Thursday, February 28, 2008

Loh Gwo Burne for Keadilan, Kelana Jaya

PREVIOUS UPDATE! The day before the Elections...
My blog from 7th March 2008

UPDATE! The day after the Elections!
Results are here ... And photos of Kelana Jaya too!

Who's Gwo Burne?

Personal Details
Name: Loh Gwo Burne
Date of Birth: 26 February 1974
Place of Birth: London, United Kingdom

To keep moving forward. Be revolutional and evolutional in approaches.A strong believer in justice and integrity. Fully committed to fighting corruption and crime !

Poi Lam (Sekolah Rendah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina) Primary School, Ipoh
ACS Secondary School, Singapore
We were hostel-mates at Oldham Hall, Singapore!
University of Hull (LLB Hon, United Kingdom)
China University of Political Science and Law (LLM, Beijing, China)


Some excerpts from his BLOGspot ...

To the High Office of the Citizens of Kelana Jaya (P104),

I wish to categorically put to rest the many rumours that have been circulating with regard to my candidature in Kelana Jaya.

Yes, I am a fresh rookie and yes I am contesting against a veteran politician and "NO" I was not given this Parliamentary seat as a reward for coming out in the open with the Lingam video, or that my father has paid PKR to be allowed to contest.

So allow me to explain further, throughout our childhood and now into our adulthood, my siblings and I have been indoctrinated into speaking up and standing up for the truth. Our family is opposed to the gross corruption and dishonesty that we are faced with day to day in Malaysia. It was in this light that we took a decision to come out in the open and expose the current state of the judiciary. The expose came with a personal risk not just for me but my family.

Given the current culture of BN of cover up, con and spin, I would like to throw out this challenge to Lee Hwa Beng, would he have testified against VT Lingam and bring to the forefront the state of the judiciary in this nation, if he was in my place?

I wish to verify that I am contesting this seat on my own accord and I preferred a constituency in an urban area rather than one in a rural area. My upbringing being mostly in Ipoh, Subang and Kuala Lumpur. I feel confident that I will be able to well represent the Malaysian urbanites, in particular the people of Kelana Jaya as I have a good understanding of urban living.

I wish to say that I belong to the New Generation of Malaysians, who are prepared to stand up and take risks for the love of our country. We young Malaysians who are tired of the constant corruption, nepotism and lack of accountability in the civil service. Now we say enough is enough, we say that we want more respectability and pride for the citizens of this Nation.

We stand for a better Malaysia where Honesty, Integrity and Accountability will prevail.I know that PKR is a good platform for me, for it will allow me the freedom to speak up and be the voice of the people in Kelana Jaya when they elect me. I know that under the capable and competent leadership of Dato Seri Anwar Ibrahim, I can be moulded to be a good custodian of Public Interest.

If I win this election I will setup a permanent office in Kelana Jaya to serve the Rakyat in this constituency. I will address all issues according to facts and justice.I do recognise that of utmost importance is the effectiveness of the administration.

So to you my bosses, the people of Kelana Jaya, I humbly ask you to allow me to serve your needs and speak up for you in Parliament, for I am young, full of energy, enthusiasm, initiative.

To you I bring, my international experience accumulated over the years of my working career, to you I promise to serve to the best of my ability.So I look forward to your vote of confidence.

In your service and your humble public servant to be.
Loh Gwo Burne

Ps. My favourite quote ...
"I studied in Sunway College so I'm quite comfortable with Kelana Jaya,” said Loh.


Really nice Sabahan plate spotted in Port Klang ... SS1D ... looks like 'SID'? Maybe that's his name!

BMW used by Royal Malaysian Customs

You can spot this BMW Kastam (Customs) car in Port Klang ... rather regularly!

Mango Mania @ Bangsar

Add: 36 Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, KL
Tel: +603 2283 6899
My previous visit here

One has to be patient with the service here though, the cashier was slow in processing my card, and they seemed really 'BLUR' about what we ordered. Usually bringing us an item we ordered with another totally random item that we didn't ... hmm, not sure why!

The cakes didn't have the WOW factor ... RM$7.90 and RM$8.90. And they were small!

Cube Cube Mango (RM$14.90 - ouch!) ... a LOT of mango in a smoothie like drink!
We also tried a Mango Madness (RM$9.90), as well as a couple of Yoghurt Smoothies (RM$12 each). No complaints in general, but not particularly satisfying too.

