>> Friday, March 31, 2006


Nobody seemed to be complying to this one (trial, rounds, samples). I kept asking around and that seemed to be the case. All right. There is no better opportunity to follow-suit than this one.

>> Thursday, March 30, 2006


I may have hurt someone severely without even knowing. Don't know how to start recovering from this one. The last time I did, ... hm.. nah. Better not start the story.

Today I departed at 6pm from office. Guess what time I reached home? 8.30.

>> Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Woz the Whiz

Mercury News: What's it like being Steve Wozniak and shopping in an Apple store? Are you recognized?

Woz: I was in Boston once. I needed two AC adapters. I ran into this new Apple store. I went up to the counter, ``I'd like two 65-watt AC adapters.'' I didn't say anything about who I was. And they bring them out. I say, ``How much?'' They say, ``We are expensing it.'' I said, ``Yeah, but how do I pay for it?'' They said, ``No, no, no -- we are allowed to give gifts to special people.'

I wonder if that's a courtesy of Jobs himself or the store manager. It doesn't matter if you're Woz, does it?

>> Tuesday, March 28, 2006


To keep you updated. I thought no one was counting.

Once upon a Time in Old Trafford...

If you'd known the true essence of football, you could name these stars immediately (and similarly at other grounds.) The good old days...

A Simple Reason

Excellent explanation on how backward compatibility + huge market share can be painful...

>> Monday, March 27, 2006

Share your Internet Connection

Windows XP Users: I challenge you to share your internet connection wirelessly.

Mac users:
System Preferences > Sharing > Internet (Tab) > Click Start
(as low as 4 clicks, depending upon your initial and current settings)

I wonder why Vista moved to 2007.


I went to clinic. Foot got x-rayed; no fractured bones, but still limping a bit [ligament, strain] Looks swollen.

Friday: Futsal for 1.5 hours
Saturday: Bowling, 5 games in 4 hours
Sunday: F1 Open 2.5km

Suddenly, I'm sure I'm no longer 20.

>> Sunday, March 26, 2006

Seseri run...

Gentlemen, cool off your engines...

>> Saturday, March 25, 2006

Zero Hero

It's not worth the hassle. They won't do a sitcom together.


What is the limit to cutting back when it comes to your resources? Until attrition ripples out to a Tsunami? Turnover or attrition is an interesting phenomenon. Known for its contagiousness, tracing the point of origin or the root vector is unquestionably difficult. I had the opportunity to study it in college, during the Psychology at Work class, only to face the real aftereffects merely a year later.

The inter-departmental tournament went well. Despite a slight disappointment in scoring, it was still fun playing alongside Surf Tech mates. Pak Din is indeed the MVP (top score 229). We rocked the Chilis afterwards - my first time trying it.

>> Thursday, March 23, 2006

Horrific F1 accident...


I'm currently limping due to an accident in the Futsal court. The new running shoes weren't of much help (Dassler, USD37). Tomorrow is bowling day at BSC. Sunday is supposed to be an athletic day as well, running 5.5km (hopefully.) It's just the right moment to get injured, isn't it?

>> Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Smart Crowd

I'm interested in this book. Has anyone read it? Taufiq?

>> Monday, March 20, 2006


A little chaotic but things are moving faster. I'm happy with the progress. Although, no matter what, I'm pretty sure it is still not up to expectation. Quite challenging when you have super-engineers as superiors. I'm not implying promotion fallacies, but it's quite probable indeed.

I'm going away again.

Engineers should be more people-oriented.

>> Sunday, March 19, 2006


Ever experience the time when you regret what you had just said? Many.
Ever experience the moments when you wish you had said something? Few.

Now, isn't that reason enough to be careful with our words? Sometimes, silence is the best answer. I don't know. What do you think?

>> Saturday, March 18, 2006

Thank you

Only 1 responded. Thank you. May your small wish (Ija) be granted, InsyaAllah.

>> Friday, March 17, 2006

Tomorrow, today, or yesterday?

I have to admit. I was browsing through my previous websites and noticed the exceptional work accomplished. Better control but more time spent on it of course. I was almost lured into continuing it again. No can't do. I don't have the luxury of time anymore.

I miss the old days.

>> Thursday, March 16, 2006


I'm quite angry. For what? I'll get back to that. First, let me state up front that I'm writing this to ease up the tension. It's much safer than blabbering out by mouth where I could accidentally offend somebody including myself. The sins from wasteful words are unbelievably easy to commit and of course, difficult to bear.

I'm doing this right in the middle of the group meeting. Yeah. Something happened right after it started. I'm not going to mention who or what but I am going to share why. Why? Because we're afraid of changes. We can't adjust our attitude. Both sides. Too resilient aren't we, in accepting the way things are? I guess I'm having the perception that what's happening is not fair. It's not right. Everyone seems to be stuck in a loop that we don't want to be in. One way or another, it's a cycle that overthrows everyone in the room splat to each side of the walls.

Whatever happened has already happened. I accepted it as it is. It's not going to ruin my day or my week. But it's definitely going to be a ticket item in a longer-term judgement.

I'm past anger now. Lucky I didn't do/say anything I would regret later. I must be at peace with myself. Reconciliation. No matter how terrible the situation is, I'm practicing to walk out of it in peace and integrity, and no cursing/blaming anybody or anything in particular. Sometimes, we happen to be in a very unfortunate situation. I'm starting to like using the term "unfortunate situation."

The end.

>> Wednesday, March 15, 2006

The Way You Talk...

I briefly met Andrew and Paul, O__S inspectors, while settling into the weekend for a special assignment. Both Andrew and Paul, who are from Abeerdeen Scotland and Norfolk England respectively, were on their way to a rig for some special task that requires them to travel up and down Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Andrew noticed the strong American accent, "Strong American accent." [in Scottish accent] Dang. How to lose it?

