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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Not Connected

It's been 2 days since I was disconnected from the Internet world. Call me an Internet addict or whatever you can think of, but to me disconnected to the Internet really seems like a big deal. The Internet has brought me closer to family and friends. Imagine, we are more than 100km apart, yet we can talk/chat like no tomorrow, we can continue to share what is happening around our place. Some might argue that we can do that using phone. Yes, it can be done, but at very high cost. To be honest, Internet and telephone has really change the ways people connecting each other. The two media have coverage almost everywhere in the world that we can get connected with each other without having to be at the same place. The faster Internet connection, called broadband is getting cheaper and affordable, thus we can video chat with our family and friends. A lot of chat applications such as MSN and skype are getting more and more popular, and with the webcam integrated to the laptop or the external webcam is getting cheaper, more and more people are using video talk with their family and friends. Web connectivity applications such as Friendster and Facebook make our bond with old old pals closer. We can check on their daily updates (if they ever update their profiles) or continue to message each other. Gone are the days where we email or mail them, and wait for them to respond. Now everything seems to be realtime. The moment we send out our message, they will get it, and can easily respond us (almost realtime). And Facebook also has the laggy chat program that enable us to chat with our pals whenever they are online. So, it will really be tough for me to go through the days without Internet. It has become neccessity instead of luxuries, well at least for me. I cannot speak on behalf of others. But one thing for sure, kids from Gen Y onwards will find it hard NOT CONNECTED.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Preparation - Part 1

When you walk about the malls this few days, you will surely see the Christmas decoration around. This is the indicator that Christmas Day is near. And it also means one thing to my family, preparation. It is always a joy thinking that the Christmas is near, always looking ahead of this day. It is a day where all Christian gathers together to celebrate the birth of Christ and at the same time the whole world is partying. It also means 1 week before we "Start of Something New". Anyway, back to my house preparation. My brother and his girlfriend and me setting up our our house Christmas tree with decorations.

Setting up the tree "foundation"

Clueless on what to do next

Great. Tree setup is done. Up next, decoration and lights!!

Still working in progress


We have good news and bad news. Good news is, we are getting more decoration for the tree. Bad news is the tree is only halfway done!!


Thursday, November 20, 2008


Sitting in the living room, watching the TV series about the legendary Bruce Lee, I'm feeling a little bit boring, which is why I blog - Lolz. I mentioned before that I have a lot of after-work entertainments. Well, it seems to me that has no longer valid, mainly due to the fact that I have already finished that TVB series - Moonlight Resonance. Well, the shows stressed on one thing that I have always agreed with. It is the importance of a family and that family should remain the top priority in our life. I might be stressing the importance of wealth and money on other blog - Money Master and it looks like I might be contradicting with myself because I have stressed on the importance of money and then now saying that family should remain the top priority in our life. Well, it's actually not. The way I put the header on the Money Master blog - (Making money is no easy job if you treat it as a burden but once it becomes your friend, that is when cash flows in. Becoming the master to money rather than slave to it helps us redefine the whole idea of earning more - it's more like the money working for us.), I'm stressing on using money to make more money........which is why I will always stressed on investment. Ok....let's not stray from the family topic.

For those youngsters working outstation like me, we will always think that we have freedom to do whatever we want, and our parents are not here to nag us. Well, the beginning, we really enjoy the freedom. Imagine, hanging out till late night with friends without getting nag from our mother or father who will not be having a restless sleep unless all their children are back safely home from an outings. I do understand that most parents really care for their children. I do not really think that there is any parents in the world who would not care for their children. In fact, their care have most of the time become annoyance to most of the youth. Sigh. But nevertheless, I do believe at one point of their life, they will see the importance of family and the gathering with their family members. the environment if eveyrone from grandparents till grandchildren gathers together enjoy their quality time together. Anyway....Youth....I suggest that you really enjoy your time with your family, as not all of us are so lucky to be working and staying so close to family members.

