Friday, November 30, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
"Chelsea Football Club and Jose Mourinho have agreed to part company today by mutual consent," the English team said early Thursday on it's Web site.
The self-anointed "Special One" came to Chelsea with high expectations - and only months after leading FC Porto to the Champions League title. He delivered with two English Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups in three seasons, but not winning the European Champions League caused friction between himself and billionaire owner Roman Abramovich.
And only a day after the 44-year-old Portuguese coach's team was held to a 1-1 draw at home by Rosenborg in Europe's top club competition, Chelsea and Mourinho finally decided enough was enough.
Mourinho started his tenure at Chelsea with plenty of success, first winning the League Cup and then the league title - the team's first in 50 years and only its second in history. That broke a nine-year stretch of Manchester United and Arsenal dominance.
Mourinho added another league title in 2006, and then won both the FA Cup and League Cup last season.
But Abramovich, who has spent millions acquiring players such as Michael Ballack, Andriy Shevchenko and Didier Drogba since he took over, wanted European success, and that was something Mourinho couldn't deliver.
The problems reportedly began at the end of last season.
With only weeks to go in the season, and Chelsea having already won the League Cup, the Blues could have won an unprecedented four major trophies. But Man United hung on to win the league title, and Liverpool ousted Chelsea from the semifinals of the Champions League for the second time in three years.
Although, Chelsea did manage to beat United in the FA Cup final, it was little consolation for Abramovich.
This season, Chelsea is in fifth place in the English league with 11 points from six matches, behind both Liverpool and Man United on goal difference. Arsenal leads the league with 13 points, one more than Manchester City.
Tuesday's draw against Rosenborg, a team Mourinho believes should have been easy to beat, turned out to be the end. The BBC reported that Mourinho sent text messages to five players Wednesday night to tell them he was leaving.
Mourinho started his soccer career as a translator for Bobby Robson at FC Barcelona, but he made a name for himself at Porto, where he won the Champions League, the UEFA Cup and two Portuguese league titles.
Mourinho's contract with Chelsea, which reportedly pays 6.5 million pounds (US$13 million, €9.2 million) per year, was due to end in 2009.
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos is among the coaches reportedly linked with Mourinho's job. Ramos was in London on Wednesday, where his team lost to Arsenal 3-0 in the Champions League.Chelsea's next match is at Man United on Sunday, and assistant Steve Clarke or director of soccer Avram Grant are expected to take charge of team.
WE WILL MISS YOU, JOSE MOURINHO....
Saturday, September 15, 2007
In case you're wondering, I had to pick one peice from each period, if I had it my way, I'd do all classical and romantic!!
WARNING: If you don't really like these kinda things, the following videos will bore you.
1. Prelude & Fugue XVI (Bach) [Baroque Period]
Ok, compared to the rest, this is by far the easiest. Still manageable o_O
2. Sonata in Bb Major K570 (Mozart) [Classical Period]
Haha this song is still quite okay, but i have to play all 3 movements so it's about 20 minutes total o_O
Salute to the girl in this video. Haha actually this movement is not that hard to play, the really fast parts are quite fun xD.
Cant find any video for this one so it's just a sound recording o_O. This part is very slow and relaxing.
Uh yeah, my hands are too heavy and i cant get this right. Go listen! It's quite nice.
3. Impromptu in Gb Major Op.90 No.3 (Schubert) [Romantic Period]
I kinda picked this song after i heard Lex Luthor playing it on Smallville. It's my favourite song out of all 4 xD
4. Minstrels Prelude Book 1 XII (Debussy) [Modern Period] *cough* *cough*
My god, when i saw the video for this i couldn't stop laughing....the guy was super dramatic. Watch for yourself and see xD I even laugh when i play this song...modern peices are weird o_O
In other news, BERK Productions has finally started working on its long awaited movie! The script has been completed and actors have been found. Further details will be revealed later!
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
After school, we went to BAM before Bio extra class started. All of us were eating except him...so I asked him why he wasn't eating. After making up some weird story, he told me he ordered roti telur...then he looked at that....place where they cook the roti.
Then he realised his roti telur was just left to fry there, and no one was actually taking care of it. He started whining nooooo and then literally jumped over to his roti telur, grabbed the spatula and flipped it over himself. Yeah, the other side was quite black xD. Then when he went to complain, the guy came back and started shouting, "Siapa punya roti telur? Sudah masak."
