Monday, December 10, 2007

LIMA 2007: Red Arrows

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

LIMA 2007

Surya Kiran flyby
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Saturday, October 06, 2007

My First Born Son

Jadd Husain bin Mohd Taqiyuddin
born on 4th October 2007, weighing 2.5 kg
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Saturday, August 25, 2007

malaysian international fireworks competition

team global's friday 24th show
t'was kewl. i'm thinking og going there for the japanese show on 30th and maybe the conclusion if i could make it.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

the little trainthat could

choo! choo!
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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

kl tower

Went to KL tower yesterday. It was morning, at about half past eight. I was driving around town without much to do, so i decided to see what the view is like in the tower. I've never been there before and I think this is also true for most KL-ites. We dismiss local atractions and pines to be someplace far away like the eiffel tower or pisa. I bet those parisien would rather die than be seen gawking on the eiffel.
So anyway, i drove up the bukit nenas (is it bukit nenas?) to the base of the tower. There's not much people just yet, it still is very early for visitors to start flocking the area (at least i thought so). Walked up into the base building and notices that people are moving about preparing for the day. The cleaners attending to the tower maintenence, the guards moping around looking bored or having conversation about football.
I looked about for the ticket counter or anything that resembles a starting point for me to get passes to get up the tower. Of course there aren't any since everybody was busy minding their early morning tasks and rituals. After looking around, i found the lifts, and proceeded to embark on it. It took me straight to the observation deck without a problem.
The view was nice. It was a bit overcast but the sun manages to shine through. Mists could be seen filling the valleys of far away hills. I wish the deck is open air, then I could take in the morning air and feel the breeze (bad idea though).
I managed to take a few snaps of KLCC before i decided to take a walk around the deck and soak up the rest of KL scene. This was when i stumbled upon the security. I ignored him at first. And continued to snap more pictures. Then i heard him address me. 'mister, your not supposed to be here. It's 8:30 am, we're not accepting visitors until after 9am. How did you get up here?' says the security guard. My reply was 'Uhh... i took the lift?'.
He excorted me down and said that i could come back up at 9am, after purchasing the Rm20 ticket. I nodded and offered some weak excuses and went off away. I didn't get back up. Maybe some other time.
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re-visited bukit tabor this morning

It was a long walk. I felt sick along the way. It feels like i'm going to puke after ten steps or so. That was why i had to stop every few minutes climb. Everytime i stopped, i would think to myself that i'll have to turn back. And everytime i've caught my breath, i'll push forward for a few minutes more. Then it's that same thought again. Maybe i felt sick because i didn't have proper breakfast. But even being rather sick, i did managed to reach the point where i last climbed the hill.
It took me two hours. I think i did it in about an hour the last time. But it was with a group of mountaineers. Fit young lads and lasses. It'd make me look bad if i can't catch up. This time around, i went off alone. Primarily to test my memory of the hill path. It was real easy. The path is well travelled. You can't miss it. There might be a point or two where you might get confused on which way to go, but if you're carefull enough, you'll find the way.
Along the way, i stumbled upon other trekkers. They're mostly chinese guys and girls. Some with buddies, most with their family. They have a culture of enjoying trekking. I've seen old grand dads and grand moms walk up steep paths. They train their body well. The last group i met are students from UIA. They say that they've look upon the tabor peaks for so long that they have this urge to conquer it. To travel up and look at their university from a different angle. Energetic bunch and polite too.
It was already about 10 o'clock when i reached my goal. It was already hot. No cool winds blew at that time. All mists and dews are already burned off by the sunlight. I sat, and looked and pondered. I tooked a snap or two of the dam lake below. It was scenic, but nothing to shout about. No matter, i was there pathfinding, not really to get good captures. After about a few minutes, i started my trek back down.
It was rather uneventfull. A boring walk down hill. My legs are already tired. Its harder to stop, and my steps felt less sure. But i manage without incident. Well, maybe just one, i slipped on pebbles and soft ground and landed squarely on my buttocks. That was on the path a neared to the base.
It took me an hour to walk down. It was a slow walk. I did a lot more thinking than walking. Looking for a safe place to put my foot down. Checking for good things to grab hold. I reached the base at about 11 o'clock.
The first time i climbed up, it was to catch the sun rise. But we were not lucky. The weather was quite overcast. All we get to see was pockets of lights trying its best to penetrate dark rain clouds. Maybe i'll go there again, before dawn. And hopefully catch a good sun rise.
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Monday, April 09, 2007

berdebar-debar hatinya

there's this thing about the movie ali setan. i can't quite put it into words. every time i hear that signature opening theme i felt nostalgic. tooo noooo nooo noo noo nooooo... tooo nooo noo neeee neeee... dalam kehidupan ini, yang terindah..

i was six when the movie came out. i was probably seven when it was shown on tv. the movie was never meant for my generation. yet, most of my friends love it.


tiny little person

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Sunday, April 01, 2007


bob and hazrin got married the other day.
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Sunday, March 25, 2007


