Saturday, December 30, 2006
Trading food @ The Olive, Pan Pacific Regency. My colleagues - 1 awaiting a bus ride to Sg. Petani, another savouring a moment on the finger-liking-good Buffalo Chicken Wings, courtesy of chefs from Pan Pacific Regency KL.
We didn't have quite a choice as it was the eve eve of New Year and lotsa revellers were preparing to go back to their respective hometowns to celebrate the New Year!
The ambience was quiet and the KL sky looked gentle that night. Of course, Luna Bar had a RM50 cover charge that night, and it was packed to the brim. We wanted to go for charkueyteow near Utar in Wangsa Maju, but the jam on Ampang was horrendous. So we decided to eat somewhere near Pudu bus station before sending SY off.
There was even a pool table (free games?) that was hogged by some teens with their PSP accompanying them in tow.
As for us, we enjoyed some watermelon fruit juices, good food, understanding company and discussed my outcome of "annoucements", and updated ourselves on happenings surrounding our lives. Next stop, temple to approve a "nice" date. See you in 1st week of June, 2007!
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
2.My level of patience with angry people
3.My ability to educate, teach, share expertise and impart knowledge With Others
4.MY resourceful ability
5.My sense of placement to get along With anyone including strangers
6.My Sponge ability to learn new things
7.MY curiosity that makes me try new things all the time
8.My 99% nature to not to be like the rest of the World!
Can anyone think of anymore?
Monday, December 11, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones(Xbox), Revelations (PSP) and 486 ..
The old (check how old is old and how 2D the images are) and....
... and the NEW! Blurry images of my 3rd person view, taken from my birthday gift, E770 Motorola off my rented 29" Sony TV :D
Superb zoom OUT feature, compared to the PSP lack of viewing capabilities.
Climb in between walls. Something you can't do on the PSP.
1. Poke walls
This is such a cool feature in the game, apart from swinging along walls, walking along walls and walking up walls! Poking walls are done using your small knife and only on certain parts of the wall. It's where you climb towards a part of the wall and literally STAB a part of the wall where you just dangle your whole body's weight by the knife :P Cool right?
2. Swift attack
It's one of those swift silent attacks that you do when you sneak up upon your colleague and scare the living daylights outta their skulls! But this time in a silent fashion, with a small dagger (knife) ... he he he...
3. Sword Bleed
Didn't know that my secondary knife can bleed and lose power. Compared to the PSP, which you can use the secondary knife till you "accidentally" throw it towards an enemy! The secondary weapon now dies out if you hit the wall with it too often and you just lose the weapon till you pick it up a death guy!
Did I mention to you that the loading time on the Xbox is so much faster than the PSP. And viewability of Prince of Persia on the Xbox is so much better compared to the limited banking view-ability on the PSP!
Now if only I can figure out how many save games I can have on my Xbox so that I don't even have to override a single one! It comes with a Hard Disk Drive you say... huh? :D
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Anyways, in my uptmost horror, when I called Maybank (that's Malaysian Bank, for you foreigners) customer services on the phone, I thought, yeah.. I could authenticate myself and give my mothers' maiden name and get this over with. But nnnooooooOoooOooOo, they say I don't have "phone banking" to get my address changed over the phone!
AND, what I need to do is to go to the nearest Maybank ATM to "apply" for phone banking. And with such, it will spit out a 16-digit code which I will need for authentications, THEN another 6-digit code as my password for phone banking. THEN, when I am done with all that, I can pick up my phone to call them AGAIN to change my address...
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
My best-est of colleagues, ex-colleagues, colleagues @ Lemon Garden Cafe dinner buffet.
Was too embarassed to take the photos of the chocolate fountain, but here's the outcome of super-chocolaty dips :)
Oysters, fresh oysters with lemon juice and Tabasco sauce.
American delight. Fresh vegetables, pototaes, etc
Super small salt and pepper shaker. It's more pepper shaker 80%, salt shaker 20%. Such a unique instrument. Too bad it couldn't fit into my bag :P
Prawns with BIG heads :D And sushi sashimi...
Salmon pizza, fine dining and smelly awful non-tasty cheese!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Wedding of Sued Szer & hubby at Summer Palace (Tai Thong), opposite Damansara Intan.
They were registered last yr but this is the night of the "yam chao" session.
Pleasant parking experience and good food & service.
Had a RM10 haircut near Sri Damansara, where my swimming lessons were at, but delayed by 1 hour. So had additional time to get a trim :)
Got a new pair of shoes :P *repaired* Got 4 nails in my shoe :P
Maybank, Sri Damansara :D
Turtle Rock concert by teachers from International School KL (ISKL), Ampang. Fund raising for Prof Chan and KUSTEM in their turtle conservation. It was RM10 for the mid day exhibition and RM30 for concert where all proceeds go to SEATRU.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Construction of Hotel Indonesia - oldest hotel in Jakarta by a cigarette company. Guess which? Semporna? D'Jarum?
