Picking up the Slack!

15 Apr 2013  3 Comments

Yup. I’m here to keep you guys entertained while “N” starts to be doing more than a monthly post. Or who knows, might end up taking over this blog should he retire. WE WILL NEVER KNOW!

Anyways, I’m Trance, pleased to meet you all.  I’m the uplifted and multi- interest and hobbies type of guy who’s going to be posting a lot of stuff, I hope, as long I do find lots of “interesting” stuff. They may be in any category whether it was music, video games, random news..etc. So pretty much the mini-version of “N”, till I start taking over..I mean…getting used to the blogging thing back again. I usually write lengthy posts in general when I get carried away, but for now, I’ll resist the urge to do so and just keep it simple so you guys won’t hate me on the first day.

So that was pretty much an introductory post, hope to see more involvement and comments from you guys here. Catch you peeps in another post~

P.S: Will update social media Networking links once I get a proper time with “N” again should it be needed. And by needed I mean “N” has got to stop slacking and do it already. ;p

P.P.S: If you thought I was kidding about writing serious “non-very useful” long posts, here’s a sample during the good times:

http://q8japan.blogspot.com/2007/08/late-read-this-before-posting-post.html

Jumped From Space, Landed on His Feet

14 Oct 2012  No Comments

Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner just jumped from 128,097ft breaking the previous world record of 102,800ft held by Joseph Kittinger set in 1960.

Baumgartner also managed to be the first parachutist to break the sound barrier during his free-fall, reaching a top speed of 725mph. He didn’t manage to get the record for the longest free-fall though, as it is still held by Kittinger (4 mins 36 seconds). Baumgartner pulled the cord for his chute 4 mins  19 seconds after stepping off from his capsule.

Takeo Ischi: The Japanese Yodelmeister

23 Jul 2012  2 Comments

A Japanese-German techno-yodeling…..with chickens.

Takeo Ischi is a Japanese engineer who taught himself to yodel, went to Europe, sang in a few clubs, and became a hit. He studied under Franz Lang (this man can yodel)

He settled down in Bavaria, married a German woman, had four sons, and has had a career as a German folk musician that’s lasted about 30 years.

Disagree With Me And I Will Blow Your Brains Out

7 Jul 2012  2 Comments

The full story:

After trading insults with activist, parliamentarian first throws a shoe and then points a gun at adversary. Host tries to break up brawl. No shots fired
A Jordanian member of parliament pulled a gun on a political activist during a furious debate live on Jordanian TV on Friday.
The MP, named in a YouTube clip of the confrontation as Mohammed Shawabka, was debating a political activist named in the clip as Mansour Sayf al-Din Murad, discussing aspects of Jordanian politics including attitudes surrounding the uprising in Syria.
As the discussion became more heated, each of the men accused the other of various crimes and deviancies, including working for the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency. "You’re a Mossad agent," said one. "You’re a big crook," said the other.
The MP stood up and began screaming and pointing at the activist, who was sitting opposite him, while the host of the program, Mohammed Habashneh, seated in the center, desperately urged his guests to "calm down."
Instead, the MP sat back down, bent over and took off his right shoe, and threw it at the activist, who ducked behind his desk, knocking it over.
Then the MP pulled a gun — a silver pistol — out of his waistband and briefly brandished it toward the activist, who walked toward him. The MP kept holding the gun, but was no longer pointing it at his critic.
The two men struggled, with the parliamentarian again careful now not to point the gun at his adversary, while the panicked host circumnavigated the strewn furniture to try to break up the fight.
But the two men would not be easily separated, and the brawl continued for some time before the program cut to the credits.

Via HuffingtonPost

Today, One of the Greatest Footballers of All Time Turns 40. Happy Birthday Zizu

23 Jun 2012  1 Comment

Zidane

On June 23rd 1972 Zinedine Yazid Zidane was born in Marseille, France to Smaïl and Malika, 2 Algerian immigrants who left Algeria in 1953 to settle in Paris.

