Sunday, March 29, 2009

Earth Hour 28 March 2009

I don't really see how by turning lights off for an hour can help reduce global warming. Seriously. One hour only? Oh yeah. For that one hour, the earth is suddenly going to to turn ice cold. Anyway, thoughts aside. I am not against this. Neither am I truly into it.

Anyway, no particular prior plans were made to observe the Earth Hour. I think I should have said that it was all purely a coincidence. Or perhaps mother earth did intended for that to happen. I was having dinner around 8p.m. when the lights had to go off. There wasn't much of a choice as "termites/winged ants" invaded the place. Out of the blue these winged ants started flying in and disrupted the meal. There was no particular way of getting rid of them. Using the "swatter" would mean that there would be additional ingredients in our food. Hence the best solution at that time was to turn off the lights. Ok "ants" you win.

Did I mention because of these dumb winged creatures, I had to cease eating? Well, I certainly didn't want to taste winged creatures. Yuck! That is simply gross. Well, since we didn't know when these irritating creatures would take off (or die since their lifespan is only a day long),we sat in the dark. Hence observing the Earth Hour. And that was how I observed Earth Hour.

Friday, March 27, 2009


Think that things would be better after switching from dial up to broadband? So untrue. In fact, the broadband functions like narrowband. Not much difference from dial up with the exception of having to pay more for it every month. It is not unusual that broadband fails to perform. It is common that it takes more than an hour to load a file. By file I am referring to word document. It takes even longer if you are loading photos,videos or songs. It is also the norm that narrowband pickets.

Narrowband suddenly decided to go on holiday without giving prior notice yesterday.For the whole of yesterday I tried to connect to the internet but was unable to do so. I thought it was probably due to the weather (there were thunders and lightning). However, narrowband has not returned from its break today until I called it's office. I tried to get online from 12 noon and guess what I only managed to get connected at around 2.30p.m. after having a long chat with the customer service personnel of narrowband's company.

Broadband company, give us what we paid dearly for. WE didn't pay to get "Page Load Error" shoved at our face.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Past, Present and Future

The past helps us make decisions for the present,and the decision we made in the present will determine the future. What is decided now, will determine how our life would be like in the future. What makes decision making hard is because the future could not be foreseen. No one really knows whether the decision that is made today is definitely right. We can only be certain when the event has taken place and the decision made proves fruitful.

The level of difficulty for decision making increases with age. When we were young making decision between different ice-cream flavours is a breeze. When we were in school choosing the activities to participate in was relatively easy. The toughest choice to make in school was to choose which stream to be in; science or arts. Then comes the decision that will change our lives and what we will become in the future; that is the major that we choose when we enter university. This is a major turning point in life because what you major in while in university will determine your occupation upon graduation. What your occupation is will determine the type of lifestyle that you will lead.

The common saying of "If you don't like your job then just quit" is really just a sarcastic remark. For there is no such thing as quitting a profession but merely quitting from a company. In other words, hopping from one company to another but still in the same profession. There is no such thing as switching entirely from finance department to human resource to marketing or to admin. When you quit as a marketer from Company A, you will be rehired as a marketer in Company B, Company C and so forth. You will not be hired as an engineer, doctor, lawyer, or architect in the new company.

Would life be easier if there is only Hobson's choice (a.k.a no choice)?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Natasha Richardson 1963-2009

Natasha Richardson was born on May 11, 1963 in London, England, UK to Oscar winners Vanessa Redgrave and Tony Richardson. One might remember her best as the mother of Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap. She also starred in Maid in Manhattan alongside Jennifer Lopez. It is truly shocking and sad to learn that she has passed away so tragically at 45. Natasha was pronounced brain dead on 18 March 2009 and was taken off life support in Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital New York. Natasha fell at the beginners slope during a ski lesson in Quebec, Canada. She was reported doing fine after the fall but things turn bad an hour later when she had a headache.

