Sunday, August 8, 2010

where am i

been a while since my last update..
been wondering where I've been missing..?
well my current location now is at MIRI, Sarawak..
officially a Curtin University of Technology student now..
Life here at Miri, is just gettin better by days. Tho the place is kinda boring, not as alive as KL, its just awesome with whatever it has here. The scenery is just magnificent. Well, my campus is a lakeside campus, so yea :)
Check out the pictures, you'll know wat i'm talkin about.. :)
its been like 15days here.. so far so good.. a bit stressed with UNI stuff and all.
people here, very friendly, very helpful.. curtin seniors, curtin frens, roommate and housemate.. so wat i should do now is simple, work my ass off for ma studies. i don't know wen's the next update will be posted, very soon i guess..
later guys..

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ferruccio Lamborghini was born in Italy in 1916. He was fascinated with engines from an early age. During World War II he joined the army and was stationed on the island of Rhodes. Fortunately there was little going on there during the war. The island was essentially isolated from the rest of the world. Any cars, trucks or motorcycles that broke down had to be repaired on the spot with reused parts. Lamborghini became known as a wizard at mechanical improvisation and became very much in demand at fixing engines.

After the war he returned to his home near Modena in northern Italy and setup a small car and motorcycle repair shop. He soon realized that there was a desperate need for tractors in the agricultural area in which he lived. He found he could build about one tractor a month from derelict military vehicles. As Italy's economy grew demand for his high quality tractors started to grow. He began building his own tractor engines. His tractor business became very successful reaching a rate of over 400 a month in 1960. He soon looked at expanding the business and in 1960 began manufacturing heaters and air conditaioning units for buildings as well as maintaining the tractor business. This too became very successful.
About this time Lamborghini started to get interested in developing a high performance car. He had owned Oscas, Maseratis and Ferraris but was always disappointed with them. Particularly their engines. There is a now famous story about how he was frustrated with problems he had with a clutch in a Ferrari (a Ferrari 250 GT), and went to visit Enzo Ferrari who's factory was nearby. Enzo had no time for a tractor manufacture and simply dismissed him. Lamborghini decided there was nothing Ferrari was doing he could not do better. He decided too build his own car with a V12 engine. For the design he found a very talented engineer named Giampaolo Dallara who had previously worked on a Ferrari V12 engine.

The new engine had 4 cams, a short stroke and 4 big bore valves per cylinder. It developed a surprising 350 HP. It was an all aluminum engine with a crankshaft supported by seven main bearings. These crankshafts were machined from SAE 9840 steel. The connecting rods (12) were of SAE 4340 steel. The pistons were of forged aluminum. Each pair of camshafts were driven by their own half engine speed sprocket and silent chain. This engine was really the prototype for all future Lamborghini engines. A body designed by Scaglione-Touring was used to house the engine.
The Lamborghini "350 GTV" prototype was shown to the public on the Turin Auto Show of 1963. Sales started the following year. The car was called the 350 GT. It was a complete success. Over 130 were sold.The future of Automobili Lamborghini looked very bright during the sixties. The 350 GT was succeeded by the 400 GT and then the 400 GT 2+2. The 350 GT and 400 GT 2+2 made the Lamborghini name known throughout the world. With the funds coming in from these cars and his successful tractor business Ferruccio allowed his engineers to design and construction a new car - the Lamborghini Miura. The Miura made the Lamborghini name legendary. It was a car truly ahead of its time. It shocked even companies like Ferrari and Maserati.
The Miura was first shown on November 1965 at the Turin Auto Show by Ferruccio Lamborghini himself. Only the chassis was shown at the show, the engine was transversely mid-mounted, something up to then only seen in real F1 race cars. The design of the body was executed by Marcello Gandini in less than a year, and on the March 1966 Geneva Show it was completed and on display. It looked even better than in Turin. The car was very aggressively styled, and an appropriate name was chosen for it, the Miura, a name taken from the ferocious Spanish fighting bulls. Again the car was a complete success.
This was followed in 1973 at the Geneva Auto Show when Lamborghini shocked the world again with his revolutionary LP400 Countach. Only a prototype was shown. Today it is difficult to realize the impact that car had on everybody at that time. Even now the car is a show stopper! The car at the show was painted in a bright red and with a black suede interior. It showed for the first time, the by now, famous, Lamborghini signature swing up doors. It also displayed unique vertically mounted rear air intakes to go with its powerful 4 Liter engine.
In 1974 disaster struck. The Lamborghini tractor business received a major setback. A massive order for tractors to a south American country was cancelled. Lamborghini anticipating the demand, had previously upgraded the tractor factory to be able to build the numbers of tractors required. The company lost a lot of money over it. Compounding things also at this time was a series of labor problems at the factory. While his personal fortune was still considerable he decided to sell part of his share in the factory. Eventually the factory was taken over by Fiat.
During the seventies the company survived on sales of Miura's. The car business started to be self sufficient and make money. However Lamborghini eventually sold all his remaining stock in the company to a Swiss investor. The company to this day still retains his name however. Ferruccio Lamborghini died in February 1993 at the age of almost 76
The oil crisis of the 70's started to made sales of high performance cars difficult. Production art the factory was plagued with budget and parts supply problems. People gave up waiting for cars with two year back orders. A wealthy Canadian, Walter Wolf, played a major role is supporting Lamborghini and developing the Countach during these difficult times.
In 1978 the company declared bankruptcy. An Italian court was appointed to find a buyer. A Swiss based group called the Mimran brother's were able to save the factory. Patrick Mimran (one of the brothers), in 1980 started to turn the company around. The Countach was developed further under him from the LP500 S right up to the impressive QuattroValvole. .
Just as things were going well, the Mimran brothers sold the company to Chrysler Corporation. This was a big surprise at the time. Chrysler support however was just what the company needed at that time. They were working on a Countach successor -- the Diablo. Chrysler kept the winning team together in Italy. While the cultures of the two companies were different and things got stressful between the management groups, they did succeed in bringing the vast resources of Chrysler to bear on the design, pollution controls, and new manufacturing techniques etc. for the new car.
Again the result was an outstanding success. The new Lamborghini Diablo got rave reviews everywhere it went. However in another twist of faith, in 1994 Chrysler fell upon hard times and had to sell the company. It was bought by an Indonesian investment group headed by Tommy Suharto of the well known Suharto family. Unfortunately in the late 90's an economical crisis started to hit the Indonesian owners hard and the much needed money for research on a successor to the Diablo started to dry up.
Fortunately the German company Audi had an interest in Lamborghini. On August 4 1998, in a complex series of transactions Audi AG became the sole owner of Automobili Lamborghini. As in the case of the Chrysler buyout, this could not have been a better time for Lamborghini. Audi took an active role in designing the Murcielago and brought to the table again the vast resources of a major automobile company to develop and produce another exotic car.
Hopefully. ownership changes stops here. =)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Legend Water Chalets.. NewYear Celebration.. Part 2