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Thursday, March 22, 2007

disaster just a click away

lately, every time i discovered a bug or a typo i did on my programming, fear grips me. How easy it is for that simple typo or bug to have drained my time if it were missed.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

the bread that nobody wanted

I bought a turkey bread yesterday. I bought one whole loaf of it for everyone. I brought it home, and placed it on the kitchen counter with the rest of the breads. I hoped the bread would be loved. Equally, or maybe more, by the whole family. I hoped so because, that bread is a special bread. It was made with love. It was kneaded with care and passion. It contains turkey. That was why it is a special bread.
I came home today, i wanted to have some of it. To feel the love, the passion, that the baker put into it. I wanted to feel alive. To have the bread fill this emptiness inside me. To make me whole again. Yet, before i managed to do so, i changed my mind. Maybe that was a mistake. Maybe i should have gone to it despite all the circumstances. Maybe i should have more courage, and claim it to be mine.
Now, the bread lies on the kitchen counter. Alone. Unwanted. The love. The passion. Wasted.
Do you know how it feels? Do you know how it is like? To be brought into this world. Through an act of love. An act of passion. But yet, upon arriving, you found out that you are unwanted? that you will be discarded?
My heart sank when i heard those words. "We don't like it. It's the turkey. We don't like turkeys in our bread. Take it somewhere else, or eat it yourself."
I hope, with all my heart, that the bread will forgive us. I will take it with me tomorrow, and i wish it will be welcomed in the new family.

Monday, March 19, 2007


terasa cam nak layan balik.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

parking parking

Went to the office today. Turns out that the security guard is not around. The gate is chained and pad-locked. So much for getting the demo ready.

Demo. We'll be having a demo for our client this coming monday. Top guy from the client will be checking out our progress. So everybody is getting things done, integrating stuf, building mock-ups to show to the representative. But amazingly, i don't feel pressured like i should.

300. I so want to watch that.

Pregnant. My wife is already pregnant. 10 weeks. Come october, i'll be a father. Hopefully i'll be as kewl as orked's dad. Although i don't like football that much.

I'm currently parked right outside of my office, waiting for the security to come back from home. I should feel guilty for having the fella come here to open the gates. But thankfully, there's a colleague of mine waiting along with me too. Parked next to me, and surfing the web via the office wireless accesible from the outside. We'll share the guilt. If any. I think the security should've not left the premises anyway. Not that i mind if they skip work once in a while. Not my dad's company at least. Hope the stuff in the office is insured.

I've not been writing lately. Probably because there's nothing to publicize. publicize.

How's married life? People would ask me. The normal things that we often hear is that, with marriage, comes great responsibilities. That's the burden of marriage. You are still you. You are still the same person as the one in your shoes, a day before marriage. You are that same dude that flunked engineering back in 1999. You are that same dude that got caught watching porn in the high school library. You are that same person who throws tantrums because your sister didn't want to share her chocolate. You are still all that. Yet now, you need to be diligent, punctual, thoughtful, patient, psychic, able to scale vertical walls, shoot webs from the forearm and able to leap from a skyscraper to a skyscraper. Spiderman 3 should have the motto 'With marriage, comes great responsibility'. Peter Parker did marry Mary Jane in the last movie.

A week or so ago, i went to a wedding, sat next to a couple, whom soon to be married. While waiting for the ceremony to begin, the guy asked me 'any tips for me? i'm getting married in 3 weeks!'. I was stunned by his request. For a few seconds, i can't scrape anything in my mind. So i said to him 'left down, left down, right down, right down'. An advice that'll surely make Mr Miyagi proud.

'But you're not making any sense taqi!?' says my faithfull blog reader.

Well, no, that was not what i said. But i wish i would've told him something about responsibility. Something about how you'll never be you again. You can try, but you will fail.

As Mr Miyagi would have said, "left down, left down, right down, right down'. It was simple, it was tedious. That's the whole thing about responsibility and growing up. We have to go through life bit by bit. Take up responsibility little by little. But those little things might overwhelm you, as it comes in droves.But hopefully, at the end of the day, we will be a better person. and able to shoot web from our arms.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Children of Men!

Watch it! i love it so.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The famed cewek bandung

This particular speciment is the upper class ones
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Them and Us

They call mineral water aqua as we call hot chocolate milo.
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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007


cheesy yes.
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Saturday, February 10, 2007

in persuit of happyness

Saw that movie last night. It was one of those movies that made me think about life, the universe and everything.

One of the thing that catches my attention was when the protagonist laments about the phrase 'Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' in US of A's declaration of independence. He points out the genius of Thomas Jefferson for including the word 'pursuit' in the phrase, saying that Tom must've been very wise to understand the elusiveness of happiness.

Now comes the part where i tell you all to stop pursuing an ever greater material wealth and be contented with what you already have.

Monday, February 05, 2007

s curve

klcc park kiddie pool.
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sky scrapers

just wanted to put this up.
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Saturday, February 03, 2007


I was in butterworth for the last two weeks. I'll be going there for another week, next week. It is a part of the management's effort to speed up development for another project. I was asked to help with the system's interfacing modules. Tell you the truth, it is quite a hard task to do as I am hardly familiar with the system and it's legacy program. It gets me tense at times. But it feels rather refreshing nonetheless that I get to get away for a moment from my current tasks as it was getting dull. Plus, the people in the penang project are a fun lot.
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Sunday, January 28, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, GO!

mari kita compile!
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Sunday, January 21, 2007

h ,h j

hng ngom hip. yht [iojykifg; phhont'
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Friday, January 19, 2007

Naik kapal

blue skies and awan
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Is it a tabla?

I can't put thoughts into her head.
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I wish i have brains so that i could learn to do stuff...

Having lived in the city for thousand of years, the city pigeon have learned to camoflage themselves againts the grey stone pavement.
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Thursday, January 18, 2007


I have this disease. I believe that people are bad. I believe that everything they do is motivated by selfishness. I believe that when a person have nothing to offer to them, then, that person will be valueless and forgotten. I believe it to be so, because i do it too.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Norhisham kawin

Selamat Pengantin Baru!
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

a little something from greece

a clock tower on the isle of hydra.

everything is so blue.
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