Super Exhaustion

[I'm tired. I'm tired.]

I'm losing two digital members, SD100 and Z.A.N. I'm losing my friends. I'm losing focus. I'm losing it.

Change the world by changing yourself first.

>> Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Think positive

Maybe it's not so bad after all. Life is full of surprises. =0 (Critical project update, going forward... )

I will always remember Mohammed Khawaja, a man of wonderful elements. An Emirati born Indian, belonging himself to any place or race has never occured to him. In fact, he's more accustomed to remember people by their character and good deeds. Everyone on the campus knows him.

I remember the time when I needed a ride, from getting a haircut at Ross.E to sipping Jamba Juice at the 71st, he would always welcome the company. I started to develop the habit of reading when we visited bookstores together. He'd always recommend beautiful masterpieces from various authors and any DVDs associated with them. Almost none of the medium we encountered were entirely out of his reach. He would usually know something about it, even as little. Touched by the kindness, I have always wanted to offer ride and recommend books and mediums today, but of course, everyone in Klang valley here has a car, and I don't have a wide experience about good mediums to begin with.

Khawaja has his interest in people. He greets you as if he hasn't seen you in a very long time. He smiles as if the world would stop without it. The man speaks flawless English, fabulous Urdu, and some Arabic. Every now and then, he wanted to learn Malay, so we taught him, "Saya tidak pandai berbahasa." Most of the time, we ended up teasing Ismail the Indonesian comic; "Pak Ismail orang gilak!" I took the opportunity to learn some Urdu words and popular phrases, but then again, the day just turned into asking Hamed, a friend from Oman, "Hamed. Let's drink Bebbsii".

Khawaja, if you're reading this... what the heck are you doing online?? I thought you'd rather spend time at Borders. LOL. But of course, you can do vatewer you vant, ven do you vant.

College days were so wonderful. I can't believe it's over now (realizing this a little too late, isn't it?) Yesterday is millions of miles away. But the memory remains.

>> Monday, March 13, 2006

Lady's Fingers

Yummy. Love the lady's fingers. No.. not those fingers.
These little okra:

>> Friday, March 10, 2006

A bunch of roses...

Bye bye Land. Again.

I saw on TV a guy waiting for someone he likes at a train station while holding a bunch of roses. That's something I would never do.

Unless I love her and she's really mine.

Or, let's visit Pasar Besar Kedai Payang now that they're having a special attraction. =)

(Utusan Malaysia, Mega, 9 March 2006)

>> Thursday, March 09, 2006

Conflicting yourself...

Several days ago, when the price at the pump goes up, our leaders go,

"You can't raise the price of goods as you like, or just because the fuel price goes up. We will monitor this."

And a few days later, lo and behold, the same leaders go,

"Wouldn't it be easier for businesses to make a decision now that we've decided to let the fuel price goes up only once this year. Because whatever they do, it is related to the fuel/energy price."

I don't know about you, but that's a downright conflict to me.

One Way Communication

There was an employee forum by the senior management team, aiming to review 2005 and set focus on 2006. And just like any other normal management could have done, employees were showered with all kinds of answers and promises in return for their expectation towards productivity, avoiding irregularities, and so on and so forth.

The same mistakes remain, however. One spark becomes a cause which induces effect that turns into the cause that results in the same effect, and the vicious cycle repeats.

I applaud the efforts though. More of two-way communication like this should trickle down to even the lowest level of organization.

>> Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Base Station

Mayday, mayday. Z.A.N. is having a problem.

>> Tuesday, March 07, 2006

"Pay Attention."

(Source: I forgot where I got this)

First-year students at Med School were receiving their first anatomy class with a real dead human body. They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet.

The professor began the lecture by telling them: "In medicine, it is necessary to possess two important qualities as a doctor: The first is that you not be disgusted by anything involving the human body."

To illustrate, he pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the anus of the corpse, withdrew it, and stuck it in his mouth. "Go ahead and do the same thing," he told his students.

The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead body and sucking on it.

When everyone finished, the professor looked at them and said, "The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my middle finger and sucked on my index finger. Now learn to pay attention."


>> Monday, March 06, 2006


I once stayed at Orchard and strolled along the street.

Total Storage

Somebody hand me a 250GB device. I'm all tied up:

>> Sunday, March 05, 2006

Next mission

Next goal is to sort/organize all of my photos. Wish me luck.

Me, Myself & Who?

Lately, I noticed that I always have to make a reference to someone.

A) At work, most of the time, I have to associate my job position with a senior employee, Mr G (not the real name) in order to convince others of my scope.
B) At home and the vicinity, I have to mention dad's name or mum's for people to recognize who I am (which makes sense, because I'm of their direct descent)
C) Among peers, I have to answer questions regarding my sister about 99% of the time. 1 time, I have the opportunity to address question(s) about myself.

Hm. Maybe one day, people would notice me as me. One day.
(post Guesstures at B.G. Resort)

>> Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Custom

K.Lina & Nik got married again!

PowerBook anniversary

This date, 3 years ago, I re-evaluated all my properties, salvaged whatever I have left, and purchased a Titanium PowerBook G4, the laptop I'm still using until today. So far:
Virus/spyware: NONE
HD crash: once
OS crash: NONE
freeze: maybe 5 or 6 times... overall system not affected

>> Friday, March 03, 2006

v600 Tweaking

I'm right now trying to tweak my Moto v600. True enough, there is a way to mod the settings using p2kman for the messages to be stored in phone instead of the SIM.

>> Wednesday, March 01, 2006

200 Merc

Is anyone interested in this car? It's up for sale.