Saturday, September 29, 2012

Are we catching up?

When I was in Beijing in year 2009, there were comments flying around that China's technology might be one of the top in the world. Infrastructure development in Beijing was surprisingly fast and well. However, when you still see residents spit on the street regardless of their age, you will know, their culture is not catching up with the speed of urban development.

Looking back at Malaysia, there are still LOTS more to be developed and built. Are we, both culture and development really catching up approaching 2020?

P/S: The rubbish bin is actually less than 50m away.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Carmen by Norwenn Leroy

This is really nice when listen loud in a closed environment i.e. inside the car while driving.

Monday, September 24, 2012

When Windows task bar meet Metro...

When the Windows task bar meet Metro style application icons, the squarish block is what we would be expecting.

Well, I still like it when it is not too Metro, like those at the right. Too metro could be a bit too much. Not every building in the city is square in shape. Not every car is  square in shape . Not every sign board has square corner, some is rounded.

So do you like Metro?

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Low's Gully, Mount Kinabalu

Looking for challenging hike in Malaysia? Check out Low's Gully It's interesting to know such an adventurous hike in Mount Kinabalu. Thanks to PP.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Entertaining emoji

These two are more than 15 years old hand drawn emoji by a customer.
The left is a smiley face (When the product is working fine).
The right is a sad face (When the product isn't working).
Small thing but it makes reading customer's issue email job entertaining sometimes ;)
Let's make the life fun :D


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Lonely Goatherd

How do you handle stress? Songs and musics works for me. The Lonely Goatherd is cheerful. I hope it will cheers you up too ;)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Who moved your cheese? Who moved your smile?

Someone may moved your cheese, but no one can moved away the smile on your face, except yourself :)
Have a happy day :D
Thanks SH for the picture!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Guess the showing time...

Look at the schedule above, can you find what is the actual showing time for the news?
I can see user centered design and usability improvement in general, however, the content should be accurate as well :) Hope they have fixed it.

Saturday, September 15, 2012


In the meditation class I attended, it mentioned Nowness. The past is past. The future is an unknown. More importantly is Now.

And all that counts is here and now

Hmm, after finished the song, it doesn't really sounds related though lol.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Ashikaga Flower Park

Ashikaga Flower Park. I think I can stay here for many hours :) Nope, no plan to travel yet.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Winamp got 'shocked' in Windows 7

While winamp is playing music files, if I go to copy some huge files (> 500M I think) then there will be a very short period of special sound effect in the song. It happended when the copy operation first started, probably when Windows preparing the buffer or what. It sounds like Winamp got 'shocked' when copying large file ;)

Not sure if it will happened on Windows Media Player (WMP). It never is my favorite player and do not bother to find out.

Well, there is also special sound effect when sign-in to msn sometimes. The muted speaker will be un-muted for a very short moment. Can't remember the details now.

Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit with SP1.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


When you see X, what appears in your mind?
X-Men? X-ray. I guess Don't Care seldom appears in one mind. During college study on digital electronics subject, the X value represents Don't Care. Nah, I am not trying to say anything technical, it just meant Don't Care ;)

Allow me to shift the focus a little. I read from a forwarded email that in this world, there are only three type of matters.

1. The universe nature's matters
2. Other people's matters
3. My own matters

Can you instruct the sun to goes down or the stars to come out?
Can you stop the earth from spinning?
So we can't control universe nature's matters :)

Can you control what people think about you? Oh yes you can do/say something to change one's mind slightly, but you have no control over one's mind.
When you see someone fell down and you offered your hands. If one's decided to stay there, your hands will numb in the air.
Okay, you have no control on other's matters.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's quote to support this ;) By the way, to control other is never in my list :p

Can you look at the mirror and smile?
Can you blink your eyes?
Can you now sit down and stand up?
Yes, we have control's on our own matters. However, sometimes there are still things that we ourselves lack of control.
Sometimes you can't help falling into someone when first met.
Sometimes you can't help following one's word/path.
But you will realize one day you can actually control how you think, what you say, what you eat, etc.

In summary,

Whose mattersCan you Care?  Can you Control?  Will you Care?  Will you Control?
1. The universe nature's matters
2. Other people's matters
3. My own matters

For the blanks, it is your choice to put X, or Yes :)
But keep in mind, things changed, and we will changed depends on situation and environment too. Nothing is absolute.
As long as you are happy :)

Monday, September 10, 2012

How tall do I need to be?

How tall do I need to be to put things on the shelf? It is a 2x2 wall tile, so I think the shelf is around 6 feet height from the floor. My height is around 5 feet. I have tried every possible jump I could make, but to no avail. I gave up, just ignored its existence and keep praying hard it won't fall on my head while using the toilet... It looks solid but after flyover collapse cases, I am less certain :p

It reminded me of Hacken Lee's song, enjoy :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Sometimes this will drive you crazy when using Visual Studio 2010

This came out more frequent than Visual Studio 2008. Well, new version of the software doesn't mean it is more reliable although it has more features. How will the Visual Studio 2012 perform?

Saturday, September 8, 2012




扣除睡觉和工作/事业,所剩的时间不多。在过去一二年,在这仅有的时间里,真正留给自己的不多。好久没有只用一二天看完一本书,很久没有去爬山(怕单独爬山被打劫,哦,马来西亚的治安。。。)。都没有时常好好和自己的身体交流,感谢它们陪我这么多年,好想好好清理家里的一些杂物,写一些以前旅游的部落,整理旧照片,和自己交谈,看看朋友的部落,看看朋友的近况。所幸的是,身边围绕了很多朋友知己,学了一些东西技巧,很开心做义工,还是尽量10.30之前入睡,更加了解自己,更加了解快乐和幸福是 inside out,等等。没有付出,没有收获。或许,我想的是有可以有好几个周末都可以好好地做自己想做的事情,享受生活。

啊,我要去享受做书虫了。至少今天我要做书虫 :)


Gangnam style?!!

The Gangnam style is getting popular. Here's some.

The Korean (maybe original) style

Penang Style. (I like its innovation of having Sadako embedded :D It may be is there in the original style but I didn't see it :p )

KL Sytle

Orang Sabah Sytle

Thank you SP :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

This will sometimes cheer us up in work

When "Customer is very satisfied to our support." came out from other country colleague's mouth.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lenggong is now a world heritage site

In July few friends facebook me saying my hometown Lenggong is now declared a world heritage site by Unesco  "Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley". I guess I should write more about Lenggong. Give me some time, I need to dig if I can find photo about the topic I wish to share, or else I will have to take some in future trip back home.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

More on Luang Phor Thuad

Today there was one reader came to my blog using search keyword "why Luang Phor Thuad dies in Lenggong", so I think I hope to share what I have heard from the villagers. According to them, the location where he reaches nirvana belong to Thai in many years ago. Then gradually the border line moved up and up which no one know the reasons (maybe there will be historical writing about this but we are not passionate to find out :p ), then that place belong to Malaysia now. So I am a Malaysian, if not I will have to say Sawadee Ka or Sawadee Kap instead of 你好吗 or Apa Khabar ;)

Arhh, if you wish to know more about Luang Phor Thuad temple in Lenggong, you may be interested to read Luang Phor Thuad Temple, Lenggong, Perak 霹雳州玲珑龙普陀  :)


Saturday, September 1, 2012

EPF Nomination

If you have a Malaysia EPF account, it is good to check your nomination status from time to time although you may have submitted the nomination form. EPF updated their system recently and my nomination is shown Incomplete. I strongly recommend you to check yours and update accordingly, to protect your love ones :)