Friday, January 27, 2006


Have you ever, at any one time, had the feeling that life is bad, real bad, and you wish you were in another situation?

You find life make things difficult for you, work sucks, life sucks, and everything seems to go wrong...

Read the following story... it may change your views about life: After a conversation with one of my friends, he told me despite taking 2 jobs, he brings back barely above 1K per month, he is happy as he is.

I wonder how he can be as happy as he is considering he has to skimp his life with the low pay to support a pair of old parents, in-laws, a wife, 2 daughters and the many bills of a household.

He explained that it was through one incident that he saw in India... that happened a few years ago when he was really feeling low and touring India after a major setback.
He said that right in front of his very eyes he saw an Indian mother chop off her child's right hand with a chopper. The helplessness in the mother's eyes, the scream of pain from the innocent 4-year-old child haunted him until today.

You may ask why did the mother do so; had the child been naughty, had the child's hand been infected?? No, it was done for two simple words- - -TO BEG!

The desperate mother deliberately caused the child to be handicapped so that the child could go out to the streets to beg. Taken aback by the scene, he dropped a piece of bread he was eating half-way. And almost instantly, flock 5 or 6 children swamped towards this small piece of bread which was covered with sand, robbing bits from one another. The natural reaction of hunger.

Stricken by the happenings, he instructed his guide to drive him to the nearest bakery. He arrived at two bakeries and bought every single loaf of bread he found in the bakeries. The owner was dumbfounded but willingly sold everything. He spent less than $100 to obtain about 400 loaves of bread (this is less than $0.25 per loaf) and spent another $100 to get daily necessities.

Off he went in the truck full of bread into the streets. As he distributed the bread and necessities to the children (mostly handicapped) and a few adults, he received cheers and bows from these unfortunate. For the first time in his life he wondered how people can give up their dignity for a loaf of bread which cost less than $0.25.

He began to tell himself how fortunate he is. How fortunate he is to be able to have a complete body, have a job, have a family, have the chance to complain what food is nice and what isn't nice, have the chance to be clothed, have the many things that these people in front of him are deprived of...

Now I begin to think and feel it, too! Was my life really that bad? Perhaps... no, I should not feel bad at all... What about you? Maybe the next time you think you are, think about the child who lost one hand to beg on the streets.
"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want; it is the realization of how much you already have."

When the door of happiness closes, another opens, but often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us.

It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that! We don't know what we've been missing until it arrives.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.

The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

orkut invitation

Finally… I managed to get an orkut invitation, now I am in. seems like quite hard to try out google's service, I still how happy I am when I manage to get a Gmail account. 1 GB of storage is a lot if I compare with other free email provider that provides 2MB to 10MB of storage.

What is orkut?
orkut is an Internet social network service run by Google and named after its creator, Google employee Orkut Büyükkökten. It claims to be designed to help users meet new friends and maintain existing relationships. Similar to Friendster, orkut goes a step further by permitting "communities" of users. It is also invitation-only: users must be invited to join the community by someone already there.

Name meanings
* In Turkish, Orkut means "the holy meeting place"
* In Finnish slang, it means "orgasms"

Wanna get invitation? Feel free to email me with ur email, first name and last name

Monday, January 23, 2006

Funny poems

I wrote your name on sand it got washed away...
I wrote your name in air, it was blown away...
I wrote your name on my heart & i got Heart Attack.


God saw me hungry, he created pizza .
He saw me thirsty, he created pepsi .
He saw me in dark, he created light .
He saw me without problems, he created YOU.


Twinkle Twinkle little star
You should know what you are
And once you know what you are
Mental hospital is not so far.


The rain makes all things beautiful.
The grass and flowers too.
If rain makes all things beautiful
why doesn't it rain on you?


Roses are red, Violets are blue
monkeys like u should be kept in zoo.
Don't feel so angry you will find me there too
not in cage but laughing at you.


When your life is in darkness
pray and ask to be freed from darkness
and if after you pray and you are still in darkness
please pay your ELECTRICITY BILL!!

Hiking trip to Muka Head

Hiking trip to Muka Head
On January 14, 2006, few friends and I decided to do some hiking at Muka Head.
So the trip to reach there is around one and a half hour, mainly due to my slow and weak body. Haha…

Anyway, this is what the place looks like
Map taken from

Should have bring my digicam there, but I will be more prepare for my next trip.
In the mean time, you can all enjoy the photo

Here we go

Reach there, kinda exhausted


another edible candidate

dont care anymore, let me try it

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

A Friend is....

