3.29.2009

what earth hour???

happened to pass by time square just before 8.30 last night while on my way out for dinner. time square was as busy and hectic as usual with probably couple thousands more who were probably there to wait for the earth hour. stood at he corner of 49th street and broadway. 8.30 came and nothing happened. seriously, nothing. ok, yeah sure the Coca-Cola sign, the Chase banking group and the Nasdaq stock exchange board went dark. or maybe the united nation building, or empire state building which i heard went dark too. but seriously, last night was a joke. i mean if they really to get the message through rather than just a symbolic gesture. just turn it off . and maybe, just maybe, people will take note. just by turning off one or two jumbo screen here and there hardly made any impression at all. i walked away ashamed of myself.
*unrelated photo. taken in summer 2008.
**will post video of last night in day or two.

3.22.2009

7 things you love

1. fried rice

2. no. 7 train

3. my ipod touch

4. agnes newton keith's autobiographical accounts of her life in sandakan.

5. family guy

6. ab fab

7. winter

...thank you to sjb @ http://sj-myphotopage.blogspot.com

3.15.2009

selamat datang...ke new york

just another day in new york and more interesting things to read in the new york post's nypd daily blotter. the naked cowboy singing with his guitar right in the middle of times square seems pale in comparison to things happening around nyc;-

Manhattan

* Police are hunting the Gramercy Park bank bandit who fled empty-handed when a teller ignored him.

The robber walked into the Bank of America branch on Sixth Avenue near West 27th Street at 1:30 p.m. on March 7 and slipped a demand note to a teller.

The bank employee simply stepped away, and the nonplussed bandit fled, police said.

Queens

* An estranged spouse was busted after he called his wife in St. Albans and threatened to kill her, authorities said.

James Green, 44, called his wife both at home and on her cellphone on March 1 and threatened her, according to court papers.

Cops on Tuesday arrested Green.

* A 22-year-old man was busted for sticking up a South Ozone Park grocery store with two masked accomplices, police said.

Jay Jackson, 22, stormed into the Jassi convenience store on Lefferts Boulevard near 115th Avenue shortly before midnight on March 6 with two partners in crime, cops said.

Jackson stood by the door while one of the men grabbed the clerk and pulled a gun, sources said.

A third masked accomplice jumped over the counter and rifled the cash register, and all three escaped with an undisclosed sum of money.

Cops busted Jackson Tuesday. The accomplices were still on the loose last night.

Brooklyn

* A man was shot dead outside a Crown Heights housing project early yesterday.

The 38-year-old victim, who lived in Queens, was found with neck and chest bullet wounds after gunfire erupted on Dean Street near Troy Avenue outside the Weeksville Gardens Houses shortly before 3 a.m., police said.

A grocery store owner died yesterday after he was jumped by two masked thugs in a Brooklyn parking garage, sources said.

Vladislav Tolstykh, 34, pulled into the lot on Brighton 11th Street near his shop, Brighton Bazaar, at around 2:30 p.m. when he was attacked, cops said.

He was rushed to Coney Island Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

Investigators were checking out people who knew Tolstykh's routine, because he carried as much as $20,000 to work on Saturdays, the sources said.

Detectives did not find money on the Woodmere, LI, resident's body and it was unclear how much he had been carrying.

* A tenant was busted after he slugged his female landlord in the face during an argument over the alleged lack of heat at his Bushwick apartment, cops said.

Angel Rivera, 35, on March 5 complained to the landlord of the building on Stockholm Street near Irving Avenue, police said.

The landlord visited at 10:30 p.m. to inspect the problem and found Rivera in the basement tinkering with the boiler, said cops.

She confronted him and, after a brief argument, he took a swing, sources said.

Rivera surrendered to 83rd Precinct cops Thursday, said a spokesman for DA Charles Hynes.

source - http://www.nypost.com/news/nypdblotter/nypdblotter.htm / sunday, march 15, 2009

3.05.2009

selamat datang...ke times square

i walk down this street to get to my building every single day but somehow missed this banner until i walked into my director's office just the other day. its probably been up there for a while but i just never bother to look up.

3.03.2009

ribut salji

...on sunday.
...by monday, after 8 inches of snow.

3.01.2009

Losimin Majanil

found this video recently posted on youtube . new straits times did a piece about her. read it here - guardians of kadazan heritage.