Saturday, July 28, 2012

All New Civic Advertisement Video



Honda had just launch it 2012 all new Civic recently, and I like their one promotional or advertisement video, which you may upload your photo on it, and watch that video, you will find yourself also starring in that video.

Just go to this link http://www.allnewcivic.com.my/ and follow the step by step on it, by the way, I found that I'm unable to save this video clip, if anyone who have the idea on how to save the video clip please don't mind to share with me. Have fun with it.

My first try @ Yuzu Japanese Restaurant


                                               















I'm not the one that very fussy with food, but do still have some favorable taste that I'm prefer to, in term of Japanese food, I should say that I love the taste of sashimi with the wasabi and sauce on it, and also the unagi that cover with those delicious sauce.

And in one special occasion my wife suggested me to try the Yuzu Japanese Restaurant at The Gardens Mid Valley City which she found some good recommendation from other blog post.















My target on the menu sure straight to those set which come with sashimi and unagi in it. Oh, it truly meet my expectation and fully satisfy me on their food, of course, it come with it price also.

Their menu have variety of Japanese cuisine, and in some pages, you will see they recommend that this meal is "Compliment Well with" white wine or red wine, but please don't misunderstand it as "With Complimentary" a white wine on that meal.

Since I'm not a food blogger, you may find more information on this restaurant in this link http://www.vkeong.com/2010/12/yuzu-japanese-restaurant-the-gardens-mid-valley-city/

My favorite sports -Table Tennis












Ones who click into my Facebook badge link, may found my profile photo is a table tennis player, her name is Ai Fukuhara, Japanese table tennis national player.

One of the reason I'm putting her photo on it is Table Tennis is still one of the sports that I still actively involve after I'm left school. As my favorite sports, it will be my focus during this Olympic games, well, and wishing Ai Fukuhara to get a good result in this games although she will be facing tough opponent from China, South Korea and Singapore.

Name: Ai Fukuhara
Country: Japan
Birth date and place: 01/11/1988 - Sendai
Gender: Female
Height: 156cm
Weight: 48kg















Nickname
The Tiger Woods of table tennis by the press or [more commonly] Ai-chan. (japantoday.com, 21 Oct 2004)

Hobbies
Listening to music, sending emails, cooking sleeping. (Japan NOC, 09 Oct 2006; ai-fukuhara.com, 19 Jan 2012)

Language(s) spoken
Japanese, Mandarin

Club name
ANA

Position and style
Attacking (tt-top12.de, 01 Aug 2004)

Handedness
Right (tt-top12.de, 01 Aug 2004)

Other sports
Her mother Chiyo was a well-renowned table tennis player in Japan. (Table Tennis University, 25 Mar 2008)

Additional information

Start of sporting career
She started playing table tennis at the age of three. (ITTF, 04 Oct 2001)

Reason for taking up this sport
Her mother Chiyo was a well-renowned table tennis player in Japan and her brother also played. (Japan NOC, 09 Oct 2006, Table Tennis University, 25 Mar2008)

Ambitions
To win a singles or doubles medal at the Olympic Games. (ensalon.com, 16 Oct 2006)

Training
She trains between four and five hours a day during the week and eight to nine hours a day at the weekends. (Lint, 28 Jun 2004)

Hero
Naoko Takahashi, Japan's gold medallist in the women's marathon at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. (Japan NOC, 09 Oct 2006)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"I used to cry when I lost. Now I let it all out once a month. The stress and exhaustion build up and everything I've been keeping inside just explodes. Sometimes I cry even when there is nothing particular to cry about." (Time Asia, 27 Feb 2003)

Awards
In 2007, she was named as a sports ambassador of goodwill between Japan and China. (Ai Fukuhara official site, 09 Nov 2007)

General

COLLECTION

On the final day of the International Table Tennis Federation [ITTF] Pro Tour event in Yokohama, Japan, she personally took a collection box into the audience to collect donations for the victims of the earthquake in China's southwestern Sichuan Province. "I have a lot of friends in that region," she said. (ittf.com, 04 Jun 2008)