A Friend is....

Accepts you as you are
Believes in "you"
Calls you just to say "Hi"
Doesn't give up on you
Envisions the whole of you
Forgives your mistakes
Gives unconditionally
Helps you
Invites you over
Just "be" with you
Keeps you close at heart
Loves you for who you are
Makes a difference in your life
Never judges
Offers support
Picks you up
Quiets your fears
Raises your spirits
Says nice things about you
Tells you the truth when you need to hear it
Understands you
Values you
Walks beside you
X-plain things you don't understand
Yells when you won't listen
Zaps you back to reality

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


I was alone and all was dark,
Beneath me and above
My life was full of volts and amps But not the spark of love.
But now that you are here with me My heart is overjoyed, You turn
the square of my heart, Into a sinusoid.
You load things from my memory,
Onto my systems bus.
My life was once assembly code,
Now its C++.
I love the way you solder things, My circuits you can fix.
The voltage across your diode is, much more than just point six.
With your amps and resistors,
You have built my integrator.
I cannot survive without you,
You are my function generator.
You have charged my life,
Increased my gain and made my maths discrete.
And now I'll end my poem,
Control, Alt, and Delete

Monday, January 16, 2006


Commandment 1.
Marriages are made in heaven. But so again, are thunder and lightning.

Commandment 2.
If you want your wife to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.

Commandment 3.
Marriage is grand -- and divorce is at least 100 grand!

Commandment 4.
Married life is very frustrating. In the first year of marriage, the man speaks and the woman listens. In the second year, the woman speaks and the man listens. In the third year, they both speak and the neighbors listen.

Commandment 5.
When a man opens the door of his car for his wife, you can be sure of one thing: Either the car is new or the wife is.

Commandment 6.
Marriage is when a man and woman become as one; The trouble starts when they try to decide which one.

Commandment 7.
Before marriage, a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you say. After marriage, he will fall asleep before you finish.

Commandment 8.
Every man wants a wife who is beautiful, understanding, economical, and a good cook. However, the law allows only one wife

Commandment 9.
Marriage and love are purely matter of chemistry. That is why the wife treats her husband like toxic waste.

Commandment 10.
A man is incomplete until he is married. After that, he is finished.

Bonus Commandment story
A long married couple came upon a wishing well. The wife leaned over, made a wish and threw in a penny. The husband decided to make a wish too. But he leaned over too much, fell into the well, and drowned. The wife was stunned for a moment but then smiled, "Wow! This stuff really works!"

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Frustration Jan 06

# including all or everything; or broad in scope

# providing output based on input from the user. This output feeds back into the user's decision process for subsequent interaction.

I know I didn't perform well during my APCO feature presentation, maybe because I don't fully understand 100% about my feature. However I do wish to point out that I cannot concentrate when some audience already yawning even before I start my presentation, maybe it is Friday or I am the last presenter and everyone is tired. I just lost all my mood and enthusiasm when I know I already lost the attention of my audience.

Besides, I find it hard to find a balancing point between comprehensive and interesting (interactive) when making my slides. Being comprehensive means throwing everything in the slides and this means more text or becoming more like reading material instead of presentation slides.

I do have a few suggestions that might be useful or it might not.

1. Prepare 2 slides, 1 for reading purpose and for 1 presentation. The reading slides should be as comprehensive as possible and the presentation slides should contain more diagram than text. However this means more burden for the presenter and more time consuming.

2. Organize 2 sessions for presentation. First one is for basic knowledge and second one is for intermediate or advance user. The new hires don't have any knowledge on the feature and they won't understand when the senior mention more technical stuff. However this means more burden for the presenter and more time consuming as well.

3. 1 comprehensive presentation slides is prepared, then require the audience to read through or try to understand what the speaker is going to talk about. In this way, the audience would know what to expect from the speaker. The audience might jot down question and ask them during the presentation, this would be more interesting as the presenter get to interact with the audience and bring the presentation to be livelier. However I doubt that the all audience will read the slides prior to the presentation.

4. More short breaks for the audience so the audience is not tired or sleepy. Maybe try to avoid Friday where everyone is busy thinking what to do in the weekends.

Anyway, the above suggestion is what I thought of, hope it helps.

