Sunday, February 12, 2017

10 Things I Hate About You....

I hate the way you talk to me
And the way you tie your hairbun 
I hate the way you drive my car
I hate it when you stare

I hate your rolling eye
And the way you read my mind
I hate you so much that it makes me sick
It even makes me rhyme

I hate the way you're always right
I hate it when you know i lied
I hate it when you make me laugh(and smile a lot)
Even worse when you make me cry

I hate the way you're not around anymore
And the fact that you didn't call anymore
But mostly I hate the way I never hate you
Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.


Tuesday, February 7, 2017


Team SUZUKI ECSTAR eager to step-up in an
exciting 2017 Championship

·         New line-up of rider is formed by Andrea Iannone (ITA) and Alex Rins (SPA)
·         The goal is to close the gap with top teams and fight regularly for podiums

epang International Circuit
29th January 2017

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR has today presented its new MotoGPTM project at the Sepang International Circuit as a foreword to the kick-off for the season, which officially starts tomorrow with the first IRTA test of the year here in Malaysia.

The Japanese team, led by Davide Brivio as Team Manager, Satoru Terada as Project Leader and Ken Kawauchi as Technical Manager, will begin the third season in the top category of motorcycling. After two seasons of creation, hard work and development, 2017 will be a crucial exercise in which Team SUZUKI ECSTAR seeks to become one of the best teams in the World Championship.

Pursuing that goal this year, it has renewed its line-up of riders with the acquisition of the Italian Andrea Iannone and young Spaniard Alex Rins, coming from the Moto2 category. The GSX-RR 1000 will be contending among the top machines of the world again with a good basis and many improvements Suzuki wants to enhance the performance.

Iannone, born in Vasto (Italy) 28 years ago, debuted in the premier class in 2013 with the Ducati Pramac and from the beginning he showed his credentials with an extreme, aggressive and exuberant ride that served him well, respect of his rivals and this permitted him to be amongst the fastest riders in the world. Four years later, and after winning his first race in the category last year in Austria, Team SUZUKI ECSTAR wants to be the launch pad for Andrea to aim for new targets and to be able to regularly fight with the top riders for podium positions.

On the other side of the box will be Rins, a 21-year-old Barcelona teenager who begins his adventure among the world's best motorcycle riders. With a natural talent for riding, and several times as a runner-up in the lower-class categories, Rins looks to 2017 as a year of learning in the premier class to get the experience to fight for higher goals in the coming years.

Team SUZUKI ECSTAR, based in Hamamatsu city, is one of the most popular teams in the MotoGP category. The racing history of the Japanese factory is a tale of success from the 70’s when legendary British rider Barry Sheene achieved his first 500cc crown in 1976. Then the legacy was taken by other famous names such as Marco Lucchinelli, Franco Uncini, Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Jr. who added a total of six 500cc titles. The very latest success happened last year when the team scored victory at Silverstone in the UK. 

“I’m really happy to start this new adventure! Suzuki for me has always been an icon of motorcycle racing and I hope to gain the affection of fans and enthusiasts as the great riders who have been part of the history of this great team! The coming season is a big challenge, but at the same a huge motivation for me after some years riding for the same brand. This change of direction in my career is so stimulating and I’m eager to return Suzuki with all the interest and affection they have demonstrated to me. I look forward to kicking-off the new season with the new blue colors and do my best to try to achieve the best results possible for the team!”

“The main objective of any rider in the world is to reach the MotoGP category because it is the maximum expression of motorcycling. Then doing it with the hand of Suzuki is the best way I could ever have imagined. The team is amazing at the very first sight and the treatment they have given me since the first minute is fantastic. The bike is awesome as well so I am very pleased, very motivated and very grateful to Suzuki for the trust placed in me. It's going to be a fantastic year in which we will learn a lot and that’s our main goal from the beginning. The Valencia accident was a setback in our plans, but we are working very hard to counteract it. I'm looking forward to getting back on my Suzuki GSX-RR and meeting my new ‘family’ in the box".

SATORU TERADA – Project Leader
“This season is going our third season after coming back to MotoGP and we have so many expectations for that. We worked really hard to improve and develop the bike during last two years and we could see the results coming out throughout 2016, so we feel happy checking out the direction we took was the correct one. Now we are pretty focused on 2017 and with the same hunger. We think we’ve got a really good GSX-RR base for the coming season and we have to still improve in some areas like electronics, but overall we are satisfied. We are keen to see how our performance is at this very first test of 2017 in Sepang and compare with our rivals where we are. Furthermore, I would like to welcome our new riders Andrea and Alex to the team. Hopefully together we will do a nice job!”

