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Private interview with Michael Schumacher…

Posted in Cars, Friends with tags , , , , , , on April 5, 2010 by ari7474

After the Sepang Formula 1 Grand Prix, I had a chance to interview Michael “Ari” Schumacher…

He was clearly upset for not finishing the race.

Anyway, here’s how the interview went…

(Schumi seems a bit tanned here coz he was sunbathing in Terengganu)

7474: So Schumi, any comments to your fans about the race today?

MS: Ahh.. well.. First of all, I’d like to say sorry for not finishing the race today.

7474: WHAT??? Sorry aje? Can you please explain… We paid good money to see the race today and all you can say is “sorry”??? Dont make me give you a backhand???

MS: Ok..ok… I’ll explain.. Actually, one of my wheel nut went missing. Entah jatuh kat mana..

7474: Why you tak ask the mechanic to check properly before you left the pit tadi?

MS: Dah… Dah ask Ah Tee to check. He said to me gerenti tarak cabut punye..

7474: Hmmpphh.. Next time, plis ah.. dont make me angry again. Next race in Shanghai, I expect you to show some good results.

MS: Yelah.. Dont worry, the hero always wins last minute. Anyway, I’m expecting some new performance parts before the race goes to Europe in Barcelona. So, from then onwards, barulah I tekan minyak kaw-kaw..

So peeps, that’s how the interview went. After this, he sure get many points. Hehehehe…

What? You dont belive my story ???

Okay lah.. I’ll tell you the truth.. Part of the story was fabricated. Just to sedapkan cerita.

I’m actually a bit upset lah. I expect him to be at least better than Rosberg. But now, after 3 races, Rosberg seems to out qualify Schumi every time. The good thing is that we know that they’ll be getting some new parts before Barcelona. Hopefully then, we’ll see some improvements.

Here’s the picture of the “REAL” Schumacher doing a street demo in the streets of KL. Awesome stuff.

Nice kan the pictures?? Hehehe…

Well, today, the guys from 240’s decided to watch the race on TV. So, we all went to a bar in KL to watch the race. It was quite exciting. No traffic jam. Got aircond. Got nice food. Got sofa to relax. Nicee!

The 240’s Rs…

So peeps.. that’s it lah. That’s the fantasy interview I did with Michael Schumacher. Hehehe.. Sorry ya.

Good Nite 😛


Wake up call…

Posted in Cars, Family, Friends, Photography with tags on February 24, 2010 by ari7474

Two things happened last night.



so what’s it going to take, for you to REALIZE, it all.. could go away in a blink of an eye. It happens all the time.



Sometimes we forget.


Lack of contentment?



the first thing I’d do.. is thank the stars above.. tell the ones I love… I do..



Dont leave it until it’s too late.

Let this be a wake up call for me and those who care enough to appreciate what HE has given us.

Here’s some Macho and Manly stuff :)

Posted in Cars, Friends, Models, Photography with tags , , , , on February 11, 2010 by ari7474

Hey peeps…

It’s been tough lately. For me that is.. I’ve been doing some really hard work. Like… studying :p

I’d love to kiss and tell all the things I’ve been studying but being me.. I’m not going to bore you with all those. Instead, I’m going to story you, a very interesting story. No wait.. I’ve got more than 1 story to tell so.. I’m gonna story stories for you. Hehehehe… I’m not sure if that’s grammatically correct but hey.. it’s my blog and it’s not like I’m writing for the newspaper or something kannn…

Recently, me and a few like minded buddies, decided to form a group.

It’s called….


the Two Forties.

Cool kan the name. Well, basically it means, we’re a bunch of gear heads that loves “tracking” and we’re all in the 2 mins 40sec ish range.

Or, we aspire to be in that range. Like for me, my personal goal is to break the 2 min 40 sec barrier. Without using slicks. So.. with 200++ ponies, it’s quite a challenge.

To show how cool we are, we even have a group in Facebook. Haaaa… Terrer kan?

As of now, we have many members. In the region of 8-16 cars. Massive right?? Hehehehehee…

Here’s the group of people that changed the idea into a reality. Very handsome and macho and terrer people.

Will be uploading more stories on our future projects but to date, we’re having a go-kart challenge this Sunday. It’s going to be awesome 🙂

Soon, we’ll be all over the newspapers, magazines, tabloids and the likes and with fame, I dont think we can lead a normal life going out without having to disguise ourselves.


Anyway, it wasnt all just cars for me. Being a multi talented guy with good looks, I also went around town with my camera.

