Saturday, September 23, 2006

Festival of the Moon

It's almost that time of the year for every chinese to celebrate
the wonderful festival of the moon. Which festival?

The Moon Cake Festival

This special occasion falls on every 15th day of the eighth month in the Lunar calendar. So which date exactly is this? October 6th.

Every year when I look at the moon cakes, I can only picture two words;

Round and Square.

Then I started to picture more words;

Round, Square and Colored.

In recent years, I started to have another;

Round, Square, Colored and Expensive.

This year, I started to have some problem picturing the words, but here goes ;

Round, Square, Colored and it's god damn expensive ya freaking weird factories who simply chunk out cheap round, square, colored so-called cakes priced so sky rocketing high only god knows whether mount everest is still holding the world's highest record!

...but of course they're so commercially succesful they just had to evolve into many shapes, colors and sizes. Why?

Because it's to celebrate the great festive of the moon!

Of course it's not against the law to not wait until the 6th of October to actually get yourself one of these. So why not take one of them so you can blog about it?

.. or you can do it the cheap way - touch the mooncakes, touch north, north, south, south, east, west then quickly whip out your camera and take a fast shot while you walk away (and remember to switch on "fast mode" to increase shutter speed).

On a side note, I always remember how my primary school teacher enlightened us about the story of how exactly "moon cake" festival came out.

It was actually very much related to a chinese history;

A story that brings us back to the 13th century, during the reign of the Gengkhis Khan, the mongolians were in power over China. The chinese, having known that it was impossible to overthrow the Yuan dynasty, had to come out with a solid plan.

It was then that Liu Chi, whom served as an advisor to Zhu Yuan Zhang, plotted against the mongolians by putting secret messages inside small cakes, delivered by messengers who held lanterns (thus, lanterns are played during moon cake festival) to the chinese. This organised tactic started plans of revolt from the chinese and finally overthrew the mongolians, which herald the start of the Ming dynasty.

So the next time you look at your moon cakes, try to find the hidden message.

Meanwhile, I think I've just discovered a message from one of my moon cakes.

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Thursday, September 21, 2006

ist das ein New Movie??!

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Rack Tag

* Tick *

Uh.. it was getting a little too dark.

So why am I showing you my rack? I'll tell you why.

to yak all about my rack!!
Yes, you can see her rack,
it's all in here.

Thanks for watching.
It's been a hard work taking those pictures...

director :

Mr. Goober

cast :

Puppy Watson - Puppy Watson
Gameboy Micro - Rectangle Friend
Ericsson - Old Mate
Sony Ericsson - New Photo Mate
Nokia - Knock a Kia

in loving memory of Tim who lost his nuts



My bad, I rolled the wrong credits.

Okay, let's quickly take a look through what goodies lie beneath this square rack shall we?


I have a plaster inside my rack, the one, and only, plasta.

It's a cute, animal brand but tested safe for human usage.

What's so special about it? Well, I once broke a whole bottle of Yomeshu drug and sharp pieces of glass exploded right into my poor toes, and these saved them! (Uh..wait, since when do I have toes again?)

Had to use these friends for many days, That's why theres only one left. The one, and only, plasta.




See that grey-like entangled thingy in the middle on the right? It's an earphone, and he's having a bad stress right now, look at how he crosses his arms! So - we better not bother him.

What about that blue plastic like box with octopusy arms? They're actually catridge readers and writers for mein ultimate machine...

My Rectangle Friend,
The Gameboy Advance Micro!

(Warning : Girls might get bored with this section. Please chew some gingseng sweets)

Yeap, something a goober cannot live without - a diminutive gadget that has enough power to play all your memorable 8-bit tv games as well as its own wide array of 32-bit games, all in the palm of your hands, Literally.

So what else do we have in there?

Oh.. the crime scene I've been avoiding..

Well you see few years ago
Puppy Watson got murdered while asleep, killed by the weight of the Ericsson phone I once used.

I accidentally shook the rack really, I swear it wasn't done on purpose!

Now, let me reveal to you my eyes..

Yup, they're my eyes alright. Not that Knock A Kia 3120,
but Sony Ericsson K800.
They're my current favourites,
And they take all the photos found in this blog :)

Hey, whazzad thing near there?!

do we see a Hidden Mickey ??
Let's rewind.... NOT!

Gosh, I'd better get some more honey before he gets mine!

p/s: does anyone of you realise all of the pictures look the same? remind me not to blog like this ever again. Doh!

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Sambal Belacan Fish.. and the challenge!

Looking for a good weekend to catch some fishes while your partners are away?

Then prepare your rods (oh) and cast the baits into one of our loved local delights of;

Sambal, Belacan Fish - A delicious aquatic food sizzled to perfection. Mixed with a generous amount of (you guessed it) sambal and belacan toppings, covered with aromatic pandan leaves and finally smoked till it is cooked, fishes will never be the same again.

The cohesive smell of being both bitter and sweet found within these juicy fish meat will surely mean they'll be finished up in no time.

Yes, it had to happen.

I swear I didn't suspect anything, was just there enjoying my food when suddenly I got a call from WildLife Warriors WorldWide (WWW) at around 10.30pm.

