England. One Christmas Eve, he received Christmas cards and gifts from his English friends.

Wan: Thank you, but I'm a Muslim not a Christian.

Wan's English friend: So? I've never been to a church my entire life.

Wan: Errr... OK...

Friday, December 19, 2008

What has happened to our society? - Part II

Following yesterday's post about our society's true faces (not all), I believe that these kind of peoples are some kind of disease of our society. And diseases shall be cured by the owner of the affected body (society).

And when diseases go beyond treatment - amputate the parts.

Their morals, their code... it's a bad joke. Dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be.

You'll see- I'll show you... when the chips are down, these civilized people... they'll eat each other.




Oh my, I'm beginning to sound like this guy:

"See, I'm not a monster... I'm just ahead of the curve".

Thursday, December 18, 2008

What has happened to our society?

HULU KLANG: Dalam kesibukan pasukan penyelamat membantu mangsa bencana tanah runtuh di Bukit Antarabangsa, di sini, seorang penduduk berhampiran sebaliknya membuat laporan polis kononnya ketenteramannya terganggu dengan kehadiran terlalu ramai petugas. Difahamkan penduduk berkenaan yang terselamat dan tinggal di lokasi berhampiran Bukit Mewah, Bukit Antarabangsa di sini, membuat laporan polis kelmarin. Ketua Polis Selangor, Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar berkata, `mangsa’ membuat laporan mendakwa terlalu ramai petugas berkumpul di kawasan terbabit termasuk sekitar rumahnya menyebabkan dia terganggu.

[Source: Harian Metro]

First & foremost, my sincerest condolences for those who involved with flood, landslide etc in Malaysia these few weeks. These occasions have been very hard for them especially some has lost their family members. They are indeed a small test from the Almighty to us regardless we are affected or not.

But sometimes during these hard times, we might able to get a glimpse on the true faces of some of our society members. It's hard to believe when we barely survived a catastrophe, some of us do the unexpected.

While some of us have showed how humble they are during their suffering. Never once in my life I heard that a flood victim in Kelantan complaint about their conditions (except complaining about some political figure promises to help them just to get a vote but then disappeared...). They are all grateful when moved to temporary shelter whether it is a school, balai raya or even a railway station.

What makes the different? Could it be the wealth?

Could it be education background?

Or could it be our mere mindset?

If this trend is increasing, the future of our generation is worrying...

A few words for the fellow who lodged the mentioned police report:




"Apsal la bukan ngko yg mampus terkambus dalam tanah runtuh tu?! Kalo aku jd team penyelamat kat situ mau aku kambus ngko idup2, bengong!!!"

Monday, December 15, 2008

I Bought A New Bike!

I have quite interesting history with bikes. My family never has any bike until my brother went to university (in 1994) and that was the first and only time I ride a bike (at that time). It was a Suzuki RG 110. My brother and I called it 'Belalang Tempur aka Battle Hopper' for it's dark green colour.

Fast forward to 1998, I found myself in UM and struggling to learn to ride a bike. One of my best friend laughed hysterically when I told him that a Modenas Kriss 110 was too big for me to handle...

The following year, the Battle Hopper was passed down to me and I managed to obtained a B2 license (after passed JPJ repeat test with flying colours... hahaha!). Sad but true, it was stolen afterwards and forced me to buy a 'the big' Modenas Kriss...

One year later, rezeki was still with me & the Suzuki RG was returned to me by Sentul Police Station. Since then it became my father's transport to our small orchard and was sold last year to a relative.

Since my graduation & found myself working, I have almost abandoned my bike riding skills as I'm now driving around here & there.

However, last weekend I could not resist buying a bike. It was my dream bike but not really a motorcycle. Here are the pics of my new bike:




I bought this over at Speedy Video in Jusco Ipoh ;-)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Banjir alert!!!

Come December, Malaysians who live in flood-affected area will once again prepare (hopefully) for the worst - the disaster with the most casualties in our country, annual disaster at least. For those who lived to experienced & survived the disaster, it was no joke. Just ask those who live Johor, Kedah, Perak, Pahang, Terengganu, rural Kelantan & sometimes even KL.

But there are some people who will make a feast out of the flood - these people are none other than KOTA BHARU FOLKS! (which is why I use the sentence 'rural Kelantan' above to show the contrast between rural & KB). Actually that is the place where I grew up.

While our brothers who live in the earlier-mentioned place suffer, Kota Bharu folks simply dress neatly to wade the flood water & even dating in the flood (see 2nd pic above) in Kota Bharu town. If the water level is to high, no problem - the kid'll just bring the pelampung.

Some of them, will become KB cowboys - taking their horses for some run across the town.