Natasha leaves behind husband Liam Neeson, sons Micheal, 13, and Daniel, 12, mother Vanessa Redgrave, sister Joely Richardson and aunt Lynn Redgrave.

Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan in Parent Trap in England (1998).

Born: May 11, 1963 in London, England, UK
Departed: March 18, 2009 in New York

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Harry Potter

People around the world have all been charmed by little Harry Potter when the first Harry Potter movie was released. Ever wonder what Harry Potter would look like when he is old? Yes, I mean when he is much older. Probably nearing retirement age.

When it all started. Harry and clan.

A much bigger Harry.

Harry when he outgrows his uniform.

Harry and his friends when they have all grown up.

I had such a great laugh when I first saw the photo of Harry Potter in his golden years. Harry whom had outgrown his clothes is simply ingenious. He just looks ridiculous but really funny. Forget what the story is about. It can be pure crap and not matter. The sight of Harry in shrunken clothes is good enough.

*The last two photos are from Epic Movie (2007)

Sunday, March 15, 2009


For the past few days, my tummy has been having the blues. It was nothing severe initially. However, things turn bad yesterday. What seems to be an upset stomach initially transformed and became gastric. Due to this stomach condition, I hardly slept yesterday. That was because my stomach couldn't seem to let me get some shut eye. It was not extreme pain but discomfort. No position seems to help me feel better. Tried lying on my back, sides, propped up pillows and even on my tummy but nothing seems to work. Not having much of a choice, I got out of bed and took a gastric tablet with hopes of stopping the discomfort. However, that did not help much either. So I ended up flipping from side to side throughout the night.

This morning, the pain got worse. I could hardly do anything. Slight movement would give rise to discomfort. While eating a moment ago, I couldn't even eat in peace cause my stomach started to hurt. I have taken gastric pills as well as liquid medication but nothing seems to be able to put it to rest. The Gastric is back.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Line

Different people have different limits to things that they can tolerate. When being asked questions, there lies a limit between conversational material and private stuff. To what extent is some queries considered invasion of privacy? That totally depends on each person. Some enjoy having everyone know everything about their life whereas others are rather private with their lives. How does one choose when to make known to the questioning party their limit? How does one ward off questions that they do not feel like answering? What constitutes a rude reply? Does replying with a question constitutes rude reply? Does a no reply fall under the rude category?

Sometimes, the interpretation of different individuals gives rise to conflicts and communication breakdown. A very same simple sentence could be interpreted differently by different individuals. Perception also causes different interpretation to take place. If one perceives a person as bad, everything that the person that is perceived bad does will be considered bad. Even if that person is right. One's emotions also contributes to how one interprets something. When one is in a good mood, everything will seem right.

Sometimes a problem might not even be a problem at all. Why complicate things by turning anthills into mountains when it is not even a problem to begin with? Is it worth pushing things to the point of no return? Why not choose a different approach? Threats in any form is of no help in getting answers. If the limit has been reached, why not wait for a better opportunity to re ask the question that has been rephrased? Pushing too hard is going to get you no where.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I really hate the weather now. It is so warm that I am feeling really agitated. It is so hot yet I am not exactly sweating. It is more like sweat being trapped under the skin. This hot, unbearable weather seems to be heaven for mosquitoes. The mosquitoes seems to breeding like nobody's business. I suppose mosquitoes get horny in hot weather. This weather has turned me into mosquito feed. If I could charge mosquitoes for every sip that they take, I will be really rich in no time. Why does the pest swatter have to seize working at this time.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Curvy Christmas 2008

Wow! Can't belief it is March already. Time really flies. Anyway this is a backdated post of Christmas. It took so long to be updated partly due to laziness and also because well, if everything was posted back in December, there won't be much to be posted for the following months.

The outdoor decoration.

Not too sure what the theme was but the concourse area was decorated with pixies and animals.

Short neck giraffe with long legs.

Happy bear.