I still remember one part in the Moonlight Resonance series, where the eldest brother telling his younger siblings that everything has change. They cannot always gather together like when they are young. Each of them has their own life and lifestyle to go through. He might be right in one way or another. When all of us grow up, not all of us are working at the same place or area. Some might be working outstation or even oversea....have their family established over there. But he's not right in a way, he sort of exchanging his family for money, though in the end he regretted about it.

I can frankly speaking...spending quality time with family members is priceless. Until now, I still remember our Cameron Highlands trip. It's not the place that is making it so special. It is that I gather together with my siblings and some of my cousins. Some cousins might be annoying or our siblings may argue with us for the sake of arguing....but, I still think that is the fun part. We communicate. We annoyed each other. We beat each other up. We scold each other. We ....well, do a lot of things together.

Well, I think I should stop here. My mind sort of saturated with all the issues in the office and my heart already in hometown....since today is Thursday. I will continue to post.....maybe blogs on what we did in Cameron Highlands trip? Well, see how my laziness level go.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yahoooo!!! It's Pay Day!!

18.30 - Feeling restless.....Turn on the wireless router and modem
18.40 - Connect laptop, get the internet connection
18.59 - Open the browser application, in my case I'm using Firefox 3.
19.00 - Login to my Internet banking account. Check the account summary.

Joy...and smile formed on my face. At last, after a long wait, (well, actually just about 30 days or less) salary bank-in.

NOW - Recession mode - over!!! (Well, at least over for now)



Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday's Blue

Have you all realize one thing? Time seems to pass slower on Monday compares to other days? And it seems like most people are suffering a thing called Monday's Blue? Compares to other days...I do not really like Monday. Call me lazy bum or whatever, I just don't feel like doing anything on Monday. Could be I've been lazying around during the weekends....thus the effects continue on Monday? Anyway, I've been having a REAL Monday's Blue today, as I was not feeling very well. I left office earlier, just to go back take a nap....and after that (now) I still don't feel so good. Usually.....yea, on Monday, I will not feel like working or doing anything, but today case totally different. It's so REAL to me that at one time I feel like doing nothing at all - not even blogging, though after that I've been getting a bit bored, so decided to blog on this Monday's Blue. Hopefully it will go away.....and will not continue tomorrow. Well, wish another Blue Monday to those that are having a day different time zone with me. LoLz.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Funny Clip from Youtube


Today is Thursday

Today is Thursday..............again!!! I've been eagerly waiting for Thursday every week. Although I might be busy over the week.....I will still be looking forward for Thursday. Every Thursday after work, I will have the relieve kind of feeling and say to myself......"Yes!! It's Thursday evening again." And on Friday morning, I'll be gladly to go work whether I have early morning meeting. Some might be wondering why would I be so happy if it's only Thursday and I still have one more working day to go. It's simple only. This is because there will be longer break on Friday lunch, thus can spend some "quality time" with my friends over here. Then, it also means "Balik Kampung" to me. And I missed my family soooooooooooo much. And I miss the food in Ipoh and also my mum's home cook food. I can definitely say that I have home sick feeling every week. From my uni days where I was staying in KL, I actually went back home sweet home every weekends maybe on Thursday or Friday and only go back to KL on Monday. Now it's the same. Going back on Friday after work and then go back to work in Kulim on Monday morning. I'm actually very glad to work in Kulim area - because it is close to my hometown and my family. Just 2++ hours drive, so it's quite convenient and not so tiring if I drive back to Kulim on monday morning. Besides, I only drive once in every fortnight. So, it is not that expensive-total expenses would be about RM100 per trip. The other week when I'm not driving, I will go back with my Dad. I'm actually very thankful to God that my dad actually works in northern region, so we can go back together once in every fortnight. Not only that, sometimes I can go Penang and stay with him. It's still better spending some quality time with family members than doing nothing over in Kulim, except maybe blogging? Lolz!!!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Phew!!!.........Sigh!!!.........It's the only thing that I can think of recently. Already not getting enough sleep during the weekdays in Kulim as well as weekends in Ipoh, I was stuck with a lot of stuff from office. I have always wanted to have Work Life Effective, so, I do not think working extra hours will help. But seriously, issues keep on coming in. And I have only managed to solve about 50% of them, and 50% still pending or holding. Then I also need to start learning new things. To sum up.....I will be very very busy until end of the year. Some people might think.....why this guy ranting about on his blog while he can do his things instead. To be honest, after work, I do not want to think about anything related to my job. This is what I call WLE-Work Life Effective. But it seems to me that 8 hours in office really not sufficient to sort all the issues out.....especially the production will continue to run.....thus, issues......and backdated issues unsolve. With holidays creeping up next month, my mind actually switched off and focus on the wrong thing,....which is what to do during the holidays. So my issues will be delayed. Luckily for me, there's not much development running at the moment, even if there is, my buddy will take a look first, since she will be fully owning the product in the future. Anyway, it seems to me that I always feel work, after work, etc. I can say....I dun really feel like working...or waking up at all. I can't seems to get enough sleep, even though I try to go bed earlier than usual. Is it because age is catching up, like what I usually tell others?? Lolz!!. Or maybe I am overloaded with caffeine? I drink about 4-6 cups of coffee per day, though one cup of the coffee in the office is about 1/2 the cup i drank at home. Could be also right? Though it is normal for me to take few cups of coffee per day. I've been doing that since the uni time. Maybe I should try reduce the coffee intake, while at the same time, think of ways to improve my fitness. I do not want to be exhausted all the time. It just don't feel good.


Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Recently I have been blog walking to see how other blogs design and the topic for the blogs. Well, did not really get their idea or steal their idea, but I do notice one thing which is quite obvious. There are several blogs that I visited where the bloggers are mother/wife. Seems to me that gals can write or blog a lot better than guys. Most guys will write on specific topics but ladies seems to be able to express themselves very well on the Net. When guys want to blog something on personal stuff, it will be a disaster, like me. Is it because I cannot really blogs or I will lose the commitment to blogs or I'm not good in expressing myself? Dunno.... anyway this is just a short updates.

P/S: Blogging while watching Forensic Heroes


Monday, November 3, 2008

Not Bored Anymore :).

I was searching The Star Online for tonight's TV programme as I know I will be very boring after work if I do not have any TV programs to watch or any other form of entertainment like playing PC games, drawing etc. After looking through it for some time, then I realized I will be spoilt with the amount of TV programs that I can choose from. First is the cantonese movie in TV3, Unmatchable Match starring one of my favorite actor, Stephen Chow. It's actually an average cop flick stars Stephen Chow before he go full time comedy. I know a lot of people might say, "It's a repeat. Watch other movies or series better." But I'm a bit different. I always watch Stephen Chow's movie, though the movie might have been repeating for 2-3 times a year. In fact, I do have his movie collections. Next selection for the day is Forensic Heroes............again with my favorite actor and actress in it. Bobby Au Yeung and Linda Chung stars in this TVB series. I did not manage to watch it last time, nor I could not get a copy from my friend, thus, this TVB series is a MUST. Now I'm only stuck at 11pm-12am time frame when both are on air at TV3 and NTV7 respectivesly. Nevertheless, I will keep on switching the channel from that time onwards, so that I will not miss both. Then, I just realized that I need to catch up watching one new TVB series that I had recently. Been watching 12 episodes during the weekends with my family, and the series is soooo excited and I hardly can wait to finish it. Coming up soon will be Heroes Season 3 and then Smallville. Seems like I will be spoilt with these choices from this week onwards. Anyway, watching TV programs might just be one of my entertainment. I still need to practice my FIFA game, as I've been struggling in the World Class difficulty. Well......I can also blogs a bit and also maybe start plotting and drawing comic to past my free time in Kulim. Looks like in the end, I found myself something to do during the weekdays. YES!!! In the end, I found something that I can do to past the time. Hopefully this can last longer before I started to get bored with these activities. :)


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