Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rex Swimming

It's Rex's second time at the river. He was a bit apprehensive at first but he finally relaxed and i think he enjoyed the trip.

Hangover Remedies

Guess what? I got totally wasted (again!!) last friday night out with my friends. They told me I sang Endless Love just before we call it a night and I couldn't remember!! To make things bad (not worse), I was totally off-key and sounded awful..hahahhaha.. Thank god I couldn't remember. The hangover unfortunately lasted till saturday night. I only felt better after 8pm ... daymn!! Anyway, just to share some tips to avoid a bad hangover like mine. I normally do this but last friday..well..I didn't.

1) This is mine- 1 tablespoon of honey before going out. 1 can of Gatorade during the session and at least 4 glasses of water in between. Then before going to bed - 2 tablespoons of honey. Or take 2-6 teaspoonfuls of honey every twenty minutes upon awaking, depending on the severity of the hangover. Continue with the honey until you start to feel better, then take four teaspoonsful with your first meal. The potassium in the honey helps counteract the effects of the alcohol and will decrease the cravings for it. Alcoholic drinks are acidic in reaction and satisfy your natural desire for an acid, the same as coffee and tea do. If you have an alcohol problem, check your body chemistry and make appropriate changes in diet and supplementation. In addition, honey contains fructose, a type of sugar that helps your body metabolize alcohol more quickly.

2) Evening primrose oil helps prevent hangovers. Take two teaspoons.
3) Bananas One of the quickest ways to cure a hangover is to make a banana milkshake sweetened with honey. The banana helps calm the stomach, and with the honey, builds up the depleted blood sugar levels. The milk soothes the stomach and rehydrates your system. Bananas are also rich in the important electrolytes, magnesium and potassium, which are severely depleted during heavy drinking

4)Water - drink loads!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Weekend Break di Kg Oloson, Melalap

OK, PS sudah simpan di blog dia, Si Gidong pun sudah jugak.. Now it's my turn. Enjoy All.

Sipadan Holidays

Something From our Sipadan Holidays..enjoy! Still doing the longer version with the diving video..Hope to get it in my blog this weekend.. ciao!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Clarence 40 Days, Friends

I have called you friends.
--John 15:15

Lord Jesus Christ,
while on earth you blessed me with so many friends,
good friends we have &
good friend like Clarence, we've lost along the way
You showed in this way that friendship
is one of life's great blessings.

Thank you for the friends that you have given me
to love me in spite of my failures and weaknesses,
and to enrich my life after your example.
Let me ever behave toward them
as you behaved toward your friends.

Bind us close together in you and enable us
to help one another on our earthly journey.


Getting To Know Me

Full Name: Joseph Bernard Dato Balanjiu Jr
Nick name: Junior or Joe
Kampung Name: Longkoboi
Age: 21 yo (many many years ago..hahhaha)
Height: 169cm
Weight: 68kg
Character: Love life, positive-attitude(always see the brighter side of things),honest (sometimes i tend to hurt people because of this), easy going, short fused when i'm behind the wheel (stupid driver!!!!),love to laugh,vain (sometimes, oklah..most times!), likes to listen to gossip (who doesn't especially if not about you...oops),don't get angry easily (angry=wrinkles causing agent!) .
Education: Diploma, Bsc(Hons), MSc & PhD(odoi..nda habis..panat belajar).
Fav colour: Blue & White
Fav drink: Ice Lemon tea
Fav food: Chinese, Italian, Japanese
Music: Soul, Funk, R&B, Fusion Jazz, Trip Hop, Rock and a little bit of classical
Music Idol: Whitney Houston, Luther Vandross, Brian Mcknight
Books: Anything from autobiographes to fiction
Passions: Music, dogs, tennis, keeping healthy,outdoor sports,friends, scuba diving,sex (who doesn't) & photography.
Love: 1) Family 2) My sweetheart (sorry dear for being number two) 3) Dogs 4) Career 5) Friends
Fav superhero: Spiderman
Fav Perfume: Armani Gio
Hates: Hypocrites, People who tells everyone that they are smart & intelligent (no one inteligent would broadcast be the judge), lizards, animal abusers, people abuser.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

