21 Guns and Fireflies… rocks my boat!

(…still on a plane… see last post, you’ll know what I’m talking about)

You don’t normally hear my talking a lot about music.  And even if you did, it’s usually what you may consider sappy jazz numbers or cliched tunes from famous house/electro numbers…  Not that I have any problems with being sappy or cliched.

Well, recently, my musical boat (…I don’t know why the hell, I called it that…) was rocked by Greenday’s cool "21 Guns"… and Owl City’s "Fireflies".  What do you call these genres?  Alternative rock numbers?

Whatever they are called, kudos to the great composers and singers of these great new-age songs… Unconventional and sometimes almost sounding like music you would listen to if you were high on marijuana, but the musical pleasure remains even if you were not really on the substance.. (I hope not!) 🙂

Well, I never really went into figuring out the meanings of the songs, but when I do I’ll add on to this post.

In the meantime, let’s continue to enjoy the flavourful, delightful sounds from these and (hopefully) many more to come!

21 GUNS – GREEN DAY

FIREFLIES – OWL CITY

 

😉 ENJOY!!!

The Perodua Alza : MPV or just car?

MPV = Family!

Well, not anymore, my sophisticated friends… MPV nowadays just means having more people for the partaaaayy! (or more room to puke after the partay… :-P)

Ok… that didn’t sound quite right.  But, perhaps ‘more room’ should keep ya listening.  I tell you, recently or perhaps for sometime now, Perodua seems to always have their best act together pulling out great hat-tricks to put Proton in their tail-dust.

Only less than a year after Proton reveals the first national MPV, which certainly had heads turning at the start, Perodua pulls the table cloth from underneath Proton’s comfy table and makes a red carpet/curtain entrance into the main stage with their latest Perodua Alza.

I guess the designers of the car is probably laughing right at this moment for having thought of something that is neither here nor there but should be everywhere in everyone’s thoughts.  Because in the ad campaigns and WOM (word-of-mouth) many are asking.. is this a true MPV or a car that looks like an MPV?  And the price it goes for, just teases you in both directions! 😉

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When I first had my eyes first set on the real car, I immediately see the similarities with the new Honda Jazz especially from the front and side profile.  See the similarities with the third and last piece of window?

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This just shows how sporty this new MPV is and it takes the most beautiful cues from Toyota Passo Sette, which it models itself from.

The Alza goes for a great price approx at RM66k for the metallic 1.5 Automatic version, just about RM16k above the best selling car in Malaysia, little brother Perodua Myvi. Nice!

It’s not bad as a first car, really… what would really tip in favour of young graduates getting the vehicle is really how easy it would be to convince mom and dad that the extra room would make for a lot more family time! 😉

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Well, personally I foresee many Proton Exora and Toyota Avanza cancellation orders, for those who are a mix between sportiness and space.  The Alza should be filling the roads in a year or two’s time.

(Damn, I’m seriously considering this as a second car, should my plan fail to convince the minister of finance about the Kia Forte!)

Kia : My Forte Is This!

It’s not often I talk about cars on my blog, in fact… come to think of it, never.  But, nevertheless, like other things that catches my eyes, I thought I’d start putting some of the ones that has really gotten my attention.

Here’s this piece of beautiful machinery:kia-forte-official-img_13

Yup!  It’s the Kia Forte baby! And it’s in town!

You know… I am really amazed at how beautiful cars are become more affordable… or is it the other way around, how affordable cars are becoming more beautiful.  This new Kia Forte which is pitted against big brothers like the Civic, Corolla Altis and Lancer stands apart with it’s under RM80k price tag for a base model, RM75,800 to be precise!  Can you beat that?  You’d have every baby of the house, having graduated and getting their first cars, running to mommy and daddy asking for an upgrade of RM25k to buy the Forte instead of a Perodua Myvi 1.3EZi!

Even the full spec 2.0 model has a cool, sub RM100k price tag.. (only RM93,800) the perfect tool for extracting drool from white collared, young executives.kia-forte-official-img_15

Hmm.. you know, it’s hard when candy starts being thrown at you!  A good lick and that’s it.  This wasn’t the first candy I had encountered.  My next blog will be talking about what got me into this candy-feeding frenzy!

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But, you gotta admit, it is beautiful isn’t it?  And for the price tag, resale value will be something you’d put aside for the moment while you practice your smug look in the rearview mirror as you speed down the busy streets of Kuala Lumpur.

kia-forte-official-img_14 KIA, continue to outdo yourselves!