A recap on the dialogue;

WWW.Johnson : " Hi, is this Mr. Goober? "

Mr.Goober :
", this is the Fish Master. "

WWW.Johnson : " fish master my ass, you've been found guilty of fish slaughtering, and will therefore be charged under section 401 of WWW's ((Fishes in Paradise)) which clearly documented the important guidelines on how not to execute innocent aquatic existance. "

Mr.Goober : " oh, oh hey! are you the one who created the World Wide Web? Hey you see I've got a bug report that I think you should- "

* I got interrupted before I could even finish. Gee.

WWW.Johnson : " WildLife Warriors WorldWide! Now no more hankey pankey or you'll be roasted like a peanut! "

Mr.Goober : " Hey! I resent that! "

WWW.Johnson : " Just because Steve Irwin got bitten by a stingray doesn't mean you have to kill the fishes too! "

Mr. Goober : " wha?? I thought you guys only care bout those crocodiles, y'know, CRICKEY! "

WWW.Johnson : " xxxxx.. xxxx!! XXXX XX x, XXXX Xxxx!!!!!!!!!! "

Mr. Goober : " yy.. y y y.. Y.. Yy Yy! YYYY Yyyy Yyy!! "

We both cursed and smacked each other, but finally his nokia 3100's battery
went flat.

As I couldn't understand what the hell we were both talking about at that time,
I knew I had no one else to turn to but to pray... pray for the well being of the fish I just ate.

*POOF*, then it appeared - A shining light bulb shown with a heavenly glow made a sudden appearence and what sounded like a voice from the highest heavens manifested itself clearly to me with a wispher; "Reconstruct."

"Reconstruct???" - *puffed*..sisss.* *.... the bulb melted as I stared again at the fishy leftovers.

.. then it all came clear to me. I had to clean my hands up as I knew the final hour has come for me to finally venture into, the lost skill that I once left behind, the mind blogging, tooth-jiggling and body shivering skill to enter.................

The Jigsaw Puzzle Challenge

Without hestitation, I visualised those naked bodies (of a fish, of course!), from ground up and tried my best to shape them all up with what I had. With sweat trickling down my pod, these secret ingredients were prepared ;

1. The Claudal Fins

surely they need these to swim again!

2. The Spinal Cord

most important part,
the one part that rules them all.

3. The Dorsal Fins

hi I'm Fin, Dorsal Fin.


4. The Fish Head

every village needs a head!
you got that right, bubba.

5. And some glue, *Koff* Sambal Belacan

to paste 'em all up of course!

Once everything's mixed up, I took a deep breath and
prepared myself..


" The Reconstructed Fish "
2006 (c) Mr. Goober.

uh oh, did you just hear the phone ring?

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

il est Peanut Day!

Yes, September 13th is a Peanut Day!

Now what's so special about this day?

Believe it or not, after the 13th year trying since late 1940s at the end of the 2nd world war era,
on this very day the peanuts were finally roasted to perfection.

Well okay, it isn't true, but according to little searches with google,
I cannot find any factual information regarding this day except that
it is a national day...for... for non-Malaysians.

This is also the day you celebrate by watching peanuts, eating peanuts, sleeping peanuts and finally acting like a nut the whole day.

Say, let's start a marathon where the fastest person to become a nut in a day be declared the winner. The person gets to bring back home my ex-colleague :)

Oh, I've also dedicated an e-card for everyone :)
(and nope, it's not a joke, hee hee)

Catch em over here!

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Monday, September 11, 2006

a real life experience about my ex-colleague

Hi, this is me writing from a real life experience that I felt must be shared with you all.

I was shocked to hear the recent news about one of my ex-colleague whom I used to work with in one of Kuching's office situated near plaza Sarawak, which is just a few kilometers away from Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverside.

Because it was very closely situated at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman's Riverside Waterfront, I always tried to avoid dangers that lurks especially in the night.

There have been cases where girls were raped at that scene, but one of the most scary thing
that happened had to be 1999's case of a 16 year old girl student who had just walked tirelessly from Kuching High to Waterfront awaiting for her boyfriend to arrive for a ride home.

At around 6pm as the sun was already mid way down the horizon, one guy wore a hat like a magician with tight gloves slipped into both his hands approached the girl in a cheerful manner, claiming he can do any types of "trick" magic at any requests.

Feeling tired and having known that it was getting late, this girl relunctantly accepted the request by telling him to bring her bf over at that instant as her "magic" wish. The guy then started to make a few magician gestures and put out his hand, revealing what looked like a marble coated with red paint.

He then told the girl to touch the round object, and she did. Suddenly red gas started to fizz itself right out from the object and before the girl knew it, it was already too late. The marble was actually coated with faint gas, the very type of gas these crooks use to make their victims feel extremely exhausted and faint quite instantly.

I need not to say what happened after that.

According to the newspapers at that time the criminal was caught 3 years after the dreadful event took place. 3 Years? it sure took a long time. I don't understand what the police were doing.

Just when I thought the whole ordeal was long gone because it has been 7 years since that event took place, I was extremely shocked to have found him reappearing again in the streets of Kuching for another time.