DAVIDE BRIVIO – Team Manager
“The 2017 season will be important for us because it is already the third consecutive season since returning to MotoGP. We are no longer rookies so we must try to get closer to the other rivals. In addition, we have as a great incentive two new riders. I think Andrea Iannone is mature and is ready to achieve great goals if we are able to give him a good package with the bike. And in the other side of the garage Alex Rins, with whom we started a new adventure, a young driver with great talent and we will try to guide him to the top of MotoGP. This is why we are looking at an interesting season, but we know it will be difficult because all the teams have been very strong. It looks like 2017 will be a crucial year for everyone for different reasons, so we will face a very strong group of opponents. But we want to be with them, we want to try to be in the fight and get closer to the top, so we must try with Andrea at the first moment and, once he gains experience, I think Alex will be in a position to do so.”

Friday, October 25, 2013

Just When I Needed You Most - Randy VanWarmer

My current favorite song for this week. Also "Wanting- Drenched", thanks s to Skye for introducing this song to me. I went to orchestra concert last week, at Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra(MPO) with her last Sunday. My second ever orchestra concert "Old World Symphony vs New World Symphony". Click here for upcoming concert and performance information at MPO, KLCC. If you really are a  music purist, this is the place to be. As usual in an orchestra in Malaysia, the minority race will be Malay and it was dominated by Caucasians. Unless you can find a 24 years old Malay boy, good looking(I supposed) and tall, suntanned from years of marine water-sport and riding bike under hot and humid Malaysian weather.

The first part of the concert was rather bored and i really wanted to sleep since we were seated 4th row from the stage. Skye was trying hard to keep her eyes open, i think. The music was rather slow and less entertaining for a young blood like me, as i waited patiently for the 20 minutes brake. While uncertain of when the concert will take a break, while my eyes lurking around to see if anymore sleeper besides me. Luckily, I saw a Chinese man wearing a green batik fell asleep and suddenly a high tone music rushing trough and he wakes up in shock, while i almost burst to a big laugh. Just to entertain myself apart from the live music of the concert , and finally the conductor is off and non-stop clapping begin. While Skye stop clapping quarter through since she is orchestra concerto virgin.I really hope she enjoy this concert since I'm the one asking her out to go to this concert.  

Once the clapping officially over, we walked out to get fresher air. It was a big relief for me and i don't mind mind sleeping in the concert hall, with live harmonious music playing in front of me. Splash of water over my face was great and refreshing, and checking on the big mirror if my style is properly "acceptable" and groovy but still formally fit an orchestra concert.

20 minutes passed and we are back in the concert hall. I told her to wake me up if I accidentally fell asleep in the middle of the concert. Finally the music was louder, percussion was dominant and the violins and cellos were fantastic. This is the concert suit perfectly for a young blood like me. Mixture of high and fast tone brighten my eye and lovely music from the flute and violins. From my low knowledge of movies and music, i sense a lot of "Jaws", "Star Wars" and other movie soundtracks which spice up my instinct on music utopia that day.

Overall, it was a great concert, mostly the second half of it and i was hungry, fueled by the cold concert hall. Since i have no idea what to eat in KLCC, we decided to go to the food court. Mainly(for me) because its cheaper and more variety. Since she already had her lunch at home, I decided to get a traditional food, Ayam Penyet. Not really a big fan of this delicacy, but it's good and simple. As my heritage from both my parent goes all the way from Indonesia. My baby sister love this "Ayam Penyet" very much even though she can't really eat spicy food. Skye brought top hat for her dessert and I stole couple of it, while arguing with her what is the real name of this delicacy. 

The we went to walk in park at KLCC. Just to show her around KLCC's park, the playing pool. I felt like Notting Hill already after Will and Anna had dinner for Honey's birthday dinner at Max's. I think, unconsciously I'm obsessed what that movie(LOL). She revealed how enthusiastic she was when in school with her Kadet Remaja Sekolah(KRS), marching and camping. I'm impressed comparing her experience and my (National Service) experience, most likely she is a better camper than me. I still need lighter to survive in the jungle and I need to learn more from "Man Vs Wild's" host, Bear Grylls, or I can just learn straight from her with no money being paid. I'm sure she is fine with this idea, courtesy of a good friend. I was thinking to go for a camping trip once a while and let the stress flow down the stream at the camping site.

Before I forget, since we went to the concert on Sunday afternoon, Kuala Lumpur's calmest day for it's citizen to spend their weekend. We decided to took LRT from Kelana Jaya straight to KLCC. Easier and faster to penetrate Malaysian capital. On our way back from KLCC, We talked about Sheila Majid's song, started from "B". As I'm one of Sheila song's fan, I was rather confuse on which of her song started from "B". So as a proper gentleman, i gave up and she told me the answer was "Berhenti Berharap". Upon hearing her answer, i wanted to "facepalm" myself. It turned out she is confused between "Sheila Majid" and "Sheila On Seven".

