Archive for March, 2009

My son’s future toy!

Posted in Random on March 28, 2009 by Stanley Carter
Powerwheels

Powerwheels

Hell yeah!  Powerwheels toy cars!  Would be hella cool for my little boy when he’s 5-6 years old.

I was browsing around youtube and I saw some crazy dads from the states decided to give their kid’s Powerwheels a little more ‘juice’, some even do it the ‘Pimp my Ride’ style:

Damn! This kid is rollin it HARD!  Check out the bling wheels and the ICE, wicked!

I had a little search on google and noticed that those stock powerwheels come with a standard 12 volt motor, some dads decided to upgrade them to 24 volts or more for more power, and the results are grin-worthy:

Check out how this kid is countersteering, that’s talent right there! LOL!

Powerful powerwheels!  Looked so much fun!

I’m not exactly sure if Powerwheels are available here in Malaysia, but I’m sure I can find something similar, probably something from China or some sort, and I bet it won’t be cheap either *gulp*

But hey, I’m seriously considering getting one for my son when the time is right, and it’d be hella cool to do some minor upgrades to the motor, as what you have seen in the above videos.

Stanley Jr’s dorifuto training on the way! haha! ^^

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Staying in shape

Posted in Random on March 27, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I’ve just started this hash run thingy few months back (since last year), although I’m not a regular hasher myself, probably due to my inconsistent schedule plans on Sunday (the runs that I joined were all on Sundays), as I sometimes prefer to go ‘someplace’ else to drift instead of being one with the nature, LOL!!  But to be honest, I actually enjoyed the Rainforest Hash runs a LOT!

Last Sunday I drove all the way to Kemunyang (nearby Sibu Golf  Course) to meet up with my colleagues for the run, the weather was fair and it seemed as though it was going to rain, but then the sun decided to burst out from the clouds and give us hell!  But I guess those experienced hashers had no problem with whatever weather thrown upon them.

Let’s have a look on the stuffs that I normally bring to the hash runs:

Mini towel

Mini towel

A small towel,just to wipe off my sweaty face which could easily affect my vision!

Cap

Cap

An essential item to screen out the bright sun if the weather’s hot, and it could also be used to protect my head… or the other way around…  With the cap on, it somehow created a blindspot of my views upfront, and I actually bumped my forehead into tree branches quite a few times, all thanks to this cap!

Gloves

Gloves

There’s plenty of nasty spikes and sharp grass in the jungle, so you might wanna have your hands wrapped in a pair of gloves for sure, I have to admit the gloves I used doesn’t really does the protection part very well, but its better than nothing at least.  These are also the gloves that I used to change my tires during my usual drift sessions.

Hydration Belt

Hydration Belt

A very important item to bring along in a hash run, it’s where you store your water, or your car keys and etc.  It’s best not to bring your wallet or your handphone along since there are times when you need to get wet, and I mean, real wet.

Soccer socks and shoes

Soccer socks and shoes

Some hashers prefer to wear long pants for the run, and I was no exception as well when I first started, not until I’ve decided to change to the basketball trunk as you see in the picture above, I chose the trunk for better mobility, and it also makes me feel lighter, which is good for hardcore workouts such as this.

With shorter pants, you’ll need longer socks, a pair of soccer socks are enough to protect your legs from scratches and cuts along the way.  Those shoes are bought from the market for a mere RM7, the material is revertex-like, and it gets the job done very well, surprisingly!  Oh and if you are wondering what I was wearing, I always wear a long-sleeve shirt, no exceptions.  I still don’t have the guts to dive myself into the jungle with short-sleeve Ts just yet.

Since I didn’t bring my handphone with me during the run, therefore I couldn’t take any pictures.  But truth be told, I doubt I would do so since I’d be way too exhausted and wouldn’t give a f*ck on taking any pictures anymore, LOL!

After I finished my run, guess what I spotted on my way to my car…

Charmant hasher!

Charmant hasher!

A Daihatsu Charmant!  Looks like there’s another fellow Charmant owner that is into hash runnning as well, but I assume the owner is probably another middle-aged or the good-ol senior citizen type, haha!

Anyways, as the only drifter in town (lonely doraiba!), I do intendto stay in good shape, hash run is a great sport and you just have to try it yourself, a great challenge to oneself, not only physically, but mentally as well.

Charmant’s bonnet repair

Posted in Car stuff on March 24, 2009 by Stanley Carter
Messy bonnet

Messy bonnet

Yes, I know, it’s a pretty horrible sight, but let me explain what actually happened……

1 week after my car was out of the paintshop, my black bonnet started having multiple ‘bubbling’ spots, I had my cousin dropped by the house to have a look and he suspected that the putty body filler was probably the culprit for this effect.  Anyhow, it was CNY and I wasn’t too bothered to get it send back to the workshop right away, I’m sure you can tell by my previous posts that I’ve been busy driving the car!  Or should I say, ‘abusing’ it the sideways style, LOL!

It’s almost April and my wife is going to give birth real, REAL soon!  It’s either this week or next week, with the necessity in being by my wife’s side at all times, I thought now’s a pretty good time to send the car back into the paintshop to get that ‘bubbly’ bonnet repaired.

Here are some pictures of the work in progress:

Messy bonnet

Messy bonnet

The picture above shows a large portion of the THICK putty been grinded and peeled off from the bonnet surface, my cousin was astounded by the thickness of the putty, which was not from his previous work of course.  Probably it was poorly done ages ago when the car had it’s first crash.

