Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Xmas 2006!!!

I can't believe it's here.. Christmas is here!!! =)))
Well, I'd like to wish everyone a MERRY Merry Christmas indeed!!! =)
Have lots of fun and dun forget to take good care of urself!!!
May we all be blessed... always.. :)

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

my gadgets and their long due upgrade

Here's a list of my gadgets and where they're at their life span:

  • my notebook: Dell Inspiron 6000
    I bought this March last year and I still remember how happy I am when I first got it. I took a day off work for installation and etc. It is still running OK; except for the keyboard part. My Page Up button is off the keyboard now, and it feels like the Space Bar will soon have the same fate. Not very happy about it. Other than that, I'll be installing ubuntu on to it sometime in the very near future (with the help of ubuntu guide. That should keep me excited for at least the next half a year.
    The only thing that I want to add to it I suppose is external hard drive. I want decent one though. Something with at least 300 GB capacity; since I don't want to keep on upgrading it and I want to fit all my past MP3s, videos and pictures etc. I also don't want it to be MASSIVE and HEAVY. Last but not least, it can't be pricey. HAHAHAHA - Yep, I'm one of those impossible-to-please-customer.

  • my PDA: HP iPaq 2410
    I got this September last year. I can't believe how much I've grown out of it within a year. This is definitely one of the first thing to go next. I need a new PDA which are combined with phone; it is simply too ANNOYING to carry two mobile phones; a PDA and many other things in my handbag. Also, deciding whether to put alarms/schedules in my mobile/PDA/laptop is RIDICULOUSLY hard.
    Hear me out. I don't put my PDA on my desk at work - so never actually hear the alarm; while my mobile is always next to my PC; hence it is more visible. However, the schedule on the mobile are not nearly as good as the schedules I've put in my PDA which are synchronized with my Microsoft Outlook every week. So, I keep on putting things on my PDA although they sometimes don't serve the purpose. But, I don't totally ignore it. I check it first thing in the morning; use it as my MP3 player; check it again at lunch time and on my way home on the train. Oh well, me and my dilemmas.
    Another complaint that I have would be the STUPID virtual keyboard. Well, not stupid, but seriously impractical. It puts me off writing too much. Maybe not, but it certainly slows me down a lot. So, my new PDA Phone would have to have keyboard. Other than that... I'm happy with it, especially with my SPB Diary Plus. Great app.
    I'm eyeing Dopod 838 Pro. It looks like something that I want. I'll have to buy a new micro SD card though and get a converter so that I can plug the micro SD card in my laptop and my camera.
    By the way, I love this feature!!! I love the fact that my PDA, my digi-cam, my laptop all have SD slot. I can easily move files around them and it is GREAT!!!

  • my mobiles: Nokia 7610 and Motorola
    Got my Nokia phone this April. LOVED IT and still do. The camera is really nothing incomparison to the N70 I was for a month prior; but I love the chic look of the phone. I love that it's tiny. I love that it does most things that I want it to do and does it well. But if I'm getting a PDA phone and this is to go too... Unless I can put the three SIM card on my new PDA Phone. We'll see.
    I got my motorola phone last year in July. It's nothing really. I don't even know the model name. I like it more than any other available three phone but it's not something I'd show off. It's just a phone for me. I use it to make free calls to other three mobile holder.
    BTW, Three is a mobile network, like Optus, Telstra, Telkomsel, Singtel, etc.

  • my camera: Nikon CoolPix 5200
    Bought this camera two years ago I believe. Don't really remember but I think it was October 2004. I think... Hmm.. I still love it though. It's not as great as my bro 7.2 MP digi-cam obviously but I still really like the quality of the pictures that it produce and it hasn't failed me so far. The fact that it uses SD memory card is a plus point. Also that it has great colour quality. I love it and certainly am not thinking of replacing it soon. :)

  • my clock radio: Sony Dream Machine ICF-C153
    Well, this, I bought a while ago. Three years ago, I think. Really? Really. It was at the time when I moved to my current home. I think it was back in 2003. I love it :) Really do. Except that it doesn't do the radio job really well. It's very fuzzy. I wish I could get better signal. I'm always thinking of getting some sort of antenna to help it but somehow haven't got around to it. Maybe because I don't actually listen to radio, more MP3s. But yeah, hope I'll get around to it sometime soon so I can be waken up by radio sound instead of beep beep beep. Though I'm not sure my sis will be happy with that :P Still, I love its summer time function (which allows DST switch very simple) and the smart nap function. :) Definitely does not need replacement. Especially after I saw it in Myer today and still adore it in the shop (you know how once you own something you tend to appreciate it less; the fact that I still adore it in the shop even if I have one at home shows how good it looks). :)

