>> Sunday, July 30, 2006

TV Tires

Wira's front wheels are new, thanks to the pinhole caused by a long staple nail that the tire picked up somewhere. A biker warned me of the puncture while waiting for green at a T junction. I glanced back and saw the right one half deflated.

>> Sunday, July 23, 2006

2nd in the line

Syuk is second after Ikram. Congratulations to Syukri and Tengku Salwani. Amed, are you trying to sell something?

All right. Who's up next?

>> Saturday, July 22, 2006


In faraway structure for troubleshooting. More troubles set in.

>> Sunday, July 16, 2006


On the recent bombings...

I saw the morning
It was shattered by a gun
Heard a scream, saw him fall, no one cried
I saw a mother
She was praying for her son
Bring him back, let him live, don't let him die

Do you ever ask yourself
Is there a heaven in the sky
Why can't we get it right

Cause we all live under the same sun
We all walk under the same moon
Then why, why can't we live as one

I saw the evening
Fading shadows one by one
We watch the lamb, lay down to the sacrifice
I saw the children
The children of the sun
How they wept, how they bled, how they died

Do you ever ask yourself
Is there a heaven in the sky
Why can't we stop the fight

Cause we all live under the same sun
We all walk under the same moon
Then why, why can't we live as one

Sometimes I think I'm going mad
We're losing all we had and no one seems to care
But in my heart it doesn't change
We've got to rearrange and bring our world some love

And does it really matter
If there's a heaven up above
We sure could use some love

Cause we all live under the same sky
We all look up at the same stars
Then why, why can't we live as one

Cause we all live under the same sun
We all walk under the same moon
We all live under the same sky
We all look up at the same sun
Then why, tell me why can't we live as one.

>> Thursday, July 13, 2006


I would like to thank everyone for your kind wishes and presents. Someone even called to say it personally. Thanks, I really appreciate it. Thank you for the wonderful book. The creamy shirt, thanks mum. I got my first increment after completing the first year at work, won the recent Category B ERC bowling double (good job, Alek) and am still breathing to pay my dues and share moments with loved ones. For all those, I am grateful. Alhamdulillah.

For everything else, as usual, I hope for better lifestyle, better habits, better environments, better discipline, etc2, and these don't come easy. Gotta work hard to earn them.

I still feel lonely also. Can't say I'm not wishing for a life companion soon. That kind of responsibility is, however, overlapping with the responsibility I am carrying now (sooner or later, you have to multitask). Unless it turns out that I really need the kind of life-saving...

Up a stump...

A surprise celebration during a group meeting while everyone's seriously reporting to the boss - how awkward was that? The good thing was, there's my name on the cake. The bad thing was, few were interested. I could've gone with a speech like, "I'm 23. I work at the 23rd floor. I've been yelled at 23 many times. I wish my increment is 23%, but of course, that's very unlikely... " but it didn't happen. They sang, a few munches here and there, and that's it. It's like acknowledging a janitor's retirement - OK, yeah, you worked hard, now let's move on.

The good thing was, I was never a big fan of this type of celebration anyway, so that's fine. The bad thing was, it showed how big of a gap we were having as groupmates. (That's because everyone's aggresively competing engineers?) Maybe once I'd like to be in an organization where everyone is like family. No interior/exterior motives. Just a team working together.

>> Tuesday, July 11, 2006


You know you're in a cover-up act for a bigger motive when you're in one. July 11, we started mass digging and properly stacking back whatever we haven't done properly approximately 3 years ago. And the funny thing is, the deadline was set too early in time and close to being impractical. I understood that we need to have a motivation to quickly accomplish it but being pushy about the whole thing didn't help much either. The only that kept me going was -- OK, if it's helping everyone out and it's much easier for everybody in the end -- let's do it.

>> Saturday, July 08, 2006

Around the Sun

So, another year has passed by. I'm a year older, a year wiser -- well, maybe not, but I sure hope so -- and a year closer to death. If there's anything more than just acknowledging the fact that the earth has orbited around the sun one more time, it would be to survive everyday, although still not up to the fullest that I could've been, but enough to mix some efforts and chances. The end results were not and have always not been nearly pretty all the time, but there's a greater plan from the Management above, right? And if I die tomorrow, is there anything that I would've done differently? Almost none.

If you have any experience at all utilizing any of the cellphones above, please tell me about it.

>> Wednesday, July 05, 2006


I completed (100%) GT3 Real Simulator challenge with 79% winning rate, reached Elite rank in Burnout Revenge, and maintain zero percent accident in real driving. I'm not too sure how long that would last though...

Did you know that 787B is an actual Mazda prototype?

>> Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Perhaps I'm interested in sound engineering?