Hahaha, we went back to collect it, and told the cook something like "roti telur saya hampir hangus, tahu tak?"
And we were laughing the whole time xD.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Itu Kamu by Estranged
Segala yang ku pasti akan ku capai tuk mengambil hati mu
Melepasi angkasa cinta ku
Sesudah aku melafazkan kesemua yang diperlu
Ianya seperti suluhan yang terang
Segala yang kau ragui akan ku padam habis dari hati mu
Mengingkari dalaman akal mu
Takkan puas ku, mengiringi semua tawa dan tangisan mu,
Anggun wajahmu, pelita yang terang
Hatiku mahu mu
Masih masih masih masih
Tiada mengapa tau sampai bila kerna cinta enggan kenal mengalah
Memanah masuk hatiku yang reti
Setelah kau nampak tetap ku masih menunjukkan erti hidupku
Yang mahu bersama kau buat selamanya...
Anyway, exams are halfway through. Haha we should be pretty free after they're over...
HAHAHA we're going to perform our super weird choral speaking at Alamanda tomorrow!!! pics will come soon xD
Edit: Oh yeah, happy birthday to encik adenan!! mr. khoo said that encik adenan is "officially retired" today! What the heck, this mr. khoo scared us for nothing. He just meant that encik adenan is 55 =_=
And happy birthday to zachary - penny's new best friend!
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Ok... Our berk blog for the moment is pretty um... abandoned. haha!
Don't worry.. Am in keegan's hse now. We were discussing abt how important this blog would be for us to communicate with each other after we leave school. The first thing we definitely need to do is to CHANGE THE BLOODY LAYOUT!! so.. here it is.. hahaha..
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Date of Birth: 6 January 1955, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
Birth Name: Rowan Sebastian Atkinson
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on the 6th January, 1955, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK, to Ella May and Eric Atkinson. His father owned a farm where he grew up with his two older brothers, Rupert and Rodney. He attended Newcastle University and Oxford University where he earned degrees in electrical engineering. During that time, he met screenwriter Richard Curtis, with whom he wrote and performed comedy revues.
Later, he co-wrote and appeared in "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979), which was a huge success and spawned several best-selling books. It won an International Emmy Award and the British Academy Award for "Best Light Entertainment Programme of 1980." He won the "British Academy Award" and was named "BBC Personality of the Year" for his performing on "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979).
Atkinson also appeared in several movies, including Dead on Time (1983), Pleasure at Her Majesty's (1976) (TV) (aka "Monty Python Meets Beyond the Fringe"), Never Say Never Again (1983), and The Tall Guy (1989). He played "Mr. Bean" in the TV series, "Mr. Bean" (1990) but, apart from that and "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1979), he also appeared in several other series like "The Black Adder" (1983) and "Funny Business" (1992), etc.
Atkinson enjoys nothing better than fast cars. He has been married to Sunetra Sastry since 1990, and they have two children, named Benjamin and Lily.
Has two children with Sunetra Sastry: Lily and Benjamin.
Rides go-karts round his tennis courts and, according to Stephen Fry (his best man), "hasn't got an ounce of showbiz in him".
Has an HGV license.
Owns various fast cars (Aston Martin Vantages, etc.).
Writes articles for CAR (a British car magazine).
Education: Newcastle University, Newcastle, UK (electrical engineering); Oxford University, Oxford, UK (electrical engineering)
Races (and also crashes) his Aston Martins in the Aston Martins Owners club series.
His wife, Sunetra Sastry, is a make-up artist.
Attended Cathedral Chorister School, Durham with Tony Blair.
He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Comedy Performance in 1982 for the 1981 season.
Once crashed his MacLaren F1, a supercar valued at more than $1,000,000, into the back of a stationary Mini Metro, valued at around $600. The damage was not severe.
He was one of the guests at Prince Charles' and Camilla Parker-Bowles' wedding.
Has publicly opposed the British Labour government's plans to introduce new legislation on incitement to racial hatred, arguing that it would undermine free speech and thought (even citing the possible development of mind-reading technology), and that such measures would make political satire - which he considers seminal in a democracy - unworkable.
People think because I can make them laugh on the stage, I'll be able to make them laugh in person. That isn't the case at all. I am essentially a rather quiet, dull person who just happens to be a performer.