Everyone has a driver here. Cause labour is so cheap!
Buses as Mass trasportation (i.e. LRT in Malaysia or MRT in Singapore)
Hyatt Jakarta and Plaza Indonesia (supermarket:)
Khusus (especially) Busway (for busses) aka LRT.
National car/motobike :) Something like tut-tut from Thailand.
Everyone is a business man in Jakarta. Kids selling water, etc, on the streets, during a traffic jam :)
Pan Pacific. Where us staff stay :(
One of the many HUGE roundabouts.. :) Too bad the water fountains not on :P
Don't ask me why the photos are blue. Used a photo resizer to resize my Canon 350D photos and it turned out like this. *yawn* So lazy to take another shot of the same photos :P
Will upload more photos of my trip to Jakarta (again). Should be here till next Wednesday. Sorry ko, can't make it for your wedding luncheon. So sorry Alice :(
Sorry to my swimming students and also to the open houses that I have to miss. Missing you sayang too :*
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
What an experience!!
Did you know that the more expensive the car, the harder it is to figure out HOW to drive it :P Trust me, it took me at least 5 minutes to figure out how to start a 7 series Bimmer! And another 10 mins just to figure out how to engage into gear! Talk about paying for simplicity! Arrrgh! Such an embarassment. I think I will stick to a manual for now :)
"I had a first hand experience in "trying" to figure out to drive a BMW!"
This was followed by a 2-seater car, better known as the MX5 :) Momo steering compliments the analog dashboard. Oh course, this particular baby was equipped with all the digital meters that one could buy :)
Also, check out the short shift stick, Momo again obviously! What i reckoned about this car was that my feet was obviously too big for the small clutch and gas pedals. I keep hitting the brakes when I wanted to accelerate. And did I tell u, my first 10mins was also a pain - the 1st gear kept dying on me, due to the super-low clutch pedals and short stick! Talk about having to drive a nice car, but having your car jerk and engine die off after paying money at the toll booth. :D *chuckle* Such an embarassment!
I am sure there's a following of MX5s in Malaysia... here! Now, if only I could find the car keys to the MX5 i drove...
Friday, November 10, 2006
More photos of my birthday celebration:
1. Very good friends in Sri Kembangan
2. New colleagues in office with other October babies
3. Dinner with parents (at Zen, Sunway Pyramid)
Thanks all for the good wishes! And celebrating my 27 year old birthday! Old already wor.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
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*Edit* Ya, for those noticed, I used tm.net email servers to post this post.
Though the day hasn't ended yet,i would like to thank my family for wishin me happy birthday at midnight!
My extended family,Alice. My loving gf, my former colleagues who celebrated my early birthday last night, sepetgirl and er for singing a birthday tune over the phone in their office, my buddhist brother Alex,and all the sms that came pouring in since 2am last night. Aud, my mui2,tony's mui2,bluurpie,sayang. Not forgettin my former colleagues, full-of-cheese-retail-exec, and my 2 chi-mui!
I thank u for the best wishes! Cheers. Feichai
Also, let's not forget my former supervisor/boss, Iris's family, Daniea's family and ZenZen :) I also think I forgot my psp kaki, chenzhi. And my ryze MMN fellow members' who wished me a happy birthday!
And all the cold email wishes from 5-10 different websites that automatically send birthday wishes :D
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Started my new job with a trip to Jakarta, Day 00!
Life has been good. Topped up on salary a bit, focused in gold trading and a new notebook! Check out the size and specs. Though without a keyboard, but it's a dream come true to have a UMPC with is super-ultra-portable!
The Sony Vaio VGN-U8G. Remind me a lot of my Clie UX-50 I had in those days which came with bluetooth v1.2, WLAN 802.11b, 0.3Megapixel CCD camera and upgradable to 2GB running on Palm OS! Did I mention that it also came with a QWERTY keyboard that lights up from the back :D
Anyways, the Vaio VGN-U8G is on it's class of it own! Superb resolution of up to 1200x1000, touchscreen, WLAN 802.11g (54Mbps), and runs a full fledge Windows XP Professional! It's got a Firewire (Sony's iLink 400) powered access to a DVD+-RW!! Though less than 1GB in specs, it's packed with 20GB HDD! It's definately a UMPC worth having your hands on! Wanna try?
Thursday, October 05, 2006
2. Meeting with Antares, the musician, Orang Asli :)
3. The "simple" & "contented" life
Watch out for some video on myspace or youtube.com Hi Mr Antares.
Too bad I didn't have extra pants and t-shirt, as the river looked so tempting. Cold water and fresh stream of cleansing water flowing down towards the KKB dam!