Friday, January 06, 2006

How to Catch a Snake

How to Catch a Snake
Have you ever wondered how the professionals on TV catch snakes so easily? Do you want to get one out of your garden without hurting it? Or do you just think it would be cool to catch and get a close look at such a fascinating creature? Here's how to catch a wild snake safely and humanely.

1. Be sure the snake is not venomous. You don't want your first attempt at snake catching to end in disaster! Observe the snake--its length, its colors, and other distinguishing features. Identify the species by using a search engine (e.g. +snake +red +yellow +"north carolina"). If you are at all uncertain of what kind of snake it is, and are worried it might be venomous, call the appropriate local agency ASAP and let them know before anyone gets hurt.
2. Get a stick, or whatever you have at hand (not to hit the snake with).
3. Hold the stick in view of the snake as a distraction. Snakes can only concentrate on one thing at a time. With its eyes on the object in front of it, the snake won't be as concerned with you, especially if you stand to one side.
4. Quickly and firmly grasp it directly behind the head, on both sides of its body, with your thumb and forefinger. This must be done close enough to the head so the snake can't curve around and still bite you. You might want to grab and hold the tail with your other hand so that it doesn't wrap around your wrist.
5. Release the snake into an area that is far enough away to ensure the snake does not wander into your property again. When you let it go, let go of the head quickly, with the snake facing away from you, and step away immediately.

Alternate Method 1(safer)
1. Lay a large garbage can on its side.
2. Sweep snake in with a household broom. Snake can easily be transported to a wilderness area, away from homes.

Alternate Method 2
1. Get an additional stick with a small fork at one end.
2. Use the fork to pin the snake to the ground, an inch behind its head.
3. Pick it up by grasping it right behind the head. The body will be able to wiggle around, but it won't be able to bite you. You can distract the snake while you pin it, or you can probably pin it without distracting it. You can use a forked stick 5-8 feet long, and the distance you are from the snake may help you feel less scared. Once it's pinned, that should help relieve a lot of your anxiety. The stick should look something like this: _\_______________

Alternate Method 3
1. Get a stick that is hollow in the inside like a pipe.
2. Get a long thin rope that is not easily broken. Fold it in half and shove it down the pipe.
3. Using the end of the pipe that has a loop, make the loop a little bigger, enough so that the head of the snake fits.
4. Using the loop, put it down the snake's head and tighten the loop by pulling both ends of the rope on the other end of the pipe. Make sure to tighten the rope close to the head.
5. Get a cage to put the snake in.

* Always be very gentle with snakes, and avoid angering them if at all possible.
* Snakes can be caught without the use of a distraction, but it is much easier and safer to distract a snake before grabbing it.
* If you do not have an area to release the snake, you can put it into an old pillowcase and transport it to a fitting place.
* If you are afraid of getting bitten, you can wear gardening gloves to minimize or possibly eliminate the snake's bite. However, depending on the kind of snake, it might be able to bite through, and gloves will impede your dexterity.
* If you keep finding a snake in the same place, consider using a snake trap instead.
* When handling a snake, it will want to slither through your hands, which is natural. After you pick up a snake, some species like the common Garter Snake will act like it is in a tree. You should handle it by keeping your hands about 10-12 inches apart, and rotate them so that the snake has someplace to go instead of dropping to the ground.
* Some venomous snakes, like the deadly Coral Snake, have harmless look-alikes, like the Milk Snake. When trying to tell the two apart, remember this phrase: Red on Yellow, kill a fellow. Red on Black, venom lack. What this means is that the Coral Snake has Red bands directly next to Yellow bands. The milk snake has Red bands directly next to Black bands.

* If the snake is venomous, or if you are not sure whether it is venomous or not, do not touch it.
* Remember snakes are wild animals and can react unpredictably when threatened. Always exercise extreme caution when catching snakes.
* Try to avoid picking snakes up by their tail. They probably won't curl their bodies up to bite your hand, but they can easily bite your leg or even crotch. If you have to pick a snake up by its tail, hold it as far as possible from your body.
* When you pick up the snake, it will understandably be scared and will likely musk on you. If you wash off immediately, it will reduce the smell, but you will still smell for a few hours more.
* Snakes' heads are remarkably flexible. If possible, hold the snake's neck with your thumb and middle finger, with your index finger pressing on the top of the snake's head.
* It may be illegal to keep a wild snake as a pet in your state. Once you do keep a snake in captivity for more than 30 days, it will have a hard time surviving in the wild. Keeping the snake will stress it more than necessary, and the snake could be pregnant or endangered. There are already far too many pet snakes on the market, some that are given away for free.