Recently he was spotted by the CCTV in plaza Sarawak, with a smirking smile, staring at a few more ladies near him.

I do not wish to defame him as he was one of my ex-colleague, but because his tricks are extremely dangerous, I urge you to pass around this news to prevent the horror that strike 7 years ago from happening again.

I've attached his picture from one of my friend who worked in the store where the CCTV was set. He carefully extracted the part where he held his hands onto his hat just like before, ready to trick another prey into buying his ideas again which can be found here.

Hey there sweety.. care for a magic trick?

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Sweet Surreal

Feeling the need for sweets?

Then let's pop-into the surrealistic convenience store at

. "Warning : Those with Diabetic disorder should bring along
two bottles of boiled mineral water after two hours
of panting and hard praying with another
two bottles of boiled distilled water."

Once everything's equipped, it's time to hit the candy land!

While waiting for the main dishes to arrive,
You've just got to nibble on those peanuts (noooo) a.k.a. Nutlets.

*Chomp* *Chomp*..huh? Oh, sorry, those nutlets always get finished long before real dishes start to come by. Sneaked into the kitchen to enjoy the chewy marshmallows I did!

No, they're not
Mr. Goober's Chewy Gummies.

Rather, Hapi Yummy Candies. If you're happy and you know it then clap your hands (clap clap).

Just when I was munching on those Hapi yummy monsters so
I have an unfair advantage over their existance, I almost dropped my nuts when


I'VE STRUCK GOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


so that I could stop exaggerating on those
spiced up pictures and get back to reality.

see? and you thought people just love to photoshop

they're actually chinese gingseng sweets,
good for health no?

And struck gold my ass, these peculiarly
named stick candies have become a phenomenon. A phenomenon of making sweets out of shits.


* Dudu Cai Bang Sai = Dudu Just Shitted

My sweety journey is fast approaching a stop as I took some desserts of pineapples and strawberries, making sure I don't contribute to DUDUCAIBANGSAI candies.

There are many more dishes out there..

But I knew it had to come to an end.

... as I stared across the Sweet Surreal of candies.
and finally understood why Malaysia is facing sugar crisis.

Because I wouldn't want to end up like this.

"Say sonny, want some sweets?"

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Friday, September 08, 2006

daddy and son chat

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

a new blockbuster hero is born?

Yeap, we've got bunch of super heroes out there. Often you see them flying, ocassionally they jump, and obviously most could just plain beat-the-crap-out-of-anybody.

We just can't miss these über boys like;


The blue clothed man with a cloak
who never knew how to wear his undergarments properly -
way back from the late 30's.


The spider without 6 legs, scientifically disclassified
as an insect - Swinging into
the friendly neighbourhood near you.


The japanese martian who loves
working behind a magnifying glass -
With godzilla themed soft toys.

And just when you thought there are enough of these cool guys in the list,
wait till you see this one.


One and Only


Known also as the "Lizard" Man, it was a crazy suprise that made my goober pod almost cracked instantly!

Infact, they actually cracked right after reading The Star and visiting

Sure looked like he just ripped off someone's burnt leather seats and got modelled right after the cockroaches. Well, I'm sure they'll find him to be a pleasant companion.

And hey, even this one looks better.

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Silent Look Of A Window

The Silent Look Of A Window

Behind the silent windows,
Above all worries of our lives;
Stood a doggy staring across the skies;
In a distance, far away beyond reach.

Oh, how I wish I knew;
Little doggy, what are you thinking?
Are the skies blue and calm,
Or do the green grasses bend,
With winds blowing the sandy roads?

Is there a winter in your heart;
Longing for the days to run and to jump,
In the bond of companionship,
For the very first time, in all the years?

Silent windows, all that you can ever give;
Let me guess, and let me will;
May you always be the guardian of the little doggy,
Above all worries of our lives,
In a distance far away, beyond reach.

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Sunday, September 03, 2006

dust bunny evolution!?

If you have a tendency to leave something at someplace for sometime in a some-know, some-don't kind of way, you'll find yourself welcoming self-evolving dust bunnies cluttered around all corners, ready to take a bite off your PreCciousSs. Oh, and to girls, they might infect you with pimples..oh...oh...OH NO!!!

Sure, I've seen bunch of dust bunnies, but this one is just so different.

l'OH mon ! It's ol' pal Bunny Mc. D!!! Hey pal, are you alright!? Speak to me!! Hello!?

Dude, y-you're .. . . . . you're dead?

Sob, sniff.... boo hoo hoo.. we've been through so much..

You were always there through all the moments..

... when you cling through
my days with a smile

and showed me
how to steer my troubled life...

... or aided me to always
look beyond the sides

You were always there, and always will be.
Good bye, Bunny Mc. D. Good bye.

p/s: incase you didn't notice, it's just a freaking rabbit from Mc. Donalds. Oh stinking pod vines; now how does a goober go about cleaning those car compartments again?

'Cause these kinda evolution sure takes up alot of space!

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober

Friday, September 01, 2006

Picture Talk

With that, and a pat on the pod;
"Hey, it's just me!" - Mr. Goober