Here’s another picture to show how thick the putty layer is, and that’s not all, there’s few more layers under it!

Thick putty layer

Thick putty layer

DCM sticker finished

DCM sticker finished

What saddens me the most is the fact that the DCM sticker cannot be saved, we tried to peel it off carefully without tearing it apart, but then we failed miserably and decided to just let it RIP.

I’m sure I’ve just lost 10hp there without the DCM sticker on the hood!

Star Drift Challenge!

Posted in Live For Speed on March 21, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Star Drift Challenge has been one of the biggest and most exciting drift event series in Malaysia since 2008.  This is also the event where you get to see most of Malaysia’s top drifters duke it out with each other, including the Prince of Drift, Tengku Djan and also the underdog, Tan Tat Wei, just to name a few.

Anyhow, the 1st round of Star Drift Challenge 2009 is going to take place real soon towards the end of the month, here’s a poster of the upcoming event:

Star Drift Challenge 2009 Rnd 1

Star Drift Challenge 2009 Rnd 1

However, this is not the main point of this post, what I really wanted to share is this instead:

LFS Star Drift Challenge 2009 - Rnd 1

LFS Star Drift Challenge 2009 - Rnd 1

For those of you that have never heard of LFS, you might think ain’t this the same poster, but with a different background image?  Well… this is actually the LFS (Live For Speed) version of the drift competition, which me and a group of friends from DCM have decided to bring this up so that people like me or those underage ‘drifter wannabes’ can have a taste of what Star Drift Challenge is all about in front of their… well… PCs, LOL!!

If you happen to be someone who hasn’t own a driving license and you’re a big fan of drifting games, please check out Live For Speed, and you might wanna participate in this virtual or should I say digital format of the actual drifting competiton, the Star Drift Challenge 2009, round 1.  For more details on the event, click HERE!

A fellow Charmant driver from Indonesia

Posted in Car stuff on March 20, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Edgar from Indonesia just posted a comment on one of my previous posts, and that was when I followed through his link and stumbled upon his blog, which features his recent purchased Daihatsu Charmant, a very good buy bro!

Edgars Charmant

Edgar's Charmant

Judging from the pictures I’ve seen, his newly purchased Charmant is in great shape, at least the dashboard seems intact, not like mine which is almost falling apart plus multiple cracks everywhere! T_T

Edgar also seems to be sourcing for parts for his Charmant at the moment, too bad he’s not from Malaysia though, it would’ve been much easier to help him out if we’re both in the same country I think.

So Edgar, I’ve added your blog in my list of links and I’ll be sure to keep an eye on your blog for further updates, I’m pretty excited!  Best of luck to your Charmant project, oh and whats the plan for build of the car?  Track? Drift? or Drag?

Sweet rides, not mine…

Posted in Car stuff on March 17, 2009 by Stanley Carter

Here’s a sweet ride I saw from my Mom-in-Law’s house:

Satria with Perdana front end

Satria with Perdana front end

An interesting conversion, it’s a Proton Satria with a Perdana front, the conversion includes the bumpers, both fenders and the headlights, the bonnet is from Mivec though, looks pretty nice IMO,  I think this is also pretty rare (or maybe the first?) in Sibu.

And then there’s this super HAWT Lexus:

2006 Lexus GS300

2006 Lexus GS300

This is a 2006 GS300 owned by my wife’s boss, the car was bought just months ago, so it is still brand spanking new.  You can really tell that my wife’s boss has a GREAT taste in cars alright, way da go! hehe~

Now that I’ve covered 2 nice rides, time to check on mine… which… is not that cool, nor nice, nor sweet at all LOL!

Apparently my dry-cell battery decided to spoil last Sunday just when I was about to drive it out for a spin or two, here’s a look at my dry-cell battery, which has been in my Charmant for almost 2 years:

Dry Cell Battery

Dry Cell Battery

I had it replaced on Monday with a much cheaper, wet / flood cell Battery at my friend’s workshop, here’s the new battery installed:

Wet Cell Battery

Wet Cell Battery

This new wet cell Battery actually costs me RM150 (a brand new dry cell battery would cost more than RM200++), I hadn’t bought any car batteries before so I ain’t too sure if that’s a reasonable price, and I always thought wet cell batteries were somewhere between RM60~RM80 only… WHAT IGNORANCE!! LOL!!

Though the new battery is cheaper, but downside is that I might have to build up a habit to check on the battery fluid from time to time, guess that ain’t much of a problem… I hope… *gulp*

On a side note, I’ve been informed that there is actually a well built Go-Kart track at Sarikei!  I asked my wife’s bro to take some pics and videos and they were shown to me yesterday.  The place looks very nice from what I saw, I forgot to ask him to transfer those video and pictures to me else I would’ve uploaded them here.  Anyways, I might be visiting Sarikei soon in a few months time, will have a better look on the track myself *wink wink* tsk tsk tsk….

King of the Jungle?

Posted in Random on March 17, 2009 by Stanley Carter

I was browsing through my mail box this morning and I came across this particular Email from a friend of mine which titled “The 3 Stages of a Man’s Life”.  Pretty interesting as he used the King of the Jungle to interpret a ‘man’s life’, check it out:

Stage 1: Single, being a playa!

Stage 1: Single

Stage 1: Single

Stage 2: Married, female power rawrrrr~

Stage 2: Married

Stage 2: Married

Stage 3: Divorced, pwnt / wasted!

Stage 3: Divorced

Stage 3: Divorced

….BWAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

Alright, back to work, LOL!!