Things You'll Need
* a fair amount of courage
* a snake
* a stick
* a pair of gardening gloves
* an old pillowcase
* a good place to release the snake, and make a safe getaway
* a terrarium (if you're interested in keeping the snake as a pet) One REALLY REALLY should not keep a wild caught snake. There are several reasons behind this. First, you are stressing the poor animal more then you need to, the snake could be gravid (pregnant) or endangered and last but not least..There are already wayy too many pet snakes on the market, some that are given away for free if you know where to look. Not to metion if you do end up keeping the snake most wild caught snakes don't live nearly so long as captive bred animals and releasing it into the wild after captivity is not a good idea either. Finally are you prepared to take care of this snake? To learn the needs of the animal? To feed it mice (frozen/thawed of course) To pay for vet bills?
* Alternate method: large garbage can, household broom
* Alternate Method: a hollow stick, a rope

Can you label 15 of your bad behavior or weakness?

Can you label 15 of your bad behavior or weakness?

selfish, bad tempered, arrogant, shy, timid, zero tolerance, inconsiderate, jealous anger, easy frustration, fool pursuing desires I do not even totally understand, greed, unfaithful, absent minded, lack of vigor and misconduct.


Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Have fun with quotes

Have fun with famous quotes
How to date a girl out for guys and how to reject a date for girls.

Me: how r u lately?
Girl: never better
Girl: Ok la......
Me: still got any chance to go out with u after u r married? Movie? Drink?
Girl: don't think until after I marry la..... Still a long way to go......
Me: e..then think until where?
Girl: yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery.....
Girl: today is a gift, that's why it is called "present"
Girl: so think today......
Girl: hehehehe
Me: haha
Me: After your death you will be what you were before your birth. Arthur Schopenhauer
Girl: hopefully, that's true.....
Me: yup
Girl: but from what I learnt, it was diff.......
Me: what u learnt?
Girl: what you do in this life...... you will PAY in your next life ^"^
Me: oic..karma..
Girl: yea......
Me: r u free this weekend? Is it a good idea to ask u out or not?
Girl: don't know yet....... will tell you this weekend
Me: Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people. Arthur Schopenhauer
Me: sigh...make me sad...bring me sorrow only
Girl: hhmmmmmmm.......... most probably, I'll be going shopping this weekend...
Girl: so... maybe next time la.....
Me: next time for us to meet ar?
Girl: maybe.......
Me: sigh,... very hard to meet
Me: Me: haha...must go spy on u next time
Girl: I never walk out of my door wan...... how to spy?? lol
Me: really ar?
Girl: yea
Me: Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world. Arthur Schopenhauer
Girl: Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
Girl: People can alter their lives by altering their attitudes
Me: haha
Me: so I will keep on asking u lor... Ok?
Girl: God never closes a door without opening a window. He always gives us something better when he takes something away.
Me: oic
Girl: Watch your thoughts, they become your words. Watch your words, they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become a way of life. Watch your way of life, it becomes destiny
Me: then...u not scared? I nag u everyday to go out with me?
Girl: For everything you have missed, you've gained something else. ~Sorrible
Girl: see?? You miss the date with me; you'll gain something else.....
Girl: =D
Me: haha...
Me: Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other. Arthur Schopenhauer
Me: I fascinate dating u...but I gain boredom because u rejects me
Girl: The only cure for boredom is curiosity; there is no cure for curiosity. ~Dimps219
Me: The more unintelligent a man is, the less mysterious existence seems to him.
Me: hehe.. u r good at this. Seem pretty interesting.
Girl: ......................
Girl: No matter how bad it seems it could always be worse
Me: The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
Girl: The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed. -Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort
Girl: Live for today because yesterdays are over and tomorrows may never come
Me: A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants. Arthur Schopenhauer
Me: so. Can u give me what I want? (Going out with u)
Girl: brb.....