  • my portable game console: Nintendo DS Lite
    I loved it. Although I don't play it as often now. In combination with this thing call Super-key and super-card, it's simply fabulous. I can actually play old games, like the Circus Charlie from the old NES console. It's GREAT!!! Excellent. Wish I could play it more often. Then, the Nintendogs game, the Tamagotchi game, the Poker game, and plenty other games... Yummmmm
    Of course, it has different kind of fun to the Sing-Star and Eye-Toy; but it is still fun. Loved how it has the stylus to allow different way to interact with the game. Love the white chic look too. Very stylish to carry indeed. :) Although now that I have that, my GameBoy Color must feel quite ignored... :P
    This is definitely more my style than PSP. I think so.

  • my USB MP3 player: OMNI 512 MB Digital MP3 Player / Voice Recorder --> SONY 2 GB NW-EOO5F Walkman
    Haven't used the OMNI MP3 player a lot. Only to back up my Microsoft Money file from my PC. Had this from back in my uni days. I think it was back in my honours year or even before that? Anyway, broke the display glass on the second month I own it. How annoying is that. It's still OK only have lines on top of the display screen. Today, I decided to go and buy a new one. A proper one. I want to use it to accompany me at the gym. :P Hopefully it will push me further :) This Sony 2GB Walkman is tiny but it has everything. It has the FM radio, chic look, and USB plug. Charge-able through the USB plug and battery life lasts 28 hours! How good is that.. Definitely my baby for now.

In short, I love these things so much, but like any other people who likes technology stuff. I find it annoying to buy something only to find that the price gone down by half the next month or newer stuff comes out the week after. Even if those things do not happen, 6 months after you bought ur gadget, u feel the need to upgrade, but u realise that it means u need to sell ur now old gadget. It is very annoying. How I wish I can just trade it in easily. :P
Oh well, for now, planning for a new PDA Phone, an external hard drive, Ubuntu, and fixing my laptop's keyboard sounds good enough. :)))

Good nite!

You and I Both - Jason Mraz

Was it you who spoke the words that things would happen but not to me
Oh things are gonna happen naturally
Oh taking your advice I'm looking on the bright side
And balancing the whole thing
But often times those words get tangled up in lines
And the bright lights turn to night
Until the dawn it brings
Another day to sing about the magic that was you and me

Cause you and I both loved
What you and I spoke of
And others just read of
Others only read of the love, the love that I love.

See I'm all about them words
Over numbers, unencumbered numbered words
Hundreds of pages, pages, pages forwards
More words then I had ever heard and I feel so alive

You and I, you and I
Not so little you and I anymore
And with this silence brings a moral story
More importantly evolving is the glory of a boy

Cause you and I both loved
What you and I spoke of
And others just dream of
And if you could see me now

Well I'm almost finally out of
I'm finally out of
Finally deedeedeedee
Well I'm almost finally, finally
Well I'm free, oh, I'm free

And it's okay if you have go away
Oh just remember the telephone works both ways
And if I never ever hear them ring
If nothing else I'll think the bells inside
Have finally found you someone else and that's okay
Cause I'll remember everything you sang

Cause you and I both loved
what you and I spoke of
and others just read of
and if you could see now

well I'm almost finally out of.
I'm finally out of, finally, deedeeededede
well I'm almost finally, finally, finally out of words.

Monday, December 18, 2006

So little time

I've got so much to say; so little time...
Got so much to do; so little time...
Got so much to think about; so little time...
Ugh... I better start else I'll never get there...

I am now officially working 7-days a week. It feels like sh*t. Not really. But, yeah it does. The regulation has changed @ Coles - I can only work on Sunday if I work one other weekday. I can't bear the thought of working @ coles after a long day in the office (which lately has been literally longggggg day); so Saturday it is. Well - I'm hoping this is temporary; as in I'm giving this up next year.. Want to focus on something else instead - like Interior Design perhaps.