But..before that

Just to share out day out at Mungkosilad River, Moyog, Penampang.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hello From Seaventures Resort

We are just off Mabul,staying at Seaventures. It was an oil rigg coverted to a resort. Nice place,good food and great company. We had 2 dives yesterday 45mins in the first (house reef dive) and 49 mins the 2nd at Mabul. We were supposed to dive at Kapalai but another group went there first, daymn. Today,we are about to leave for Sipadan's Barracuda Point at 8:00 am.. oopss i have 5mins! I had so much for breakfast, need to 'clear off' before the dive.hehehe... Oh and Happy Birthday Mesh. His birthday today. Hopefully we'll get to see the whale some saw yesterday and maybe some dolphins too. Bye for now. Hope to come up with a vid at You Tube soon.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Blue Sandals

Guess what guys. I'm still learning though, this thing call creative writing. I've started writing since last year but I stopped for a while as I was trying to compile 'reality' into writings. o,kalau ada masa,do visit it and do comment for further improvement.

Click Here to visit BLUE SANDALS

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Goodbye Bobbi

Rest in Peace my sweet Bobbi

Goodbye my sweet Bobbi Joe. He was 15 months old. So young..too young and and he died tragically of suffocation. "Wake up Bobbi, don't do this to me, please wake up". As I hit him. He was still warm, almost 'alive' looking. Tears swelling in my eyes, I caressed his lifeless body. Recalling back at 10:00am, we were having a ride together to the animal clinic. Bobbi was not feeling well. After the diagnosis and few jabs (he didn't even yelp), the doctor said he had gastric. On the way home I even lectured him to eat and stop being fussy with food. I dropped by at Donggongon to grab fried noodles and his favourite kai kiok (chicken legs). Little did I know it was to be our last trip in the car together. Bobbi loved car trips.. My sweet boy, you will be deeply missed by me & Mesh.

I will miss the 6:30am scratch at the door (never miss), the night barkings, you sleeping under the coffeetable at the TV room. You've never complained when it's bathing time. You've always let the others eat your food, you've never complained at all. I will miss you running out of the house and coming home dirty. I will miss taking you for evening walks with Rex. Miss you Bobbi Joe...and it hurts... Bye my friend, my baby.

Eventhough it hurts so much to accept the fact, but I realised that a mere dog like yourself was able to teach me of humbleness, to be mre caring and selfless, your caring character of always letting others eat your food and you asking for it later.

Can a dog teach us about being indiscriminate? Bobbi could. He was friendly to all the others regardless of their breed, something we all should learn, to love one another regardless of race, gender, age, educational background, colour etc.

Farewell my little are simply a burst of energy.

Lay In Peace, Bobbi Joe.

Tennis Quote From My Favourite Player

" I think about that sometimes - learning to play in a parking lot, stringing nets between cars. I learned to play by hitting against a brick wall, not a ball machine or other players. And my Father was my coach - teaching me from a twenty year-old book. When I hear people say that you can't make it in tennis if you don't have a lot of money, I know they're wrong. We didn't have much money. But I loved the sport and that was enough." - Monica Seles -

In Bed With Rex

In Bed With Rex
Hmm..daddys bed is so much better than mine..!

Hey Rex

Hey Rex
Aww..he was 3 months then..

Rex & Bobbi

Rex & Bobbi
Playtime..I like this caviar taste tennis ball..yumm.. Not. Goku stop scratching Rex's butt!

My Idols

My Idols
Whitney, Luther, Kylie & Monica

Just junior

Just junior
Me, Myself & I

The Doggies

The Doggies
Rex, Bobbi & Sisqo