PS: Vote for PHIL STACEY!!!
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
CHELSEA beat ARSENAL 2-1 :)
Mon, 26th Feb 2007
Carling Cup Final at the Millennium Stadium
John Terry was carried off with a shocking head injury having surprised everyone by starting the game as Chelsea won the League Cup for the fourth time.
Didier Drogba scored both goals, and the game finished 10 v 9 after two Arsenal players and substitute John Mikel Obi were sent off for a stoppage time brawl. Chelsea also hit the crossbar twice.
Arsenal started with Baptiste picking up Makelele whenever he had possession. Chelsea started by slipping on the greasy surface.
First Lampard then Terry went down, the latter allowing Arsenal to get into Chelsea's area. Bridge cleared but Fabregas returned with a worthy shot which Cech saved well diving low to his right.
Both sides managed early chinks of openings, and Terry had to be sharp in an interception which Ballack tidied up with a wonderful first-touch to Bridge to clear again.
Cech had to be at his world class best after 10 minutes when Arsenal built an attack from a throw in their own half after the ball had got away from Shevchenko, Baptiste's shot heading for the corner, and the goalkeeper turned it outside the post with a majestic dive and sweep of his arm.
But Arsenal scored from the corner. Drogba headed out, Walcott claimed possession and played the ball into Diaby on the edge of the area who threaded a return pass into the area for Walcott to burst through and slot a confident shot past Cech into the far corner. It was his first goal for Arsenal.
It took Drogba eight minutes to equalise. Ballack provided the defence splitting pass, and the centre-forward ran on alone as Arsenal claimed offside and he was confident too, nutmegging Almunia with his firm shot after delaying to pick his spot. It was his 27th Chelsea goal of the season and his third against Arsenal at Cardiff.
Both sides continued to look dangerous when attacking. Terry, however, was beginning to find his game after a slow start.
The first booking of the game went to Denilson for tripping Essien who had beaten him. Essien showed rare emotion by smacking the ground in frustration as he had worked his way into space.
But Essien then suffered his own booking for flying into a sliding tackle recklessly on Baptiste who required treatment. Again, his problem was his feet went from underneath him just before he challenged.
Arsenal's swift passing play allowed them to get into a number of one-on-one running situations, and Chelsea's tackling had to be precise and swift. Carvalho, as ever, was outstanding at this. Behind him, Cech was outstanding with his handling.
In contrast, when Diarra and Bridge got forward to give width, Chelsea looked dangerous, but too often the ball was lost before a wide position could be worked. Being caught offside six times had broken up play as well. However, Diarra in the first truly big game of his career was giving a good account of himself.
Arsenal had slightly the edge of first-half play, but the plus for Chelsea was the form of Ballack who enjoyed arguably his best 45 minutes yet in a Chelsea shirt.
Mourinho sent Robben out for the second-half in place of Makelele and switched to 4-3-3. Robben took up post on the right touchline and within two minutes had sprinted past three challenges and so nearly set up Shevchenko.
But Arsenal created a real chance a minute later with a quick free-kick, and a pass inside Diarra for Diaby to get through one-on-one with Cech. Once again the goalkeeper was outstanding, swooping to his left to turn the shot away for a corner.
Arsenal were confident. Carvalho was booked for a trip on Aliadiere just outside the area, and although Chelsea's wall blocked Baptiste's shot, the ball wasn't cleared and Fabregas was a hair's breadth wide with his shot.
Robben had another run and turned inside Traoré before shooting only a little wide and high, but Diarra blocked Diaby's next run when beaten and became Chelsea's third booking.
Eleven minutes into the half, after another Robben sortie, Chelsea won their first corner of the game, and from it Terry dived for a loose ball and received a horrendous kick in the face. The immediate response of players from both sides to get medical staff and stretchers on stressed the seriousness of it, and he was finally stretchered away after six minutes with an oxygen mask and a head brace.
In the stand, England manager Steve McClaren left his seat to be downstairs when his captain was taken away.
Mourinho withdrew Essien to central defence and sent on Mikel in holding midfield.
Robben switched flanks and posed problems along the left. Wenger took off Traoré and sent on Eboué, switching Hoyte to the left. The Arsenal manager must have liked the look of Robben. Two minutes later he sent on his own winger Hleb for injured Diaby. Maybe he wanted someone to run at the already booked Diarra.