A short intermezzo before I get to my main story; I've been thinking - there's something missing about comments on the blog thing. I've had problems with posting comment on someone's blog but not being able to get notified when someone else has perhaps reply to my comments. D'you know what I mean? Perhaps, that's not how comments are meant to be used, but still, wouldn't it be nice if we get notified when someone posted a comment after us? Or maybe it's just me... :P

Today's been a long day - like my any other day. I got up at 6.15 then get ready for work. Luckily, I'm working with Monica (v cheery and easygoing person) - she's a great incentive for me to go to work - especially at 7 a.m. the morning after the DWS Christmas function! (By the way, it was a great nite - just as any other DWS functions - lovely nite to catch up with most of my colleagues + partners over a lovely meal. It's a pity I was so tired from working 4-hour-shift yesterday afternoon). Anyway, finished work at 10 a.m.; grab vietnamese pork roll (it's now $4.80!!! Ridiculously expensive but still yummy...); went home; push my bros around so that they are ready for the trip to the airport since they're meant to be leaving for Indo today. (Note how I said 'meant' - it's not grammatical error!)
So, at 11:10 - off we go! Got to the airport around 11:35; queue up... it was a longgggggggg queue. At about 12:15; it's finally nearly our turn (2 2-people-groups were in front of us). Guess what! The officer came and said 'Sorry - the flight has been overbooked. You won't be able to board the flight. I will need to do some preparation for the plane's take off and will speak you all later.' with a very flat tone. I was like 'WHAT???'
Obviously, no one let him go so easily - we all followed him around - trying to get hold of him and actually understands the situation. I mean - have you ever heard of overbooked flight??? Don't they have some sort of capacity and flagging etc etc. Anyway, to cut the story short, after a whole lot of questions, I decided to treat this situation diplomatically - I simply asked him when's the next flight and how best to get my siblings on that flight. =) Normally, I would get so angry at the officer. But, today, I didn't. I'm so glad I chose to see the fact that it is not his fault - he's merely an unlucky guy who has to deliver the bad news. It turns out better. I was the second person in front of the Garuda admin office (Yap, it's Garuda; I bet no other airline does this!) and we got our replacement ticket almost straight after the officer came back from the flight take off preparation. He even thank me for being so nice about it all.
Lesson learnt? Emotion sometimes aren't so good. It blocks your brain from thinking straight. Today, (perhaps partially because it's not my flight) I wasn't panicking; I was able to think straight and keep my eyes at the goal - to get on the next available flight. :) Works out well - one more night with my lovey sis. :)
They're flying out tomorrow - how I wish I can fly out too.. :P

Oh well, not to worry, I've got plenty of things to keep myself occupied for the next month and a half... Sydney trip with lia n angie; installing UBUNTU on my laptop; tidy up my wardrobe; cleaning my house; finishing off my books n stacks of magz; watch the DVDs; and perhaps, if i have more than enough time, which is unlikely, watch House and Veronica Mars. :D

Ciao.. Oyasumi.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

My newest game

The newest addition to my house's content are ....

EyeToy and ...


Oh yeah.. my bro also bought the Guitar Hero guitar as well.

It's so muchhhhhhhhhhhh fun!!! =) hahaha Lots of laugh and actual movement rather than sitting down hahaha so it is some sort of exercise too.

EyeToy turns out to be really fun.. :P Watching someone playing the game is ridiculously funny (cause they make all sorts of weird movement). With SingStar, I'm in love with Avril Lavigne's song, Complicated and Sk8ter Boy. Plus, very intrigue with Delta Goodrem's Born To Try. It's up and down throughout the song.

Oh well, soon I'm getting the EyeToy: Kinetic. Who knows. It could be handy when I'm too lazy to go to the gym! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Ten Commandments for a Stress-Free Life

Ten Commandments for a Stress-Free Life.
Found this above interesting article while reading the article that Zen has recommended on 22 Ways to Overclock your brain.

Thought this might comes in handy, for me and others.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Hatred and Anger

Have you ever disliked someone that you don't really know so much that you can't even pretend to act normally around them?
I don't even know why I hated this person. Maybe because I somehow feels that this person, namely A, has taken someone that I care, let's pretend it's B, about away from me. Eventhough if I think about it, it wasn't A that took B away. B has never been around me in the first place anyway.
I supposed it is easier to blame someone other than your close one. That's why I'm blaming A. It doesn't help that A has those annoying look. The kind of look that makes you hate the person straight away.
Anyway, I don't think it's healthy for me to go on like this. Hating A. I mean, if I continue on like this, I'll never be able to be close to B no more. And I can't stay away from B.
Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhh!@#!%#!#$!@!@#!@@!!@ B!!!!