Saturday, May 31, 2008

Sepak Raga Bulatan

Whenever Malaysians in Lancaster are having a function outside the building, we will always took the opportunity to test our skills in sepak raga bulatan. Watch this video (taken early this month during the BBQ) to see how 'skillful' we are. Just ignore the guy in red shirt, though.

Malam Lambaian Nostalgia 2008

Today we had the annual Malam Lambaian Nostalgia 2008 where we celebrated those who are going to graduate soon this year. The dress theme is summer so everyone is wearing a bright and colourful dress. I've been asked to conduct Kuiz Nostalgia and I wish I could be the participant instead as some of the prizes on offer are really brilliant! In the end I think everyone is enjoying the day, especially my wife since she won three prizes for the quiz, lucky draw (which she has never won one before) and best dress (again, her first!).

Fourth Monkey

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Picture of a happy face

Ilyas just came back from his friend's birthday party. Judging from his smiling but sweaty face, he's definitely enjoying it to the max!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Countries driving on the left or right side of the road

I found this picture on wikipedia. Those countries in red are driving on the right side of the road. Those in blue are driving on the left side of the road. Interesting.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Valencia CF

I bought another shirt from Sports World. This time it is a special edition Valencia shirt to commemorate their first league championship in 1941-1942 where they scored 85 goals in 26 matches. The price is £22 and I pretty much like its simple design. Too bad they finished 10th in the league.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Specially for Chelsea fans :)

Funnily enough, this picture was forwarded to me by a Chelsea fan :)


Manchester United became kings of Europe for the third time on a night of high drama and emotion in Moscow as they beat Chelsea 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time.
(Source from

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Conquerclub new maps

Just as I finished all 80 maps on offer at the Conquerclub, they added another 8.. *sigh*. Back to battle plan!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dailygammon one to one standings

I have been playing backgammon among my friends for quite some time now. The most regular opponent is Idlan who is in Colchester now, but since she lost her password, we are stuck at the 12th game where I am leading 24 to 23 (so close!). I am also dueling with two PhD students here in Lancaster, Kevin Martin (who teaches me how to play backgammon and who still consistently beaten me online although I have won against him three times in a row during our Monday session) and Steve Kong. I am also dueling (or shall I say trashing, hehe) Jun who is currently in Malaysia. You can see all the results here.

Birthday party in the summer

Today Ilyas dan Maisarah are attending Anis' birthday party at her house, just outside the university. The weather is nice so the children are having fun outdoors.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Centenario Inter

I went to the Sports World store today and since most of the European leagues are towards the end or already ended, there are plenty of football shirts on sale. There are also Euro 2008 shirts but they are all still expensive, each national shirt costs around £36. There is a nice PSG shirt but since they are fifth from bottom in the French Ligue 1 I'm not entirely fancy it. Then I came across this Inter Milan shirt, which is currently celebrating their century, and it's on sale for just £22 (The retail price is £45)! Since Inter Milan is currently top of the Serie A, it is indeed a fitting companion to my Manchester United shirt.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mission Accomplished!

After 546 attempts, I have finally managed to win all 80 maps in the ConquerClub. The last map is the largest, which is the Conquer Man. I won all the maps with a Standard or Terminator setting with an exception of Doodle Earth where I managed to win on the Assassin setting. Now to take it easy and start focusing on the Lancaster League, ermm I mean my PhD study :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Conquerclub Lancaster League

I have started a Conquerclub Lancaster League among friends and family here in the UK. There are 7 players in the first league and points are awarded like the F1 system where the winner gets 10 points followed by 8 points and so on. There are 10 maps for each league and currently the first league is down to the last one. Whoever win this map has the potential to win the league. The second league has concluded and my wife is the winner. She is such a good strategist. We are currently on the third and fourth league now. You can see all the standings here.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My new website

I have a new website at At the moment there is nothing there, just a few pictures and several links. I'm going to update the site when I'm free. At the moment I'm terribly busy, but not too busy to occasionally update this blog!

Ilyas loses his first tooth

Before (few days ago)

After (today)

Funny thing is, we couldn't find his loose tooth. He's probably swallowed it while having his lunch :)

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Sparta Rotterdam

My friend, Idlan went to a conference in Rotterdam, Holland and I asked her to buy me a football shirt, any football shirt. The package arrived today and I am quite pleased with the shirt. The tag says it originally cost 55 euro but has been reduced to 12.50 euro instead. Another bargain!