But in between Drogba had got away from Senderos, onside this time, from Diarra's excellent through pass and his angled shot brought a diving half-stop from Almunia who was able to scramble across and finish the job.
Robben opened up play again after 72 minutes, and fed Lampard inside him who from over 30 yards shaped up and packed a right-footed special over Almunia and with a thud against the bar. It was a moment of sheer Lampard brilliance.
Chelsea had a lucky escape when Touré raced forward late to gain an unchallenged header from a corner, but from just outside the six yard box put it over.
But as the last 10 minutes started Chelsea had a good run of play, attacking especially up the left, and it climaxed with Robben's cross and Drogba's towering header above Senderos into the far corner of the net. It was a goal which summed up his immeasurable power, athleticism and ability.
Minutes later Bridge served Robben the chance to run at Touré but the Ivorian defended brilliantly. However, his compatriot Eboue was not so technically adept and blocked the winger on the next attack, receiving Arsenal's second booking.
With two minutes left on the clock Shevchenko sprinted on to Drogba's square touch and hammered a savage shot against Almunia's bar. That would have been game, set and match.
As it was, Arsenal kept coming forward and had seven minutes stoppage time to get back into the game. But Cech was just so brilliant in coming off his line to intercept high balls into the box.
Four minutes into stoppage time an unbelievable brawl was started by Touré with Mikel. Everyone got involved including the two managers who ran on to the pitch. Touré completely lost his cool and both players were sent off. Adebayor went too for elbowing Bridge in the proceedings.
Adebayor had to be restrained as he stormed away.
Yellow cards for Lampard and Fabregas were also delivered.
The final whistle went after 12 minutes of stoppage time. José Mourinho's Chelsea has now won five trophies in two-and-a-half years.
Arsenal (4-2-3-1) Almunia; Hoyte, Touré (c), Senderos, Traoré (Eboué 66); Denilson, Fabregas; Walcott, Baptiste, Diabi (Hleb 68); Aliadiere (Adebayor 80).
Scorers Walcott (11).
Sent off Touré (90+5), Adebayor (90+5)
Booked Denilson (28), Eboué (87), Fabregas (90+5).
Chelsea (4-1-2-1-2) Cech; Diarra, Carvalho, Terry (c) (Mikel 62), Bridge; Makelele (Robben h-t); Essien, Lampard; Ballack; Shevchenko (Kalou 90+8), Drogba.
Scorers Drogba (19, 83).
Sent off Mikel (90+5).
Booked Essien (35), Carvalho (48), Diarra (51), Lampard (90+5).
Friday, February 23, 2007
After that, we met up with Amanda and set off for Putrajaya. Haha I really dont't know why my mom always insists on bringing the Japs to Putrajaya. It's really pretty and all, but there's nothing there =_=. But we still managed to make the best out of the trip o_O Hahaha Amanda felt so dejected cause she was always the one taking the photos.
Later, we went to the Eye on Malaysia (before that, i always thought it was eye of malaysia... which makes more sense to me...). We were supposed to meet up with Tzu Ken, Ze Yen, Jia Min, Sabrina and their jap students...but when we reached the Eye, we found out that everyone was still at home. So, in the end, we went up on the thing with Sabrina...who was actually in the carriage(??) next to ours. Haha it was kind of a letdown, we all got pretty much bored after 1 round =_=. We ended up looking at the pretty little waves....
Us + Sabrina and gang
haha ken's balls...
Later, we went for dinner at Lake Club where we got tons of food and shared it with each other. Then we went to Chinatown, where Hiro and Yu bought tons of football jerseys which they wore for the remainder of their stay o_O
When we got back home, we got them to try a ton of Malaysian fruits like jackfruit, dragonfruit, papaya, mango, dukun, mangosteen, rambutan, guava, can't remember what else...and of course... xDWhen he first smelt it...
And finally laughing at each other after they ate it xD Haha Yu and Hiro were really sporting compared to previous years. Plus, Yu has great facial expressions.
Their favourite was mangosteen o_O. And there's still one more thing I'm still feeling a bit guilty about... when we tricked them into eating cili padi. Haha since they didn't believe us after the whole durian debacle, Amanda and I agreed to it along with them..