Sum up, it was another great Sunday I had. Morning short ride, picking up grandma from train station and orchestra. Could't been better except a MotoGP weekend in Sepang again. Thanks Skye for going to the orchestra concert with me. I was a great day.

Few pictures from Sepang 2 weeks ago. 

Maybe I'm announcing my inner self. I'm a Valerie Wossie Fan 

Managed to catch Max. He whispered to me that he was here to support Valerie Wossie. I have no idea who the hell is that rider. 

A proud picture of me and Livio Suppo, Repsol Honda Team Principle. Few top man in MotoGP that have big influence on Casey Stoner's MotoGP career from Ducati and Honda. I was very lucky to catch him in Sepang. Wanted to wear my Repsol Honda tshirt, but it's not authentic Gas. 

Sabrina was like little girl??LOL

 Me, Renai and our Malaysian Moto2 rider, Hafizh Syahrin

 And Nicky, thanks for the slider although you didn't gave it straight to me

Thanks to Sabrina for this opportunity this year to be at Sepang International Circuit paddock with pit lane pass. I almost wanted to buy you a big big cake thank you. Even better if I baked it myself.


Friday, January 13, 2012


Selamat Siang,

Thoroughbred, Italian screaming engine on 4 wheels. The prancing horse, all time favorite. Yes the Raging Bull is good looking, especially on Top 100 sexiest car by Top Gear. But, I still go for Ferrari. owh, and Aston as well, my god the are just good to look forever, and their V12 on DBS is the glorious and sweet. my favorite is always the DBS. Not from 007 of course.

But, now is totally different motor, as much as how fast a car can go, nothing excite me more than two wheeled transportation method. Which now is no longer just a transportation. Its life,pure life. Bologna twin is still my heart. But Honda is the best in the world. and the Aprillia RSV4 is just pure thunder

Well, my biking passion started from a talk with Akmal Syazwan. He is the one who bought me to biking world of wonder. From telling me he is buying kips until buka puasa with SBM (superyan and ustaz FJR) and others, it grew on my heart naturally. It grew so much that it has been my life now. The only time i an happy is when i do something with my bike.

Then, i fell in love with Ducati. Thus becoming a die hard fan of Casey Stoner, before he moved to Honda and became world champion again. And my favorite is the 1198R Corse SE edition. Which they selling at New Zealand for staggering million US$. Its beautiful, its pricey and its eargasm with the Testastetta heart of a L-Twin. My god the sound is a wet dream.

Until now, i never ridden on any Ducati before. The biggest capacity bike I ever rode was a Kawasaki ER-6n which i rode for my B full license test. Its just a test and i only gets into second gear with 60km/h top. My journey in biking world of wonder continue. I started to read magazine which cost me a week lunch, websites and any news that is motorcycle of big capacity.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sheila Majid- Dia

Up in the sky, where the sun down and moon glows.
Moon is a fascinating things.personally. especially when the sky is clear and you can see the moon's shine on the ground. lovely. Its beautiful,breathtaking. no wonder in Malay literacy, the monkey will be waiting for the moon to drop, as of missing someone. One thing about moon. one. there is only 1 moon for earth and that define missing someone.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Consumed, yet Still Digesting


So long since i wrote this blog. well, i write for my own satisfaction. used to wrote it when i was all alone in Brunei.

Leo Burnett, the place i wanted to be when i received the scroll on stage. and there i go, getting in with events with some blood aid. well i was happy then. considering i have been doing event while at college. happiest when Tanner came in. For 3 months is where i learn a lot from him. I talk to him once telling that i am willing to work. Then he left which kindda sad to me since i was hoping he stayed and he will be my teacher at office. I like working with him so much.

As time goes by and i got into thinking of stoping doing event. Its a tough decision. My heart said that if Tanner stayed, i might stay too. But its decided and i left.

Initial plan was i wanted to do brands with Marini. i knew she is good from Andy. But, blood limits me and i accepted with open heart. A little bit frustrated as commented by other friends but i'll pass. and there i go searching job to after my notification period ended,

Advertising agency - Leo Burnett. well being young on numbers and younger in heart. I love working there. the office, the people, the environment and everything that a young heart should like. oh, did i mentioned no punch card and free thinking. Well. I'm not British to wear the tucked in shirt. Its just good. well i'm young and friends come easy with interns flooding LB. good to find more friends and more friends.

I landed at a publishing company. Doing something that i thought i can try. but now i have decided again.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

this is the that i want

Eric Clapton-Wonderful Tonight

maybe its just worth the wait. After all, the best thing in life is worth a wait.Van Wilder.