Nevertheless, a nice pleasant cafe environment, well air-conditioned, not too busy ... and just a good place to catch up.

Whikeroom Bilique, Bangsar - Relaunched!

Congratulations to the Whikeroom Bilique team :-)
Previous party at Bilique!

Yummy lamb, tofu and more! Washed down with Carlsberg of course ...

Add: Whikeroom Bilique @ 34 & 36A, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, Bangsar
Tel: +603 2287 3436

Sauvignon Blanc - Clifford Bay and Kim Crawford

Starting to really appreciate Sauvignon Blancs from Marlborough, NZ ... these 2 bottles were about RM$70-80 each, good value for a nice crisp white.

Clifford Bay Sauvignon Blanc was produced from premium quality Awatere Valley grapes grown in the renowned Marlborough region, in New Zealand. Its described as ... "This wine shows the vibrant tropical fruit aromas of ripe Sauvignon Blanc. the full bodied palate is long, exhibiting intense passionfruit flavours, which linger through to the crisp finish."

I agree!

I've yet to savour the Kim Crawford ... but will let you know how I get on! I am expecting it to be equally good :-)

Kim Crawford Sauv Blanc ... "Selected from various low yielding vineyards in the Wairau, Brancott, Waihoepai and Awatere valleys, these Sauvignon Blanc grapes were machine harvested and protectively handled. After juice clarification the wine was innoculated with pure, aromatic yeast strains and cool fermented. Once dry the wine was stabilised, filtered and bottled."
" Aroma: Classic Sauvignon characters of cut grass and tropical fruits are dominant on the nose. Palate: Unfolds with flavours of passionfruit, gooseberry and subtle herbaceousness. The wine is mouthfilling with good texture and finishes well with cleansing acidity and great length."

Where's Marlborough?
Marlborough is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast of the South Island. Marlborough is a unitary authority, both a region and a district, and its council is located at Blenheim. Marlborough is known for its dry climate, the picturesque Marlborough Sounds, and Sauvignon blanc wine.

Sparkling Ribena

Slurp ... simply refreshing!

iPod Nano with Belkin TuneBase FM

Ergonomically sound, seamless interface, and works a treat!
The Belkin TuneBase FM iPod - FM transmitter cost USD$79.

Belkin says ... "By seamlessly integrating an FM transmitter and car power adapter, TuneBase FM provides an exceptional, all-in-one solution on the road. Improved FM transmission delivers crisp, clean audio performance in your car. A built-in transmitter wirelessly connects to your car stereo on multiple FM channels, from 88.1MHz-107.9MHz. Featuring four programmable memory slots that let you easily toggle for the best performance, TuneBase FM easily ensures you access to the best available frequency. The holder secures your iPod and features an innovative, flexible-steel neck for easy repositioning. The package includes tray adapters to fit iPod video, 4G, photo, mini, and nano."

Indonesia customer visit day

First time we had a banner at work! Just like a tour group :-)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) - Superb!

Source: DVD (SS2)
"They're as straight as can be, but don't tell anyone"

No simpler way to describe the film then ... I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry is a comedy about 2 straight, single Brooklyn firefighters (Adam Sandler as Chuck Levine , and Kevin James as Larry Valentine) pretend to be a gay couple in order to receive domestic partner benefits!

Genuine all star cast, with superb and very credible performances from each ...
Adam Sandler ... Chuck Levine
Kevin James ... Larry Valentine
Jessica Biel ... Alex McDonough
Dan Aykroyd ... Captain Phineas J. Tucker
Ving Rhames ... Fred G. Duncan
Steve Buscemi ... Clinton Fitzer

Good Luck Chuck (2007) - A blessing and a curse!

Source: DVD from SS2

Dane Cook gets cursed... oops HEXed, and (I don't wanna spoil the comedy) gets a gift that most guys would die for ... but ends up hating the curse, because he falls for ... Jessica Alba. How does he get out of this? Watch the film!

ps - Interesting coincidence that Dan Fogler (Randy Daytona - the lead actor in BALLS OF FURY) was ALSO in this film , this time playing the disgusting pig-like (but oh so funny!) Stu Kaminsky!