CHILD PRODIGY

From the age of three she toured Japan with her mother, taking part in exhibition events and dominating tournaments against children older than her. She became a child celebrity from the day she could hold a bat and often appeared on television as a 'genius table tennis girl'. She would throw tantrums if she lost to grown-up studio guests and had a tendency to burst into tears, which made her a favourite among Japanese fans who nicknamed her 'Ai-chan', chan being a suffix reserved for children. She beat adult players at the Japanese National Championships while she was still at elementary school, turned pro at 10, was selected as Japan's youngest ever member of the national table tennis team at 11, made the quarterfinals of the National Championships at 13, the quarterfinals of the World Championships at 14 and the fourth round of the Olympic Games at 15. (Time Asia, 27 Feb 2003; Lint, 28 Jun 2004; ntv.co.jp, 09 Nov 2007)

VIDEO GAMES
She has appeared in two Japanese table tennis video games - Fukuhara Ai No Takkyu Icchokusen [Ai Fukuhara's Table Tennis] and Ikuze! Onsen Takkyu!! [Got to do! Hot Spring Table Tennis!!] - both for Playstation2. (Infostrada, 17 Sep 2006)

POLICE CHIEF
In October 2004, she was appointed honorary police chief of the Shinjuku district for a day. Wearing full police uniform she toured the Shinjuku district, spoke to senior citizens about the danger of telephone scams, played table tennis with some of her fans and hit autographed table tennis balls into the crowds. (japantoday.com, 21 Oct 2004)

NAME
In Japanese language, Ai simply means 'love'. (Table Tennis University, 25 Mar 2008)

Previous Olympics
Beijing 2008, Athens 2004

Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 London Olympics Started














The excitement of the 2012 London Olympics started, as a sports fans, I may spend a lot of time chasing the action during this period.

Beside watching the athelete striving for gold medal, Maxis also launch its special contest with the attractive prize such as solid gold bar, iPhone 4s and Samsung Galaxy series of tablet and phone.























Feel free to enter this link http://bit.ly/PJYwow and sign up to MyLaunchpad.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Really have the RB20 Metal Cylinder Head Gasket?


Recently received quite a few call looking for the Nissan RB20 engine metal cylinder head gasket, I don't know if it is the same guy who looking all around Malaysia for this gasket, as the inquiry from a very much difference area in Malaysia, although is from north to south, east to west, but as the inquiry come in such a short period, may be one inquiry each day, that made me feel it should be the same person.

So I wonder why is the person so desparate for this metal cylinder head gasket, is it really that the original graphite cylinder head gasket also can't fufill his engine power?

Normally I will answer that I don't have one of this metal gasket, but, if the owner willing to use the RB26DET type of cylinder head gasket, I'm currently still have one, although most of the area of this gasket design are same, the diameter of RB26DET gasket bore is 3mm more than the RB20, want to give a try? With no guaranteed given though.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Exactly How Engine Work - video from Youtube



Sometime newbies involve in engine parts trading actually don't know the parts they are holding, keeping or selling is having what function, or where is it located in one engine, I think this video may be useful for the beginner who want to look deeper into an engine.

Friday, July 13, 2012

YRV K3-VET Cylinder Head Gasket with 1.2mm Thickness
















Although it is a bolt on turbo engine, the original thickness of the cylinder head gasket for Daihatsu YRV K3-VET turbo engine is same with those without turbo which is roughly about 0.2mm, and I think this specification is well good enough for their turbo performance.

But still a lot of more fanatic racer, try to boost the turbo to a more higher pressure limit, until the original cylinder head gasket also can't coup with this condition, as such, the demand for a thicker cylinder head gasket emerge, which with the initial common thickness requirement is 1.2mm.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

World Engine Data Book 2011-2012 special editing MFi























Found a cover page on this "World Engine Data Book 2011-2012 special editing MFi" under the MotorFanillustrated page in Facebook, really feel like want to have one, although try to source it in the Kinokuniya Book Store here, still can't find it.


9月30日(金)発売予定の「MFi特別編集 ワールド・エンジン・データブック2011-2012」。
日本・ヨーロッパ・アメリカ・韓国—世界の自動車産業を牽引する21グループの自動車メーカーの全エンジンの技術ハイライトと詳細スペックを全収録。他に例を見ない「自動車エンジン図鑑」です。2011-2012年永久保存版です。

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Suzuki Disappear in 2013 - Really?