Thanks Daniel for the trip and sharing session.
Also, realised that from my birth dates 10-10-1979, I am suppose to be a teacher, helper, educator, counselor :) in this lifetime.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Sunday, September 24, 2006
1. I learnt that as animators, we have to read/dictate the story so that the kids learn how to pronounce words before they read to themselves or out loud.
2. It's interesting to see ME in YOUR eyes :D
3. Learnt that there's 2 self. Self-centred and Self-less
4. Work-In-Progress (WIP). We should promote EFFORT instead of RESULTS!!
5. HOPE: Purpose beyond our own life! Search for a meaning!
6. That CONCEPTS: Are pictures of the mind
7. To always explain new words/meaning with CONCRETE EXAMPLE.
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Swimming coaching/lessons that I give have always been a very fulfilling duty. Though a measly :P monetary gain, considering the fact that I have to travel from Wangsa Maju to USJ (Approx 40 km apart 1 way), it's very satisfying. I guess bringing out the "teacher" or educated or trainer in me has always been very fulfilling. I always take a sense of pride in inparting knowledge in the greater sense.. Having dwelled on teaching swimming since 1995, it has further manifested to training customer service representatives, and mobile phone dealers & retail assistants (more product training though). I have also taught programming languages in C and PHP to others in formal (still monetary gains) classes and 1 to 1 sessions. I guess, it's all my parents' fault - for rubbing off their educators' blood in me :D *beams*smiles*
BarBQ Plaza was truly a Thai experience, though I experience it in Sunway Pyramid. Boy, has Pyramid changed since I last went there, approx 1 year from today!
Training. What can I say. Previously schedule for a 2pm to 10pm session. Though the butt hurt!, it was truly a "grounding" experience! We managed to finish lessons 1-10, with another 10 more stories to go. Useful methodologies and concepts can be further furnished in a book that I will be co-authoring. Though I haven't got the book title out, here's a few ideas:
1. Youth: Purpose Beyond Your Own Life!
2. Youth: Different Yardsticks!
3. Youth vs. Parents: The Beauty of “ME” in Your Eyes
4. Promote Effort Instead of Results!
5. Polished Gems: Our Compass Of Live
6. Youth >Concepts. Values. Principles. Gems< Parents
Do let me know what you think, ya?
Then, it was my french-kissing buddy, Ian from South Africa whos leaving back to SA. Truly a friend indeed. He's going off to fulfill his calling to be a minister. No, not a minister in the prime ministers dept., but a minister, a Christian pastor (methodist). Did you know it takes 5 years of study + 1 year of practical to be a pastor in SA. I wish him smooth sails and all the best to WM, in terms of putting up with Kaz :D
No kitchen, wtf?
Friday, September 08, 2006
Let's see now. In a product, you Buy raw materials > Group them up together > Process these raw materials > Package them in nice looking boxes > Prepare a Marketing 360 campaign > Sell! No 2 ways about it. Of course, the different channels that you sell them, whether it's a direct model like dell.com or a model where there's "Manufaturer/Principle > Distributor > Dealers > End Uers" or a word by mouth process, it's just basic selling in different channels.
So, given a choice, where would you sit in? Of course, we are all end users to start off with, then we try to sell other end user stuff but becoming a small time dealer. Then, when we make enough money to commit on stocks/inventory, we become a distributor. But what everyone would like to do is control the manufacturing process. To control the product! Why does Apple make tons of money from selling the iPod and iBook and now the MacBook and iMac? Because they invested the hardware, got it manufactured and hung on to the Operating System. That basically goes to show that Apple is a manufacturer/principle.
Similarly, as a Service, content/services needs to be generated or created or manufactured. Of course, it has to be unique, have a nitch (no one else is doing it) for it to be truly successful! Therefore, if you hold rights to a franchise or a brand. Like how our good Tom Cruise/Wagner Production House owns rights to the Mission Impossible franchise, everyone HAS to pay you for it. Similarly to McDonald's and the other franchises.
But when I say Content is KING, I mean that content owners/generators/creators are KING. As they demand top notch cash! Look at Steven Spielberg and the likes of Survivor and Apprentice series; non other than Mark Burnett. Then there's people like Amazing Jerry Bruckheimer Race, who brought shows like CSI and Armageddon and the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (not the best looking of guys compared to Mark Burnett) but absolutely fabulous at what he's doing. Some would remember his trademark, lightning that hits the tree at the end of every show he producers/directs.
P/S: Content is King. But only if it's lined with a Queen. :P
Something I found while surfing for Malaysian TechTV PowerON :) .. branding,etc.
It's BLaugh for a good laugh. Not too many though, but they have a 10% at GoDaddy.com. Must be quite a influential or good traffic website ;)
This clearly shows why I "HAD" to join ryze.com when dkbu sent me an invite :D