Poem by a friend

A poem by my friend which i think deserved to noted down

If u look up to me u see god,
if u look down on me u r a fool,
if u look at me u see yourself
-- Sir William

Below is his avatar

Names to Avoid

Names to Avoid
Anne Chang (Mandarin) - Dirty
Anne Chin (Mandarin) - Keep quiet
Faye Chen (Mandarin) - Dusty
Carl Cheng (Hokkien) - Buttock
Monica Cheng (Hokkien) - Touching your buttocks
Lucy Leow (Hokkien) - You are dead
Jane Tan (Mandarin) - Frying eggs
Suzie Leow (Hokkien) - Lost till death
Henry Mah (Mandarin) - Hate your mum
Corrine Tai (Hokkien) - Poor fellow
Paul Chan (Mandarin) - Bankrupt
Nelson Tan (Mandarin) - Bird laying eggs
Leslie Tong (Mandarin) - Rubbish bin
Carmen Tng (Hokkien) - Leg hair long
Connie Mah (Cantonese) - Call your mother
Danny See (Hokkien) - Squeeze you to death
Rosie Teng (Hokkien) - Screws and nails
Pete Tsai (Hokkien) - Nose droppings
Macy Koh (Cantonese) - Never die before
Lim Yew Lin - Drink (Hokkien) urine
Lim Teh Peng (Hokkien) - Drink iced tea

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The God Who Wasn't There

The God Who Wasn't There (2005)

Directed by Brian Flemming
Writing credits: Brian Flemming

Holding modern Christianity up to a merciless spotlight, this bold and hilarious new film asks the questions few dare to ask. And when it finds out how crazy the answers are, it dares to call them crazy.

Your guide through the bizarre world of Christendom is former fundamentalist Brian Flemming, who unflinchingly explores the absurdity of belief and believers. Along the way, you will discover:

* Jesus Christ is likely a fictional character, a legend never based on a real human.
* Christian doctrine contradicts itself at every turn, and encourages immorality when it serves the religion.
* The beliefs of moderate Christians make even less sense than those of extremists.
* And God simply isn't there.

The God Who Wasn't There may delight you or anger you. Perhaps it will do both. But you'll never look at Christianity the same again.

Hold on to your faith. It's in for a bumpy ride.

--© Official Site
By reading the review n user comment, how would u rate it?
Must watch? Watch it when u has extra pop corn in hand? Movie to kill some time? Thinks the movie budget would put in better use. Another rotten tomato? Watch it when you can't sleep.

Ten Crack Commandments

Ten Crack Commandments
by Notorious B.I.G.

Uhh, it's the ten crack commandments
What, uhh, uhh
Nigga can't tell me nothin bout this coke, uh-huh
Can't tell me nothin bout this crack, this weed
To my hustlin niggaz
Niggaz on the corner I ain't forget you niggaz
My triple beam niggaz, word up

[Chuck D] "One two three four five six seven eight nine"

I been in this game for years, it made me a animal
There's rules to this shit, I wrote me a manual
A step by step booklet for you to get
your game on track, not your wig pushed back
Rule nombre uno: never let no one know
how much, dough you hold, cause you know
The cheddar breed jealousy 'specially
if that man fucked up, get your ass stuck up
Number two: never let em know your next move
Don't you know Bad Boys move in silence and violence
Take it from your highness (uh-huh)
I done squeezed mad clips at these cats for they bricks and chips
Number three: never trust no-bo-dy
Your moms'll set that ass up, properly gassed up
Hoodie to mask up, shit, for that fast buck
she be layin in the bushes to light that ass up
Number four: know you heard this before
Never get high, on your own supply
Number five: never sell no crack where you rest at
I don't care if they want a ounce, tell em bounce
Number six: that god damn credit, dead it
You think a crackhead payin you back, shit forget it
Seven: this rule is so underrated
Keep your family and business completely seperated
Money and blood don't mix like two dicks and no bitch
Find yourself in serious shit
Number eight: never keep no weight on you
Them cats that squeeze your guns can hold jobs too
Number nine shoulda been number one to me
If you ain't gettin bags stay the fuck from police (uh-huh)
If niggaz think you snitchin they ain't tryin listen
They be sittin in your kitchen, waitin to start hittin
Number ten: a strong word called consignment
Strictly for live men, not for freshmen
If you ain't got the clientele say hell no
Cause they gon want they money rain sleet hail snow
Follow these rules you'll have mad bread to break up
If not, twenty-four years, on the wake up
Slug hit your temple, watch your frame shake up
Caretaker did your makeup, when you pass
Your girl fucked my man Jake up, heard in three weeks
she sniffed a whole half of cake up
Heard she suck a good dick, and can hook a steak up
Gotta go gotta go, more pies to bake up, word up, uhh

Crack king, Frank Blizzard

[Chuck D] "One two three four five six seven eight nine"