Some of them, it's time to rev up their 4WD vehicles' engines.

Even if the water is too high - so what? KB is Venice of Malaysia, just take a stroll around the town in speedboats.

See, the buildings & shophouses in KB are specially designed for flood. Their are all elevated compared to buildings in other states in M'sia.

Even the Bomba & Rescue Dept is on standby, in case of shortage of water for the flood festival...

The mindset of Kelantan folks are very unique, which is why they elected a cleric as their MB for 18 years straight.




Why I use the word 'they/them' instead of we? Coz I never took part in the annual KB 'flood festival'. I swear it by the holy book!

(many thanks to & for the pictures)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Cinema Experience in Miri

I was chatting with a friend via YM last week & it reminded me of a trully extraordinary cinematic experience that I had in Miri. Miri was a cool resort city in Sarawak, after Kuching of course! And being the heart of oil & gas industry in Sarawak it's a common sight to see foreigners & night clubs but it's quite hard to catch a glimpse of luxurious or fancy sport cars compared to Kuching (again, Kuching wins!) but maybe my timing was wrong.

I was in Miri a few months ago (August) for a business trip which gave me some extra tan (thanks to my short sleeved t-shirts). Also the trip usually started early in the morning & I returned to the hotel nearing the sunset. Not much opportunity for sightseeing - pity me... One evening I decided to check out the cinema in Miri & bought a ticket for The Dark Knight (still a box office at the time) & also intrigued by one of my friend's warning about an ecounter that may wait in the cinema hall.The ticket costed RM10 & computer printed just like any cinema ticket we found in Peninsular. (But this one beat Kuching coz 1 cinema in the Cat City still uses manual ticket... Ceh!).

Scheduled to start at 10.45pm, I entered the hall at 10.35 only to found out the movie has started (WTF?!, I missed nearly half of the Joker bank robbery scene). The quality of the projector & sound will disappoint those who only familiar with TGV, GSC & Cineleisure in Midvalley, 1utama & Mutiara Damansara but of coz I didn't expect much.

However about halfway the movie, I heard 'chip-chip'chip' sound from the back of the hall followed by something running on the floor. That's it - RATS in cinema hall! Honestly it was very annoying & I advice those who have fear of rats to cross their legs on the seat (bersila) coz sometimes the rats literally run around your seat.

To make things worse, the rats sounds are clearer than the movie's itself. I guessed the rats are Dolby Digital - Surround.

Mr. Christopher Nolan will be jealous of the rats coz his TDK (partially shot with IMAX camera) was beaten by Miri rats sound.




I paid RM10 to hear rats humping under my seat?... Hehe

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Legend of Bruce Lee - Wachaaa!!!

Being a martial arts fan (even though I have never seriously learned any - save for a few basic steps of karate) I could not resist gluing myself to 8TV every night to watch "The Legend of Bruce Lee" series. It claimed to be a proper tribute to Lee compared to the movie "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story". The script of the series was also approved by Shannon Lee - Lee's daughter who's also served as executive producer.

Honestly I was fooled by the uncanny resemblance of the actor, Danny Chan Kwok Kuen with Bruce Lee himself. Ceh! There will also be guest appereances by Ray Park (Darth Maul), Mark Dacascos & Michael Jai White (Spawn & Gambol in The Dark Knight), among others who will fight Chan' Bruce Lee.

It also claims to tell some untold stories about Bruce Lee, which I hope will include the highly controversial (or fabricated & exaggerated) fight with the Silat Gayung Master Dato' Meor Abdul Rahman (arwah) but that seems unlikely since promotional photos/clips never show Lee fighting a Silat practitioner.
Some silat students (mostly teenagers) claimed that the fight was the cause of Lee's death due to Meor Rahman used a special (ilmu batin) palm technique called "Kipas Senandung". While a high ranking Silat Practitioner who claimed he witnessed the fight (which took place in a private room in Hong Kong Airport in early 70's) said it was just a skill sharing fight between 2 martial art grandmasters without harming each other.
To me, whether the Jeet Kune Do vs Silat Gayung fight really took place or not or which story is true is not important.
The most important thing is that I have an exciting TV series to watch so that I can spend my boring & lonely evening in Tronoh... haha...
And as Lee's widow last line in Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story :

"All these years later, people still wonder about how he died. I prefer to
remember how he lived. "


Thursday, November 13, 2008

TG Nik Aziz's Off The Edge

I was wondering around in the newly opened Tesco hypermarket Station 18 (For those who's not familiar, it's not far from Ipoh, Perak) when a magazine cover caught my attention. The title is Off The Edge & featuring the photo Chief Minister of Kelantan as the front cover.