Just read through an article that compile in 24/7 Wall St. on Tens Brands That Will Disapper in 2013, the full article can be read in this link http://247wallst.com/2012/06/21/247-wall-st-10-brands-that-will-disappear-in-2013/ but for my surprise, Suzuki is under the list in the 6th rank, this article may talk about the brand status in America, which may not really seen in Asia region.

I'm not touching other brand as I more interested in what is the fact that made Suzuki in the list, below is what they wrote on Suzuki faith in U.S.

6. Suzuki
American Suzuki Motor sold 10,695 cars and light trucks in the first five months of this year. That was down 3.9% compared with the same period in 2011. The sales gave the manufacturer a U.S. market share of just 0.2%. One reason the company has trouble moving its vehicles is the poor reputation of its cars. In the 2012 JD Power survey of U.S. vehicle dependability, Suzuki’s scores in power-trains, body and materials, and features and accessories were below those of almost every other brand. One sign Suzuki is having trouble selling its vehicles is that it currently offers a very aggressive zero-percent financing package for 72 months on all of its 2012 cars, trucks and SUVs. Even with aggressive sales tactics, Suzuki cannot improve its position in the American market. Most of its cars sell for less than $20,000 and its trucks and SUVs for under $25,000. Almost every other manufacturer with a broad range of vehicles has flooded this end of the market with cheap, fuel-efficient models. Arguably the most successful car company in the U.S. based on growth — Hyundai — does particularly well in this segment.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

HINO Small Truck Engine Gasket


















HINO is wellknown in their truck manufacturing, the smallest truck that in my knowledge is also install with a 4,009cc engine, the older Hino Dutro W04D/W04E is using the similar to one of the Toyota 1W engine on their WU75 and above series of Dyna and Toyo-Ace.

The H04C Dutro 300 is also a 4,009cc engine, which made us suspect it should be same family with those W04D, may be there are some minor design modification on some area.

And after the 4,009cc model, the next bigger cc should be using the J05C engine, which we think it may be still suitable for passenger car and small truck parts dealer to carry its parts, and those size bigger than J05C will be category to those big truck territory, even J05C size is consider in the grey area, small truck player may consider it too big and big truck player may consider it too small.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Petai Amazing Fact



Sometime just have to post something out of topic a bit. I like to eat petai very much, but some can't stand their taste or smell, like my wife, totally reject petai, for those who like petai very much, I wish to share to you that some amazing fact from petai, for those who don't like it, I don't know whether the below article will change your mind and give a try to taste it or not.


ADVICE FROM UKM MEDICAL DOCTOR
Little did you know after reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at petai in the same way again!
Petai contains three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, petai gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proved that just two servings of petai provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.. No wonder petai is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. But energy isn't the only way petai can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression:
According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND among people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating petai. This is because petai contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS (premenstrual syndrome):
Forget the pills - eat petai. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anaemia:
High in iron, petai can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.
Blood Pressure:
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the petai industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power :
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating petai at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Understand that bananas contain lot of potassium too so eat more banana... Just look at those monkeys, they are really active, alert, smart and cunning too!!
Constipation:
High in fiber, including petai in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a petai milkshake, sweetened with honey. The petai calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn:
Petai has a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating petai for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness :
Snacking on petai between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness. 

Mosquito bites :
Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of the petai skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves:
Petai is high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.
Overweight:
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Ulcers:
Petai is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control :
Many other cultures see petai as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Holland , for example, pregnant women eat petai to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.
Seasonal Affecti ve Disorder (SAD):
Petai can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, tryptophan.
Smoking:
Petai can also help people trying to give up smoking.. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
< B R>Stress:
Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium petai snack.
Strokes:
According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine" eating petai as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%".
Warts:
Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of petai and place it on the wart.. Carefully hold the petai in place with a plaster or surgical tape!
So, as you can see, petai really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals... It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A Petai a day keeps the doctor away".