Kenny's Cafe Corner

Monday, April 23, 2007

Wild Hogs - Funny Road Movie
Saw this movie during the weekend with my buddies. It was so hilarious the chick sitting next to me laughed till she leaned on me! Of course, she later apologized and quickly slid back to her boyfriend's side!

Weekend Warriors
Finally got around to playing paintball with the Foo brothers, Gary and Mikey on Saturday morning. We went to TT Park in Subang Jaya for a game of Last Man Standing and frankly, we got 0wn3d!

Though Alan and I played paintball before, we were mostly a bunch of frackin n00bs to be p8wned by our veteran opponents! The only winning game I played was against another newbie team. Splattering two newbies was rather sweet!

Overall, I thought the games to be too short and spent most of the time off-fieldwaiting for our markers to be re-gassed etc. This is compared with the mostly scenario games I played at the Bukit Tinggi Golf Resort. Those latter games were much more newbie friendly because the rules allowed each player to have more than one 'life'.

Which means, after being splattered, the player has to be out of the game but can re-join the game after a set number of minutes.

Still, playing with experienced serious tournament paintball players is quite an educational ordeal. I'm afraid I'm hooked into this sport! Aaargh! Of all the sports to be addicted to it has to be an expensive one such as paintball!

Rock-a-bye Baby
Finally got to see my niece Elaine last Saturday. She just dozed off to sleep when I arrived at my sister's house.

What a small little reddish thing! And I forgot how soft a baby can be. Everything about her is soft...the hair, the shiny flattened nose, the meatball cheeks and those wormy toes and kicking feet!

Unfortunately, she never woke up in time for me to photograph her with her eyes open.
So in the meantime, here are a few blurry photos of this new 'celebrity' in the family. (I daren't use the camera flash at all!)
:: posted by Kenny, 4:34 PM | link | 2 comments |

Elaine Lim in her Cot

Elaine Lim in her Cot
Originally uploaded by Kenny Fong.

I've got hair! Lots of it! When I grow up, it's gonna stand my uncle Kenny's hair!....NOT!!

:: posted by Kenny, 4:32 PM | link | 1 comments |

Elaine Lim 21-4-07

Elaine Lim 21-4-07
Originally uploaded by Kenny Fong.

What could my niece be dreaming of? Ice cream clouds and puppy dog tails? Hmmm...

:: posted by Kenny, 4:30 PM | link | 0 comments |

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Random Joke of the Day

A young man was forced to take a day off from work to appear for
a minor traffic summons. He grew increasingly restless as he waited
hour after endless hour for his case to be heard. When his name was
called late in the afternoon, he stood before the judge, only to hear
that court would be adjourned for the rest of the afternoon and that
he would have to return the next day.

"What for!" he snapped at the judge. His honor, equally irked by a
tedious day and sharp query, roared out loud, "Twenty dollars for
contempt of court! That's why!" As the young man reached for his
wallet, the judge relented, "That's all right. You don't have to pay
now." The young man replied, "I know. I'm just checking to see if I
have enough for two more words."
:: posted by Kenny, 8:44 AM | link | 0 comments |
Hi! Meet Uncle Kenny

Baby Elaine Lim was born on April 18th, 2007. So as of 6:09PM yesterday I am officially a U.N.C.L.E!

Happy birthday dudette!
:: posted by Kenny, 7:37 AM | link | 2 comments |

Thursday, April 12, 2007

RIP : Kurt Vonnegut

Oh no! Not another one of my favorite all time authors...departed, age 84. Why do I miss his humor and wit already? :(
:: posted by Kenny, 10:17 PM | link | 0 comments |

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Video Ga Ga!

Alright, I decided to go crazy so I'm gonna post a string of music videos to be found on Youtube!
Just to record for posterity what I'm listening to right now and why I like the music.