Here’s what I shot that made it into my “fave” folder this month…

Onitsuka Tiger & Tigress.

Nice kan? These 2 lovebirds cant get their hands off each other. So lovey dovey.

After that, I went for another shoot. This time, it was with Leobabelicious.

The idea for me when I did this shoot was to not make it into another “Nose Bleed” picture. Some photographers might understand what I mean but either way, have a look at the next picture and if you like, you can leave a word or two on what you think of it okay?

Leobabe’s Peepshow

So tell me.. is the picture nice or SUPER nice?


Well, that’s all for today peeps… it’ll be awhile before I write again as I can predict, I’ll be busy for the next few weeks (or months) so.. until then, thanks for dropping by.

Cheers 😀

Love… Actually.. What is Love?

Posted in Friends, Uncategorized with tags , on January 5, 2010 by ari7474

I had a long chat with a friend in FB just now. He posted this question to me…

What is Love?

I gave him all sorts of funny (and annoying) answers but he kept pressing…

What is Love?

Then I knew.. he’s actually lost.. Confused… Just like so many others..

Can anyone here.. tell me.. what is “love”?

In your own words… through your own experience.. whatever…

As I think.. once you see love.. you’ll know love and will fight for it…


Posted in Cars, Friends, Models, Photography with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2009 by ari7474

Normally.. when guys chat.. it’s always a story of “mine is bigger than yours” kinda thing..

Everybody says that their more handsome lah.. better in bed lah.. got anaconda lah.. 3 hours lah.. etc…

But when pressed to show.. semua lari… Hahahahhaaa…

Anyway, I’m not like that. If i say “I’m hensem and 3 hours..” it’s true. :p

Okay.. so what’s this post about then.. Well.. recently, we had a teh tarik chat and we started chatting about whose car is faster. It’s a never ending story of “my car got this exhaust.. got this intake.. got this sticker (stickers are known to add horsepower..hehehe) and so on and so forth..

To settle it.. we decided to drag and settle the problem.

Nice kan the picture?

Eh.. wrong.. DAMN nice kan the picture???

Hehehe.. Seriously.. Jokes aside.. this was an impromptu decision and it was done very quickly. Because of my skills and terrerness, we managed to wrap up the session within 2hours..

Well.. here’s a few more of the model.. The lighting was only the street lights as it was raining and my sb800 (flash) decided to just sleep after it got wet 😦

Thanks for viewing and hope to see you all again next year.. Hahahahahahaha…

the Italian Job with Sony A900..

Posted in Friends, Photography, Travel with tags , , , , , on July 16, 2009 by ari7474


Bongiorno peeps… It’s been a while since I’ve last updated eh? Miss me? Really?? Awww… Let’s not get emotional okay.. I’m here.. Shhh.. It’s alright.. Let it all out..




Anyway.. yeah.. It’s been pretty hectic for me. With work and all but just a few days ago, I was in Rome and I made some new Italian friends. They were my second as my first Italian good friend is Monica Belucci 🙂



It’s just that many times she called and text me, I was busy kan.. So.. It’s been a while since we had our teh tarik. Hahahaa.. 

Yeah.. Dreams are free.. Wohoo..


Ok lah.. Lets get back to business. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to try out the super duper Sony Alpha A900. And what better way to test it than to bring it to Italy right? Man.. With 24 Megapixels, the file size was huge. Details were awesome. So, here’s how I spent my days in Rome. 


Upon arrival, I slept. Zzzzzz.. Didnt snore. Just the normal shut eye. Then, when I got up, I was hungry. Had some bread and then my friend called. 

Friend: “Ey Ari.. you awake?”

Handsome: “Yeah.. hungry lah..”

Friend: “Good.. Lets go Ostia and have makan”


Within minutes, I was up and had my shower. Looking good as usual (I’m not a vain pot but it’s the truth. Hahahaa..) and off we went to Ostia.

Ostia is by the beach and they have plenty of cool… err.. beaches.

Ostia Beach

Beach House in Ostia


Nice kan? All the young Italians were there chillin out by the bars and beach clubs.

So.. me and my friend walked and walked until we found this place that sells pizza. I had one of them Margharita Pizza which is tomato and cheese. Damn Nice

Me in Ostia


And then, without me realizing, next door, there was some sort of party going on. With stage dancers and all. Very nice dancers I might add..

Salsa in Ostia-3

Salsa in Ostia-4


There was plenty of people dancing with the beat. Some really cool stuff. I’m not sure what type of dance it was but I can bet you it wasn’t the shuffle or any hip hop dance battle laa kan.. hahahaa..