Being spotted at the age 14 by an AS Cannes scout who jumpstarted his professional career. In total, Zidane played for 4 professional football clubs. Started in Cannes and then transferred to Bordeaux at the age of 20. Where he had just one trophy to claim with his club, the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1995.

He then was signed by Juventus in 1996 for ₤3 million GBP At the age of 24, that was Zidane’s first international club and there he won the Serie A (twice), Italian Super Cup, UEFA Champions League (twice), UEFA Super Cup, Intercontinental Cup and the UEFA Intertoto Cup.

But Zidane wasn’t done yet, he then signed with Real Madrid at what then was the highest ever transfer fee. ₤48 million GBP. Where he also help his team win the La Liga, Spanish Super Cup (twice), UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental Cup.

Zidane’s brilliance also helped France win the World Cup in 1998 and almost did it a seconded time after coming back from retirement in 2006 if it wasn’t for that unfortunate incident the marked the end of his footballing career.

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The Maestro also has a number of individual awards:

Ligue 1 Young Player of the Year – 1994
Ligue 1 Player of the Year – 1996
Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year – 1997, 2001
UEFA Club Midfielder of the Year – 1998
FIFA World Cup Final Man of the Match – 1998
World Soccer Awards Player of the Year – 1998
Ballon D’or – 1998
L’Équipe Champion of Champions – 1998
French Player of the Year – 1998, 2002
Onze d’Or – 1998, 2000, 2001
FIFA World Player of the Year – 1998, 2000, 2003
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team – 1998, 2006
ESM Season XI: 1997–98, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04
World Soccer 100 Greatest Players of the 20th Century – 1999
UEFA Euro Player of the Tournament – 2000
UEFA Euro Team of the Tournament – 2000, 2004
Serie A Footballer of the Year – 2001
UEFA Team of the Year – 2001, 2002, 2003
UEFA Champions League Final Man of the Match – 2002
La Liga Best Foreign Player – 2002
UEFA Club Footballer of the Year – 2002
FIFA World Cup Dream Team – 2002
FIFA 100 Greatest Living Footballers – 2004
UEFA Best European Player of the Past 50 Years – 2004
FIFPro World XI All-Star Team – 2005, 2006
IFFHS World’s Best Playmaker – 2006
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball – 2006
UNFP Honorary Award – 2007
Marca Leyenda Award – 2008
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award – 2011
UEFA Champions League Best Player of the Past 20 Years – 2011

Here is a brief video showing Zidane’s football career.

And another video of pure skill.

Happy birthday you magnificent bastard.

Where The Hell is Matt

21 Jun 2012  No Comments

Matt Harding is an traveler, video game designer and an internet celebrity with the success of his “Where The Hell is Matt” videos where he travels around the world recording him self dancing.

He just released a new video with places like Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon. He was in Kuwait during the filming of the 2008 video.

2008 video:

2006 video:

Hide And Seek Form A Toddler’s Point of View

9 Jun 2012  No Comments

Daniel Brace stuck a GoPro on his 2 year old daughter and started filming while they were playing hide and seek.

Its cute how she goes and looks at the last  place he was hiding every time they start a new game.

This looks like a cool idea for an FPS game.

This Used To Happen Every Day

1 Jun 2012  No Comments

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The Attari Closing Ceremony used to take place every day at the Wagh border between India and Pakistan  till 2010. Because of it being the only road crossing between the two countries and due to the increased tension between them, lowering the flag ceremony was a bit more…..thrilling. The lowering of the flags or  “retreat” ceremony was more like a parade and a show for the people attending on both sides of the border.

It was canceled due to increased injuries to soldiers’ knees and backs from all the “Goose-Walking” taking place.

Jackie Chan’s 111th Movie: Chinese Zodiac

23 May 2012  1 Comment

The 58 year old has yet another movie around the corner. Jackie Chan has always astonished us with his stunts that he has been doing for years. Watching his movies is never boring even if it just for the stunts.

Try To Kiss Will Smith And You Will Get Slapped

19 May 2012  1 Comment

A reporter was so excited to meet Will Smith that he tried to kiss him, Mr. Smith replied with a slap on the face.

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