Katharine McPhee - Over It
First up is American Idol reject- um - i mean runner-up, Katharine McPhee. 'Over It' is an 'over'-polished song complete with a catchy chorus that will leave you humming it after the first listen. It's not bad as far as singles go but I made the mistake of going out and buying Ms. McPhee's CD only to discover that 90 percent of it are filler tracks. These are the usual mediocre R&B and hip-hop music that makes you click on the Next Track button after a few seconds in.

Her best are actually the softer tracks 'Ordinary World' and 'Better Off Alone' even though I don't know why 'My Destiny' is so popular among her fans. The way she sang
that song in American Idol Season 5 was atrocious, ie. horrible off-pitching and sounding meek at the climax.

Nevertheless, her rendition of 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow' is still the best I've heard in modern times.

Furthermore, Katharine McPhee is *very* easy on the eyes and in this video she makes a softcore porno for her ex-boyfriend. Sex sells...and I predict she will sell enough records to live very comfortably provided her record company doesn't screw her over and she doesn't blow it all on cosmetics.

Radiohead - Just
Coldplay is the pussier version of Radiohead, and Keane is a pussier version of Coldplay. Therefore, as much as I like Coldplay and Keane, there's no denying these
two bands just play pussy music!! LOL! THAT's a rock band! They're the real thing and mighty original to boot too!
Please turn up the volume whenever you listen to Radiohead. The thought of annoying
the hell out of your neighbours to the point of suicide is just...delightful! *wicked grin*

James Morrison - You Give Me Something
I'm absolutely positively truly in love with this James Morrison song! If love is this bubble-gummy sweet then I'd cry to be this captivated!
So what if it only captures the intoxicating part of being in love? Nothing's wrong with that...nothing's wrong.

I had the choice of linking to the the UK music video version of this song, the live recording during a Dutch radio show and the US version. I chose the live recording just to show it sounds good performed live too. This kid's got talent!

However, do check out the
UK music video, simply because it's full of hot chicks!
The best thing about James is all his other songs are pretty damn good also.

Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
Daniel Bedingfield's kid sister sings good songs. Too bad she's too under-rated. Natasha Bedingfield's songs are mostly about singlehood aimed at single people.

In this scene full of dull R&B, over-sexed hip-hop and dumb gangsta rapping, the topic of singlehood and loving one-self first is exceedingly rare! My hats off to ya sista!

Jason Mraz - You and I Both
This is long time due, so here's my highlighting of Jason Mraz's music. I especially like this video since it reminds me of the opening dance sequence to the Drew Carey show. Now that is one sick and twistedly funny tv show!

I like Jason Mraz's music because it takes a certain level of smarts to be able to write lyrics that are witty and rhythmically pleasing to the ear.
Couple that with a wry sense of humor and you have genius that will be as misunderstood as Gilmore Girls or Beethoven.

Jason's videos are usually self-deprecating but who doesn't like the underdog? Life is way more interesting as the underdog anyway.

Lisa Loeb - Someone You Should Know
I'm a long time fan of Lisa Loeb. Her lyrics are touching and delicate, delivered with the cutest girly voice! One could only hope all nerdy chicks are as hot and sexy as she is!

FYI : There's no embedded video here, just click on the link above.
:: posted by Kenny, 1:03 AM | link | 2 comments |

Friday, April 06, 2007

Kassabian Motors - (925) 829-2825

K.I.T.T. 2000 is up for sale! Darn it! Wish they sell it here in Kay Elle! haha!
You should've waited Gary!

This is actually just one of the four 'Hero' cars of K.I.T.T.
:: posted by Kenny, 9:14 PM | link | 0 comments |

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Beautiful Faces Are Actually Averages?

Here's an online toy that tests the hypothesis that beautiful faces are only average. Psychologists discover that people tend to find composite facial images more attractive than each constituent face used to create the composite face.

This is serious research but the site is a fun online toy anyway! Do explore the fascinating site and I'm sure a lot of couples would've already signed up and uploaded their photos to be composited. Maybe they think doing so will create a photo of their future children!
:: posted by Kenny, 7:52 AM | link | 0 comments |

adopt your own virtual pet!