Anyway.. that was for day 1, on day 2, I went to town and previously, I met a sweet young girl. Her name is Francesca Ferrari. Yes.. It’s Ferrari (my fave F1 team). So, I asked her if I could take some of her pictures and she obliged. She also invited me out to dinner with her aunts as well.

Francesca 2 

Francesca 4a


She was studying in Malaysia for 2 years and now she’s back in Rome. 

And then.. Aunt Emilia brought us to dinner at a very cool Italian joint. Real authentic Italian food. Unlike those you find at Pizza Uno.. 

Food there was really good and the company was even better. I learnt a lot from that day itself then all this time when I went to Rome all by myself. 

Here’s some snapshots from dinner.



Francesca-1 BnW


Zia Emillia

Zia Emillia



Berna 2


Well people.. Now I have 4 italian friends. Dont play play.. Hahahaaa…

So yeah.. the pictures above were taken with the A900. Mostly at very high iso 3200. 

Aite then.. again.. thank you for reading this very informative blog. I hope you’ll find it very productive in increasing your knowledge. Hahahaaa…


Ciao peeps..

Ari does New Zealand…

Posted in Friends, Models, Photography, Travel with tags , , on June 21, 2009 by ari7474

Hey there peeps…


Let me tell you.. It’s bloody cold there. Sunset was around 5.30pm and it was cloudy and it did rain sometimes.. 


What am I talking about..? Well, I was in Auckland with a few friends.. We decided to drive around and snap some pictures. Pretty cool idea rite? Ok..ok.. Yes. I know we dont have to be a rocket scientist to know that the scenery in New Zealand is breath taking. But.. because I dont want to be like any other Tom, Dick and Harry that shoots landscapes (actually.. in all honesty, I cant shoot landscapes.. even if I copy it from a postcard also it wont work.. sad right??), I’ve decided to shoot what I saw as we drove along heading south from Auckland.


Ok.. So, I was the designated driver. We drove for over 800km in 2 days. Massive. And we did take some short stops along the way for smoke break laa.. wee wee break laa.. camwhore break laa.. and so on and so forth.. but, the most cool stop we did was when one of my friends wanted to take pictures with the cows in NZ. I was like.. Ok. Lets pose with them cows.. So.. after we got off our car, I went straight to chatting them up. As you know, before we shoot models, we need to make them comfortable kan..kan..


Ari: Hey Cows..

Cow: Moo.. (Yo man.. what’s up..? Havent seen cows before..?)

Ari: Of course seen before.. but just asking if you guys wanna pose for my Nikon? I can make you and your friends famous…

Cow: Moo..moo.. (Yeah.. Sure thing buddy..)  



So.. after my brief conversation with them and a couple of ciggies later.. we drove off heading further south. 

After several “beep beep” warning from the GPS saying that I was 4 km/h over the speed limit, we stopped again. This time was to snap some pictures. Nice scenery but I’ve decided to post this picture of my friend. I kinda like it. 

Truck Sepia

Nice kan? Thanks for the compliments peeps.. 

Oh please.. enough flattery.. You guys and gals are making me blush laa praising me too much.. Hahahahahaa…


Anyway.. I’ll continue my story laa ok.. So, basically, we went to Huka Falls, Lake Taupo, and this beach called.. called what eh? I forgot laa.. The name sounds like.. Wakarinauo Beach or something like that.. Later I check the map again.. So please dont scold me if I got it wrong.. not my fault.. 

Anyway, here’s what I got from the beach.. it was nice.. the sunset and all.. Wanna see?


Of course you wanna see… Coz it’s nice 🙂




The life of the people there seems very laid back. Relaxed. I’m sure their stress levels are low compared to say.. my hometown in Manhattan.. LOL..


At the end of the day.. After driving for 2 days and seeing part of New Zealand, I’ve concluded that it is indeed a nice place to visit. If only we had more time there it would’ve been better. But.. I’m not gonna complain.. I was happy to even be there.. 


Ok lah people.. I think I’m gonna catch some zzz soon.. I hope you’ve enjoyed this very educational and intellectual story coupled with superbly taken photos but before i end this.. as usual.. I’m gonna include one last picture. This is the kind of picture you’d want on your desk top. Super Nice. You can email me and buy this picture and I’ll sign it for you plus I’ll also include a hemsem picture of me as a bonus. Hahahaaa… Nite peeps..

And for the Daddys that’s reading this.. Happy Fathers’ Day..

Tree Sunset