Getting ready to eat cili padi
(like hell i'm gonna)
I guess we should have stopped them from CHEWING IT THROUGHLY
Haha this was their initial reaction. I shall not post any pics about what happened later (cause i'm so nice). It took nearly 15 minutes for them to stop fanning their mouths. They used lots of water, ice and ice cream xD. Haha after everything, they asked me for some cili padi to give to their friends. I happily obliged them.
10 February 2007 (Saturday)
In the morning, we brought them up to the Petronas Twin Tower Sky Bridge. (Pic below o_O). Haha the day befored we managed to convince Hiro and Yu that we were going to the Sky Bridge for bunjee jumping and they freaked out. Summore when we were at the sky bridge, the tour guy made a joke about bunjee jumping...but the only words Hiro and Yu caught were bunjee jumping, and they started giving weird shocked stares at each other. I guess they thought we were serious about the bunjee jumping. Hahaha
Meh, then later we went around KLCC cause both of them were still souvenir shopping...haha when we were at shome Chinese New Year stage, my mom made them take a picture on a beca.
After lunch and some more shopping, we left for Batu Caves. But we didn't know they already went there....this is how we found out.. when we were climbing up:
Ken(or someone): Hey, how many steps are there?
Amanda(i think): I dunno, 200, 300 something?
Elizabeth (?): I think 271 or something.
Then we asked them whether they'd been there before...and they said yea, on wednesday =_=. But they didn't mind going again o_O. Haha inside, Elizabeth and I tried scaring away a monkey. And the result...One pissed off monkey. We were seriously getting ready to run. Haha then later we went to the Tian Hou Gong temple... at least that's what I think it's called.
When we went inside the actualy temple, we did the fortune telling thing...i have no idea what it's called. Haha this is what Hiro got:
If you think that's bad, look at Yu's:
He really looks like me in this pic o_O. Anyway, after we told them what their fortunes meant, all they did was laugh at each other xD. I got "Blessing of a Guardian Angel" haha. After that, we headed over to some terrapin pond.
Terrorising innocent terrapins.
Okay, in the morning, we brought them to Lake Club for dim sum. Yu had to wear some weirdo batik shirt cause he was wearing a collarless football jersey o_O. Then we headed back to school for the closing ceremony.
The Chinese modern dance performed by Amrit, Jason, Chin Weng, Keng Yew and Chung tsang XD
Puan Rokiah dancing. hahahhahah
The Japanese basara.
Hiro and his friends trying to spread the joy of cili padi....by stuffing it into a custard pie or something.
And feeding it to this guy.
Haha right before they left, Hiro and Yu finished all the cili padi i gave them. They just kept offering it around and so many people just took it and ate it. o_O So i can;t be blamed directly!! Haha i can't post any pics of them cause i'll feel bad xD
Yeah, then after that they left!! It was really fun...in my opinion, the host students i had this year were a lot friendlier and more sporting.
If there's anything i missed out, you guys go post it!
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Mum: Snake cursed my child
By CLARA CHOOI
IPOH: Twenty-five years ago, a pregnant mother found a snake in her vegetable farm and beat it to death.
Kim Lan was not like any other child; she possessed extraordinarily flexible limbs.
And the way she would flick her tongue out regularly like a snake does led people to nickname her “Snake Girl.”
Today, Kim Lan sits tied to a chair all day at the Ipoh Handicap Children’s Welfare Home at Jalan Haji Eusoff here.
This has been her abode over the past two years.
If her hands are untied, she would instinctively remove her clothes as to her, the clothing restricts her “movements.”
The home’s chairman Cheong Kok Leong, said doctors have described Kim Lan’s condition as “soft bones” but her mother remains unconvinced – believing that it was due to the curse of the snake she had killed.
He said Kim Lan, one of the 71 residents of the home set up in 1999 to give voluntary care to the mentally and physically challenged, would hiss and stick her tongue out at people and curl her hands and feet into unusual positions.
The home had some visitors recently – 20 students from Olympia College.
The college’s Executive Business Club organised the visit to donate over RM500 worth of adult pampers, food, clothing and toiletries to the home.
During the visit, a man dressed up as the God of Prosperity distributed mandarin oranges.
going for badminton interzone tmr!! best of luck to you and me! XD
R (Chelsea Chelsea)