After going thru a few pages of the magazine, I ended up buying it. Hmm RM6, quite reasonable price, even Mangga cost higher - I dunno, never actually buy it!

The interview was very nice & transparent. The interviewer asked in Kedahan Malay, while TG Nik Aziz answered in Kelantanese Malay and the magazine literally published the original interview while adding the English translation. They touched many interesting issues: from Nik Aziz's personal & political stance & view, his origin & even his future plan.

However there is also 1 article on Kelantan under Nik Aziz's admin which ironically written by former victim of PAS's huge victory over BN in 1990.

End of story: Buy the magazine on your own to read it. Hoho
If you're an Opposition supporter you'll like it.
If you think Nik Aziz is Taliban-style leader, it will clear some things up at least.

Quoting Nik Aziz's question: "What race was (prophet) Adam?"


'Nuff said.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Loiter mode...

Hello everybody,

Some of you have been missing my updated posts (hehehe...), amirmukhtar will be actively updated soon. Hopefully with a world breaking news. Insya Allah...

see you in november

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Return from balik kampung blues...

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to all (not too late I hope). After one whole week of holiday, we all have to return to work right? And that also mean we have to return to the cities (or wherever we work). One thing that I hate most (beside return to the office, hehe...) is the traffic jam especially if you're driving out from kota bharu (my hometown). Just imagine driving for 14 hours (!!!) from kb to kl with approximate speed of 30 km/h... Too much resources wasted!
So everytime I stuck in that annual big-ass jam this is what cross my mind...
Cool & convinience, but hmmm... wait a tick. If I take a flight for balik kampung, I still have to think about where to park my car, safety of my car, I have to go to airport via another means & most important I can't bring a lot of kueh raya as if I'm driving. Festive season also is the season where airlines 'cekik darah'...

Bottomline: I love driving. I need a new car.

But I can never escape traffic jam. Sure I can be like a lot of moron drivers out there (overtake on double line, from left side) but that's illegal & most important it's dangerous. Honestly I prefer wearing baju melayu on raya morning than wearing kain kafan... and I prefer kissing my parents hands on raya morning than my families kissing my forehead right before my funeral...
So: I need a car that can intimidate other cars so that they will straight away let me pass and also keep me safe & sound.

Also cool. I can blast any stupid drivers to hell with it. But this thing is not fast enough. What's the point of driving this "invincible car" if it is still too time-consuming. Also my parents house won't have enough parking space for other cars.

I need a faster and sleeker ride.


Ahah! Found one:
Damn! This baby is perfect! She can run smoothly at over 150 km/h. I can fry any moron drivers' ass with her front cannon. I can even jump over any slow ass cars without harming them.

That's it. I'm going to buy this baby. Anyone know where I can get her please let me know ASAP.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ramadhan Kareem, Malaysian style

The blessful Ramadhan will end in less than a week. Let's take a look on how we - the Malaysian Muslims celebrate the Holy Month, shall we?

  1. Literal meaning of fasting is abstaining from food & drink. Yet, this is the month when we can see all sort of food, some are very rare to be found outside Ramadhan.
  2. The number of people performing prayers at mosque reduced greatly by the end of Ramadhan. I thought that the "Night of al-Qadr" is supposed to be on one of the last ten night?
  3. People rush to perform Tarawih prayer in conggregation but not the five daily prayers.
  4. Workers always give the reason - fasting, when asked to perform heavy dutiy assignments (even in air-cond environment). I thought that the Prophet and his companions went to war during their time?
  5. We apply our annual leave for 2 weeks to celebrate Hari Raya but how many of us apply 7 days annual leave for the end of Ramadan?
  6. We have no problems purchasing extra price new clothes for Hari Raya. Then we condemned that this year Zakat Fitrah is RM7.
  7. After 1 full day of fasting - one of the 5 pillars of Islam, we break our fast with smoking.
  8. We break our fast with buffet course where we tend to pick up all types of food served and end up eating half of them.
  9. We wake up everyday before dawn solely for sahur. Tahajjud? What tahajjud?
  10. We shout "Freedom!!!" (as in Mel Gibson's Braveheart) deep in our heart when Ramadhan ends.

P/S: Will you excuse me, I need to prepare to break my fast at a hotel (buffet course) ;-)

Friday, September 19, 2008


Hello & welcome to amirmukhtar blog. I created this blog as a mean to communicate & share with everybody the thought/journey that i will face. So stay tune & be prepared for what I will present to you & we'll enjoy life with fun & twists together.

amir mukhtar.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


"Read: In the name of thy Lord Who createth. Createth man from a clot. Read: And thy Lord is the Most Bounteous, Who teacheth by the pen, Teacheth man that which he knew not."