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Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Radio killed the video star

i've been listening to a lot of radio recently. that should come as no suprise as i spend most of my time at the factory rather than in front of the telly. so radio is my main source of entertainment other than my fellow colleagues. believe me....radio is waaayyyyyy fine.
but since listening more to radio...i've gotten quite bored of it. i've now noticed that most radio stations recycle their playlist every damn single day. come on laaa....aku ingat hitz fm je yang buat. i used to and still listen to mix fm...but their stuff is also recycleable daily. don't believe me? try listening in at around 7+ in the morning and u're bound to hear enrique's song....apanamatah...punya aku menyampah...aku tak ingat title lagunya.
so i tried my luck at red94.9. their playlist is quite good except for one thing.....come on laaa....hip hop at 7.30?? i'm not rascist....but afro-american music just doesn't catch on to me. especially at 7.30 am. pagi2 dah nak menjerit2....apa ke halnya....
so then i moved on to Radio 4...yesss..that radio 4, the one beaming out from angkasapuri, the centre of national propaganda. the songs they play are kinda cool....with the green man and scam boy to entertain me while i curse at the traffic jam at the shah alam roundabout. but too much of radio 4 made me notice one thing....they too are guilty of recycling their playlist. dulu pagi2 around 7.15 i can bet ur ass they'll play "Hey Ya" by Outkast. no doubt...i'm guilty of liking this song too....but too much of shaking like a polaroid picture can do harm to the ears.
skang trend dah tukar....now confirm they'll play 'here without u" by 3 doors down. ughhhh...and i too used to love that song.....&*@#
so i'm back at square one, which happens to be mix fm. actually, radio 4 is the best that they can offer now coz they offer different ranges of music and they cut down on the jumpin black dudes songs...wheww...
i love the way radio stations like to suprise me with an old song that i haven't heard for ages. take for example, last week...when i heard 'Nothing compares 2 u' by sinead o'connor. mannnn...i haven't heard that one in ages so it was really great singing along like a mad man in the car. pedulik hapa aku what the other guy in the car says....
dulu...the best malaysian radio could offer was WOW fm, the epitome of coolness on the airwaves. alass... as usual all good things come to a quick end here in malaysia, so the radio station is now best heard in the chinese language...yayyyyyy....
so now what? well...it's a choice between mix and radio 4. tolong la ada station baru to challenge this people. maybe i should open a radio station myself...hehehe.....nahhh..nanti aku overplay U2 songs...aku pulak yang menyampah nanti. so suggest me a new station....hmmmm..sekali sekala layan era boleh tahan jugak....vote for nana!!
shit....i can't believe i typed that...

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Sunday, April 04, 2004

80's Icon of the Month - Michael Jordan

with another month comes another icon. this time i won't keep it late. hope i'm not even though it's already the 4th. biasalah....aku orang melayu...hehhehe
this month i'll be giving my tribute to probably the greatest ever player to grace the basketball courts, Mike Jordan. maybe u're not a sports fan let alone a basketball fan, but u must have heard of this name. he was possibly the first walking advert ever, the icon of commercialism and marketing. people wanted what he weared, drinked what he sweated (in the Gatorade ad, he sweated Gatorade, thus the tag-line...Is it in you?, even wanted to smell like him. (he launched his own line of perfume in the late 90's). yesss..michael jordan....the walking icon.
he started out his NBA career at the Chicago Bulls as a rookie in 1984, where he was the 3nd choice in the NBA draft, possibly the biggest blunder ever made. but i guess it was destiny for the Bulls, as he transformed a team who struggled in the league to 6 times NBA champion. it was really the 90's that trully showed what Jordan can achieve. he was the star of the Bulls in the 80's and the team was built around him. that team showed its class as it won 3 consecutive NBA titles from '91 to '93.
in the 80's it was all about jordan's shoes. Nike was Michael Jordan and his line of air jordans was one of the most sort after basketball shoes. i personally never owned an Air jordan, but seeing one for the first time when my cousin came back from the States in 1990, it was like this awe. i think it was Air jordan V....couldn't recall.
when u played basketball at school, all u wanted to be was like Mike. he was the scorer, the dribbler and the defender. all in one package. and don't forget the tongue-wagging....a trademark of Jordan and something i myself have been guilty of emulating...hehehhe..berangan nak jadi michael jordan....ok la tuh.
i didn't really like michael jordan when i was in school. ye laaa..having the underdog culture in me, his Chicago Bulls was kinda like Manchester united now....hehhe...sorry for that. somehow, u knew that everytime he touches the ball, he's gonna score. that was what was scary about him. his determination and hunger for success makes him the legend that he is.
he retired 3 times from the NBA. 1st was in '93 where he tried unsuccessfully in a career in baseball. then came back in 95 to win another 3 NBA championship ring. then he retired in 99 but came back in 2001 to help the washington wizards. now he finally retired in 2002, where he failed to help the wizards into the playoffs. even though his last days in the NBA wasn't that rosy, u couldn't take anything away from him and all his championship rings. he was the true legend, they even have a statue of him outside the United Centre in Chicago, where the Bulls play their home games. underneath the statue, it read,
"The best there ever was. The best there ever will be"
Nuff said.

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The search continues...

last tuesday i went to another interview. it's a follow-up to my 1st interview with Emerson process management. second interview....i wouldn't be guilty if i felt a wee bit of confidence, rite? so that's what i thought...
turns out it was one of the worst interviews i went thru. i was grilled like the roasted chicken at Kenny Roger's. but being used to this type of pressure, i just kept my chin up and smiled. SCREW YOU, that was what was going thru my mind. i knew this guy for just 5 minutes, and already i'm hating him. talk about first impressions....
so another job interview gone.....2 down, how many more to go? all this while keeping my nerve on my current job. sort of a double life, u could say. weekends are the only time i have to apply for any job offerings. itupun if i'm in the mood. kalau malas, another week goes by.
a friend gave me a link to this website where u type ur name and birthdate and it tells u what jobs will be suitable according to the western and chinese zodiac. i don't usually buy this sort of stuff, but what it says is kinda true. it says i'm more suitable for a everchanging environment, meaning i should go for a sales or advertising job. hmmmm..advertising. it sounds kinda cool, but wayyyyyyyy off from what i studied. i don't see myself pursuading anyone to buy anything. i can't even pursuade myself to choose something to buy. camne nak jual kat orang? i am my own critic. i'm critical of almost everything......so go figure.
whatever the case, i'm still buying the saturday edition of the Star to keep me occupied. i don't believe in jobstreet, just another false medium to give me false hope. if u got a job thru them....congratulations, i say.
i just emailed a few applications myself just now. let's hope another one hits...

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