Damn..cant believe they got such a nice place here,at port dickson.. though we stay kinda nearby, we decided to spend a night here.. Legend water chalets.. owh..and celcom broadband really comes in handy..can see me online almost all the time..except when we are not in the suite..
should come here again..with all my frens next.. *spystk and the trio's gang.."vtv"..
the only thing bothering me the most is that, i got a paper approximately in another 10days time..!!! hate edexcel.. anyways..screw it..will think about tat later.. gonna enjoy to the max this two days.. =) update will be soon..

Something everyone should spend few minutes reading..then..think.*tz


Both comes from the same root,

Vision is crafted with illusion of success - when Wilbur Wright and Oliver Wright started their illusion of a huge gigantic machine flying bird. Many of his men claimed these two are idiots, and absurd in their time. But this two brothers, despite the hardship successfully made a machine flying bird after so many failure attempts.

Nikola Tesla was said to mention;

"I do not wish to get married as I fear of losing my imagination".

10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943

He was called mad, crazy, imbecile, but most his works are actually what enabled us to see many wonders in the modern age.

Einstein was quoted as saying,

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

And he is one of greatest scientist of all time

Isaac Newton;

"If I stand in the shoulder of a giant, I could see far distant"

Without proper footing, Proton would never be able to make it, many great companies started within the right foundation.


History tells the same thing about many great leaders, scientist, and men who have started as failure and turn out to be great names in the history. As History may have shown certain names that have failed, history has also shown us many successful names.

What makes the Jews so powerful? and the Japanese? Rome as some claim, to have united their people, what is the core to that successes? Was it that by favoring the bigger power?

What is the core foundation of Roman empires before it has become a world power, and spread its conquest, and the "unite" the people as some claimed to "unite" this country the same way as Rome.

Was it that the unification started before Roman loves its people, or the unity embarked after the Roman loves its people?

What made Japanese products successful? started automatically as world player, or first supported by its people?


Time will unfold its long lore upon us, dreams is to be waited, but dream only happens in your slumber.. .. ..

Happy New Year..!!

Since its the new year, i just wanted to try something new.. Was watching a show about Tun Mahathir's biography, knowing that he also blogs.. After reading his, it really inspired me... Heard a lot about it, so why don’t just give it a shot... So, I am blogging… Actually… there’s nothing much to say though… I can talk about how I celebrated the new year right.. Went out for dinner, family dinner.. then..came back..sat in front the TV.. And did nothing… owh, and NO FIREWORKS at all..WTH!!. for Chinese new year, fireworks were on for like half an hour nonstop.. but..for new-year.. my friend said, just another day on the calendar.. Slept late, woke up early at 7am, to go to temple, did all the prayers, and the whole day not allowed to sleep before night, and was to hold book the book the whole day (study).. coz for a very weird reason, they say that you’ll do whatever you did on the 1st day, for the whole year.. and I believed it.. just to make my mom happy.. and then.. we went out..nearby jusco..bought nothing..window shopping perhaps..then, came back...tats all… Damn, can’t believe I’m actually doing it… So not TINESH… SO guys, if you all reading this, you guys just wasted your precious time…lol.. kidding… thanks for reading… update will be very soon…I guess…=)
And guys.. HAPPY NEW YEAR..!!!